Films

 

Two Lives

Jannawi Family Centre, a non-profit organisation that supports families at risk of domestic violence, provides expert and compassionate assistance to help children and parents change their lives. I had the privilege of working with some amazingly talented actors, and a dedicated volunteer crew, to create this narrative video to help support their work. (2 minutes)

I shot directed and edited the film, to stay within our (zero) budget.

I shot directed and edited the film, to stay within our (zero) budget.

Call sheet and Shot List for the shoot.

Call sheet and Shot List for the shoot.

Shooting the heart-warming final scene with David Hooley and Katherine Shearer.

Shooting the heart-warming final scene with David Hooley and Katherine Shearer.

First-time actor Caylan did a terrific job with a critical role.

First-time actor Caylan did a terrific job with a critical role.

To capture a good angle, you squeeze in anywhere you need to.

To capture a good angle, you squeeze in anywhere you need to.

We had a good time on set, despite the serious subject matter.

We had a good time on set, despite the serious subject matter.


if i were you

‘If I Were You’ is a story about two people who love each other, caught in a repetitive argument over something neither of them can fix. Their connection, which means everything to them, has become a dead end.

The cinematic style created by Director of Photography Paul J Warren (‘The Cup’) draws on 1950’s photographs of Hong Kong by the Chinese photographer Fan Ho, as well as the classic films of Hollywood’s black-and-white period.

The original score was composed by Jonathan Zwartz, with a lineup of notable Australian players including Barney McAll, Tim Firth, and Afghani vocalist Ustad Sarshar. Edited by Daniel Lê. (12 minutes)

 
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Director of Photography Paul J Warren on set.

Director of Photography Paul J Warren on set.

Working on set with sound recordist Mark Blackwell and continuity Chantel Cabrera.

Working on set with sound recordist Mark Blackwell and continuity Chantel Cabrera.

Kelly Cruz working with the on-set armorer

Kelly Cruz working with the on-set armorer

Reviewing the shot list.

Reviewing the shot list.

Kelly Cruz and Daniel Cowley

Kelly Cruz and Daniel Cowley

Micheline Siou on hair and makeup.

Micheline Siou on hair and makeup.

Veteran sound recordist Mark Blackwell.

Veteran sound recordist Mark Blackwell.

Director of Photography Paul J Warren creating the cinematic lighting.

Director of Photography Paul J Warren creating the cinematic lighting.

Mixing the score at Linear Recording studios in Sydney.

Mixing the score at Linear Recording studios in Sydney.

Sydney jazz legend Jonathan Zwartz composed the score.

Sydney jazz legend Jonathan Zwartz composed the score.


sliding/falling

This music video highlights the multiple musical talents of Sydney jazz musician Carl Dewhurst to tell a tale of ghosts and sorrows. (5 minutes)

 
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lost at sea

For Martha Marlow, the iconic voice behind the Qantas ‘Feels Like Home’ campaign, I worked with Director of Photography Paul J Warren to create a music video highlighting a song from her new album. (3 minutes)