In December 2008, while a deserted warehouse in Manchester was beginning to inspire the city’s creative instinct, just across the Irwell a breakthrough film was being completed about ahd168, a depressed and broken droid living on Salford’s streets. This micro-documentary ignited the viral furnace that is YouTube, and he was met with as much sympathy as his makers Mi were showered with plaudits. He’s now back on his feet, and has a job.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.