Short Film

Client: Verandah Post Films – Community film group
Project: Dear Old Dad
Role: Director, Digital Video Editing, Titles

This was my first directing project with VPF, made for Tropfest 2004. Three days shooting. Completed as a DVD with behind-the-scenes photos for sale in Bowraville Theatre.

Awards: Best First Film at the 2004 Northern Womens Film Festival, North Coast Camera, Lismore NSW
Screenings: Bowraville Theatre, Aurora TV

Director: Rosie Sutherland
Screenplay: Sue McKinley
Producer: Lea Gillard
Director of Photography: Alan Samuels

Cast: Lisa Besmehn, Victoria Maggs, Andrew Maggs, Fred Smith, Mark Vereker, John Beilby

Duration: 7min
Shooting Guage: miniDV
Screening Format: DVD or miniDV

The Story:
Poor old Harry’s dead. His youngest daughter Lizzie will miss him a lot. Lizzie’s estranged siblings Margot and Roger return from the city for their Dad’s funeral.
They can barely hide their distaste for Harry’s small-town, beer and races lifestyle – so why did they bother to show up?

 
Watch an excerpt from Dear Old Dad:

Short Film

Client: Verandah Post Films – Community film group
Project: Outside the Square
Role: Co-Producer, First Assistant Director, Digital Video Editing, Titles

This was my first project with VPF. One day shoot on Betacam, transferred to miniDV for editing. Completed for as a DVD with behind-the-scenes photos for sale in Bowraville Theatre

Awards: Most Popular Local Film at the 2003 Cool Bananas Film Festival
Screenings: Bowraville Theatre, Cool Bananas Film Festival, Aurora Television

Director: Jacquelin Melilli
Screenplay: Carrolline Rhodes
Producers: Rosie Sutherland & Lisa Milner
Director of Photography: Alan Samuels

Cast: Julie Fuad, Brian Fitzsimmons, Joanne Phythian, Chris Gooley, Frederick Millard, Jacquelin Melilli, Mark Bergin, Nathan Gooley

Duration: 8min 45sec
Shooting Guage: BetacamSP
Screening Format: DVD or miniDV

The Story:
It’s Council Cleanup Day. Mum Smith puts her ancient, but much-loved lounge out for collection.
What she isn’t expecting is the ingenuity of the browsers…

 

The Crew of Outside the Square
The Crew of Outside the Square (me bottom left)