YOUNG DOCTORS, Nine Network Australia
Series Producer, Writer
2011 | 8 x 30"
Young Doctors is an 8 part observational documenatary series that follows 7 young doctors as they embark on a career in medicine.
Shot on location at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, Young Doctors attraced over 1 million viewers an episode when it premiered on the Nine Network.
GETAWAY, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA
2009 - 2011
Producing stories from around the world and Australia for Getaway.
Climbing the worlds tallest building in Dubai, trekking to Namche Bazaar in Nepal, hot air ballooning above Bath, escaping tsunamis in Mentawai Islands, swimming with dolphins in Port Stephens, setting presenters on fire on the Gold Coast (fun!) heli-hiking to the top of mountains in New Zealand, sunrise over a volcano in Java, calling 911 in Memphis Tennessee, sailing the Mediterranean in a Turkish gulet, running away from the police in Rome.
Best job ever! What made this job so special was - not just the travel - but working with one of the friendliest, most dedicated and most professional crews around.
XYZ Networks Music Channels - [V], MAX, CMC
Oversaw all productions on Channel [V], MAX and Country Music Channel. I was responsible for a team of producers, presenters and production staff. These were a fun few years working with a great young team.
With too many productions to mention, below are a few of my favourite.
what U want Channel [V]'s flaghip show. Daily afternoon music request show, with interviews, live music, competitions etc.
Cash Cab Series 1 and 2. Shot on location in a Melbourne taxi, Cash Cab was the worlds smallest game show.
Live Earth Australia Screened live for 9 hours across 2 channels, Live Earth was seen by millions in Australia, and billions around the world
The Know a weekly pop culture/review show on MAX, hosted by Jimmy Barnes, Yumi Stynes and Lisa Hensley
Powderfinger: Concert for a Cureshot on the steps of a pink Sydney Opera House, this show consisted of a 30 minute documentary and a 1 hour concert, with the aim of raising awareness of Breast Cancer
Max Masters A Documenary Series. Produced monthly, the series was the definitive rock biography of a any featured artist.
Big Day In 2007/2008 Channel V was the exclusive TV partner for the Big Day Out. Or coverage featured a 9 hour Big Day In, plus live 2 hour shows from Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast
ARIA Red Carpet Show - 2006/2007 Live Red Carpet shows from Australian Music's night of nights.
Blog Party a 10 week social experiment, utililising some ground breaking technology, Blog Party was a competition between different video bloggers.
Rock Room hosted by James Mathison, Rock Room was an 11 part rock n roll series, which included Music, interviews, biographies and other nuggets.
Freestyle shot on location in Australia, the US, the UK and New Zealand and hosted by Maya Jupiter, Freestyle was the definitive hip hop, rnb and urban music show.
DISCOVERY WITH RICHARD GILL - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer and Director
2006 | 4 x 30"
Discover the genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn as Richard takes you on a musical ride, backed by the Sydney Symphony.
This was a really enjoyable show to make and gave me a real insight into classical music. Richard Gill is an amazing communicator, and if you ever get a chance - make sure you see him live.
RAGGS - Southern Star/Endemol
Segment Director (Series 1)
Director of "Dumpster" for Raggs, which screened on Network 7. This was a segment within the broader show where Dumpster the cat would interview kids on the big issues in life. What is love? What is a weekday? A really lovely segment and a great shoot.
STRICTLY DANCING - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Second Unit Director (Series 1,2,3)
2004 - 2005
Directed and shot all the behind the scenes drama of the dancers. Strictly Dancing was a really great show to work on - great team, good content and high ratings. The perfect combination.
MONDO THINGO- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Segment Producer (Series 1)
Mondo Thingo was a weekly pop culture show, hosted by Amanda Keller.
My time there saw me produce a number of "Cheat Notes" - basically little historical biographies about various pop culture subjects.
Subjects included Aaron Spelling, Extreme Ironing, Anime and the Beastie Boys.
JTV - Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Triple J
2004 (10 x 10")
Produced and Directed the pilot series of a youth/music show, based around the national youth radio station, triple j.
JTV screened on the ABC for a number of years. Funded by ABC Development, the show featured music recorded around Australia including Ash, Ben Kweller, Tim Rogers and Shifter.
Also featured interviews, current affairs, comedy and chats with young people plus other titbits including Triple J's One Night Stand.
The series aim was to highlight the culture of triple j and its listeners, whilst creating a cross-platform media brand. The pilot series can also be found on the Triple J Hottest 100 2005 DVD.
Saturday Morning FLY- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Series Producer (Series 2)
2003 (20 x 3hr)
Saturday Morning Fly was a groundbreaking, 3 hour weekly TV show, featuring music, stories, animation and much much more.
It was a hosted curation of all the original content generated on the digital channel - FLY (Australia's first digital multichannel now called ABC2).
It was a really fantastic team that we had and a great training ground in the TV industry.
POPSUI - Australian Broadcasting Corporation/flyTV
I produced over 200 episodes of Popsui - a hosted, nightly music show on FLY - Australia's first digital multichannel. The show included competitions, interviews and its own chart system.
FLY TV - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2001 - 2003
I was one of a small bunch of "founding producers" for Australia's first multi-channel. We were the new wave - we could shoot, edit, produce, direct and present. Although a relatively standard skill-set now - we were the first DV generation.
These were really special years, working with an incredibly talented and dedicated team. Everyone has since gone on to bigger and better things.
MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR (Various)
2003 - 2006
It's true what they say - "there is no money in music videos". But it is fun
ASSORTED DVD RELEASES - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Director, Producer, Camera, Editor
2003 - 2005
Under the patronage of the incredible Paul Clarke, I was allowed to make some fun DVD's for the ABC. I particularly enjoyed researching and producing a history of triplej.
We covered the 70's, the 80s - but unfortunatly never got to the the 90's.
I also made a foray into the Children genre. One successful DVD was The Greatest Dance Party Ever, commissioned by Lee Holmes. Basically, it taught kids how to do fun dances like the Macarena, Chicken Dance, Nut Bush City Limits... you get the idea.
Below are a couple of old short films. There are a few more great ones out there, and I will get around to ingesting them one day - but for now, enjoy!
Co-Director and Producer/Editor
Together with my good friend Adam Grossetti, this was a film we shot on Tuesday, Edited on Wednesday and Thursday and submitted on Friday.
It was back in the days of dodgy NLE suites - I only had a 4gb disc (huge back then!) and I had to keep ramping it, then deleting the original footage, then ramping it again...
It won a few awards and screened around the country.
Co-Director and Producer/Editor/DOP
This film was made by Daniel Marsden and Brian Marsden, and I edited it. It stars my very good friend Ian Brown as "The Drooler" (plus Polly and Jenny Marsden are in there too!) A family affair, and very funny.