Too Much World would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and operate — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Please see to learn more about the violent colonial history of Narrm.


Too Much World is a community project aimed at circulating filmmaking equipment in Narrm (Melbourne). The equipment we hire out is largely considered ‘surplus technologies’- unwanted by others. You can hire out our collection as a full kit or book individual items.

Our kit is not only sufficient enough to document and produce your own film, but will also require you to approach your project resourcefully.

Resourceful filmmaking uses readily available technologies, locations and actors, to produce films that short-circuit dominant modes of image production. Resourceful filmmaking asks us to reconsider our aesthetic expectations, and the economic, social and cultural privileges ‘good images’ rely on. 

If you have ever wanted to make a film but haven't had access to equipment we encourage you to view the collection listed below and get in touch by emailing


You can support by donating any unwanted or unused equipment. Please email

Hire Policy

We do not charge for the hire of our equipment but we do have to get you to sign some paperwork. Rental period is negotiated case-by-case. Please get in touch via



Title - When I Get Too Old To Dream
Director - Dan Kolencik
Year - 2019
Run Time - 00:03:45

Technical Specs:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Stabilisation - None
Sound Rec. Device - Apple iPhone 6s
Light - Available Light
Editing Software: iMovie [Inc Titles and Subtitles]

Directors Statement:

    During a six month period, I worked in a small aged care home in Tasmania. It was perhaps the hardest period of work in my life. I spent so many of my waking hours in the rooms and corridors and dining rooms of this facility. I couldn’t quite describe or explain exactly why I found it so hard to spend time there. Something haunted me about how people were sitting in rooms, pleasantly at times, and other times confused or nostalgic or regretful. I made particular friends with three women, each one handling their later years differently. They spoke about their lives of unpaid domestic work, raising many children, and yet still spending the last stage of their life often alone. I also saw the dark workings of the Australian aged care system, whose funding model is so completely broken that at times I was asked to provide regular [Physio] therapy to a severely confused patient that was unable to consent, all so that the facility could claim additional funding. I would instead help to settle them down by chatting about where they were or what day it was, or we would go for a walk outside. The constant daytime television and mainstream newspapers were so pacifying, I started to feel like I was catching something. But then I thought about how some of the people were happy there, they were happy with their simple, stable, predictable lives. Or were they just being positive about the only choice that was given to them?

~ D Kolencik


Camera #1

This Samsung HMX-R10 handy camcorder was acquired for $50 off facebook marketplace. The R10 shoots a 1920 x 1080p HD image. It was picked it for its design, digital zoom feature & flip out monitor. Reccomending this camera for first time filmmakers.

Camera #2

The Panasonic VDR D150 produces a textured home movie aesthetic, likened to the early Safdie Brothers film's.The D150 strictly captures an SD image onto mini DVD. The D150 requires patience but is still loved by all those who have used it.

Sound Recorder

This recorder is limited in its ability to record direct sound but still records significantly better audio than what can be captured on camcorders. Set this up on a tripod and place it as close as possible to the action you're filming.


Resurrected from rubble dumped down the side of a shed, this tripod is the original scavenged piece of TMW equipment. After ridding it of dirt and cobwebs, a base plate was purchased and it’s facilitated innumerable shoots since.

Small Tripod

Great for mounting iphones, GoPros, sound recording devices and small camcorders like the Samsung HMX-R10. This tripod has a magnetic bottom which allows it to be situated in odd places for interesting framing.



Christine Charles - Camera #1
Lucie McMahon - Camera #2
Nina Malhull & Robert Ten Eyck - H2n Sound Recording Device 
Hannah La Grutta - Tini Tripod 
Giacomo Barchiesi - Lighting Kit


Lucie McMahon, Jessie Hall, Martina Capurso, Olwen Evans, Matthew Justice, 
History Skips, Samuel Heatley, Ellah Blake, Christine Charles, Garden Reflexxx,

Meg Addison, Chelsea Hart, Steven Harris, Michael Fee, Nina Malhull, Alana Fishman and Charlie Freedman.

Too Much World lends its name and is inspired by e-flux Journal #49 Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead? by Hito Steyerl, published November 2013 by e-flux Journal and Hito Steyerl. See

Too Much World recognises the Dead End Film Festival as it’s antecedent project in it’s propelling and platforming of resourceful cinema, here in Narrm. Please visit to discover more resourceful titles.

Too Much World was Supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.


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