A screenplay currently in its final draft, the feature-length work focuses on the stories of Melbournian disenfranchised housemates of the early 1990s.
The project takes form as an omnibus of eight 10-15 minute interconnected short films that play out the events of a 24-hour period. In each short film, we are introduced to a different sharehouse made up of youths with independent lifestyles, opinions, and philosophies that reflect the ideals of a generation trying to make sense of a senseless world.
The project endeavors to provide us with a window to the misunderstood, the disenfranchised, and the lost.
‘the cup project’ (2010)
Contributing and Distribution on ‘the cup project’; a youth, not-for-profit, initiative publishing young emerging Australian artist profiles and their works on takeaway coffee cups. The project promotes awareness and recognition of young artists, and their amazing work, within the Melbourne community.
Alexander: The Not So Great (2009)
A 15-minute short film animated using a technique called ‘rotoscoping’. The project involved a post-production period spanning almost two years. Each frame in the film was meticulously traced over and coloured, resulting in a visually striking product.
Aimed at children, the film’s plot centres on young misfit ‘Alexander’, as he embarks on a quest to rescue his best friend from tyrannical extraterrestrial fruit-men.
The Sorrowful Story of Michael McShane (2007)
Another animation, completed as a final semester project for the BA Multimedia course at RMIT. Created using a collection of Victorian etchings and woodcuts that were sourced from libraries, archives, and the Internet.
Rich in 19th Century illustration and imagery, the work follows the story of two boys who decide to lock their younger brother in an abandoned refrigerator.
Written as a moralistic children’s poem, Michael McShane was inspired by Heinrich Hoffmann’s timeless collection of dark nursery rhymes – ‘Der Struwwelpeter’.
Galaxy Blues (2007)
Written and directed as a homage to B-Grade 1950s Hollywood director ‘Ed Wood’, the short film / music video was produced in 2007 and accompanies a track from Melbourne-based group ‘The Tranquilizers’.
The film combines a mixture of animation, live action, and green screen special effects.
My first inceptive experience in filmmaking came at age 18, with my winning entry in the inaugural TAC ‘Make a Film, Make a Difference’ competition in 2003. The 16mm short was funded on a budget of $20,000. The final product was shown in cinemas across the nation. Produced by TVC veteran, Helene Nicol, the work went on to win an award for Best Short Film at the 2007 UN ‘Palais des Nation’ in Geneva. Today, the film continues to be recognised and screened in a number of road safety programs across Australia.