Sweatshop

Today we have a special guest blog entry from long-time friend and collaborator, Alistair Marks. Alistair has worked with MTV, Nickelodeon and recently spent a year following Samuel Johnson around Australia as director of the Network 10 documentary Love Your Sister. Previously, Alistair wrote and directed the short film Shotgun! which won Best Director and Best Comedy at…

Documentary Translation Workflow

This Guest Blog has been written by our good friend, Joel Sharpe. Enjoy! In this post I’m going to explain my process working with translation on a recent film I did for NGO As Green As It Gets in Guatemala. Like most documentarians, having very little budget to deal with means creating a workflow that requires…

The Making of PLASTICIZED

Mike Lutman is a great friend and collaborator, who we’ve worked closely since 2010 when he washed up on our shores from San Francisco. He’s currently working full time as a commercial editor at Melbourne’s award-winning boutique editorial company The Butchery, however as an extremely talented filmmaker in his own right, and a passionate advocate…

The OceanMaker

After working in this industry for many years now, one amazing and almost unexpected trend we constantly see is that most people, even if they’re Academy Award Winning, are more than happy to share their knowledge, experience and advice. This is one of the greatest things about the filmmaking world – generally speaking, the most talented people at…

5am, Sri Lanka in May…

The Making of the tentatively titled documentary, Cycle on Ceylon. Written by Guest Blogger and our very good friend, the amazing Michael Lutman. It is nearly five in the morning and a mosquito possibly carrying malaria has joined me. She has alerted me now numerous times throughout my four hour power nap by whispering sweet buzzes…