A young girl in isolation, starring the delightful Mia Wasikowska. This short film won Film Critics Circle Award and Best Director at AFTRS graduation. Also screened among Cinéma des Antipodes at Cannes Film Festival.
This showreel contains vision from the feature and short films listed below.
Australian Film Television &Radio School (AFTRS)
- 2009 – Graduate Diploma – Directing
- 2012 – Masters of Screen Arts - Directing
- 2003 – 2005 – Advanced Diploma of screen - Cinematography, Directing
2014 - Winner, Most thoughtful use of drugs award (Jury Prize) at Sydney Underground Film Festival
2013 – Winner, Best film & Audience Choice at Woodland Film Festival for “Crossroad”
2013 – Winner, Best Director at the West Australian Screen Awards for “Heaven”
2011 – Winner, Best Drama at the Claremont 5 second International film festival for “The Luger Story”
2011 – Winner, Best Screenplay at the West Australian Screen Awards for “Good Pretender”
2011 – Winner, Third Prize, The Doorpost Film Project Competition for “Good Pretender”
2010 – Winner, top five, The Doorpost film project, for “The Luger Story” - Received $45,000 Budget for the short film “Good Pretender”
2008 – Winner, Top 15, the doorpost international short film festival for SPRAWL - Received $17,500 Budget for the short film “Crossroad”
2008 – Young film maker of the year (Award given by ABC) – For COLLECTIVE WORK
2006 – ACS Highly commended Award for Cinematography, SA,WA (For the Short Film Whiskey Bar)
COMPLETED WORKS (Since 2008)
2012 – Heaven – AFTRS Short Film (Approximately 15 minutes) – Writer/Director
Budget : $38,000
Short Film –s16mm – HD transfer
2014 -Selected for Sydney Underground Film festival
-WINNER - Jury Prize
2014 -Selected for Byron Bay Film festival
2013 -W.A Screen Awards
-WINNER – Best Director, Short form
-WINNER – Best Actor, short form (Wayne Davies)
2013-FINALIST for the DENDY awards at Sydney Film Festival (Academy Accredited)
2011 – Gfted Art & Apparel Commercial – Writer/Director/producer
An online commercial for gfted.com
2011 – Henry & Aaron’s Seven Steps to Superstardom - Director
Web series/Short Film Series (Screening online and on Movie Extra)
-Episode # 3 – Get your brand out there
-Episode # 4 – Sleep your way to the top
2010 – Good Pretender (15.40 Min) Director/Co Writer
Budget : $51,000
Short Film –s16mm – HD transfer
2012 - Selected for Adelaide Shorts Film Festival
2012 - Top 50 Selection for the Ridley Scott YourFilmfestival, Youtube Short film competition
2012 - AACTA (A.F.I) NOMINATION for Best Young Actor.
2012 - Selected for Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Academy Accredited)
2011 - Selected for Palm Springs International film festival (Academy Accredited)
2011 - Selected for Seattle International Film Festival (Academy Accredited)
2011 - Doorpost Film Project (Screened in L.A)
-WINNER - $15,000 US – Third Prize
-WINNER - Best Music Score – Toby Chu
-WINNER - Best outstanding breakthrough performance – Olivia DeJonge
2011 - W.A Screen awards
-Best Film & production Design Nomination
-WINNER - Best actor (Wayne Davies)
-WINNER - Best actress (Olivia DeJonge)
-WINNER – Best screenplay (Maziar Lahooti & Mike Hoath)
2009 – Loveless (12.20 Min) AFTRS Short film – Writer/Director
Budget : $30,000
Short Film – s16mm – HD transfer
2010 – Selected for screen at Palm Springs International film festival (Academy Accredited)
2011 – Selected for Flickerfest International Film Festival (Academy Accredited)
2009 - The Luger Story (11.30 min) - Writer/Director (Still pending first festival submissions)
Budget : $20,000
Short film – s16 mm
2009 – WINNER silver ACS AWARD, VICTORIA
2010 – Selected for the top 20 of the Doorpost International Film Festival.
2011 – W.A Screen Awards -WINNER – Best production Design
2011 – Selected for Adelaide Shorts Film Festival.
2011 – Selected for Claremont Five Second International Film Festival (L.A) -WINNER – Best drama
Note : This film also received a Cannes Film Festival Pre Selection by Christian Jeunne.
2008 – Crossroad (8.30 Min) - Producer/Director
Budget : $17,500
Short Film - s16mm – HD transfer
2013 – Selected for Woodland Film Festival – Finalist -WINNER, Best film.
2010 – Selected for New York City International Film Festival
2010 – Screened before Van Diemens land for the London Australia Film Festival.
2010 – Selected for Flickerfest (Academy accredited)
-Screened in Sydney, Perth, Bathurst, Melbourne, Adelaide
-Selected for best of Australian short films tour.
-Broadcast on Movie extra for Flickerfest Extra.
2009 – Selected for Florida International Film festival (Academy Accredited)
2009 – Selected for Margaret River Film Festival
2009 – Western Australian Screen awards. -NOMINATIONS for Best Drama, Acting, Directing, Editing and Script.
2008- Doorpost International Film festival - Finalist
In 1972, my father left Dublin in a souped-up Ford Anglia van called Supervan and drove to Soviet Russia and back. I made a film about it called A Map with Gaps.
Utilising a combination of archive audio recordings and still photographs, drama reconstruction and animation, a surreal and comic tale unfolds of 12,000 miles, 14 countries and 26 very peculiar days. Essentially this is a catalogue of minor disasters, a story that demonstrates that fact can indeed be stranger than fiction and sometimes the grey area between the two is the most interesting place to explore, particularly if you forgot to bring a map.
To date, A Map with Gaps has screened at over 40 international film festivals, and won ten awards including Grand Jury Award: Best Short Documentary at Slamdance Film Festival, 2007
‘A truthful and endearing account of a daughter’s vicarious journey through her father’s travel logs, while touring around Soviet Russia in the 1970’s. The film is true to the heart, bizarrely instructive and compelling and intelligent filmmaking.’
Cork International Film Festival – Jury Statement on presentation of two awards for A Map with Gaps
Director/Producer: Alice Nelson
Animation & Editing: Alan Brown
Sound Design & Music: Zoe Irvine
DoP: Ian Dodds