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The Altar of Lies ...

“The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed” music video in support of Bolt Gun album Begotten. Created with all practical effects.

Alternate seamless-loop version created for live performance projection. Album cover artwork created from extracted video still.

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First/Last

Music video in support of Big Dead album Bone White Branches. Created with all practical effects.

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Heart and Brain

Music video in support of Big Dead album Bone White Branches. Animation by Declan East.

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Float Beneath the Sun

Music video in support of Jon Vayla album Float Beneath the Sun. Created with all practical effects.

Alternate seamless-loop version created for live performance projection. Album cover artwork created from extracted video still.

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Variations on Leonard French

Abstract film commissioned for La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary, with 29-piece live orchestral score, composed by Tamil Rogeon and performed by the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Visuals created entirely from macro footage of Leonard French’s “The Four Seasons”.

Commissioned and produced by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, Creative Production Services.

World premiere on 18 November 2017 at soundvision, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

“Variations on Leonard French” was originally commissioned as a live film and music performance, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of La Trobe University in 2017. The work is based on the sculptural piece by noted Australian artist Leonard French the “The Four Seasons”, acquired by the University in 1978 in recognition of the contribution of David Myers, inaugural Vice Chancellor. This contemporary reimagining of French’s vision, created for the explicit purpose of acknowledging the visual fabric of the University, should be preserved within the cultural collections of the institution for posterity.

– La Trobe University Art Collection

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Watch the full film on FilmFreeway.

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A Particular Tuesday

Music video in support of Norman Westberg (Swans) solo album Jasper Sits Out.

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Lumber

Music video in support of HEXA (Lawrence English & Jamie Stewart) album Factory Photographs.

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Bunny Bill

Music video in support of Norman Westberg (Swans) solo album 13.

45 min extended version screened for Norman Westberg live performances at MONO 21 and at Milton Art Bank.

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Three Days Before the Storm

Two-channel video projection (12 min 43 sec). Screened as part of It Will Find You at Junk Bar in Brisbane.

Written by Christopher Allery. Sound design & score by James Enchelmaier. Presented by Brisbane Fringe Festival.

Still from April is the Cruellest Month

April is the Cruellest Month

Single-channel video projection created for Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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Forgiving Noir

Single-channel video loop in support of Lawrence English album Wilderness of Mirrors.

And as seen in the new video for “Forgiving Noir,” Lawrence English hasn’t lost his pension for pensive patience. As the focal character, this woman with a branch possesses an intriguing strength in terms of initiative and stamina. She also harnesses a certain mystery that is also pleasantly hidden within Lawrence’s track “Forgiving Noir.” What is this forgiveness all about? How does the noir light transpire upon this specific situation?

Maybe what’s happening is this woman with a branch: she’s encircling the video AND the wilderness itself. If Lawrence English’s newest album title Wilderness of Mirrors has anything to say about the video, the woman with a branch IS just entombed within a lengthy trail of similar scenery. If I consider anything outside of Clint Eastwood’s take on the “genre” noir — eh, fuck it, include Clint Eastwood — “Forgiving Noir” reads more toward the suspenseful aspect of noir lighting (as we all know the lighting came well before any sort of detective sleuth sub-genre took the word’s meaning), and flips the typical idea of the protagonist as the one cracking a mystery, as the VIEWERS (and listeners of the track) are the ones searching for meaning.

– C Monster, Tiny Mix Tapes

Still from Wilderness of Mirrors

Wilderness of Mirrors

Single-channel video loop in support of Lawrence English album Wilderness of Mirrors.

Alternate version used for Dark Mofo 2017 midnight lineup reveal.

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Clara

Narrative short film (15 min).

When Clara mistakenly receives a collection of photographs of another woman’s entire life, she leaves her husband and life of luxury and heads west. As she indulges in a self-constructed narrative of the lost girl searching for answers, the further Clara travels the less meaning she finds.

A moving, engaging film whose strength lies in the questions that remain unanswered. A very impressive piece of work.

– Mark Overett, Producer (Iron Sky, Unfinished Sky)

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BNE 6:07AM

Single-channel video. Music by Heinz Riegler.

Premiere at Minus 20 Degree Art & Architecture Winter Biennale 2012, Flachau, Austria.

Still from River

River

Music video in support of I Heart Hiroshima album The Rip.

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Shakeytown

Music video in support of I Heart Hiroshima album The Rip.

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Secret Birds

Secret Birds concert film for I Used To Skate Once show at The Zoo in Brisbane, Australia.

The show features five drummers. The performance is covered in a single shot.

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To Have and To Be

Narrative short film (14 min).

A lonesome young man receives a visit from his ex-girlfriend, and through faltering emotional gestures and clumsy honesty they come to terms with the end of their relationship.

In its smallness, its whiteness and its location hovering over a city, we could almost be in Tokyo. It is a perfect place for an alienated modern youth to brood. And when two people are in the apartment, there is immediate erotic potential: where else can they sit but on the bed?

Brisbane actors Daria Westerman and Nicholas Turner give sensitive portrayals of the lovers. The naturalistic, close filming brings viewers voyeuristically into the room. It is a controlled, poignant performance by cast and crew — a remarkable debut performance for a new film-maker.

– Sandra Hogan, M/C Reviews

Best Actor, Nicholas Turner (nominated) – Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2009

Best Actress, Daria Westerman (nominated) – Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2009

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