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FILM

I've wanted to be a filmmaker ever since, at the age of four, I saw Jurrassic Park for the first time. I was so frightened of the realistic dinosaurs that my parents had to show me the documentary on how the film was made just to prove it wasn't real, and the moment I discovered that a team of people had fun making it all up - and that the dinosaurs were actually robots... well, that was it, I was hooked.

 

I am no longer four years old, sadly, but I've been making films or working on sets professionally for well over a decade. In that time my tastes have matured slightly from robots and dinosaurs, but I still have that kid's passion for the magic of film. Many projects I've worked on have screened all over the world, and some even won a few awards. I'm always working on new projects; and have recently completed my first independent feature, 'Psychosis.'

Below is an ever increasing list of my own films, as well as projects I've co-produced, or had some small part in.

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Andy’s Venture

Short film - comedy

An enterprising stoner lures his old friend into an absurd matter of life and death - mere minutes before he’s due to meet his new girlfriend's parents.

Written & Directed by Pirie Martin

Produced by Kessel Run Productions (Jarrad Bhatia, Pirie Martin & Hayden Smith)

Release: 2017

Accolades:

Houston Comedy Film Festival 2017 - Nominated Best Dark Comedy

Houston Comedy Film Festival 2017 - Nominated Best Original Music

London Worldwide Comedy Festival 2018 - Special Mention

Cheaters

Short film - comedy - Directed by Jarrad Bhatia

Steven is married, middle-aged and bored. Struggling to break free of the monotony of his daily life and failing marriage, he comes home early from work... with another woman—Susan, a firecracker who doesn't take “no” for an answer and who’s suffering a serious case of cold feet in the wake of her own engagement.

Unfortunately for Steven, his uncharacteristic tryst is interrupted by his wife, Ruth, who has stayed home sick. Susan ducks out of sight just in time, but to Steven’s horror, she refuses to leave until he confronts Ruth and proves that life doesn’t have to end at “I do.”

Written & Directed by Jarrad Bhatia

Produced by Kessel Run Productions (Jarrad Bhatia, Pirie Martin & Hayden Smith)

My Roles: Executive Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Colourist, Sound Editor, VFX.

Release: 2017

Accolades:

NYC Indie Film Awards 2017 - Winner - Best Short Film
LA Shorts Awards 2017 - Winner - Best Short Film

LA Shorts Awards 2017 - Winner - Best Director
AAB International Film Festival April 2017 - Winner - Best Short Comedy
American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017- Winner - Best Short Foreign Film
Global Shorts 2017 - Honourable Mention
Los Angeles CineFest 2017 - Semi Finalist

A Job Well Done

Short film - Black comedy - Directed by Sean Martin

A disgruntled nursing home carer steals prescription drugs, selling them to an ambitious criminal whose upcoming heist appears to offer the possibility of a fresh start.

Directed by Sean Martin

Produced by Tep Eye Films (Sean Martin & David Castle) and Kessel Run Productions (Pirie Martin, Jarrad Bhatia & Hayden Smith), & Jeff Crouch 

My Roles: Executive Producer, Director of Photography, Colourist, VFX (practical exploding head).

Release: 2017

Accolades:

South Australian Screen awards 2017 - Nominated - Best Screenplay

South Australian Screen awards 2017 - Nominated - Best Actor

 

Other Collaborations:

For a more comprehensive list and further details about these productions, see my IMDb

The Bugler's Call (2018) - Short Drama

Dir. David Castle

Role: Production Designer, Special Effects, Data Wrangler

The Safe House (2017) - Short Comedy

Dir. David Castle

Role: Best Boy, Grip

Psychosis

Indie Feature - thriller, horror

A criminal fixer who experiences auditory hallucinations must confront old demons when a mysterious contract drags him into a surreal maelstrom of mind-altering drugs, delusional vigilantes and a sadistic hypnotist who seems more monster than man.

Written & Directed by Pirie Martin

Produced by Pirie Martin in association with Kessel Run Productions

World Premiere: August 13, 2023, Popcorn Frights Film Festival

Release: TBA

Accolades:

Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2023 - Nominated Best Feature Film

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