This is a slightly out-of-date reel (aren’t they all?!) but a new one is being worked on AS I WRITE. Well, not literally as I write. That would be rather difficult.
Operation Buffalo is an espionage thriller set during the British nuclear tests in South Australia in the 1956, when the Menzies government had welcomed British atomic bomb testing at ‘uninhabited’ Maralinga. An Australian Army engineer and WWII hero is charged with keeping the base functioning…
What a delight to work with Mirrah Foulkes on her unique and loopy first feature. Had to dial back a thou from my original pitch of complete adherence to contemporary design and layout (contracts, y’knaa) but still managed to slip in a lot of medial…
Nothing you’re about to see is true. Utter madness and chaos. Trying to track shots that were so selectively macro-focused I couldn’t even figure out the perspective the background was supposed to be at. Now in the glory of hindsight I can still revel in…
The more eagle-eyed among you may have already noted that this is pretty much exactly the same font and layout as David Michôd’s earlier film The Rover. To which we would both like to clarify, no, this is widely-tracked Garamond in grey text and not…
Kabooooom. Everyone’s doing faux VHS these days. Not enough of whom can actually remember what VHS looked like, so Nash and I thought we should let them know. Unfortunately my desire for realism meant working from an image at 240 pixels high, one concession to…
Over the course of the design process we lost unicorns but managed to keep the bright pink. As dads of daughters (like Ray) Nash (Edgerton, director/producer) and I were both suddenly extremely aware of the power of the colour pink, and its sudden prevalence in…
Titles, captions and credits for a great doco exploring the trials and tribulations as the only women’s rugby team in Papua New Guinea prepare for their World Cup campaign, battling infrastructure, lack of opportunity and intense sexism along the way.
Fascinating web series about the incredible people that exist in the frankly hellish world of Freetown in Sierra Leone, where despite the horrors that surround them, looking good and making a hell of a statement is maybe more important than ever.
Roots heading down into the psychic earth, connecting to the past, feeding and nurturing. Sometimes healthy, sometimes corrupting. But always growing.
Down, down, down. Through the endless old-growth of wild Tasmania, with glimpses of clues and hints through the foliage, getting closer and closer to the centre of the mystery. Thanks as always to Porchlight Films for trusting me with this and giving me exactly as…
Title, caption and overlay design, 3d map work and various other bits and pieces for Jen Peedom’s amazing story of the world’s highest industrial relations dispute.
We tried a whole bunch of stuff but sometimes it’s better to step out of the way of the story and find a challenge in the peace and quiet of white text on a black field.
A family’s tense existence in a scorched outback town is fractured when both the children disappear as a giant sandstorm blankets the desert. The process here was basically starting with the text being obliterated into sand and dust, and then scaling that effect back until…
Sell the idea that the Codys are bank robbers without having a tiresome and expensive bank robbery scene. I don’t know who came up with the idea of using images of real bank robberies but let’s just say I’m glad I wasn’t the one who…