EPISODE 1

Junk Paddle

You can buy a paddle, or buy wood to make a paddle, but what about making one from junk? Collecting junk wood found between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.

11 MINUTES

EPPISODE 2

Junk Office

At Monash, where I work, we have a crappy, dysfunctional shed office. Asking for new shelving and a desk, a quote of 13k came back. Reading the email, I spilt my coffee and swore under my breath. I decided to make it myself. This is junk office.

10 MINUTES

SERIES OVERVIEW

Like Dad, who never throws anything away, I hate waste. Half rotten wood, left over sausages, torn underpants, if it still has life, or won’t kill you, then eat it, fix it, use it for parts or change what you use it for. This series is about making something out of nothing, or animating big things out of small things, turning someone else’s junk into resplendent, beautiful, practical things. Wood found between my train station and work office becomes a canoe paddle, old desks become a new office, and hard rubbish from people nature strips becomes a chariot that gets my wife to work.

Junk Paddle Awards:

Production Team

Produced, Directed and Filmed by

BEAU MILES

Produced, filmed and Edited by

MITCH DRUMMOND

Additional Footage

HELEN BARCLAY, JODI EVANS, HEIDI SCHWENK, LARA McKINLEY

Final Sound Mix

JAMES DOBSON

Special thanks to

LACHIE (for the email), CHRIS ORD, SARAH WALLACE, JAKE KEPPER, MELAINE BLAIR, ABBEY COOK.

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