Australian Video Art Archive

Dennis Del Favero


45 minutes

00:03:35 2006

45 Minutes is a DVD project based on the apparent suicide of David Kelly on the 17th July 2003. Kelly, one of the world's pre-eminent weapons of mass destruction (WMD) scientists came to grief in his encounter with the UK’s Ministry of Defence when he publicly questioned the validity of the Governments claim that Iraq could deploy WMD within 45 minutes. His death was the subject of a Government inquiry led by Lord Hutton. It investigates a phone conversation between Kelly and a journalist, days before his death.

45 Minutes forms Part Three of Del Favero's larger Slipstream project, a suite of trailers dealing with the schizophrenia of the world. It is complemented by the DVD Video Halflife.

Producer Director and Designer: Dennis Del Favero.
Writer: Stephen Sewell.
Composer: Kate Moore.
Sound Designer: Tony MacGregor and Dennis Del Favero.
Sound Engineer: John Jacobs.
Stylist and Designer: Karla Urizar.
Steady-Cam Operator and Camera Assistant: David Mackenzie.
Kelly: John Gregg;
Journalist: Lucy Bell.
Kelly: Ole Borch;
Journalist: Annette Madden.

Published and produced by the iCinema, Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Co-Produced in association with Radio Eye, ABC Radio National.

Assisted by the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

DVD available.