Film

“Follow Friday” Article on Crikey

For his regular Follow Friday column on Crikey last week, Matthew Clayfield (@mclayfield) interviewed Wastelander Panda director Victoria Cocks and me about the process of making the project to date, as well as crowdfunding, working in SA and the Australian film industry. The first part of the article is below, or you can read the …

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Thoughts on Tropfest & the Australian Film Industry

Tropfest, Australia’s largest short film festival, screened tonight to almost 100,000 people at the Domain in Sydney, as well as at satellite events around the country and, for the first time, live on free-to-air TV on SBS. While I’ve sometimes been disappointed with the selection of films at Tropfest in the past, this year’s offering …

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Putting Yourself in the Spotlight: The Filmmaking Process Online

Filmmaking has changed. We started Epic Films three years ago, and finished our first two short films, L’Artiste! and Landscape Scene, a year later. Then we sent them off to festivals. After a year, each film had had five or six festival screenings – both local and international, had a few awards and nominations, and …

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Wastelander Panda

I am currently producing a project called Wastelander Panda, the live action tale of the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The project is written and directed by Victoria Cocks, with the majority shot by a small group of just ten: me, Vic, DOP Vivyan Madigan, Costume Designer Olivia Iacobelli, Production Designer Annalisa Francesca, …

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Epic Films Website Launch

In 2010 I started my own production company called Epic Films with my friend and fellow cinematographer Vivyan Madigan. A year on, and we’ve now completed our first two short films – ‘L’Artiste!’ and ‘Landscape Scene,’ shot a third short, ‘The Beekeeper,’ and are developing our next project, ‘Wastelander Panda.’ We’ve also recently launched our …

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