Projecting the Body is an intimate look at Stephen Cummins’ life and career, bringing together his film and photographic work, rare home movies and snaps as well as interviews with friends, family, collaborators and film critics/commentators.
“Stephen Cummins was a talented, acclaimed and much loved gay filmmaker and his promising career ended way too soon.” Margaret Pomeranz; film critic ‘At the Movies’, ABC TV Australia)
For several years, Walter worked as assistant editor for some of Australia’s most acclaimed documentary makers- Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson, Tom Zubrycki, Curtis Levy, and Sherine Salama. In 2003 he edited two documentaries while a student at the Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS), one of which, Sentences, won an IF Award in 2005 for best Australian short documentary. Since graduating from AFTRS, Walter has edited the 30 minute documentary The Prodigal Son, which received the audience award for best film at the 2006 Flickerfest Festival, and won an IF Award for Best Short Documentary. Walter recently edited the DVD extras content for Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson’s Highlands Trilogy as well as co-directing and editing Darkness Over Paradise, a documentary about civil war in Sierra Leone. Projecting the Body is Walter’s first documentary as director.