And here it is (a little late, but here all the same)! My second short film, “The Disappearing Keys”, starring John Lombard and Michael Ubrihien. Camera work by Fil Meddows and Jason Macqueen. Amazingly, it was an official selection for the 2017 Canberra Short Film Festival!
So excited to be able to share WAND, my first short film (well, the first one I did more than just write …).
My friends and I shot, edited, and scored WAND in ten days for the annual Lights! Canberra! Action! film making festival earlier this month. We didn’t make the final, but had a blast putting it together.
Big thanks to the stars Helen Way, Arne Sjostedt, Rachel Hogan and Peter Fock for bringing my vision to life. Incidentally, this was Helen’s first time acting in a film, and she absolutely nailed it!
Special thanks to Philip Meddows for his awesome work behind the camera. Although he is credited as cinematographer and co-editor, he was also very much my co-director. Without his experience, technical skills, and advice, there’s no way I could have put this thing together.
Big shout out also to Simon and everybody at Beyond Q for letting us shoot in their store. It was a great location, and we’re so grateful they let us play in their space.
Overall this was a huge learning experience for me. It takes a village to make a film, even one as simple as WAND. As someone who usually writes in isolation, it was a treat to be able to collaborate and learn from such an enthusiastic, friendly, and creative crew. Can’t wait to get cracking on the next one!
In a world full of noise, you have to make your own soundtrack.
4 male, 2 female, plus extras
“Sound Blanket” is yet to be produced.
Download the Script
Sound Blanket (pdf 32kb)
Ben has worked hard to get his life together. He’s got a good job and is getting married in a few weeks. But when his wild ex-girlfriend, Gwen, calls to ask for help with car trouble, he’s quick to drop everything to run to her aid. The only problem: Gwen’s idea of car trouble is a dead body in the boot.
Some things are best left dead and buried.
1 male, 1 female
In 2014 “Burying the Past” was shot in Beirut, Lebanon. It was produced by Nadim El Ghaoui and directed by Antony Kai, and featured Jonathan Saccal as Ben and Christina Obeid as Gwen (both pictured).
You can watch “Burying the Past” below.
Download the Script
Burying the Past (pdf 38kb)