Rone (Australia, 9 min)
Directed by: Lester Francois
RONE is a distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose stunning large-scale portraits of women’s faces can be found adorning forgotten or soon to be forgotten spaces around the city, acting as a commentary on gentrification and the masculine realm of street art. The VR film takes the viewer inside Rone’s world: we follow him into the rarely-explored spaces in which he works (an abandoned paper mill, a house set for demolition, a crumbling theatre), and learn about his unique philosophy on art and life. The film also takes the viewer into a Rone exhibition and inside his studio, giving them a front-row seat to the artistic process behind Rone’s epic murals.