Where are you from and what is your film background?
I’m from rural NSW, Australia. I work as an animator in film. Previous work includes Ted, After Earth, Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Who are your biggest influences in film and why?
My biggest influence has been George Lucas as I think we are influence more greatly in our youth and Star Wars was my world for many years. As a young farm boy I could put myself into Luke Skywalker’s position and imagine all sort of Star Warsian adventures in the paddocks, forest, sheds around our farm and beyond. But apart from my childhood influences I take all the meaningful moments from all the great films I have seen into a kind of mental collage and don’t have one influence I could cite.
What was the hardest part about getting this film made?
The technical aspects. My vision was clear, just getting the technology to achieve that vision was frustrating.
What do you want viewers to take away with them after watching your film?
My film is very short, so viewers are limited in what they can take. Primarily just a glimpse of what visions ex-servicemen have in their minds eye, and how often we don’t comprehend how the visceral the experience can be.
What is a fun fact about you that would surprise people?
Generally being an artist and an Rifleman reservist surprises people, as they see the two opposed to each other. In many ways they can be.
Run, directed by David Good, is playing at Angelika on May 19. Click here for tickets.