Small Is Beautiful - A Tiny House Documentary
When: February 29, 2016
Where: Palace Centro Cinemas, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU, 4006
Tickets: $20.00 each - Purchase here
It's been two years in the making, but Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary is finally here and The Brisbane Collective are hosting a special preview screening for all the tiny house enthusiasts.
For the very first time, Small Is Beautiful will be screened for one night only at Palace Centro Cinemas on Monday, February 29 from 6:30PM - 8:20PM.
Unlike a traditional movie showing, this screening requires that 79 more tickets be reserved in order for the screening to occur.
We are going to need your help if we’re going to make this event happen! We'd love to see you in the audience, and the TBC Team really appreciate you helping me spread the word. Tell your other friends and have them join us for this special one-time screening of Small Is Beautiful! Thanks for all your support and hope to see you all at the preview!
Read on for our interview with the director below.
Interview With The Director
This isn't the first documentary on Tiny Houses, but it's definitely unique. Here's what Jeremy Beasley, the director, had to say:
"I wasn't aiming to glorify tiny house living. I explored what it is really like to build and live in a tiny house, sharing the subjects struggle and triumphs - and their real life journey through it. I wanted the film to go deeper than trends or aesthetic. I wanted it to be courageous and vulnerable. To explore the real human aspect living tiny."
What inspired you to make the movie?
"The idea of having a 30 year mortgage is not something I'm comfortable with, so I started researching alternative ways to live. How could I live with less material possessions, in a smaller space and I thought what better way to learn about it than to interview the people in the process or already doing it. I started making a few short films of people living in shipping container houses and on boat houses and eventually ended up in Portland, Oregon where the Tiny House community is incredibly strong and offered a really deep, beautiful and inspiring look into tiny houses."
What was it like to make the movie?
"I thought I’d make the film as a way to research tiny houses for myself so I could build one. I thought I’d be done in 3 months, and just pop up a video on my website. Now nearly two years later, I’ve spent all of my savings, had dozens and dozens of people help make the film and it’s become so much more than I could have every hoped for!
It definitely wasn't easy to make the film, for 8 weeks, some very kind friends of mine let me stay in there backyard while we finished editing the film. In the backyard, I lived in a swag (a swag, for those who don’t know is a canvas tent/sleeping bag type thing). It's not a tiny house, but it's definitely Tiny Living!"