2016
Free Spirit Films for Terra Mater. “Wild Asia”
Fig wasp macro sequences
Matt Hamilton

BBC “Oceans”
Weedy sea dragon macro


2015
NHNZ “Big Pacific”
Tuatara egg laying and hatching
Pot Bellied Seahorses courtship

Wild Bear Entertainment “Moody Beasts”
Antechinus mating

Gulliver Films for Australian War Memorial
“Hell No We Won’t Go”
Interviews with anti conscription campaigners during the Vietnam war.

ABC TV
Current Affairs
Landline, Australian Story,

2014

BBC NHU “Skyworld”
Spinifex hopping mouse, Fowler’s Gap NSW
Producer Simon Bell

Silverback Films for BBC “The Hunt”
Octopus, Port Hedland WA
Researcher Alex Page, Field Producer Peter Bassett


ABCTV “The Australian Moment” Making Australia Great
George 4.1
Interviews and sequences for this presenter led exploration of economic theory and Australia’s remarkable escape from the disaster of the GFC.
Producer Alex West. Writer/presenter George Megalogenis.
Director Bruce Permezel


360º Films “Australian Flies- Unzipped”
Macro and high speed sequences for this documentary on flies... the flying buzzing bothersome type.
Producer Sally Ingleton, Director Tosca Luby


2013


BBC “Survival”
More Weaver Ants. Putting the icing on an already fabulous and extensive sequence.
with Emma Napper

Wild Fury “My Big Fat Bar Mitzvah”
Observational documentary for the ABC’s Compass program following three Jewish families
and their preparation for Bar Mitzvah or coming of age.
Director Susan Lambert

Natural History New Zealand / NHK “Life ForceII - The Heart of Africa”
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Filming in Uganda, East Africa. Macro and aquatic sequences. Sony F55
Producers, Lorne Townend, Quinn Berentson

CCTV China, “The Peony”
Macro sequences for this documentary on the national flower of China
Filming in Henan province. Producer Ye Liao

Humblebee Films “Planet Parrot”
Sulphur crested cockatoos capture Sydney… One heart at a time.
Stephen Dunleavy, Matt Hamilton

2012


Wild Fury “Weapons of the Wild”


Gulliver Media “ABBA - Bang a Boomerang”
The phenomenon that was ABBA in Australia

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BBC “Survival”
Weaver Ants. Extensive macro sequences filmed on the RED Epic.
Rupert Barrington, Emma Napper

Humblebee Films “The Real Dingo”
50min natural history film on the work of Dr Brad Purcell. Seldom observed nurturing and hunting behaviour.
Stephen Dunleavy, Duncan Chard

2011


Princess Pictures for ABC TV “Sporting Nation”
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3 x 1 Hour interview based series on the history of sport in Australia
Written and presented by John Clarke, Directed by Bruce Permezel

WIld Fury Productions, “Weapons of the Wild”
Macro /High Speed sequences,
Producers Tina Dalton, Rory Mcguinness

Green Bay Media, “Deserts”
Human documentary sequences, hunter gatherers, desert senics

BBC “Survival”
First Shoot. Macro spiders, utilising the new RED Epic
Producers Rupert Barrington, Alex Lanchester

Lowlands Media “Germaine Greer”
CREDITSGerms

Documentary sequences.

Solid Media/SBS
Multilingual educational training series

BBC “Great Barrier Reef”
Macro, set and tank sequences. Executive Producer, James Brickell

ABC General Programs

2010


Humblebee Films for BBC Natural World “Dragon’s Bite”
Filming Komodo dragon, lace monitor and their prey for this film
on monitor venom
Producer Stephen Dunleavy

John Downer Productions “Earthflight 3D”
3D filming of flocks of Australian birds

Bright Films for ABCTV “ABBA Bang a Boomerang”
Follows the phenomenon that is ABBA in Australia
Matthew Crocker and Rebecca McElroy

ABC TV Melbourne, General Programs
Catalyst, Arts, Can We Help, Australian Story, New Inventors... Magazine style and presenter led programs.

Museum Victoria “Victoria Evolves”
CREDITSKrill

Interactive screen vision for MV’s new palaeontological exhibition

BBC “Frozen Planet”
Macro krill filmed in the Australian Antarctic Division’s Krill Lab in Hobart Tasmania.
Producer Miles Barton

2009


Oxford Scientific Films UK “Swarm Chasers - Locusts”
Natural history, human and scientific sequences.
Producer/Director Andrew Graham Brown

December films for ABC TV “After The Fires”
Macro sequences for this film on the regeneration of forests in the wake of the 2009 bushfires. Producer/Director Dione Gilmore

Natural History New Zealand/ NHK “Life Force I”
Australian and New Zealand sequences for this series on evolution in isolation


ABC TV Melbourne General Programs

Gulliver Media “Loggerheads – The Lost Years”
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30 years ago Queensland scientist Col Limpus tagged 135,000 loggerhead turtle hatchlings on Mon Repos Beach. Now some are starting to reappear to lay their eggs on the beach where they hatched. “The Lost Years” traces their journey.
Producer Director Jeremy Hogarth

2008


BBC “Life”
Digital High speed photography of Brush tailed rock wallabies

ABC TV Melbourne, General programs
CREDITSOzStorySam

Catalyst, Arts, Collectors, Can We Help, Australian Story, Good Game, New Inventors... Magazine style and presenter led programs.

Solid Media Melbourne
Health and training DVDs
Exec Producer, Justin Hutchinson

BBC "Life"
More frogs and bats on infra red

2007


Big Fame TV "The Turtle's Song"
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Macro and tank work of life in the Sargassum
Producer Nick Stringer

BBC "Life"
High Definition animal behavior based series.
Frogs, bats, bees. Producer Rupert Barrington

ABC General Programs
Various Magazine programs for ABC TV Melbourne, "New Inventors", "Sunday Arts", "Talking Heads", "Can We Help", "Catalyst"

BBC "Life in Cold Blood"... Continued
Pickups and odds and ends, more lace monitors, jacky dragons and sleepy lizards.
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From Miles Barton, Series Producer LICB
“Just to let you know that Life in Cold Blood has won the Televisual Magazine Annual Bulldog award for cinematography.  Congratulations to all our cinematographers!
Unlike other television awards, the Televisual Bulldogs leave it up to the whole production community to decide what the best programmes, companies and channels of 2008 were, not just a small panel of the great and the good. All our readers get to have their say so your success is a real vote of confidence from those working throughout the industry, from channel controllers to production runners, in indies, broadcasters and post houses.”
Solid media
Corporate and Training films

2006


National Geographic TV & Film "Deadly Dozen"
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Redback spiders, Sydney funnelweb spiders, Taipan, Tiger Snake,Brown snake and Death Adder

BBC "Life in Cold Blood"
David Attenborough's latest series - Reptiles and amphibians

2005


Romeo & Juliet - A Monkey's Tale
Becker Entertainment for Discovery HD Theatre
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Melbourne Planetarium – Pluto/Planet x
Blue screen material for inclusion in a planetarium program
Producer Monica Zetlin

Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks
On screen material for interactive displays

Channel 7 - True Stories. “Judy and Karl”
An “In their own words” documentary series.
Producer Max Walker

ABC NHU “Sex in the Bush”
Secret Sex lives of Australian animals.

MEDIA COLLECTIVE for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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“The Sting of the King”
Filmed in Sri Lanka, the story the giant killer bee, aparis dorsata.

BBC "Life in the Undergrowth"
More sequences for the David Attenborough series
Net casting spiders, cockroach-dung-eating grubs and trapdoor spiders, slugs, springtails and lots of other small scary and slimy things

ABC NHU “ Big Blue”
Macro photography of krill for this documentary on blue whales

2004


BECKER ENTERTAINMENT for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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"Samurai Spiders"
Peter Yawata, the Spiderman of Satoyamo travels to Kajiki in southern Japan to enter his spiders in the annual Kumo Gasen or spider wars.
Producer Karina Holden

ABC Natural History Unit - WildWatch
Producer Bruce Permezel

ABC Dynasties. The Frank Family
Written and Directed by Aviva Zeigler

BECKER ENTERTAINMENT for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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“Hiss of Death”
In the north east Thai province of Issan is a small farming community devoted to snakes and in particular the King Cobra. This is a film about the people of Khok Sa Nga and their devotion to this loveable animal.
Producer Karina Holden.

BBC "Life in the Undergrowth"
Sequences for the new David Attenborough series, Mangrove ants, Trapdoor spiders, Giant burrowing cockroaches, Stick insects

2003


BECKER ENTERTAINMENT for ANIMAL PLANET
"Unexplained Unexplored"
A kingdom inhabited by serial-killing spiders, gender-bending fish, drug-addled reindeer and countless other freaks of nature. No wonder they say it's a jungle out there! Unexplained/Unexplored showcases some of the more unusual ways animals cope with life in the wild. Pilot Producers Tim Toni and Karina Holden
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BBC WILDLIFE ON ONE “CLAW WARS”
The beach might look peaceful- but it’s undergoing an invasion. An invasion which started three million years ago but is not yet complete. The invaders come from the sea, but they’ve set their sights on land. Produced by Bridget Appleby, 30mins

MUSEUM OF VICTORIA Melbourne Planetarium “Big Bang”
Green screen studio material for inclusion in an innovative planetarium program.

JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS for BBC “ Animal Olympics”
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Blue screen material for inclusion in CGI graphic sequences, Tiger beetle competes in sprint, kangaroo competes in long jump, spiny tailed gecko competes in shooting..

ZEBRA FILMS / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC “Death Squeeze”
Woma python predating hopping mice, studio sets.

BBC “Australasia” SERIES
Goanna predating scorpion, Gecko catching centipede Thorny devil, perentie, rain sequences, hopping mice, invertebrates inside termite mound.

2002


BECKER ENTERTAINMENT for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC “Kwang Bang- Beetle Battles”
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The story of an eccentric community in Northern Thailand. For 2 months of the year they are obsessed with the Kwang Beetle. They catch the beetles, they train them and then they fight the beetles.
Produced by Karina Holden. 50mins.

BBC WILDLIFE ON ONE “Dragons”
With brilliantly coloured scales, spiked armour and razor sharp claws these creatures stalk our world. These are not the Dragons from Harry Potter’s fictional world, they’re real dragon lizards, a family of little known reptiles with powers every bit as strange as their mythical cousins. Produced by James Brickell. 30mins.
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BBC "Australasia" SERIES
Mulgara (small marsupial) mating, feeding Goanna eggs hatching in underground set Geckos, New Caledonia Frilled Lizards, feeding, thermo-regulating. Fruit bats feeding Centipede eating termites, Weedy sea dragon eggs hatching

ABC Coast to Coast "Supermodels"
A presenter based series on modern design for the ABC's Arts Department.

ABC Dimensions
Nightly magazine style TV program.

BBC WILDLIFE ON ONE "Beasts in the Streets"
Urban Wildlife, Flying foxes roosting in Melbourne Botanical Gardens and flying against a city skyline.

2001


BBC Wild Battlefields "Shark City"
Noddy terns, timelapses, tides and senics.
Tank work: epaulette sharks, parrotfish. Prod. Kathryn Jeffs

BBC Mammals
Echidnas, macro in pouch of eggs and young. Prod. Mike Salisbury

SF DRS Zurich "The Heart of the Poodle"
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The dingo's place in the domestication of dogs story. Natural history and human sequences.

GULLIVER MEDIA "The Men Who Killed the Easter Bunny"
Frank Manthey and Peter McRae are responsible for the Save the Bliby Fund and for the bilby fence at Currawinya in Western Queensland. This film follows their efforts to save this little critter. Documentary and natural history sequences. (Producer Larry Zetlin)

ABC General Programs
ABC Arts, "Sunday Morning" & "The Last Word", "Law Matters"

NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND LTD. "The Ant That Ate America"
This aggressive little pest has been spreading through the southern United states for the past three decades. Macro filming in Florida USA for this documentary for NGTV.

NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND LTD. "The Day of the Locust"
Macro sequences for this documentary on the Australian locust plage of 2000. Prod. Jeremy Hogarth, John Hyde.
 
GREEN UMBRELLA LTD. / DISCOVERY "UlLTIMATE GUIDE: SPIDERS"
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(Producer Emma Peddie, AP Gillian Burke)
Sydney Funnelweb. Net casting spider (dinopus) net spinning, hunting. Jumping spider (mopsus) hunting. St Andrews cross spider web spinning, hunting. Redback mating.

BIG ISLAND PICTURES / NHNZ "TROPIC GOTHIC"
(Producer Ruth Berry)
Macro sequences for this natural history on a tropical house as a habitat.

2000


JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS LTD "WEIRD NATURE"
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(Directors. James Honeybourne, Mark Brownlow)
Antechinus searches frantically for a mate in a human campground. An unfortunate fisherman is set upon by death adder and saltwater crocodiles and freshwater crocodiles display their methods of locomotion.
Macro, Photosonics.

WILD VISUALS "ANIMAL OLYMPIANS"
Monarch butterflies, Rocket frog, Cat fleas, macro, High Speed (Photosonics 500fps, Hycam 2000fps)

ABC TV General programs
Arts, magazine, current affairs

1999


JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS LTD “WEIRD NATURE” (Dir. James Honeyborne)
Thieving Satin Bowerbird wreaks havoc in a campground!

NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND LTD “WILD ASIA - Between Worlds" (Dir James Haille)
Fishing Cat… catching fish. Set constructed at Melbourne Zoo

NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND LTD “WILD ASIA, - Temperate” (Prod. Jeremy Hogarth)
Snow melt sequences, spring establishers, spring flowers and buds, Gifu Cho Butterfly, Woodpeckers.

GREEN UMBRELLA LTD“TRIUMPH OF LIFE”
Macro. Gekkos, set & establishers, Redback spiders mating, Quoll, Corellas. (Prod Emma Peddie)
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ABC NHU “EYE OF THE STORM”
Macro, Tank work. Aquatic insects, water beetles dragonflies, Dung beetles.

AXOLOTL FILMS/BBC NATURAL WORLD "DANGEROUS AUSTRALIANS" (Moira Mann)
Box jellyfish, Redback spiders, funnellwebs, Blue ring octopus and people. Macro, Tank work, Timelapse.

1998


BBC BRISTOL "VIOLENT PLANET - Inferno"
Macro Sequences, Insects in grass trees, cave invertebrates, Wide interior and exterior establishers of Undara Lava Tubes.
(Prod. Graham Booth)

NATURAL HISTORY NZ LTD / NHK "WILD ASIA - Freshwater" (Prod. Shinichi Murata)
Macro, Tank work. Insects: dragonfly lavae, watermantis predating tadpoles, water beetle, and water boatman. Fish: salmon, yamame, scalpin, and stickleback. High Definition Video

CHAPMAN FILMS “Hipsi The Forest Gardener” (Doc, 30min) (Dir. Ruth Berry)
The life of the Musky Rat Kangaroo, a frugivore which lives in the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Also filmed: White tailed rat, Giant Earthworm, Fiddle beetle, Elephant beetle
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1997


NATURAL HISTORY LTD / NHK “WILD ASIA - Islands” (James Haille)
Micro sequences of Fig Wasps entering figs, egglaying, pollinating, hatching, and exiting fig. Filmed with the Tessovar zooming microscope.

ABC NHU “EYE OF THE STORM - Monsoon” (Mark Lamble)
Chamelion Dragon feeding, Crocodiles courting, mating, Rainbow pittas nest building.

AXOLOTL FILMS/BBC NATURAL WORLD "Dangerous Australians" (Moira Mann)
Establishing shots of the inland taipan in its habitat.

TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM “Life Science Special” (Toshiko Shiozaki)
Mating and nesting sequences of the sacred Ibis, nests being raided by the Australian raven and eggs stolen and eaten. Betacam SP Video

ABC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT “Eye of the Storm”
Cyclone aftermath footage on a seabird colony on a coral key, Aerial shots.

1996


ABC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT. “Night of the Bogongs”
Micro and macro shots matched to footage shot on location. Sequences included feeding and mating. Night of the Bogongs has won several awards at international film festivals.
(Prod. Klaus Toft)

ABC Arts "Between the lines" (Prod John Bayliss)
A weekly presenter based book program

1995


ABC Arts “Counting the Days” (Doc, 50min) (Prod John Bayliss)
The making of the 10th Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
Director / Cinematographer on this 58 minute cinema verite documentary.
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ABC General programs
“QUANTUM”, “HOT CHIPS”, “REVIEW”, “COMPASS”, “COMEDY”,“TV PROMOS”
A multitude of subjects and styles for this diet of mainly magazine stories.

ABC NHU “Nature's Gamblers” , (Doc 30min)
(Prod Matthew Lovering)
Spotted tree frog on location, Mountain pygmy Possum in set, Various other creatures

1995-1988


ABC Melbourne:

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Attitude, Series, (Docs)
The Mind's Eye (Doc, 50min)
Rivers of Fire (Doc)
Diesel Dust and Diplomats (Doc, 50min)
Best Kept Secret (Doc, 30min)
Worst Day of my Life (Children's Drama, Op. 6 x 30min)
LIft Off (Children's Drama, 2nd Unit OP.)
Hello Possums (Doc, 30min)
TV Magazine programmes:
Quantum, Natural History,
Hot Chips, Review, Comedy,
Promos, Current Affairs,
Compass, Countrywide

1988 - 1979


ABC Brisbane:

Johnny Stewart Drover (Doc, 30min)
Komsic's Kingdom (Doc, 30min)
Education
Current Affairs, News