‘Winter at Westbeth’ makes its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival

Georgia composed her first feature-length film score in 2015. Directed by award-winning cinematic storyteller Rohan Spong, ‘Winter at Westbeth’ (Unicorn Films) chronicles a year in the lives of three elderly artists co-residing at Westbeth Artist Housing in NYC.

Georgia recording piano for the 'Winter at Westbeth' score, Newmarket Studios Melbourne

Georgia recording piano for the 'Winter at Westbeth' score, Newmarket Studios Melbourne

75-year-old contemporary dancer Dudley Williams is preparing for his return to the stage. Poet Ilsa Gilbert, 85, writes poetry that reflects her impending mortality, and 95-year-old Edith Stephen hopes to have finished her next experimental film by her 96th birthday. 

Edith Stephens in her apartment. Photo by duncan hewitt.

Edith Stephens in her apartment. Photo by duncan hewitt.

‘Winter at Westbeth’ makes its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on 17 June.

Georgia’s original score runs the gamut of playful and naïve, to brooding and heartfelt. For the recording at Newmarket Studios she worked with some of Melbourne’s finest orchestral and jazz musicians, including a salon string ensemble, flute, drums and even featuring keyboardist Matty Vehl on Moog synth. 

'Winter at Westbeth' is an inspirational ode to community, creativity, and 'art imitating life experience'. 

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