A Very Lockdown Birthday

“Think smaller?” The project was assisted by the South Australian Government through Carclew’s Rapid Response Grant. This enabled me to purchase and learn how to use Dragonframe Stopmotion Software and to purchase a Sony 90mm FE Macro G OSS Lens as well as pre-made miniatures to compliment my own models and sets. It also meant …

Aquaphobe

“Are you a cat, or a girl?” Aquaphobe is a short film about a young woman who used to be a cat who must conquer her fear of water in order to save her relationship. I was the first assistant director and worked a lot in pre-production on this project as a key collaborator with …

Freedom

“This is going to work, I just need you to trust me.” When two brothers make a grab for Freedom, they find themselves crossing both sides of the law. The result is a high stakes conflict as they battle for freedom, family and redemption. I was second assistant director on short film Freedom, a Firestick …

White Lilies

“It’s nearly mothers’ day.” White Lilies is a dark comedy short which I wrote and directed. The film was funded by the Media Resource Centre, Helpmann Academy and our Pozible supporters. The film screened at the Sydney Indie Film Festival. At the same time, it was taking out an audience award at the National Film …

Prefect Bunker

“Do you think life will let you work in your pyjamas forever?” I produced Prefect Bunker, a promotional video for the state library. The comical parody clip is a reference to popular meme Hitler’s Downfall and is intended to encourage students to use the library when completing their SACE research projects. It was a lot …

Courtney Robb: The Next Disaster

“Shoot first and let someone else clean up after.” Music video I designed with Johan Bosma as director and Melisa Daly producing: A Kickass Chick Flicks production. My main priority was maintaining a specific palette of greys, lavendars, blues, dull green and timber. The style and costuming also had to fit with the genre as …

Anto Dal Santo: BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HAD

“Why won’t you let me grow some weed out the back in the shed like you said I could?” It was great fun assistant directing this vibrant music video for Anto Dal Santo, directed by Nelya Valamanesh, who was a goddess (on and off camera). I was responsible for scheduling the shoot order and had …

Ink

“I hate you.” “Try and be a little bit friendlier when you’re answering the phone.” Ink is about single mum and tattoo artist Toni (Eva Grzelak), who must hire her difficult teenage daughter Sam (Camryn Jordans) to work at her studio in order to stay afloat. I first assistant directed and designed this comical and moving …

Welcome & Congratulations

“Welcome and congratulations, you have earned yourself a valued position in our society and we intend to look after you to the best of our ability…” W&C is a surreal dystopian universe with a clown-like dictator called Dr. Henry, where everything is pink, yellow or blue. I was the production designer on this unusual short …

Jemima the Fish

“I think I just flashed someone.”“Lucky them, getting a free show.”“Yeah… if the show is maxi-pads fully loaded.” Jemima the Fish is an uplifting film about Jemima (Ellen Graham, an Adelaide College of the Arts Student in her final year), a girl in her early 20s. One day she brings home a pet fighting fish, …