Just wrapped shooting a new science fiction action feature called Stem in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and produced by Kylie Du Fresne from Goalpost Pictures (Holding the Man, The Sapphires).
Gold Awards at Victoria ACS Awards
I recently won GOLD at the 2016 Victorian ACS awards for Backtrack, Barracuda and Toyota Olympics.
Telstra Christmas campaign, directed by Stephen Carroll at Revolver. Shot on Red Dragon with large format System 65 Panavision lenses.
Directed by Pete Moore at 13 & CO. Shot on Arri Alexa Mini with Cooke S4s.
New Toyota TVC directed by Noah Marshall at The Sweet Shop. Shot on Alexa Mini and Phantom with Cooke S2 and S4 lenses.
MADLY/ Melbourne Film Festival
MADLY explores six stories of modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology. The film takes a passionate trip around the world with Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan behind the camera for each 15-minute vignette.
I worked on Mia Wasikowska's film which deals with a young mother who feels like her newborn is a stranger.
BARRACUDA premieres this Sunday July 10th on ABCTV at 8.40pm. You can also stream the entire series on ABC iView now. Directed by Robert Connolly and based on acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas' book. Shot on Arri Alexa Mini using Panavision PVintage prime lenses.
Working on JUNGLE, a new feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Greg McLean.
Finally, here's a trailer for BACKTRACK, the film I made with writer/ director Michael Petroni and Oscar winner Adrien Brody.
Just finished shooting Barracuda, a new Matchbox TVC mini series directed by Robert Connolly.
An absolute pleasure to work with director Michael Gracey at Moth and the legendary Barry Humphries. Shot on Alexa with Panavision G-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Directed by Derin Seale at Finch. Shot on Alexa with Panavision E-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Bonds/ 100 Years Young
Directed by Uncle Friendly at Goodoil Films. Shot on Alexa with Cooke S4s.
Directed by JH Beetge at Goodoil Films. Shot on Alexa + Panavision G-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Here's a new Legacy charity commercial I shot for director Derin Seale at Finch.
Shooting a rugged new campaign for Momentum Energy in Tasmania. Directed by Tom Noakes at Scoundrel.
A Romance of Many Dimensions
A new film installation by myself and photographer Bart Celestino screened last weekend at Semi-Permanent in Carriage Works. A Romance of Many Dimensions is a study on the ocean in extreme slow motion, and features actress Mia Wasikowska.
We hung a huge 30 x 10' screen in the middle of a large void, and illuminated it with two 2K rear projectors, creating one unusually wide 4K image. The film was able to be viewed from both sides of the screen.
My best David Fincher/ House of Cards impression for a Samsung/ Netflix TVC. Directed by Alyssa McClelland at Finch.
Here's a new Tourism NZ campaign I shot with director Noah Marshall at The Sweet Shop.
Karmi with Penelope Cruz
I recently shot a TVC with Penelope Cruz for a European beer called Karmi. Directed by Jaume de Laiguana and shot on Alexa with Arri Master Primes.
Shooting on Fox Glacier, in the south island of New Zealand
THE MULE is out now digitally across Australia, NZ, USA and Canada! Opening to great reviews and an overwhelming positive audience response, in its opening weekend it became the #1 new release indie on iTunes USA and Australia!
David Jones/ The Things We Do For Love
Directed JH Beetge. Filmed on Alexa with Panavision E-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Glassons/ Made of Here
Directed by Noah Marshall from The Sweet Shop. Filmed on Phantom 4K with Zeiss Superspeeds.
Seafolly/ Call of Summer
I'm very excited to finally share a special film I had the pleasure of collaborating on with director Daniel Askill from Collider Films. Seafolly's Call of Summer stars supermodel Martha Hunt and was filmed on Red Epic with Panavision E-Series anamorphic lenses in Australia and New Zealand.
Joelistics/ Out of the Blue
I recently had the pleasure of making this beautiful music video with director Rhys Graham and friends at Daybreak Films. Shot on a shiny new Red Dragon from Inspiration Rentals using Kowa anamorphic lenses, I shared the shooting duties with Alex Cardy and Joshua Aylett.
Here's a new TVC I shot with director Christopher Hill of Exit Films for Emporium Melbourne. Shot on Arri Alexa with Panavision E-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Ben Briand & Collider
I recently worked on two new TVCs for Asahi and NRMA with Ben Briand at Collider.
Galore in Australian Cinemas
Galore hits cinemas in Australia on June 19.
Daniel Askill/ Collider
Shooting in Queenstown with Daniel Askill from Collider.
Canopy in Cinemas
Canopy is finally screening at independent cinemas nationwide. Written and directed by Aaron Wilson.
Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, Canopy is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.
"Gorgeous, almost unearthly cinematography." - The Hollywood Reporter "A remarkably immersive experience." - Los Angeles Times "Rich, complex and terrifying." - Variety "A riveting adventure story... a unique cinematic experience." - Indiewire
Glue Society/ Thailand
Shooting in the always amazing Bangkok and rural Thailand with The Glue Society and Revolver Films.
New fashion spot for Eastland directed by Kiku Ohe. Shot on Alexa with V-Series Primos.
Feature Film World Premieres at Berlinale & SXSW
This week The Mule has its world premiere at the amazing SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Galore and The Turning also recently held their world premieres to a warm reception at the 2014 Berlinale.
I'm excited to announce that I've been busy working on a new feature film called Backtrack - a psychological thriller by writer/ director Michael Petroni. It stars the incredible Oscar-winning Adrien Brody and Sam Neill. We're currently shooting in Sydney and rural NSW.
Here is a haunting new TVC I shot on road safety in New Zealand with talented director Derin Seale from Finch. Its message seems to have struck a real chord with people, as it's now been seen by millions all over the world.
Beyoncé Visual Album
I'm really excited to have shot the music videos for 'Ghost' and 'Mine' on Beyoncé's surprise new visual album. Directed by Pierre Debusschere from Art & Commerce. The entire visual album is available on iTunes, but below are the two full music videos.
Galore in Berlin Film Festival
Galore will have it's international premiere at Berlin Film Festival in February 2014. Here is the trailer.
ACS Gold for Galore
I'm very proud that Galore has just been awarded the Australian Cinematographers’ Society (Victoria and Tasmania) Gold Award for Cinematography in a Feature Film. Thanks to writer/ director Rhys Graham and the dedicated cast and crew who worked so hard to create such a beautiful film.
Here’s a Berlei commercial I shot with the talented Ben Briand. Filmed in Sydney on the Arri Alexa with Cooke S5 lenses.
Tokyo & Kyoto
A feature film I shot a while back called Canopy has just finished a very positive week at Toronto Film Festival where it had its world premiere. It received a great response from notable critics in Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire as seen in this article by if.com.au.
Here's the teaser trailer for it.
Shooting a foggy morning in Cobram, Victoria.
Galore at Melbourne International Film Festival
Galore will have its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival on 9pm 1st August at the beautiful Forum Theatre.
The Turning at Melbourne International Film Festival
Very proud to have two shorts in The Turning. Small Mercies by Rhys Graham and Long Clear View by Mia Wasikowska. It will have its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival on 7pm Saturday 3rd August.
Had a great time as always collaborating with Matt Devine from The Glue Society and Revolver to create three short zombie films for Boost Mobile. Shot on Alexa with Zeiss Superspeeds and Steadicam work by Andrew Johnson.
Filmmaker Asuka Sylvie recently finished her beautiful short film The Lake. We shot it in her hometown of Queenstown NZ on Alexa with Cooke S4s. Keep an eye out for it in festivals soon.
Working with director Mia Wasikowksa on a short film, which will form part of the feature 'The Turning'.