2015 / 2016 Update

It's been a while since I've updated this blog. It's been a busy year, so I thought I'd share some highlights.


2015 - Commercial shoots

2015 finished with a bang with a slew of commercial shoots back-to-back. I got to play with some new toys including Kowa anamorphics and Zeiss Super Speeds.

Australian Labor Party

As the year drew to an end I begun to do some work for the Australian Labor Party in the lead-up to the Federal election. I ended up filming / directing Bill Shorten in a number of videos.

Wentworth

I was honoured to be awarded a director's attachment by Film Victoria on the Fremantle Media / Foxtel TV show 'Wentworth'. The show has been a huge hit both domestically and overseas (where it screens on Netflix). I followed set-up director Kevin Carlin on the last block of season 4 (Episodes 11 & 12). It was an amazing experience and I got to learn a lot from Kevin.

2016 - Short Film - Next of Kin

2016 kicked off with a bang. What started off as a lens test (testing the Leica Summicrons) evolved into a short film which we prepped in 3 days and shot in a 8 hour day (er... night). It was a lot of fun to be back directing drama.

Australian Director's Guild Awards

I was honoured to be nominated for an ADG award for the 'Preventing Youth Suicide' campaign I directed for beyondblue. I didn't win, but it was a thrill to be nominated and a fun night hanging out with my colleagues.

Federal Election Campaign

As the Federal Election campaign kicked off, I spent about 6 weeks working for the Australian Labor Party on their TVCs and online videos. It was a pretty unique experience and definitely satisfied my insatiable obsession with politics.

Music Video - Gordi

Having only directed one music video (for an independent artist) as well as having directed a small amount of second unit for a well-known artist's clip, I had been keen to do another music video for quite some time. I can't say the medium is totally to my liking but it was a fun production nonetheless! We smashed enough mirrors to about 100 years worth of bad-luck.

Commercial shoots

The rest of 2016 has been a busy time shooting commercials (clients include! Here's some set pics:

As well as a VR test...