Goodbye AVFMW!

We would love to thank all of those who contributed to the A View From Moving Windows blog. We really appreciate the time and effort you put into writing such beautiful stories and memories.

Thanks to all of those who contributed to the blog:

Jessica Bellamy, Pollyanna Kasia Nowicki, Wayne Tunks, Patrick Lenton, Nick Parsons, Noelle Janaczewska, Erica J Brennan, Emrys Quin, Marnya Roth, John AD Fraser, Marcelle Schmitz, Sarah Carradine, Gavin Roach, Luke Carson, Jessica Chapnik Kahn and Nadav Kahn, Katie Pollock, Jodi McAlister, Melita Rowston, Miles Merrill, Teik Kim Pok, Sam Atom Stewart, Pip Smith, Melissa Werry, Alison Rooke, Ildiko Susany, Bronte Kelso-Marsh, Shauntelle Benjamin, Helen O’Leary, Eileen McIlwain and Lib Campbell.

And lastly, we’d like to thank Augusta for the opportunity to do help out with the ‘A View From Moving Windows’ and to the whole Crew, Cast and Writers for being so incredibly welcoming and wonderful. Below is a second longer tribute to the A View From Moving Windows process.

The video was created by Felicity Pickering and the song used is ‘Precious’ by the amazing Appleonia (Jessica Chapnik Kahn).


A View From Moving Windows Video

Music by Jeremy Silver. Video created by Felicity Pickering.

Pictures from Closing Night!

All pictures are by Felicity Pickering (except for the ones she’s in).

Writers Q and A

Writers Q and A went fantastically! After the performance the writers came to stage and talked about writing for a multiplaywright production, their process, casting and more.

All photos are by Felicity Pickering.

Writers Q & A

Photo Credit: Felicity Pickering

Are you interested in writing? Want to know more about more about A View From Moving Windows process? Then you should definitely come on to the A View From Moving Windows performance on Wednesday night (24th of October). It will be followed by a Q & A session with our very entertaining writers. Make sure you book early as this performance is likely to sell out fast!

Book tickets here.


Jess Chapnik Kahn and Nadav Kahn

Let us introduce you to Jess Chapnik Kahn and Nadav Kahn…

Prior to composing the musical pieces for A View from Moving Windows, Jessica Chapnik Kahn & Nadav Kahn collaborated for the first time earlier this year writing and producing the score for the documentary “Despite the Gods” (directed by Penny Vozniak), a bio-pic about the director Jennifer Lynch (daughter of cult director David Lynch). The film premiered at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.

Jess and Nadav are recording music for Jess Bellamy’s ‘A Heart In A Box’ and Noelle Janaczewska’s ‘Frog In A Frypan’. Which you can see them doing RIGHT HERE:

It’s all systems go with A View From Moving Windows! Jessica performs under the name Appleonia. This month, Appleonia released the album “Despite the Gods”, a record inspired by the experience of scoring film. Check out her song ‘Precious’!

I, for one, can’t wait to hear the musical numbers!

Where do ideas come from?

Where do you get your ideas? I get asked this question a lot. Truth is, I think ideas are the easy part—it’s working them into something more, into a coherent, resonant and distinctive piece of work that’s hard.

The pieces I’ve written for A View From Moving Windows were born from train journeys between Central and Parramatta. I watched my fellow passengers and the screens they were watching. An empty Red Bull can rolled around the carriage. I looked at the reflections on the windows and the dark outside. There was a woman on the phone, listening never speaking—if she spoke, what would she say?

That’s my view from moving windows. This is a more general riff on where (my) ideas come from …

I find ideas all over the place—on maps, in unlikely corners, from conversations overheard on public transport. From music, cooking, photographs, a list found in a library book, and email spam. I can become intrigued by a historical figure or event. By a fictional character such as Walt Disney’s Minnie Mouse, King Lear’s Fool, or Rumour, ‘painted full of tongues’, from Henry IV, Part 2. By a botanical oddity, a misleading translation, a snippet of a story in a newspaper, by a wrong-number-voicemail from someone I’ve never met. Memories—not necessarily my own—can spark my imagination, as can watching  moths hurl themselves against the flyscreen on a summer night. And recently a walk along the Alexandra Canal in Sydney’s inner west gave rise to a possible scenario …

Noëlle Janaczewska

 The surprisingly inspiring Alexandra Canal