Melvin J. Montalban, Director - Portfolio

Synopsis: a lesbian love triangle precariously set above the stage of a sexy trapeze circus.

My first year (Graduate Diploma) major work at the Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS).

Year of production: 2007
Duration: 7 min, 15 sec
Gauge: Super 16mm.

Director - Melvin J. Montalban, Producer - Adam Bishop, Writer - Clytie Smith, Cinematographer - Aaron Smith, Production & Costume Designer - Katie Newton, Editor - Ann Foo, Sound Designer - Jason King, Composer - Maja Petrovna Hilcisin, Mixer - Tim Chaproniere, Sound Recordists - Steven McDonald & Joe McCowen, Boom Operator - Sethy Willie

Cast - Eloise Oxer as 'Charlie', Amelia Best as 'Simone' and Ella Scott Lynch as 'Bella'

Festival Screenings include - Cleveland Film Festival, Nashville International Film Festival, Outfest LA, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Reeling 2008: Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival

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Melvin is a 2008 graduate from AFTRS (Australian Film TV Radio School) and both his student shorts, 'Rope Burn' and 'Cupid', have each screened at 20+ film festivals both here in Australia and internationally. 'Cupid' (cupidfilm.com)


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Melvin is a 2008 graduate from AFTRS (Australian Film TV Radio School) and both his student shorts, 'Rope Burn' and 'Cupid', have each screened at 20+ film festivals both here in Australia and internationally. 'Cupid' (cupidfilm.com) has been officially selected for fests including USA festivals Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cleveland IFF, Sedona IFF, Reel Shorts Film Festival in Canada, Short Shorts in Japan, Raindance in London, and Dungog here in Aus. It also won Best Editing at Hatchfest USA 2009.

Melvin is currently Creative Director at The Precinct (theprecinct.net.au), Sydney, where he directs commercials and branded content. With a heart for truthful storytelling coupled with a background in motion graphics and VFX, he hopes to always create emotionally compelling imagery.

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