Sunday, March 1, 2009

Erewhon Films Media Collective

Welcome to the Erewhon Films Blog. We will keep interested parties informed about current projects, screenings, and other info of note. Erewhon Films is a media collective comprised initially of Struan Ashby -- digital media lecturer at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts on the Wellington, New Zealand, campus, and Roy Parkhurst -- senior lecturer and director of Contextual Studies, also in the Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington. The two began a collaboration in 2006 to produce a Pixelvision short for the PXL THIS 16 Film Festival. Prior to this, Ashby & Parkhurst had collaborated from about 2002 on the curriculum and research development of the Digital Video production stream at the Institute of Communication Design, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington. Some early projects in the teaching collaboration have been partially documented at

and will convey some of the thinking that was being developed there. Since then, we have also built on some database cinema projects with advanced Digital Video students and are also developing a database cinema installation project as part of Erewhon Films current work.

Since 2006, Ashby & Parkhurst with the additional help of other temporary collective collaborators, have produced three short PXL THIS Film Festival shorts (2006-2008) and are currently in production on two projects: Ebdòmero nella cittá metafisica a film adaptation of metaphysical / proto-Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico’s surrealist novel Hebdomeros; and a database cinema installation currently referred to as The Surveyor.

Pre-production is ongoing on several other projects including a narrative feature screenplay and other narrative shorts.

For information on any of these projects or other inquiries, please email Roy Parkhurst or Struan Ashby or via this Blog to