SWING tells the story of an unlikely friendship borne of mutual isolation. Sarah rallies against her family and seeks independence through a part-time job helping a blind war veteran. Initially cagey and defensive, the pair find they have more in common than they expect.
AWARDS Best Short Film, Adelaide Film Festival (Audience Vote) 2007 / Best Short Film, St Kilda Film Festival 2007 / Best Short Film (Nominee) AFI Awards 2007.
LIGHTNESS is a poetic rendering of a classic European myth. The story follows an ageing glassblower disenfranchised by the very workplace he has dedicated his life to. Exhausted by a world that seems to be getting by fine without him, he withdraws to a private studio at night to rekindle an age-old passion.
AWARDS Best Director, Australian Director's Guild & Australian Film TV and Radio School (Graduate Award), 2002. / Best Screen Direction, Screen Sound Australia & Australian Film TV and Radio School (Graduate Award), 2002. / Golden Tripod, Best Cinematography, Australian Cinematographer's Society 2002 / Best Screenplay, St Kilda Film Festival 2003.
METHOD SCHOOL was an exercise in relationship. The film was cast without a script. Then over of few weeks, we improvised a series of situations that had nothing to do with character or story. Rather, the focus was on being present and immediate with the person you were working with.
A script was written based on relationships that formed between people and without any rehearsal, we shot it. In the film, there is one professional actor, one acting coach, one non-actor and a bunch of acting students, all of whom, co-authored the film. The fun can be trying to determine which is which. Method School arrived in 2005, as a dark comedy about 'acting' and where what's real is up for grabs.