Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Vantastic :: The film


FOXSLANE VANTASTIC from Big Tree Films on Vimeo.

Last week, or the week before, my beautiful friend Ilana made this film.

It's funny sometimes to look back at how life happens. The geography and the history of it. How childhood friends become adult friends. How a bond made after we'd each had a particular nasty break up took us from too many tears and tequilas, right up the coast to Byron and all the way back down again to where we are now, with our food-growing husbands and our daughters and our creative adventures.

I have so much love.

So many stories to tell.

And so much respect. Even more so after watching this film come together.

I could go on and on. But I really want you to go and watch the film.

Go and watch the film.

I hope you love it.

xx

116 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Such a treasure for your beautiful family.

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  2. Oh my.... breathtakingly beautiful.... the footage... the people... the setting... the activities... the music... the lyrics... the singing... How truly divine so have something so tangible... the book and the video... to remember this sweet sweet time. Thanks for sharing your joy!

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  3. Beautiful. Makes me want to grab a van and head off today - and I don't even like caravans all that much!

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  4. Oh Kate, that is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Made me cry happy tears...I've shared it on my blog. xxx

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      http://puddleducklane-handmade.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/vantastic-giveaway.html#.UgG7pssayK0

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  5. Just beautiful Kate. I even had a few goosebumps...I blame that amazing music! This is something for your family to treasure isn't it? x

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  6. Beautiful, and I can't stop playing it again again just to listen to the song!

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  7. I love that you are the skipper Foxy.
    it's gorgeous Ilana.
    Just gorgeous.
    xxxxxx

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  8. Just beautiful and perfect and happy and warm and fuzzy.
    Cxx

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  9. Brilliant! It's absolutely, perfectly gorgeous!

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  10. That is so darn beautiful that I am sitting on my couch with tears welling in my eyes, I'm not sure why but how silly of me! Honestly Kate your life just seems so magical to me, so full of beauty & love. It is a joy to be able to share it even if it is from my lounge on wet & grey day all the way in Perth Hills xx

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  11. So so beautiful Kate!!
    And I love the music!

    (spotted the crochet doll next to the Kate doll that Eva sent while you were on the road!)xxxJ

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  12. I'm sitting in the study hall at Canterbury University watching this. Thank you for being an inspiration to follow our dreams. Thank you for reminding me of what is really important. Thank you for living your life in such a truly beautiful and meaningful way. I truly treasure you, my friend xxxxxxx

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  13. Beautiful, nearly made me cry. Is that a strange reaction?? Can't wait to get my copy!! I've been saying that all over the place!! xxx

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  14. You guys are just gorgeous.

    Are you coming to Crafty Hijinks? I'm waiting to see you so I can buy a signed copy!!!

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  15. It's perfect! Just wondering when you and your husband ever got any quiet time living all together like that.
    J

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  16. ps-could you come to the US? or will I need to travel your way?

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  17. oh oh oh! I LOVE it! So much. Makes me want to just pack the van up and do it all over again. Is that your sister singing then? It's beautiful also.
    Mel xxx

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  18. I love it, Kate. Ilana did a great job. Make sure you invite me to the launch!

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  19. I love this! So cool to have gotten to know your family through the photos on your blog & then see you all in action in such a lovely video. Beautiful.

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  20. I started crying as soon as I saw Pepper!! So beautiful. What an amazing amazin thing to have! Xxx

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  21. It's wonderful Kate. Love the tin can lamps.

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  22. I do love it :) Its just wonderful... every little thing about it. Kx

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  23. Lovely! What a glorious film and such a lovely family you have (and the music was totally VANTASTIC too).

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  24. Oh it's beautiful......no surprises there. xxx

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  25. So beautiful, you must be so pleased

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  26. Lovely, joyful little film. Congratulations on your book, enjoy and have fun.

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  27. Awwww, Kate, that's delightful! Lots of lovely family warm fuzzies!! xx

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  28. Such an enchanting little film :) Love the music xxx

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  29. Una preciosidad de pelicula!!!! La musica maravillosa.Un cariñoso saludo desde España.

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  30. Beautiful Kate, it made me cry too! xx

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  31. Have been meaning to touch base and wish you the biggest bigges, hugest of congratulations!!

    The film is utterly fantastic x

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  32. that's it - we're selling up and buying a caravan!! mel xx

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  33. An amazing film - I love it.
    Can't wait to read the book...

    Penny
    x

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  34. <3 What a beautiful little family : ) xo

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  35. Lovely pictures, lovely family and a very good director and song.

    Kind regards Gitta

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  36. it´s a pleasure to watch you all :) I love your blog!

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  37. love the song! Life looks so, so perfect! xx

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  38. Oh I did love it! The song is so lovely...and it captures a lot of really lovely family moments xx beautiful!

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  39. Oh my! my eyes welled up. What a beautiful film, and the song was so appropriate. Something to treasure. Be proud! xx

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  40. Beautiful!!!! What a treasure to keep and remember and love ... loved the music too:)

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  41. I love it. LOVE. IT. Cant wait to get the book. Belinda xx

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  42. Oh, Kate! such a beautiful beautiful film!

    I love that it exudes that feeling of escapism, and how easy it can be. you all look so happy to be off in the van!
    It looks so easy in a caravan, and even though I love my beautiful SoulPad tent, I can see the lure of a caravan.

    I love the God's Eyes. I love the tincan lanterns. I love the campfire and all the smiles. But most of all I love the beautiful freshness and feeling of love and family it captures.
    So very beautiful.

    xxx

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  43. oh my Kate, how utterly beautiful!! xx

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  44. Beautiful ♥ cant wait to get the book

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous! The song (by your sister?) is perfect and gorgeous too. What happy, amazing memories you are making for your girls.

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  46. i love your blog. film is fantastic and the song is beautiful. i love nature too, i am from Slovenija. Enjoy :)

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  47. Love the film! You have a beautiful family!

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  48. Beautiful in every way, very heart warming.

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  49. Beautiful film, beautiful music, beautiful family, so much love. Thanks for sharing -x-

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  50. oh man that made me cry, can you please adopt me? I want to be part of your family.

    cheers Kate

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  51. Love it! What a beautiful keepsake xx

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  52. Ohhhhh I LOVE it... goosebumpy! Real "Family time"... Love it!! xxx

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  53. Amazing thing to have of your family! Love the song! Was it by your sister? Did I read that right?
    Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Such a wonderful video, so dreamy and full of love. My four year old daughter watched it over and over again, I can't tell you how many times! You should be so proud of your book and gorgeous family xx

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  55. Your film made me laugh, smile, sing and cry ... your family rocks!
    I love the song accompanying the film ... what a talented family you have.
    Thanks for spreading some cheer to our family today :)

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  56. Kate that is beautiful, I am sitting here with tears streaming down my cheeks.
    Your family truly makes me smile,,,,,and cry,,,, it seems lol.
    I have your book on my christmas wish list and given hubby quite a few hints,,,fingers crossed!!

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  57. Ermagherd, YOU GUYS. Urggggggggg. So much love x

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  58. What an absolutely beautiful film for a very beautiful family. And a clever friend you have too:).

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  59. Ahh...this is so beautiful Kate... It made me emotional and transported me to my childhood...when we travelled Australia in our Fluro green Holden kingswood and our paisley clad van in the late seventies. Thanks for sharing...not your friend for creating.

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  60. .....AND TO YOU FRIEND FOR CREATING....SILLY AUTO CORRECT ABOVE.....

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  61. That's great to see you "in real" :)

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  62. That. Is. FABULOUS. Oh my goodness, it's utterly wonderful. And the song!!! WONDERFUL!!!!

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  63. I simply love it!
    I've been following your blog for a year or so... I've never take a second to write and tell you that I really like it very much.

    It's simple, it's honest, it's kind.
    You have a beautiful family and a beautiful life!
    Thanks for sharing!

    A big hugh from very far away (Chile),

    Joanna
    (verdes-canas.blogspot.com)

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  64. My 6 year old girly just watched this with me and said "It's making me cry, because it's soooo nice". I love your blog, I only found it about a month ago, but it's lovely, thank you. x

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  65. This video is lovely! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful adventures with the rest of us, they are an inspiration.

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  66. What a delightful film! The song is amazing and so moving.
    Thanks you for making and sharing it.

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  67. I did and it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing. x

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  68. Aw Aw Aw !! leaves me all smiley and happy and snuggly-feeling !! beautifully amazing !
    L
    x

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  69. Just so beautiful. Such a beautiful momento of all the love and hard work that goes into everything you do. LOVE the song! Awesome!

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  71. Gah. I wish you had've told me to grab some TISSUES before I watched it. You just love each other so much, it's so clear. You're all so adorable I could eat you!

    Bea

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  72. Gorgeous. Crying. Lucky you xoxo

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  73. Wonderful! I love it! Thanks sooooo much for sharing.

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  74. Love it. Ill be sharing it over at my blog tomorrow morning. Can't wait till my copy arrives via postie. Congrats and blessings. Www.poppyfoxathome.com

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  76. so peacefull there, Kate, maybe you can share about the food and how you get your stuff in your caravan journey, i hope i can have the copy here, greeting from Jakarta Indonesia

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  77. So beautiful I nearly cried. xo

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  78. Adorable movie, what a beautiful family!

    Sandy from Parma

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  79. Hey Kate, Lucy from Attic 24 just posted on Facebook about your book!!!

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  80. Oh my goodness! I've got no words, just so so beautiful and inspiring!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    Sophie xxx

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  81. Dear Kate, many congratulations on your wonderful book, u must b so chuffed! My son loves your sister's song, what is it called? (He is six and has fab taste!) Beautiful film and music. Can't wait till your book becomes available in the UK. I have spent any spare time in the past few wks reading your blog from the beginning, magical. I particularly liked the green cardi, the road trip and, my particular favourite, the bit where miss pepper told everyone her name was f***er!!!!! Lots of love from Blighty xxx

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  82. Dear Kate, many congratulations on your wonderful book, u must b so chuffed! My son loves your sister's song, what is it called? (He is six and has fab taste!) Beautiful film and music. Can't wait till your book becomes available in the UK. I have spent any spare time in the past few wks reading your blog from the beginning, magical. I particularly liked the green cardi, the road trip and, my particular favourite, the bit where miss pepper told everyone her name was f***er!!!!! Lots of love from Blighty xxx

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  83. loved it. made me teary in a happy way

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  84. Wonderful collaboration from awesome Australian women, the writer and maker, the filmmaker, the musician. Inspiring, generous and celebratory, how lucky we are to live in this part of the world. Thanks Kate

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  85. Wonderful collaboration from awesome Australian women, the writer and maker, the filmmaker, the musician. Inspiring, generous and celebratory, how lucky we are to live in this part of the world. Thanks Kate

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  86. Congratulations on your book, Kate. I love the film and the music. I hope the books goes well for you. Take care love.xx

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  87. Oh how Gorgeous Kate! I just saw this following the link from Rhondas post today. Beautiful!

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  88. Oh my goodness...I feel like going on a holiday right now! How beautiful!

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  89. Oh my, that was just delicious! Beautiful music, beautiful footage, made me very nostalgic and a bit teary.
    Thank you for a wonderful trip down the memory lane of my childhood.

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  91. what a beautiful, beautiful film! loved it!

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