With Melbourne going into the longest lockdown in the world I took the time to work on my film making skills. I was accepted into the Sundance Collab, Sundance Institute and took two classes that really helped me develop as a Director.
The first was with cinematographer Bill Dill and was all about visual storytelling. The second was the fundamentals of directing with Alex Smith. Through both I started to understand my story telling style and also my 'why' which is pretty simple. I just want to bring joyful stories to the world. My stories tend to focus on identity, love, secrets and the idea of we don't really know anyone or what goes on behind closed doors.
The below piece is my interpretation of the scene we were given to Direct starring the actors Ana Isabel, Gary Wall and Jess Fyffe. Shot by Konrad McCarthy, writteby Alex Smith and Directed by me. It needs a little sound design on it but it's a pretty good example of my storytelling style.