DOCUMENTARIES / PROMOS
Take the Challenge
One of many promo videos of eye care health in Vietnam. Directed, shot and edited by GMS with accompanying social media campaign for global charity fundraiser the World Sight Day Challenge 2018.
Basoga Ni Sala (Crossroads)
What lies beyond the beautiful beaches of Fiji? A documentary that explores the conflicts faced by Fijian youth as they find themselves caught between opposing ways of life – traditional & modern. Fijian youth grown up in a traditional environment face unique pressures in today’s rapidly changing society. Youth leave their villages in search of jobs in the towns where peer pressure & substance abuse land many in prison. Written and Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for AUSAID & UNICEF
Tales from a Suitcase
Many diverse people came to Australia after World War Two. They came with their dreams, their hopes, their stories and sometimes only with what they carried in a suitcase. 9 episodes Written and Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for LOOK Films and SBS Independent. Total 170 mins.
Lebanon "Imprisoned Splendour"
Journey with filmmaker Daizy Gedeon as she returns to a country she knew only as a child and then in ruins - Lebanon. She discovers a country in transformation and rekindles her fraternity with its history and people. Omar Sharif reads from Khalil Gibran and speaks of his love for Lebanon. Produced and Directed by Daizy Gedeon. Edited by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda. Winner of a Human Rights Commendation Award and the Boston Video Festival. https://www.daizygedeon.com/lebanon-imprisoned-splendour-
Talk About It
Teenagers and youth from the Pacific Ocean discuss safe sex, love, family and the challenges of age old beliefs impacted by new found but conflicting opportunities in a globilised world. Written and Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for UNICEF. 25 mins.
Pak Samat - Tales from a Suitcase
Malay national, Pak Samat served in the Australian Merchant Navy in WW2. Injured & transferred to Australia he fell in love with Aussie girl Mina & married. War's end & Pak is expelled from Australia in accordance with the White Australia Policy. He returned illegally & took on an unjust & rascist law. An Australian story of love, justice & the beginning of the end of the White Australia Policy. Written and Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for SBS Independent & LOOK Films. 25 mins.
Paul Couvert - Tales from a Suitcase
Paul grew up in the Dutch colonial city of Batavia (Jakarta). With the Japanese invasion most of his family was murdered in internment camps. Paul was sent to Japan a slave labourer & was working in Nagasaki when the U.S. bomb went off. After the war, Paul helped the repatriation of Dutch refugees to Australia, taught English at Bathurst migrant camp & later became Mayor of Warringah Council in Sydney. Written and Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for SBS Independent & LOOK Films. 26 mins.
"El Mirador" in Australia
Join Patricio Bañados as he journeys in Australia to learn about the rich history of it's first people. Travel through the Northern Territory as we live with the Pitjantjatjara people and learn about the land, hunting, culture and the Dreaming. Produced by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda for TVN Chile.