Summary

I'm an Australian television and commercials director currently living in New York. I have over 20 years of experience directing and shooting television series and TV commercials. I focus on comedy and visual storytelling.

Credits

12/16 – 5/17

Cinematographer Cuff Pilot

Scripted (TV) — Tislit Productions Details
12/16 – 5/17

Cinematographer for pilot episode. Shot over 7 days across various interior and exterior locations.

9/13 – 8/14

Director Maximum Choppage

ABC — TV Movie/Mini — Matchbox Pictures / NBC Universal Details
9/13 – 8/14

Series director for 6 x 30 minute episode series Maximum Choppage - a Kung-Fu comedy TV show that screened in 2015. The series received 3 award nominations including an Australian Directors Guild Award Nomination for 'Best Direction of a TV Comedy’ www.imdb.com/title/tt3365776

3/13 – 4/13

Director Smithston

Film (Short) — Jungleboys / Australian Broadcasting Corporation Details
3/13 – 4/13

Directed 8 minute short film. Runner up for the Audience Choice Award at the Houston Comedy Festival and nominated for Best Comedy Film. Official Selection at: LA Comedy Shorts, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, Austin Comedy Festival, Tenerife International Film Festival and Flickerfest Sydney.

5/10 – 6/10

Director of Photography Northcote (So Hungover)

The Bedroom Philosopher — Music Video — The Money Shot Details
5/10 – 6/10

I directed and shot the music video for comedic songwriter performer Justin Heazlewood (aka The Bedroom Philosopher). The clip won 19 Music Video Awards including: Best Music Video at the 2010 Australian Director’s Guild Awards, The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards, The American International Film Festival, Los Angles Cinema Festival and The California International Film Festival. It was also voted as clip of the week on Rage & Channel V. It even screened in alongside the work of Chris Cunningham at Zerofest in LA.

5/10 – 6/10

Director Northcote (So Hungover)

The Bedroom Philosopher — Music Video — The Money Shot Details
5/10 – 6/10

I directed and shot the music video for comedic songwriter performer Justin Heazlewood (aka The Bedroom Philosopher). The clip won 19 Music Video Awards including: Best Music Video at the 2010 Australian Director’s Guild Awards, The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards, The American International Film Festival, Los Angles Cinema Festival and The California International Film Festival. It was also voted as clip of the week on Rage & Channel V. It even screened in alongside the work of Chris Cunningham at Zerofest in LA.

1/08 – 11/08

Director of Photography Laurence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure 1

ABC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Leung Shot Productions Details
1/08 – 11/08

This series was a 6 x 30 minute comedy documentary television series. I co-directed and co-produced with my colleague Nathan Earl and I was also the cinematographer on the series.

1/08 – 11/08

Director (Director) Laurence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure

ABC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Leung Shot Productions Details
1/08 – 11/08

4/06 – 9/06

Director The Chaser's War on Everything 1

ABC — Reality/Doc (TV) — ABC / Chaser Broadcasting Details
4/06 – 9/06

Directed the comedy segments that went into this TV series from Ep 9 through to Ep 28. This involved directing parody ads, movie trailer and tv shows as well as filming pranks and stunts with politicians and the general public.

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Education

Class of '12

UCLA University of California - Los Angeles

Various film subjects.
Class of '96

Institute of Lens Arts Australia

Diploma of Screen Arts - Film Practice

Affiliations

  • Australian Cinematographers Society
  • Australian Directors Guild

Skills

  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing