Live Live Cinema

A conversation between film, theatre, live music and Foley.
Where will you look?

Created and composed by Leon Radojkovic

Produced by Jumpboard Productions

A cinematic happening unlike anything you will have experienced before.

Live Live Cinema has been making and touring stunning productions since 2011.

“Live” cinema is a common fixture of arts festivals, generally consisting of a small musical ensemble performing an original score to a pre-existing (and generally silent) film.

Live Live Cinema takes the concept of live cinema further. Rather than simply having an ensemble perform a new score to a silent film, a sound film is shown and all audio is produced live.

  • An original score is performed live
  • All dialogue is performed live
  • All soundFX/Foley is performed live

Live Live Cinema’s  first productions saw a seven piece musical ensemble, four actors and a Foley artists recreate live audio to Carnival of Souls and Dementia 13.

Carnival of Souls  is an ideal choice for this treatment as one of the films key strengths is simply how it looks. The first and last feature by Kansas based industrial film-makers Herk Harvey and John Clifford, itis a deeply atmospheric and beautifully shot “horror” film; blurring levels of reality and existence, the film explores the dark underbelly of small-town life, and creates a world where the familiar and everyday becomes alien and threatening.

Following Carnival of Souls  Live Live Cinema  tackled Francis Ford Coppola’s groundbreaking feature, Dementia 13.  As an eccentric Irish family bickers over a vast inheritance in a lonely mansion, a mysterious axe murderer picks them off one by one. The film rises above the material by virtue of Coppola’s clever editing and obvious flair for composition.

In Live Live Cinema’s  third production; Roger Corman’s 1968 Little Shop of Horrors,  four performers simultaneously deliver live music, dialogue and Foley displaying extraordinary talents, with hilarious results.

Testing the limits of capability, Live Live Cinema’s  fourth production goes further still. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead  sees Byron Coll (Little Shop of Horrors) take on every single audio component: music, multiple characters, and Foley. Alone. In a riveting and terrifying ride “There coming to get you” has never been so immediate…

Radojkovic has a remarkable ability to shift meaning through music, to underline mood and atmosphere and affect absolute fear into an audience. The end results are dazzling sophisticated productions celebrating film, music and live performance. Where will you look?

The West Australian
“The soundtrack, effects and live dialogue is impeccable.”

NZ Herald

Radio New Zealand
“The hit of the festival”

The National Business Review
“Totally engaging and entertaining”

Taranaki Daily News

“All due credit to Jumpboard productions for bringing the project to reality.” – Theatreview

 Composer Leon Radojkovic on bringing movies to life