Faced with 2 weeks off in summer I managed to get this film from initial conception to finished in under 2 weeks. Shooting itself was only 2 days and I basically called in every favour I had to get it done. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out all things considered! Maybe next time I'll have 3 weeks!
It's kind of a homage to the Twilight Zone/Looper/Back to the Future and even a bit of Invader Zim all with an Aussie bogan twist!
The official synopsis:
Barry is ordinary bloke who's weekend hobby happens to be building a time machine. However his wife Wanda wants him to give up his love and clear out the garage to make room for her Torana. Can a visit from a mysterious stranger in the dead of night convince Barry that messing with the space time continuum will only lead to certain destruction?
Katie May Johnson
Jon Rex Williams
Sarah Kate Mitchell
Director Of Photography
& Sweet Teeth
1st Assistant Director
with Special Thanks to Stephen and Ali and the rest of the Panetta Family.
Directed by David Rechtman and starring Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and The Voice fame. After moving out to Australia with his family to host the voice, the spot was part of a national campaign that let Vodafone users to win tickets to a "Housewarming Party" hosted by the Madden brothers.
This cut of the TVC uses music that was commissioned for the TVC but wasn't ultimately used, but I think it ads a certain "Napoleon Dynamite" feel that was lacking in the broadcast version. It is also sans supers to really get a sense for the lovely skin tones the ARRI Alexa camera is capable of.
This is the 30 sec execution, which also included a 15 sec execution and five internet content seeders.
The TVC was produced in conjunction with Ogilvy, MCM Media and Bohemia. Other credits include: Mat Anastasi and Briony Luschwitz as producers. Music was composed by Edwin Montgomery.
An online video for Any Dimension, a 3D printing company.
Directed by David Rechtman the project involved compositing 3D renders of the final model, with live action footage of a B-Boy and the final model. David wanted the look and feel of the actual printing process to be communicated on screen, so the virtual model was “rendered” into existence thanks to multiple passes in Maya and composited together with After Effects. Special thanks to Christian Heinrich for the 3D model clean-up and render passes!