1. http://www.risingphoenix.co.nz

    This film was our entry for the 48 Hours Filmmaking competition in 2009. It was scripted, shot and edited between 7pm on May 18th and 7pm on May 20th. The genre we drew this year was 'Real Time' and each entry had to contain the following elements:

    Prop: A Rock
    Line of Dialogue: "It doesn't fit"
    Character: Alex Puddle, an exaggerator

    CREDITS:

    Writer / Director Ellie Callahan
    Writer/ Editor Brice Varan
    Writer/ Actor Bradley Patten
    Writer/ Director/ Sound Recordist CJ Withey

    Producer/ Art Dept Briar Coleman
    DOP Rachel Patching
    1st AD Marie Brandford
    Lead Actress Laura Molony
    Art Department Director Scott Coleman
    Writer/ Sound Assist Keri Henare
    Costuming/ Make up Ramana Harknett
    Composer / Original Score Sean Webb
    Hair/ Make up Melanie Hull
    Hair/ Make up Rebecca Gallon
    Grip Gareth Treacher
    Gaffer - Tracie DAth
    Gaffer Rowan Sharp

    ZOMBIES
    Rowan Sharp
    Tracie DAth
    Scott Coleman
    Gareth Treacher
    Brice Varan
    Cj Withey
    Ramana Harknett
    Briar Coleman
    Sean Webb
    Keri Henare
    Marie Brandford
    Melanie Hull

    A special thanks to:
    Karen Kennedy
    & Cyrus Varan

    Top Shelf Productions

    ANNIMOTION.COM

    Ramana for cleaning up all the blood!

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  2. Our entry for the 48 Hours Furious Filmmaking competition in 2008. All teams are given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue and you only have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit your film!

    Our Genre: Fairytale
    Character: Kerry Post, a perfectionist
    Line: "Wait a Minute"
    Prop: A brush

    Producer/Director/Xmas Fairy: Ellie Callahan
    DOP/Camera Op/Editor: Brice Varan
    Audio: Gareth Treacher
    Graphics/Props: Philip Magnussen
    Prince Charming/Kerry Post: Michael Mercer
    1st AD/Maid/Queen: Sarah Molony
    Snow White/Cindy/Tree Fairy: Laura Molony
    Production/Props/Which: Briar Burbush
    Stunt Driver: Jarrod Darlington
    Costume/Makeup/Sleeping Beauty: Sacha Magnussen
    Tinkerbell: Andrew Veale
    Little Red Riding Hood: Claire Hedgley
    Woodcutter: Shaun Warin
    Raggedy Anne: Madeleine Hopkins
    Narrator: Steve Farac-Ciprian

    We had a blast making this...We had such a wonderful, creative, and enthusiastic team! Can't wait to work with you all again!

    Special Thanks to Dennise and Steven Fox for lending us their beautiful house! Also to The Barony of Idhafn (http://www.ildhafn.sca.org.nz) for the fantastic extras work! Lastly thanks to Film Head, Ant Timpson, and all the sponsors that make this competition happen every year!

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  3. Showreel for Brice Varan, a New Zealand based Director, Cinematographer, and Editor. This is a small sample of my work over the past few years. If your interested in seeing any of the full films or working with me on a new project please head over to my website http://www.risingphoenix.co.nz or email me (brice@risingphoenix.co.nz) Thanks for watching!

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Rising Phoenix Entertainment

Rising Phoenix Entertainment

Rising Phoenix Entertainment is an innovative and energetic new film and TV production company based in Auckland, New Zealand. Equipped with a brand new Final Cut Studio 2 Edit Suite, Panasonic HVX High Definition Camera, and Red Rock Micro Cinema Lens…


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Rising Phoenix Entertainment is an innovative and energetic new film and TV production company based in Auckland, New Zealand. Equipped with a brand new Final Cut Studio 2 Edit Suite, Panasonic HVX High Definition Camera, and Red Rock Micro Cinema Lens adaptor, and run by Brice Varan, professional Cinematographer, Editor, and Director, we are capable of making standout films, tv shows, commercials, sports, or events. Some of our current television clients include: Sky Television and Prime's "The Crowd Goes Wild". Keep an eye out for our new showreel website in the coming month!!

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