Afloat Adrift Short Film

  • Afloat Adrift published on La Repubblica

    Hey people!

    Today Afloat Adrift got featured in one of the biggest Italian newspapers, la Repubblica!
    Have a look!

  • Afloat Adrift Crowdfunding Event on the 27/11/14

    Hey there fellow drifters, We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed so far, and also a little sad that this experience has been mainly virtual! So literally, in order get a little more physical and social , we have organized an event at a home space called Zieferblat in the heart of London, Shoreditch. It's happening exactly 1 week from now. Here’s the the invite, we would love to see you there! Please RSVP at afloatadrift@gmail.com so we can have an idea of how many bubble teas we should provide, there isn’t a guest list, so feel free to bring as many friends, lovers and families as you wish! We shall eat, drink and be merry.

    What’s On? Afloat Adrift Meets the World! Director Jo Jo Lam will introduce you to this short film she wrote and will be directing. Producer Jason Bradbury will also talk about what they’re planning for production and his experience in distribution. Matchbox Introduction : What is an independent platform? What is Crowdunding? We will try our best to give you an inside Mini Survival Guide to Crowdfunding. How can you make it? There is no guarantee but all you can go in with is a full heart , a project you believe in and some guns up your sleeves. We are so excited to get the opportunity to talk to you about our project and hear what you think. Simply cant wait! So hop on, Afloat Adrift, Matchbox Media Collective and Ziferblat would love to have you on board!

  • Meet the Team Tuesday! Jordie & Elsa on Why " Afloat, Adrift"

    Morning drifters!

    We have a little surprise for you today to thank everyone for their contribution so far. Here's a video to get to know the two very core members of our Team : Elsa Seignol our Crowdfunding Campaign Manager & Jordie Montevecchi our Matchbox Media Producer. They sat down one afternoon and chatted about why they got involved in Afloat, Adrift and discussed how it's been crowdfunding so far. We thought it's a perfect opportunity for all of our followers to meet the team behind this campaign and for those who haven't to hear why we need YOUR support!

     Love from the Afloat Adrift, Matchbox Media Team

  • Have you ever wondered, "What If I Never Left" ?

    G'day Drifters, this week we are going to introduce to our main characters of "Afloat Adrift"

    Before you read on, I would like you to ask yourself a question, "What if I never left home?" You're free to define home as you like, it can be your parents, your friends, your country or your culture.

    "Double Exposure" ©Andre De Freitas "Double Exposure" ©Andre De Freitas

    Mei is in her mid-50’s,  she’s relatively small with a slight hunch. When she walks you can tell she’s shy, and feels slightly out of her own skin. Though Mei also retains a sense of poise, as if she’s been taught the importance of self awareness and subtle elegance.

    Mei spends the majority of her time at home, yet again she has very simple pleasures, if you can call it that.

    She cooks. A lot. In fact this is what she mostly spends her day doing. Weirdly enough, if you pay closer attention, you can tell she doesn’t really enjoy it. During the day when no one is at home, she always brings out all of her fruit, veg, meat, whatever ingredients may be, in the middle of the living room on the table, and just watches TV. Her eyes are usually glued to the screen, and her ageing hands are always on auto pilot preparing food.

    When the clock strikes 5pm everyday, Mei always goes toward the window, ritually. She never actually opens it, rather she goes behind the curtain and let it fall/drape around her head ever so slightly. It makes her feel safe and invisible from everyone as if it is a cloak.

    Mei enjoys watching people on the street and studying every single person. She wonders to herself, everyone on this street walks in such a determined, self assured way, where are they all going? And how do they know?

    Mei closes her eyes and thinks to herself, “What if I never left?”. Just what if, she stayed put.

    She’d be back in Hong Kong, probably retiring from opera singing, maybe even teaching. Yiu Fai her husband would’ve been a pretty decent swim coach as well. Their house would be noisy, full of their family and friends visiting all the time. They’d cook, sing karaoke from time to time, play a bit of Majong and Peter their son would probably be sick of having such a crowded house.

    She can smell the hot food, the familiar sensation of humidity and pollution in the air and the light that’d shine through their apartment from the streets at night, because their city never sleeps. Their city. Theirs.

    As Mei is drifting further and further away, the key in the door turns. She snaps back to reality and runs towards the kitchen. Her boys are back. Mei goes, “Dinner’s almost ready”.

  • Afloat Adrift Meets The World

    GOOD MORNING, Good Afternoon and Good Evening to our fellow drifters!

    Hello, Ciao, Neehao, Bonjour to wherever you all are in the world! People, We can't tell you how excited we are to introduce you to our project 'Afloat Adrift' which is live now as we speak.

    Here's a little tale on how the project came about...

    ‘Afloat, Adrift’ was conceived during a rainy London summer a few years ago. Jo Jo was only 20 years old, having left behind her formative years in sunny Melbourne, her family and many memories in Hong Kong for the challenging life of a freelancer in the UK. Jo Jo had already begun to carve out her career by taking on various technical jobs in the field of cinematography, but still yearned to create and produce her own project. In a period in which work was scarce, she sat in the garden with thoughts of identity and belonging running through her mind, and began to write. Soon, ‘Afloat, Adrift’ was born.

    As you can see - this is the 1st day of our official crowdfunding campaign and this is the part where YOU come in.

    Check out our new website and crowdfunding platform.
    Help us start off this campaign with a bang! ( How fitting on bonfire night!) You’ll be hearing from us again soon!

    Hugs, kisses and love from the Afloat Adrift & Matchbox Media team.

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