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If Ernest Hemingway, himself a cliché of the macho man, came back to life, would he still say of modern life that “things haven’t changed a hell of a lot”?
In his first film, multi-award winning author David P Reiter makes a time traveller of the legend. Hemingway’s on a quest for his arch-enemy Franco, during the Spanish Civil War, but he also meets up with famous people from the past and future who have shocking things to say about war, love and art.
Hitch a ride with Hem and his dream woman Maria on this magical tour through the sacred and profane hot spots of Spain and your imagination!
The source book for the DVD, Hemingway
in Spain and Selected Poems, was supported by a grant from the Australia
Council and was short-listed for the prestigious John Bray Award at the
Most of the visuals on the DVD came from footage shot by the author during two research trips in Spain.
David Reiter is an award-winning poet and writer of fiction.
His fourth book, Hemingway in Spain and Selected Poems, the source book for
this DVD, was shortlisted for the 1998
Adelaide Festival Awards. His previous books include The Cave After Saltwater
Tide (Penguin, 1994) for which he won the Queensland Premier’s Poetry
Award. His book of short fiction, Triangles, was shortlisted for the 2000
Steele Rudd Award.
His more recent works are The Gallery, interactive multimedia; Kiss and Tell, Selected and New Poems 1987-2002; and Sharpened Knife, a multimedia murder mystery. IP released his novel Liars and Lovers in 2003, and The Greenhouse Effect, a novel for junior readers, was published by Lothian Books in 2004 and is now being considered for production as an animated film with the support of Cutting Edge.
My Planets, a fictive memoir in multimedia, has completed a phase one CD with the Arterial Group with a grant from Arts Queensland and his theatre script, Paul & Vincent, was produced by IP Digital in 2004 with 4MBS Classical FM, followed by the release of a multimedia CD last year.