It's been busy.
There has been a trip to the US to shoot a music clip for Colin Hay, and continue the journey on my documentary with him. It was an incredible trip - once again traveling to some terrific parts of the US, but again being greeted by an ever growing fan base of Colin's work. The doco is getting closer to conclusion - the story has started to emerge, and I can now start to see the finished project! Watch this space - hopefully there are some developments to talk about soon!!
There has been a few TVC's around too - it was great to work with Matt Bird on a spot for Toyota in conjunction with the Nine Network show The Block. It's a neat idea that hopefully everyone will like!! I also had the pleasure of working with Dean Codrington again too. We worked on a couple of projects a number of years ago, and it was great to do it all over again with him!
Check out the Music Video section and you'll see the fun clip created by director Chad Fischer for Colin Hay's new single - Send Somebody. Chad is a tremendously talented guy who not only directed this clip, but co-produced Colin's new album Gathering Mercury (the one that includes a few images of mine too!) Chad was fantastic to work with given his self proclaimed inexperience - although, those that know him from his band Lazlo Bane will recall that he has fronted a number of music videos himself - so clearly there is more expertise there than he lets on!
I have also once again teamed with my very good friend, and director Matt Weston on a variety of different projects. A music video for Kate Alexa - which you can view shortly on this website, or checkout a couple of stills I took at the shoot here, along with a great commercial for Thirsty Camel that not only starred the director himself, but after a number of screenings was promptly banned!! I was assured that it wasn't due to performance - but a quick re-edit has seen it back on our screens. Have a look at the original and you can make up your own mind. Matt has also been busy on a documentary project that I have been shooting with him - and I can guarantee that when this gets released you'll hear about it.
Finally I have placed the producer's hat fairly and squarely on my head and taken on what is probably one of the greatest thrills, and biggest challenges ever - a book option. I never believed that I would be a producer - there was never enough money in the world - but having produced a live DVD for Colin Hay, produced the documentary that will conclude soon, I figured I may as well jump into the next challenge. It has incredible potential - and I am a long way from having anything firm to deal with - apart from the option contract, but if you are interested at all this blog may very well chart the course of success or failure with this project. I'd suggest you watch this space ......
Oh, and by the way the Mets beat the Braves at Turner field, so I'm pretty content right now.