Mariposa St Films is a Melbourne based production company specialising in documentary. Established in 2012 in San Francisco, the company got its name from the share-house it was conceived in. In 2014, Mariposa St Films released the documentary SPOKE, which played in festivals around the world and won the Audience Choice Award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Mariposa St Films is currently in post production on 'I Am No Bird', a feature documentary following four women from Australia, India, Mexico, and Turkey as they prepare for and celebrate their weddings.
Mariposa St Films acknowledges that we live and work on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, sovereignty never ceded. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present, and future.
i am no bird
Currently in post- production, 'I Am No Bird' is a feature-length documentary following women from four different countries as they prepare for their weddings. Shot on location in Australia, India, Mexico, and Turkey, the film is a lyrical snapshot of the meeting place of duty, culture, and love.
Directed by Em Baker and produced by Lucy Hayes and Em Baker, 'I Am No Bird' is currently seeking completion funding.
SPOKE is a 2014 feature documentary from Mariposa St Films.
Three young commuter cyclists set out to bike from San Francisco to Orlando, interviewing crash victims, urban planners, activists and law enforcement to investigate what makes the U.S the most dangerous developed country for cyclists. Shot on location, the trio travel to each interview by bicycle, with cameras, tripods and microphones strapped to their front-racks. Carrying the stories of fellow cyclists killed on American roads, SPOKE is an adventure-tale that looks to empower users of the humble bicycle.
SPOKE was the winner of the Audience Award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, and was an official selection of the Oakland International Film Festival, NorthWest Fest, and the New Urbanism Film Festival.
KQED California Report, October 2012
KSBW Channel 8 Action News, October 2012
Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 2012
The Atlantic Cities, September 2012
Enciclika, September 2012
Commutebybike.com, September 2012