Friday, 15 July 2016

Synesthesia part of Nightpiece Film Festival Official Selection August 2016



Hello all. I shot this during my stint in LA a few months ago. It's now gone international being part of the Official Selection of the Nightpiece Film Festival this August. Great job to everyone! :)

Now to be clear, the Official Selection title as far as Nightpiece Film Festival is concerned is nothing to be sneezed at! Synesthesia was chosen from over 2000 other submissions.

For more information you can check out the official website www.synesthesiafilm.com

Sunday, 3 July 2016

"Hiding" wins Best Music Video at Best Shorts Competition


Hiding has won an Award of Merit at the June 2016 round for Best Shorts Competition in Los Angeles. Directed by Roy Sherfan (myself!) this is a huge compliment to everyone involved especially to musical artist Ray Isaac for his vision and genius in helping craft the music video. The video was also part of the official selection at the Los Angeles Cinefest (May, 2016). These laurels are now displayed proudly on an updated cover on Hiding's IMDb page. Great work everyone!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Viral Video Skit: Do You Wanna Be White?



Another great viral video skit for Seoulful Productions, Los Angeles with the talented Zoe Kim (Writer of Meet Me At A Funeral). Stars Alison Kohlhardt and Kaylen Marie. I lit this entire scene with an LED fresnel and flashlight... and a lot of bouncers, reflectors and flags off camera.

Uploaded to Facebook and shared around social media, the skit chalked up over 10,000 views in the first few days. Good job guys!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Wrapped Principal Photography on Synesthesia


This horror/thriller short is going to be making the rounds at various film festivals very soon. Shot in LA for Loveman Media. Starring Rachanee Lumayno, Danny Ross and Kaylen Marie. Directed by Alison Kohlhardt. Shot and lit by myself.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Reclamation VFX/SFX shot preview. Whoah!



I had such a wonderful experience this month in Los Angeles and had a blast working with the fantastic team of Loveman Media (great job, Tom!). Entrusted as Director of Photography on this Sci-Fi pilot, we had custom sets built at OneStar Studios, LA. One of the most painstaking shots was an opening sequence which has a spaceship/drone wake up our protagonist, Cassie Aquino. Well it was 3am when we shot the live action sequence and now that Reclamation has entered post production, here is a sneak peak of this shot!

There is something like 20 layers of stuff including matte painting, cloud and smoke layers, the drone miniature, live action set with smoke, camera motion/push and the lighting. Notice that the lighting effects all coincide (hurrah!) with the movement of the drone. Nice one.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Wests Tigers Player Roundup for promotional campaign


Thanks to the guys at Moneyshot Productions, I filmed the entire WestsTigers players in preparation for a new and exciting promotional campaign. It was a fun shoot. Great work guys!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Say (2015) Short Film now released online!



Fantastic news. The short film "SAY" I shot in my last trip to LA has now been released and you can watch the full version via Vimeo! It's doing the film festival circuits. It was great working with the ultra talented Zoe Kim from Seoulful Films LLC who wrote the screenplay and shared the lead role with Alison Kohlhardt. Stellar performances by both ladies and Luis Alexander.

Click past the break to view the film poster.


Sunday, 31 January 2016

HIDING - Ray Isaac Music Video Australian TV Premiere



Finally the music video I shot and directed aired on Australian TV. Just watched it on Channel 11's The Loop. Woohoo!

Big shout out to Gil Ben-Moshe for being the best production and assistant director and all the cast and crew and finally to the man himself, Ray Isaac for being the creative genius, artist and backbone of the project.

Brilliant work from everyone involved!!! Click through after the break to view the video via YouTube.