The Bourne Wipe

Where do they go? CREDITS Directed by: Michael Shanks Created with: Chris Hocking, Daniel Daperis, Nicholas Colla, Nicolette Minster, Nicholas Issell & Jesse Maskell.

White Christmas

Kris Kringle Khristmas. CREDITS Directed by: Michael Shanks Produced by: Nicholas Colla Featuring: Martin Dunlop as Rudolf Hitler Production Design/Baker: Nato Wentworth DOP: Edward Goldner AC: Stephanie Parsons Sound & Other Things: Chris Hocking Esq. Locations/Baby Wrangler: Allyson Molloy Special Thanks To: Louie McNamara, Nicholas Issell, Laura Lethlean & Nicolette Minster

Stare Down

The final duel… CREDITS Directed by: Michael Shanks Created by: Nicholas Issell, Damien Bodie, Chris Hocking and Louie McNamara Thanks to: Olliver Brown and Kony


Early last year Chris Hocking flew up to Western Australia to help our very good friends Dave Christison (Producer) and Richard Hughes (Director) with their epic short film ‘MAN’ – an award winning 19-minute short drama that explores the underbelly of Australia’s regional drug epidemic and tackles the universal theme of what it means to…

Sportsbet World Cup

We recently teamed up with Sportsbet to produce three little funny online videos based around the World Cup. Enjoy! CREDITS Writer, Director & Editor: Michael Shanks Producers: Chris Hocking & Nick Colla Commentators: Michael Shanks & Nicholas Issell

Vance Joy – Mess is Mine

Michael Shanks recently helped out with Visual Effects on this beautiful and quirky music video for Vance Joy’s debut album, Dream Your Life Away, directed by the very talented Luci Schroder. We first worked with Luci on a TVC she directed for The Big Issue back in 2009 – and it’s so nice to see she’s…

Dan Webb – Coming Up Roses

Michael Shanks recently helped out on this impressive (and slightly silly) music video for Dan Webb’s debut album Sandstorm, directed by our good friend, Kess Broekman-Dattner. It was colour graded by the amazingly talented CJ Dobson from Pocket Post, and crewed by some of our favourite people in the world (including Austin Haigh, Tom Savige, Jesse…

SOCHI 2014 – Speed Skating

Men’s 500 metre In Sochi’s Baby Park Stadium. Created by: Michael Shanks Commentary by: Michael Shanks & Nicholas Issell Featuring: Nicholas Colla and a Banana Special Thanks to: Chris Hocking & Louie McNamara

Fragile – All The Colours

Michael Shanks recently helped out on this beautiful music video for All The Colours, directed and shot by our very good friend, Edward Goldner. It was colour graded by the amazingly talented CJ Dobson from Pocket Post. Enjoy! Credits Director / Cinematographer: Edward Goldner Producer: Jono Toogood 1st AD: Michael Shanks 1st AC: Hanshen Sudderuddin 2nd…

Horrorshow – Dead Star Shine

Michael Shanks recently helped out with the Visual Effects on this impressive music video for Horrorshow, directed by the very talented Kess Broekman-Dattner. It was also colour graded by our wonderful friend Roslyn Di Sisto. Enjoy! You can read about the making of here. Credits Directed by: Kess Broekman-Dattner Produced by: Nicholas Cox & Kess…

Making Mornings Magnificent

Here are some 15sec videos we produced recently for DMG Radio Australia and Hungry Jack’s. Enjoy! Directed by: Nicholas Colla Produced by: Chris Hocking Cinematography by: Benjamin Hidalgo De la Barrera DMG Radio Australia Team: Kerry Nicholls Dave Zwolenski Felicity Kane Kasmir Simpson

Half-Life: Counting to 3

Michael’s hope for E3 this, and every year. Directed, Edited and Visual Effects by: Michael Shanks DOP: Chris Hocking Production Assistant: Nick Issell Featuring: Laura Lethlean Special Thanks to: Louie McNamara, Ryan Keenan

Keeping up with the Comstocks

Meanwhile, in a Parallel Universe… WARNING: This video may contain game spoilers. Directed and Edited by Michael Shanks Written by Michael Shanks with Nick Issell Starring: Michael Shanks, Nick Issell, Mahalia Brown With Craig Jansson, Ollie and Scout. Production Assistant: Chris Hocking Special Thanks to: Louie McNamara, Laura Lethlean and Ryan Keenan

Hitman: Playstyles

47 different ways to play. Give or take 47. Director/Editor: Michael Shanks DOP: Sam McCabe Sound Design: Craig Jansson Production Assistant: Chris Hocking Starring: Alistair Marks, Ashley Weidner With: Mark Taylor, Jackson McInerney, Michael Shanks, Louie McNamara, Eden Row Thanks to Laura Lethlean, Seaworks Williamstown and the lovely Louie McNamara.

The Underwater Realm

Half our world lies hidden in the depths of the ocean. The Underwater Realm is a series of short films that chronicle five times throughout history when mankind has come into contact with an ancient race of people living beneath the sea. The Underwater Realm is one of the most inspiring independent film projects of all time…

When Gordon Met Chell

Anticitizen Fun! Made on a budget of absolutely nothing. Directed, Edited and Visual Effects by Michael Shanks You can find the music on Bandcamp You can find Michael on Twitter You can find Michael on Facebook Starring: Samantha Chiodo and Michael Shanks With: Mark Taylor and Damien Bodie DOP: Sam McCabe Sound Design: Craig Jansson Production…

Back to the Whoture

88 mph? Wipe off 5. Directed, Edited, Sound and Score by Michael Shanks. Download the Soundtrack. Check out Timtimfed on Facebook. Check out Timtimfed on Twitter. Starring – Mark Taylor and Michael Shanks. DOP – Sam McCabe. Thanks to Chris Hocking, Nick Colla, Doc Braun. DeLorean supplied by the awesome Doc Braun!

On The Borderline

Here is an exciting video clip Directed, Edited and Performed by Michael Shanks, for his own band, Roadgeek. Winner of Best Music Video (shared with David Michôd for his clip Loveless by Children Collide) and Best Independent Music Video at the 2012 St Kilda Film Festival – SoundKilda Competition. Rage Indie Clip of the Week during…

August 2010 Reel

We have decided to put our latest August 2010 Reel online for everybody to see! Normally, we only share the reel with potential clients and friends via DVDs, but this time round, we’re going the polar opposite and are releasing it for all to see on YouTube. The reel was cut together by our very…

There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

It seems like so long ago now that we were on the hunt for people to help us build an animatronic hippo for Pocket Bonfire’s production of “There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake”! Well, not only has principle photography well and truly wrapped, but even post production is now slowly drawing to a…

The Curse of Black Bones

The amazingly talented director Rhett Dashwood has just wrapped post production on his video clip “Black Bones”, for a great band called Teenagersintokyo. The video clip looks amazing (it was shot on Vision Research’s Phantom high speed camera), however that’s the not the only reason I’m writing about it here. Like a lot of low-budget productions…