Frankie Berge is a multi-hyphenate artist from Pōneke, Aotearoa. Her work takes form in many shapes; filmmaking, painting, performance, photography, scenography and art direction.
Frankie trained at Toi Whakaari; The New Zealand drama school as an Actor. Her genesis story as a creator is theatre and performing and her interest in film came through this side door. A true thespian to begin with and still is.
Frankie loves the interconnected web of moments and molecules, the connection points in life, place and memories. This is also how she feels about her skills and lens as a filmmaker. The intersection between painting and performance, between movement and texture. The extension through meeting ‘other’ is the most inspiring position to work from. Frankie’s work weaves poetic imagery, performance and sound into hyper-surreal stories, frequently underlined by dark comedy.
No Vacancy was co-directed with Samuel Austin, Ella Gilbert, Grace Bentley and Ivo Deliyski for Don’t Shoot Films – https://www.slowpunch.co.nz/dont-shoot-films
Pulse and Static were co-created and conceptualised with Paloma Schneideman.
Frankie is inspired by the nature of collaboration and other artists.