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Little Black Book Interview

Had a chat with LBBOnline about being a director. We talk about a love for off the wall scripts, working with like minded producers and combining creativity and strategy. We don’t talk about my frequent use of unnecessarily big words. Thanks to Found at Sea for the opportunity. 

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Lockdown Thread

1/ A small thread about creativity and life. 2/ I started playing piano when I was seven. But for many years, I struggled to sight read music. 3/ The reason for this was really simple – I didn’t practice, because I was afraid of getting it wrong. And so every week I had to wing […]

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Life is Better With Brick

Very chuffed to release this five part comedy webseries for Brickworks, starring Laura Hughes, Cameron James and Gary Clementson. We shot this the day before my wife gave birth to our third child – so I’m very appreciative of the kind people at Found at Sea for keeping the faith! Kudos to Brickworks for willing […]

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Duo Films

Duo Films is Justine Moyle and I. We make premium video content for brands. Our rule: we only come together when the job is a good fit. Check us out at www.duofilms.com.au

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Dangers of Nostalgia

Over the break I heard two podcasts that made me think about the dangers of nostalgia, a subject I continue to be interested in at an academic level. 1/ WIND OF CHANGE from Crooked Media – in which the song from The Scorpions that supposedly signified the end of the Cold War might have actually […]

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Things Are Looking Up

It was a lot of fun directing the new TVCs for Pilot.com.au. Rare to see a politician telling the truth…about their hair loss and sexual health. Especially when he’s played by Stephen Hunter. Thanks to the teams at Eucalyptus and Canopy for the gig!

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“O O O….”

Was a treat to direct these spots for O’Brien Glass, riffing on the classic “OOO O’Brien” jingle. A jam-packed shoot featured children (and adults), animals, a choir, and of course broken glass! Two spots have been released, with two to come. Thanks to all who worked on these, especially Arielle Bowers at Two Giraffes, Sam Phibbs, […]

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What a year

This. This kinda sums up my year. A clusterf&%k in which you forge ahead. I’d like to thank all my clients and colleagues for making it one that I got through without losing my mind. The back end has been great with a bunch of commercials and return to comedy. On top of that new […]

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The Gardener – 20th Anniversary

Slightly gobsmacked to be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of my short film The Gardener. Has it really been twenty years? I’m still interested in themes of identity, nostalgia, memory, history and trauma. Nowadays, however, I look at all it with a bit more humour…and with perhaps more political and social perspective. It’s also wonderful to […]

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