Saturday, 14 April 2018

How to make a feature film in just 5 minutes every couple of weeks

I'm always down for an ambitious podcast idea, so when my filmmaker friend Jacob Hazeldine agreed to spend five minutes each fortnight developing a feature film, we had to do it.

It is basically what it sounds like. Every fortnight we record a five minute episode, in which we talk about and develop the film we're going to make (starting from scratch). We cannot actively work on the film outside of those five minutes. And we've got to get the film done in five years, by 2023.

We've done a few episodes so far, and we stream live at Check it out there, or below, or subscribe on your favourite podcast catcher.

The Crucible @ Browns Mart Theatre

Last night was the final performance of The Crucible, directed by Merrilee Mills and staged at Darwin's Browns Mart Theatre.

All of the brilliant cast and crew were an absolute riot. They say it was one of the largest casts Browns Mart has ever had.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Excuse me but, We're Family Now

It's all very exciting. Nathaniel Kelly's debut feature film "We're Family Now" is going to be premiering at Darwin Cinema next week! I'm very proud to be assistant director and sound recordist. It's a lovely little drama with a bunch of heart.

Nathaniel directs stars Phil and Joseph, while Max weirdly hovers in the background
If you happen to be a resident of Darwin, you can book tickets here.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Making a Vignette

"Vignette" is an experimental (well I mean, they're all experimental aren't they?) short film I've been working on, which introduces ideas I'd love to expand into a much larger work down the track. I suppose it's a fantasy/adventure/drama concept. Involves a group of girls who fight demons, I mean why not?

I've been thinking about these ideas for a few years now. It's wonderful to see it become something tangible. Here's a little demonstration of the progression from my sketches to the real life actors!

I expect to share this wacky short film next month.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Books out for Courting 101

A few weeks ago it was a delight to be a part of Corrugated Iron's little production of the short comedy play, Courting 101, in Malak's Chambers Crescent Theatre. I played a crazy professor teaching a class (the audience) how to go on a date and basically succeed in love.

Well done and thanks for a great time director Kate and dramaturge Phil and actors Isaac, Amy, Jack, Lily, Michael and Haylee.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Future is Bonkers

I like talking about the future, because it's mental. So here's the first in hopefully a bit of a series of irregular videos in which I'll take a look at some futuristic concepts.