Australian Jewish artist Ella Dreyfus grew up with little knowledge of her family’s tragic losses in the Holocaust. She sets out to uncover their history through her uncle George in Melbourne and her cousin Jonathan in Berlin, whilst finding her own way of re-connecting to Germany.
The Goethe-Institut is the Project Partner for the Dreyfus Drei. The film's Executive Producer Sonja Griegoschewski is the former Director of the Goethe-Institut, Australia. The project is generously supported and funded by the Goethe-Institut Germany.
The Dreyfus Drei project was commissioned by the Association 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany 2021-2022. The film will be screened throughout Germany in the festival.
The Dreyfus Drei project is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM)
Janis Westphal of Sevenpeaks Film Production Company, Berlin is the Co-Producer and Co-Director of the Dreyfus Drei Film. He worked on the project from conception to completion.
Ute Freund of Berlin is the Director of Photography for all cinematography undertaken in Germany. Dreyfus Drei was shot on location in Berlin, Wiesbaden and Wuppertal, Germany in August 2021.
Peter Falk ACS of Melbourne is the Director of Photography for all cinematography undertaken in Australia. Dreyfus Drei was shot on location in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in March, 2021.
Open daily from 10am-5pm
Exhibition suitable for people of all ages
Opening night launch
Wednesday 23 Oct , 6 - 8pm
Artist's talk Sunday 27 Oct, 3 - 4pm
Panel discussion Sunday 3 Nov, 3 -4 pm. Guest speakers media professor Catharine Lumby and photographer Paul McDonald
Under Twenty-Seven is the third exhibition following 14 young men over 14 years from boyhood to adulthood. They are photographed every seven years - in 2005, 2012 and 2019. The images offer a respectful portrayal of male beauty and contemporary masculinity with sensitivity and poignancy.
Ella Dreyfus' moving portrait of Paul Dooley aka pcd2k was a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize, exhibited at the Head On Festival Hub in Paddington Town Hall in and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Shanxi Province, China, 2019
Portrait of T
"I first met T as a young soccer player and have been photographing him every seven years for an ongoing series of portraits of his whole football team. This portrait was made at the end of our last studio session when I’d taken the formal portrait for the exhibition Under Twenty-Seven. I liked the way his long, lean body relaxed into a softer shape, the heavy boots completing the circular composition. "
Portrait of T was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture in 2019. The exhibition was held at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia from 12 July to 22 September, 2019
Ella Dreyfus' moving portrait of Paul Dooley aka pcd2k is a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize, exhibited at the Head On Festival Hub in Paddington Town Hall in May, 2019
All roads lead to Kandos is a site specific, interactive art installation Ella Dreyfus is creating for the Cementa Contemporary Art Festival in Kandos, NSW from 21 - 24 November, 2019
Ella Dreyfus sang solo on ABC Radio National for Our Songs - Sydney Kabuki Project by Akira Takayama in the Biennale of Sydney 2018