Sunday, May 24, 2009


Well.....maybe not.

It has been hectic of late, but I am loving it. My next projects are:
- 1st Assistant Director on a 16mm short titled 'A Flaw In Perfection'. We have shot 3 days and have 1 more day to go.
- Writing a short film script (working title: 'Dead Man Walking')
- Miscellaneous helper (editor? story consultant? fluffer?) on my talented friend Mark Tipple's documentary on Indonesian poverty.
- Writer/co-director with my uber-skilled pal Chino on an untitled short film.

That should keep me busy for the next few months at least.

Chasing Mel Screening - 23rd May 2009

Chasing Mel screened at the Newtown Film Festival to a majority unbiased crowd (i.e. minority friends and family). I was a nervous wreck before hand, but the crowd reaction was brilliant! They laughed in the right places and in a few I didn't expect.

I didn't win the 'audience favourite' award for my session, but I was not overly bothered given the crowd was STACKED with the people who featured in a particular documentary. I was pleasantly surprised, however, that, during the voting, one of my friends overheard the following conversation:

Person 1: "Finished your vote form?"
Person 2: "Not yet. I know I am supposed to vote for our one, but I really liked that Mel Gibson one"

I am sure that person would have eventually voted for the other film. The moral is, if I made one person second-guess their guaranteed vote for a friend, I must be doing something right.

Thanks to my friends and family who came along, it was very special with you there.