ADRIAN KORTUS - SAFE ANT FILM ENTERPRISES
1 GLENFERRIE STREET
CAULFIELD NORTH VICTORIA 3161
p 9500 2001 m 0419 360 186 e a.kortus@
have spent 30 years working in the Australian Film Industry; twenty as a technician (Grip) and the last ten as a Safety Consultant/Supervisor. As both a film technician and OH&S consultant I have managed a wide and complex range of workplace safety issues. My extensive practical experience has been informed by formal training in OHS, rigging, scaffolding, traffic management, crowd control, electrical spotting, first aid and other certificated areas of work.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES (all current)
• MEAA National Register – Safety Consultant/Supervisor
• Diploma in OH&S
• Occupational Health and Safety Certificate IV (with Distinction)
• Certificate III in Security Operations
• Follow health, safety and security procedures from the
Certificate in IV in Screen
• Certificate IV – Assessment and Workplace Training (3 key modules)
• AFTRS Safe Sets Course
• Health and Safety Representative/Supervisor Training Victoria (WorkCover approved)
• Metropolitan Fire Brigade – Fire Warden’s Course
• Electrical Safety Spotters Certificate
• Occupational First Aid Level 3 & Senior First Aid
St John’s Ambulance Australia – valid until 29/08/2010
• Certificate in Industrial Twin Rope Access
OH&S Certification Australia (V338513)
• National Certificate in Intermediate Scaffolding and Rigging
• Forklift License
• Elevated Work Platforms License
• Surf Lifesaving certificate
• Heavy Rigid Truck
• Vic Roads Certified Pilot / WA Accredited Pilot
2001 - current SAFETY CONSULTANT/SUPERVISOR
SAFE – SAFE ANT FILM ENTERPRISES (OWNER / DIRECTOR)
I have been employed as the Safety Supervisor and OH&S Consultant on the following productions:
John Doe feature film (2011)
The Killer Elite feature film (2010)
Animal Kingdom feature film (2009) Kin feature film (2009)
The Loved Ones feature film (2008)
My Year Without Sex feature film (2008)
Mary and Max feature film (2008)
Two Fists, One Heart feature film (2007)
The Tender Hook feature film (2007)
Managing Safety Officer for the:
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games ~ Opening Ceremony (2006)
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games ~ Closing Ceremony (2006)
Charlotte’s Web (2nd unit) American feature film (2005)
The Book of Revelation feature film (2005)
Rapture of the Deep Granada German TV Feature (2004)
Cable SBS TV Feature film (2004)
Thunderstruck feature film (2003)
Love’s Brother feature film (2002)
Japanese Story feature film (2002)
Ned Kelly (2nd unit) feature film (2002)
Road part of a locally-shot Indian film (2002)
One Perfect Day feature film (2002)
Take-a-way feature film (2002)
Horse Play feature film (2002)
Don’t Peek American feature film (2001)
& many television commercials and music videos.
1991 - 2001 KEY GRIP
ANT GRIP SERVICES (OWNER / DIRECTOR)
During this period I provided Grip services to leading Australian and International production companies. Commercials worked on include Coca Cola, Pepsi, Ericssons, Dupont, Hyundai, Daewoo, Mitsubishi, Holden and Ford. Grip services were supplied to many leading Australian companies including Myer, Sportsgirl, Just Jeans, Telstra, Email, Vic Tourism, Transport Accident Commission, National Australia Bank, Bendigo Bank, Westfield Shopping Centres among many others.
Music video production included work for many leading Australian music artists.
Films and documentaries worked on during this period included:
The Drover’s Boy Mr Electric
Life Forms Plead Guilty Get a Bond
Miss Taurus Untold Desires
1985-1991 ASSISTANT GRIP – (FREELANCE)
TRACKING VEHICLE OPERATOR (OWNER / OPERATOR)
During this period I regularly worked assisting a variety of key grips in Melbourne. I also owned and operated a tracking vehicle for four years working on commercials for; Holden Barina, Nissan Pulsar, Transport Accident Commission ‘Booze Bus’, Holden Rodeos and Jackaroos.
Working as a tracking vehicle driver gave me an added perspective on the responsibilities and safety issues relevant to this area. Combining my grip and driver roles enabled me to design and create safe and effective camera rigs.
1982-1985 IN HOUSE GRIP/STUDIO MANAGER
VTC - VIDEO TAPE CORPORATION
My responsibilities included set construction, lighting and general grip work. During this period I worked on many music videos for leading Australian artists. I also worked for television in the production of ‘Nightmoves’ and ‘Rocket’ and many television commercials.
PRE FILM INDUSTRY Prior to my involvement in the film industry I held a number of positions where I was required to be responsible for the safety and comfort of people in my care.
As a Launch Master at both Lizard and Bedarra Islands I conducted marine tours and was involved in the ferrying of guests around the islands and the mainland. On Lizard Island I was also responsible for aircraft freight and baggage handling.
I was employed as a Professional Diver and Coxswain in the fledgling sea urchin export industry.
My early employment was as a Trades Assistant in the marine engineering and building industries.
Brendan Campbell ¬– 1st Assistant Director
Ph: 0412 528 363
Matt Enfield – 1st Assistant Director
Ph: 0416 218 017
Phil Jones – 1st Assistant Director
Ph 0417 334 560
Jason Byrne – Producer
Ph: 0413 169 710
Jamie Crooks – 1st Assistant Director
Ph: 0411 756 397
Rachel Evans Artis – 1st Assistant Director
Ph: 0412 522 300