Steve Courtney

Steve Courtney

FX Illusions P/L
Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Special Effects Technician, Director, Production Designer, Filmmaker, Model Maker, Screenwriter and Theatrical Armourer

Gold Coast, Australia

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April 2014
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About Steve

"Creative" Producer Designer Inventor, Special-Effects Engineering & Construction , Putting the Excitement into Feature Films, Theme Park Rides & Shows. From Concept to Completion and every little wee bit in-between!

Unique traits: The Fixer 'Can Do and Does' Honest & Trustworthy

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  • In Like Flynn

    In Like Flynn (2018)
    Film (Action) Special effects The biopic depicts Flynn's roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector. The film, based on Flynn's early autobiography "Beam Ends," was written for the screen by Large and Luke Flynn, who found the inspiration as a result of their travels through Australia in the footsteps of Luke's iconic grandfather. Film production will start next July in Australia with a budget of $12 million. The book's title refers to the last visible sign before a ship sinks.

  • Conscious

    Conscious (2017)
    Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Special effects A brilliant young psychiatrist builds a machine in the hope of reconnecting with his dead wife but before he can overcome his grief, the machine uncovers something he never expected.

  • Sneezing Baby Panda: The Movie

    Sneezing Baby Panda: The Movie (2015)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Special effects An Australian zoologist's quest to save her struggling zoo by traveling to China to find the Internet sensation, the sneezing baby panda.

  • Suspended

    Suspended (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Special effects Confronted by the stark reality that his father is in an intimate relationship with another woman, seven-year-old Caleb grapples with his sense of belonging and begins to inhabit a realm of frightening magical possibility. The cracks in his parents relationship, coupled with their drug use and inability to communicate, drive Caleb further into his imagination. It is not until he meets Eddie, a blind man with a sense of mischief and a subtle inner knowing, that Caleb begins to open up and explore his own innate potential for magic, which leads ultimately, to a fulfillment of the impossible. Written by Anonymous

  • Method Acting

    Method Acting (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Terra Nova

    Terra Nova (2011)
    Television (Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Special effects In 2149, earth is nearly wrecked by pollution. Police detective Jim Shannon is jailed for illegally raising an extra child, Zoe. He's sprung from jail just in time to join his family on the latest 'pilgrimage', through a unique time-space-continuum rip, to Terra Nova, a colony run with modern technology in a dino age forest. Colony commander Nathaniel Taylor soon recruits as security professional Jim, who gradually finds out about some threats, notably from Saurian monsters, the 'sixers' and his own, bitterly estranged son Lucas. Meanwhile Jim's son Josh keeps getting into trouble, mainly due to his girlfriend Skye. His smart sister Maddy is in love with gentleman soldier Mark Reynolds. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Savages Crossing

    Savages Crossing (2011)
    Film (Thriller) Special effects A motley group of strangers are all forced to seek refuge in a remote outback roadhouse due to severe flooding caused by a fierce torrential downpour. However, one of these people proves to be every bit as dangerous as the fierce storm that's raging outside. Written by Woodyanders

  • The Tree

    The Tree (2010)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Special effects The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow... Written by Guy Bellinger

  • Übermensch

    Übermensch (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Special effects What will it take to become a hero?

  • Punishment

    Punishment (2008)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Special effects Jonah (Nicholas Bishop) is a hitman by trade and a man on a mission of revenge. But things go horribly wrong whilst trying to escape the police.

  • H2O: Just Add Water

    H2O: Just Add Water (2007 - 2008)
    Television (Adventure, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Special effects Three ordinary women discover an Island on Mako and a moon pool that turns them into extraordinary mermaids with special powers over water on the night of a full moon. They must never look in the moon's eye or there will be side effects for each of them.

  • Singh Is Kinng

    Singh Is Kinng (2008)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Special effects Happy Singh lives in a small village in Punjab. He is always compassionate and helpful, but often ends up causing more damage so much so that the Village Panchayat gets together to reprimand him. When the community gets news that one of their residents, Lakhanpal Singh, is an underworld don in Australia, they decide to delegate someone to counsel him. The villagers chose Happy, so that they can get rid of him. Happy's ticket and other costs are paid for, and the Panchayat even asks a reluctant Rangeela to accompany him. Due to a mix-up, both end up in Egypt, leading to romance in Happy's life when he meets with Sonia, a Criminologist, who would prefer to have criminals killed than reform them. Both friends do find their way to Australia, where they locate Lakhanpal, who humiliates them and asks them to leave. Both befriend a boutique owner and live in her house. When rival goons attack Lakhanpal, Happy rescues him, and gets him hospitalized. Lakhanpal does recover, but is paralyzed. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

  • Monarch Cove

    Monarch Cove (2006)
    Television (Drama) Special effects After being wrongfully convicted of her father's murder and subsequently spending six years in prison, Bianca Foster (Williams) returns home to a new set of family problems. Determined to help, she takes a job at a resort, only to become romantically involved with business's engaged heir (Hutchinson). Written by Anonymous

  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine (2006)
    Film (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move to Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. Written by KGF Vissers

  • The Proposition

    The Proposition (2005)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Western) Special effects Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

  • The Great Raid

    The Great Raid (2005)
    Film (Action, Drama and War) Special effects Set in the Philippines in 1945 towards the end of WWII, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci and Captain Robert Prince, the 6th Ranger Battalion undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, they intend to liberate over 500 American Soldiers from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever. Written by themusicman999

  • House of Wax

    House of Wax (2005)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles, so two of the friends accept a stranger's ride into a small town named Ambrose. The main attraction in Ambrose is the House of Wax. Except something is not right in this town, the wax figures are so realistic and the whole town is deserted - except for two murderous twin brothers. The six friends must fight to survive and escape from being the next exhibits in the House of Wax. Written by Nicky

  • Through My Eyes

    Through My Eyes (2004)
    Television (Drama) Special effects The true life story of Lindy Chamderlain and her recount of a dingo taking her baby

  • George of the Jungle 2

    George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
    Video (Comedy, Family and Adventure) Special effects It's been 5 years since socialite Ursula Stanhope left civilization to marry George, lovable and clumsy King of the Jungle. Now father to George Junior, George finds himself stressed at having to juggle his cherished roles of jungle king, Junior's dad, and Ursula's loving husband. George's stress level goes way up when Really Mean Lion challenges him for leadership of the jungle, and Ursula's mother Beatrice teams up with Ursula's ex-fiance Lyle in a plot to forcibly take away all that George holds most dear. Written by The Fox-2

  • Inspector Gadget 2

    Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
    Video (Action, Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi) Special effects On the outskirts of Riverton, "The Safest City in America", a pensive Inspector Gadget sits in his Gadgetmobile, along with his canine companion, Brain. Gadget is back on the job, on stakeout, but he is concerned that everything is too quiet in Riverton. He has a very simple, rational answer to this; " it's always the most quiet just before criminals strike". Evil must be afoot. In a moment of overzealous crime fighting Gadget arrests an elderly women for wreckless driving, but not without incident. In his effort to make the arrest Gadget's many crime fighting "accessories" go wildly astray. It's time to report back to headquarters for a checkup. Baxter, the "Q" of the Police Department, delivers the prognosis - as he is a prototype things are bound to have some glitches. The remedy is close at hand. But, before Baxter can tell of his new "top secret", Gadget is confronted by a furious Chief Quimby. The little old lady arrested earlier for wreckless driving turns out to be Quimby's ... Written by Uber Minion

  • Superfire

    Superfire (2002)
    TV Movie (Action and Thriller) Special effects A firefighter pilot blames himself for the death of his previous colleagues and gets a new assignment with a raging forest fire in Portland, Oregon, that has the whole city in jeopardy.

  • Hildegarde

    Hildegarde (2001)
    Film (Family and Adventure) Special effects Three intrepid siblings try to rescue their precious duck from bird smugglers who want to eat it.

  • Green Sails

    Green Sails (2000)
    TV Movie (Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Special effects When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly forced off their land by CCT--and the corporation clash. No matter which side Will chooses--with so many lives on the line, his decision is destined to be a deadly one. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

  • Pitch Black

    Pitch Black (2000)
    Film (Horror and Sci-Fi) Art department The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only 11 survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery, and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the survivors discover the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns. Not only must they find food and water and worry about Riddick, the survivors find themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh-eating alien inhabitants when the planet is engulfed in darkness, which happens every 22 years, as they emerge from underground to hunt and eat all signs of life. Fry and the survivors find Riddick is their best chance of survival, as Riddick has surgically-enhanced ... Written by Daniel Williamson

  • The Wonderful World of Disney

    The Wonderful World of Disney (1999)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 4 More) Special effects Experience the magic and adventure from Walt Disney world of color

  • Street Fighter

    Street Fighter (1994)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Thriller) Special effects Col. William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world. Written by Emphinix

  • Singapore Sling

    Singapore Sling (1993)
    Film Special effects Add a Plot »

  • Hurricane Smith

    Hurricane Smith (1992)
    Film (Action and Drama) Special effects An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang.

  • Out of the Body

    Out of the Body (1989)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Special effects Some gravity-defying being is killing women in Sydney, Australia, and removing their eyes. The only hope of catching the fiend lies in a hapless man with a psychic link to the killer, who is soon suspected of the crimes. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

  • Badlands 2005

    Badlands 2005 (1988)
    TV Movie (Sci-Fi) Special effects In 1995 a severe drought forced Americans to flee the West for the cities. Water became more precious than gold. Now in 2005, settlers are coming back, meeting new challenges, and age-old adversaries. A U.S. Marshal and his cyborg partner patrol the American West. A hard-as-nails female boss heads two U.S. Marshals (one human, one bionic) in Badlands 2005, a concept where the near future sees water as a more precious commodity than gold. The West of America has been deserted after droughts a decade earlier, and now a re-population program is underway. Written by Anonymous

  • The Wicked

    The Wicked (1987)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Special effects Australian rodeo men Bronco and Rick pick up hitchhiker Lucy on their way to a rodeo. However, after taking a wrong turn, their car breaks down in a spooky town and they are forced to ask for help at the decrepit Terminus Manor. When they discover that the manor residents are actually a group of hungry vampires, the trio must struggle to fight off the bloodsuckers and get out of town. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

  • Cassandra

    Cassandra (1987)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Special effects A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.

Awards

  • Emmy Nomination for Visual Effects
    (2002)

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