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WILDCARD CINEMA was a special short film festival within the Darwin Fringe Festival 2014 curated by Timothy Parish.

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED > Transitions Film Festival 2014 Trailer

“I had a vision. Everything is connected. Change is the only constant. Another world is happening. See the change. Share the vision…”

A unique montage of films for the visionary TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL in Melbourne, Australia from the 15th to the 23rd of February 2014. For the full details of this inspiring program, check out:

Featuring clips from:
Amazonia Eternal
Aim High In Creation
Project Wild
Easy Like Water
Growing Cities
Revolutionary Optimists
Last Call
The Future of Energy

Music: ‘DISTANT TEMPLE’ by Temple Step Project

Edited by Timothy Parish – Verb Studios

NOMADOLOGY > book project

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“Here we go, kids. Breathe in a lungful of petrol fumes and take flight, high on fossil fuels.
Scatter now, travel is cheap – but it won’t be forever. What if we are the last airborne generation?”

Crossing from the personal to the political, local to the global, Nomadology is an anthology of anecdotes, gonzo journalism, personal confessions and political reflections by digital gypsies on the nature of travel in a globalised world. Nomadology features unconventional travel stories with a consciousness that taps into a generation of young travellers seeking something more than the tourism circuits promoted by generic guidebooks and package holidays. From the central Australian desert to the red light districts of New Delhi, hitch-hiking across the USA with a pyromaniac gulf-war veteran to body-bagging in Thailand after the tsunami, or meeting the discoverer of LSD in Switzerland on his one hundredth birthday, the tales in Nomadology explore the world in a unique, yet personal way. What unites the stories is the question of what travel means in a globalised world. What is the connection between the modern backpacker and the philosophy of the nomad in traditional cultures, and how do we transcend the barriers of culture and connect with the places we are travelling through.


The Nomadology Book was the result of 18 months of writing through Undergrowth’s Nomadology website created with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts which employs blogging software that allows contributors to post coordinates of where and when they are writing their stories from. It was edited and designed, Timothy Parish, writer, video artist and founder of and Nicolas Low, an English Literature Post Graduate student at Melbourne University and designer of the Nomadology site .

The contributors to the book range from activists to artists, teachers to journalists, amateur shamans to itinerant performers.

To read the online archive of contributions to the blog go to:


Download a PDF of the book here:

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The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film program directed by Timothy Parish (Verbs Studios) and dedicated to showcasing ground-breaking documentaries about our global culture in transition towards a sustainable future.

The festival was launched place as part of the Sustainable Living Festival with the support of the United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria), the City of Melbourne, Red Energy, Hepburn Wind, Prosper Australia and

The program features an inspirational line-up of world-changing documentaries including national and international premiers and culminates with a free state-wide synchronised screening of Yann Arthus-Betrand’s spectacular film ‘Home’.

Screenings included live introductions by international filmmakers and NGO’s as well as an interactive short film forum hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia.

The film program will tour Australia throughout 2012. For more information on upcoming screenings go to:



The first issue of Australian digital magazine Undergrowth – including art, creative writing and journalism about consciousness, sustainability and futurology. First published 2004

Edited by Timothy Parish & Rak Razam

Art Direction and Design by Timothy Parish