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 …

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 …

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, …

Camouflage (Self-Portrait)

Camouflage is a short experimental piece I made as a self-portrait. It explores one’s image and how that impacts on identity formation, expression, suppression and oppression. Appearance is a factor that impacts heavily on one’s identity, so the image that we project outwardly affects how human beings see one another. Some elements of appearance, such as …

A Tale of Two Tents

As part of the final year of my Undergraduate Degree, I got the opportunity to work with 16mm film. To learn how to use the medium we first got to make a short film using 100ft rushes as a practice. I designed and directed the short below. After making this, we were prepared to move …

Shower Time at the Bates Motel

The following is a short claymation which serves as an homage to Alfred Hitchcock. The piece recreates his shower scene in the 1960 film Psycho. The fast paced scene manages to convey the terror and vulnerability of the naked Marion Crane whilst avoiding any shots of actual nudity or gore. Much of this is achieved through jarring …

Taiaha: None of Rub

The music video None of Rub was a clip I made for a client, the musician Taiaha. This required me to be a creative collaborator as I made a stylised video to a brief. I also budgeted the video, allowing us to gain a grant from Carclew. Filmed in the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region, the film was …

Happy New Year

I worked as the Art Director on Yichang Huang’s short Honours film titled Happy New Year. This was a collaboration between local and Chinese International students.   As the production designer on such a short film I was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the design. This means that I was responsible for all the …