Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.
The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.
Directed by Matthew Bate
Matt’s feature ‘Shut Up Little Man! – An Audio Misadventure’ screens SUNDAY 18th AUGUST on ABC1 at 10:25pm
Watch on demand on VIMEO – vimeo.com/66795363
WORLD PREMIERE – SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2010
WInner Best Short Documentary: MELBOURNE Film Fest 2010 // DOC EDGE NZ 2010 // CURT DOC SPAIN
Official Selection: Edinburgh Film Fest// Sheffield DocFest // Sydney Int // Brooklyn // CPH:DOX
Produced by Viron Papadopoulos