I am a Filmmaker, Cinematographer and Photographer originally from Australia, but often of no fixed address.
I've 5+ years experience shooting short and feature length factual around the world, including India, Germany, the U.K., Thailand, the U.S.A., Iraq, and Australia.
Originally trained in Narrative (Fiction) Cinematography, I've shot several narrative shorts and music videos. Despite working primarily in Factual since 2010 and almost exclusively on observational projects I have endeavored to inform my documentary work with a cinematic, dramatic or creative aesthetic more common in fiction film or stills photography.
My photography has featured in VICE, The New York Times, The Telegraph, Nieman Reports, ABC News U.S., Wired, Visit Berlin, Der Westen and exhibited by The Hunt Museum and Irish Centre for Human Rights.
I am also a passionate educator and since graduating I have greatly enjoyed teaching cinematography and filmmaking at the VCA and Open Channel and mentored youths at risk of homelessness and young refugees through Youthworx Media and the Horn of Africa Youth Community Centre. I have written my own short course in cinematography which has run annually as part of the Summer School at the VCA since 2011.
Unique traits: Travel. Sleeping on hard and foul smelling surfaces. Creating lighting arrays from scrap as well as the contents of Gaffers trucks.
The World's Bravest Orchestra
Film (Documentary) Cinematographer The story of The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
Film (Short, Drama and War) Cinematographer Kurdo escaped the bombings of his homeland to seek asylum in Australia. Now he must escape the memories. Directed by asylum seeker Rali Hamasalih 'Refuge' is a powerful short that tells the story of a young man determined to find peace. A person who, despite the trauma he has suffered, can still see beauty in the world.
Game Loading: Rise of the Indies
Film (Documentary, Biography, History and News) Cinematographer GameLoading: Rise of the Indies a feature-length documentary which explores the vibrant global community of indie game creators. These unique voices, of all backgrounds and nationalities, are disrupting the traditional models of game development, making personal, innovative experiences. In the spirit of movements like the French New Wave, the Punk scene and the Grunge scene, hundreds of indie auteurs are emerging and finding success with their own unique voices and artistic goals. GameLoading: Rise of the Indies aims to capture this exciting moment in time.
Nothing to Declare
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department 1 day in the life of Lenny - an ordinary man about to discover something extraordinary.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer The film follows Masha and Kit, both a little lost in life. Strangers meeting outside a costume party, they decide to take a walk together. Over the next few hours, they share their desires, fears and and what it's really like to be late twenties in Melbourne and discovering their lives are not at all what they'd thought they would be.
Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Three teenage schoolgirls make a pact to all get married in the same church on the same day. Life, however, has a rather different plan in store for them!
That Sugar Film
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department One man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. Written by Madman Entertainment
Film (Animation, Short, Crime, Horror and 1 More) Cinematographer This ghost story combines live action black and white footage interspersed with animated dreams sequences done in an EC horror comics style.
Film (Documentary, Drama and Sport) Cinematographer A passionate group of Australian same-sex ballroom dancers battle homophobia, injury and personal drama as they pursue their dream of competing at the Gay Games in Germany.
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Harold Holt Is Dead
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer December 23rd, 1967 - a week since Australia's Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing. Jean's booked in for midday and nobody knows. But as the time draws closer to leave she begins to doubt... It's sink or swim.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A social coming of age tale about two best friends, China and Roland. China is looking for a bigger and brighter world out there and Roland just wants to spend his time on his skateboard. Best friends since primary school it only takes one night for them to grow up and ultimately into the arms of each other. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer When Claire's grandmother falls ill she faces the prospect of losing a loved one for the first time. Claire's grief uproots conventional narrative, taking us back to war-time Australia. Visually exhilarating ad experimental, Kaleidoscope explores women's history in one family. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Hard cop, tough cop, Larry Hard is more cop than a stale donut next to a Jane Doe. A symbol of hope in these dark times of democracy, Larry is on the hustle of the mean streets in search of the infamous 'Bearded Clown'.
Film (Short and Mystery) Cinematographer It is the dawn of the 20th century and Emily and Kristina are struggling to come to terms with the death of their mother. Soon they are visited by a mysterious traveler who promises to create a doll that will help them commune with the dead. However, this 'Dollmaker' neglects to tell them that with every gift must come an equal or greater sacrifice. Written by Anonymous
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Video (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An Indian boy balancing his Hindu family's needs and teen life in a western world.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and History) Camera and Electrical Department A contemporary retelling of Gods test of Abraham set in the heartlands of rural Australia.
Deeper Than Yesterday
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department After three months submerged underwater, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer How do you move on without letting go? Tomorrow Sophie is leaving home. Tonight she struggles through an uncomfortable reunion with her father and estranged brother Ben. The past is always present. Time doesn't heal all wounds.
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Van Diemen's Land
Film (Biography, Drama and History) Camera and Electrical Department The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter. Written by Anonymous
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Gone to Earth
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“The Changing Face of Human Rights” International Photographic Competition
VCA School of Film & TV