Band member/management

2004 – 2006
Client Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic
Project Seven-piece show band
Roles Band Manager, Musician, Performer

An autonomous role within the band as a performer and manager.

  • Singer/songwriter/musician
  • Liaise with agents and venues for bookings, invoicing and payment
  • Posters, CD and DVD cover artwork
  • Press releases and newspaper interviews
  • Live radio interviews & performances (2BBB, 2NVR…)
  • Produced Promotional DVD with videos and slideshows

Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic - Promo Postcard
Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic – Promo Postcard

Music Video

Client Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic
Project: Miss You – Live music video
Role: Director, Digital Video Editing, Cover art, Musician

Ultra-low budget film clip shot on miniDV and edited in iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Presented on promotional DVD for venues/entertainment agencies.


Miss You - Live music video

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)

DVD design

Client: Regular Wildcat
Project: Litmus – A Surfing Odyssey DVD, The Val Dusty Experiment
Role: DVD Design & Authoring, DVD Extras production

  • Designed DVD menus and navigation
  • Produced, Directed & Edited music video Elizabeth
  • Cover and Disc Art (first edition)

See more about this project at www.litmus.com.au

Litmus - a surfing odyssey
Litmus - a surfing odyssey