Ren Amari is the driven inventor of a revolutionary new drug. OtherLIfe expands the brain's sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user's mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life feel like hours or days of exciting adventures. As Ren and her colleagues race around the clock to launch OtherLife, the government muscles in to use the drugs as a radical solution to prison overcrowding. They will create virtual cells where criminals serve long sentences in just minutes of real time. When Ren resists, she finds herself an unwilling guinea pig trapped in a prison cell in her mind. She must escape before she descends into madness, and then regain control of OtherLife before others suffer the same fate.
Written by Ben C Lucas, Kelly Eskridge, and Gregory Widen (Backdraft, Highlander)
Directed by Ben C Lucas
Produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Janelle Landers, Aidan O'Bryan.
Sydney Film Festival Official Selction
Melbourne Film Festival Official Selection
ACS Gold Winner
Watch it now on Netflix
Australian thriller, directed by first-time feature filmmaker Ben C. Lucas, and shot by cinematographer Dan Freene, ACS, which tells the story of a traumatic high school incident that sets off a fatal chain of events for two brothers.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Produced by Aidan O'Bryan and Janelle Landers
ACS Silver Award Winner
Official Selection : Sydney Film Festival. Toronto Film Festival. Busan Film Festival. Torino Film Festival. SWSX Film Festival.
What would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet? THE PORTAL is an immersive, cinematic experience that answers the question: How can we really change the world?
A genre-defining approach to personal change—with global implications—THE PORTAL follows six people (and a robot) who transform their lives using stillness and mindfulness, providing inspiration as we embark on the next phase of evolution. Supported by insights from three of the world’s foremost futurists and philosophers, THE PORTAL opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity transformed. No, this is not sci-fi—this is real life. Humankind is staring into an abyss, yet within us all we have the capability to bring ourselves (and our species) back from the brink. The film is richly visual and sonically powerful. Binaural beats and an evocative score weave a captivating spell in this experiential documentary that takes the viewer on their own mindfulness journey through a tapestry of technology, love, existentialism, human potential, brain hacking, stillness and inner peace.
Directed by Jacqui Fifier
Produced by Tom Cronin
Global Release July 2019
Created by Trent O’Donnell (No Activity, The Moodys) and Adam Zwar (Wilfred, Lowdown), Squinters season 1 was embraced by critics and audiences alike, becoming ABC iview’s most watched comedy of 2018.* Season 2 picks up with Aussie distribution company ‘Kosciusko’ taken over by an American conglomerate. Under new management, our travellers have new jobs and for some, new passengers along for the ride. Over six episodes, we learn intimate details of their lives, relationships and struggles, as they navigate their new workplace.
Jungle Entertainment production for the ABC. Production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW. Created by Trent O’Donnell and Adam Zwar. Executive Producers Chloe Rickard, Jason Burrows, Adam Zwar and Trent O’Donnell. Producers Chloe Rickard, Lauren Elliott and Johanna Somerville. ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski and Andrew Gregory.
Director of Photography Dan Freene ACS
Released on ABC July 2019
ABC Six part 30 minute episodes.
Soul Mates is a 2014 Australian comedy series starring Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nicholas Boshier, screened on ABC2. Soul Mates follows the story of a couple of friends who are continually drawn together across the course of human history.
Created by Christian VanVuuren, Nicholas Boshier, Connor VanVuuren.
Arri Alexa. Arri Alura 18-80mm, 45-250mm Zooms.
What Is A Hipster? - How did fixed gear bikes, artisanal cheese, craft beer and long beards evolve from being niche trends to clichés and commodities? The charming but not particularly hip Samuel Johnson digs into the past to find the origins of the cultural stereotype. Acknowledging that the word has now taken on a distinctively negative connotation and that the peak of the contemporary hipster is actually behind us, the new six-part series Hipsters is a light-hearted look back at the cultural phenomenon that was. Johnson sets off on an international odyssey that takes him from Melbourne to New York, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Detroit, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai to unpack how and why the now instantly recognisable hipster archetype grew from a localised street subculture to a global commodity, and ultimately a figure of ridicule, within the space of a few short years.
Winner Best Direction Television Light Entertainment : ACCTA
Six 30minutes Episodes.
Host Samuel Johnston.
Directed by Seth Larney.
Produced by Lisa Shaunessy and Richard Kelly.
Password : yesterday
Dan Freene ACS Shot selected episodes of the popular ABC TV Comedy The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting.
Episodes directed by Alethea Jones
Produced by Chloe Rickard
A Jungle Boys Production
A short comedy, set in a call centre of an online banking service. Ever wondered what really goes on in those exceedingly frustrating phone calls when you're asked: "Please hold"?
YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US is a film that exposes the truth behind the bubbly voices & over-rehearsed buzz-phrases of those life-sucking call centres. We take you behind the scenes on that fateful day when Simon Shek made the most important call of his life...
Run Time : 12 minutes
Written and Directed by TJ Power
Produced by Riley Nottingham
Official Selection Flickerfest 2018
Official Selection Cinefest 2018
Official Selection MIFF 2018
Winner Audience Award San Diego Film Festival 2018
Official Selection St Kilda FF 2019
Short Film - 12 mins
A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers his passion for go-karting.
Directed by Myles Conti
Produced by Karl Conti
Story by Tam Morris, Andrew Georgiou and Myles Conti
DOP Dan Freene ACS
Edited by Lucas Bradley & Myles Conti
Sound Design Evan Buist
Presented by Hyundai
Filmed with red Weapon, and Kowa Anamorphics.
To view a private screener please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1950s rural Australia, Matthew and his wife live on a remote sheep station. Their quiet lives begin to unravel when it is discovered that Matthew has fathered a child to his wife’s Aboriginal housemaid. When a policeman arrives at the station, Matthew must choose between admitting he is the father and saving his child from being taken or remaining silent and saving his marriage.
Written and Directed by Alex Edmonson
Produced by Cassie Kelly
RED Epic. Zeiss Super Speeds
Short Film 12 minutes
A supernatural drama/thriller starring award winning Australian actor, Geoff Morrell.
Written by Yolande Ramke
Directed by Tobias Anderson
Produced by Raquelle David
Arri Alexa XT. Arri Master Primes.
Duration 14 minutes
GOLD ACS AWARD 2013
A priest finds his faith tested when he is asked to give the last rites to the man he has injured in a car accident, who happens to be a child killer.
Moscow International Film Festival
Santa Monica International Film Festival
Montreal International Film Festival
Cannes Short Film Corner
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Written by Greg Woodland
Directed by Jad Haber
Produced by Yolandi Franken
Red Dragon 6K. Zooke S5s
Short Film 14 minutes
'Marry Me' was the winner of Tropfest Short Film Festival 2008, Best Actress and has over 2 million views on YouTube. It is the story of a little girl who likes a little boy, and a little boy who likes his bike.
Written and Directed by Michelle Lehman
Produced by Karl Conti
Panasonic Varicam. Zeiss Super Speeds.
Duration 7 Minutes
Stockholm tells the story of two men, both from very different backgrounds, who meet in a hotel room (somewhere in Europe) to share a coffee. Their conversation rarely ventures beyond small talk, deliberately skirting the true nature of their meeting. All the while a ticking clock serves as a reminder that time is running out... and their meeting will soon be over.
Directed by Myles Conti
Produced by Karl Conti
Stockholm is currently a part of the festival circuit. To view a password protected screener please contact : email@example.com
Red Dragon. Lomo Anamorphics
Short Film 6 minutes