Project: Laura Imbruglia
Shoot location: Melbourne, Australia
Production: Pozible campaign video
We made a behind the scenes video to launch Laura Imbruglia's Pozible campaign, in order to raise funds for the manufacturing of her third album, What a Treat! She absolutely smashed her target and the album has since been recorded and packaged in a cute little puzzle box. If you haven’t heard of her by now, do yourself a favour and check out www.lauraimbruglia.com
Video filmed and edited by: Luisa Mirabilio
© Think Loco 2013
Shoot location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Production: Empowering children with the gift of 35 digital cameras and YouTube fame!
In August 2013 I set off to Siem Reap in Cambodia to volunteer at Jimmy’s Village School. I brought over 35 pre-loved digital cameras that were generously donated by my friends and family in Australia. In addition to giving them cameras, I delivered some basic photography lessons and organised a flashmob performance (video below) where they danced on the main streets of Siem Reap collecting over US$150 worth of donations for their school that they then used to buy musical instruments.
During the two week stint, we had the privilege of visiting two villages. The first was Prey Duong Herm where Jimmy is looking to start up a second school. The second was a rural village called Banteay Oum Pel, only accessible via ox cart. The community of 100+ people gathered that day as we distributed clothing, medical and food supplies to each family. I was also lucky enough to meet a monk by the name of Prak, who upon seeing the photo I had taken of him, requested a printed version to hang up on the wall of his pagoda.
Jimmy’s school is just one of many that operate in Cambodia, each with an aim to deliver free education to children in safe environments. With some internet searching you can find a number of independent organisation that need donations, resources and teachers. One dollar goes a long way, but teaching them a skill goes much further and has the potential to bring income to a family in need.
There are tonnes of organisations that service developing countries much like Kickstarter, like;
WATSI: which allows people to raise funds for much need medical treatment www.watsi.org
KIVA: lend money to people all over the world starting businesses and projects www.kiva.org
You can see all photos from the project on our Flickr page
Filmed and edited by: Luisa Mirabilio
© Think Loco 2013
Project : Bikram Yoga documentary
Shoot location : Melbourne VIC
Production: Short documentary demystifying one of the most controversial yoga practices taking the world by storm
We followed five students through a 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge at a studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC. They all started with the intention of completing 30 classes in 30 days, but soon came to realise the real challenge was in their minds. Produced, filmed & edited by: Luisa Mirabilio (www.thinkloco.com.au) Music by: Tommy Awards "Bambu" Featuring: Carla Busso, James Bidmead, Janvier Phibbs, Ruby McKay & Tom Holt Equipment used: Canon 7D, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, Zoom H4N digital recorder, dolly tripod and a skateboard attached to a string.
Produced, filmed and edited by: Luisa Mirabilio
© Think Loco 2011