Haunting – My Rode Reel 2017

A love triangle between three people, one of which happens to be dead.

My entry for the My Rode Reel 2017 competition.

Starring Terence Mentor, Wikus Radyn and Jamie Lee Jacobs.
Produced by Leanne Phillipson
Music: “Eyes Wide Open” by Tony Anderson from Musicbed.com

Shot on my Canon 600D, mostly using a Canon f1.8 50mm lens.
Used the Technicolor Cinestyle picture profile.

The Paper Trail

Bank robbers who don’t read their emails.

This sketch was conceived one afternoon and shot the next day during a lunch break. For something that took 40 minutes to shoot, I think it turned out pretty well.

Starring Terence Mentor and Leanne Phillipson. Shot on my Canon 600D, with Rode Video Mic and available lighting.

Scan-To-Scan Combat

This is a comedy sketch I wrote and directed for a very short-lived internet comedy troop, “My Lunch Break”.

Shot in three hours, with half the amount of desks the script required, this little film was a fun exercise in figuring out “How can I make my lounge look like an office?”

Shot on my Canon 600D, with a rode videomic, cheap plastic tripod and DIY lighting kit.

Fun Fact: The office memos stuck on the walls and the cupboards are the lyrics to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Every Battle, Every Score – My Rode Reel 2015

A  finalist for Best Soundtrack and Best Sound Design in the My Rode Reel 2015 short film competition.

A medieval comedy about two warriors trying to determine who has saved the other the most times, which they try to figure out by singing.

This was a fun project. I went very DIY, making all the props, armour and costumes.

Music by Steven Knight Kukard

Starring Kelly Pearce, David Luyt & Wikus Radyn

Costumes by Stephen Phillipson & Leanne Moodley

Shot on my Canon 600D, with a Canon 50 mm 1.8 & 16-35 mm lens, my Rode Videomic and a Konovo slider.

Thanks to Thomas Holder for the lens and Grant Hinds for the microphone.


“Reward to he who slays yonder dragon.”

A story about expectations.

Perhaps less silly and a little darker than some of my other short films, this is a film I’ve been wanting to make for quite some time, held back a little by the fact that the story requires a dragon and real, live-action dragons are hard to find.

This film was shot completely Guerrilla-style, with my Canon 600D, 18-55mm lens, 50 mm f1.8 lens, Rode Videomic and a cheap plastic tripod.

Thanks to Wikus Radyn, Samantha Dyer and Bryan Banfield for acting and Simon Gottschalk and Christo Kruger for helping out on set.


Ice Cream: Part 2

A tale with a taste for time and space.

We continue the adventures of Jimmy and his ice cream-induced teleportation. This one was a little more adventurous on the technical side and I’m quite happy with how it turned out, mostly. There will be a part three eventually.

This film was shot completely Guerrilla-style, with my Canon 600D, 18-55mm lens, 50 mm f1.8 lens, Rode Videomic and a cheap plastic tripod.