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Something entirely new

Something entirely new

Extreme time exposures of movies, capturing their essence in a still.
New ideas should be celebrated, don’t you think?
Alice in Wonderland
Deep Throat
Dr Stangelove
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

See? It can be done!

After the fiasco that was the Pepsi/Jenner attempt at a message of social inclusion and tolerance, it’s too easy to assume that big marketers shouldn’t even attempt to play in that space.
How timely that Heineken should come along and show us that it can be done, and done really well.
Suck on that, as it were!
Very special special effects.

Very special special effects.

Stalingrad (2013) is a Russian film about the battle for what is now Volgograd in 1942/43.
The special effects are stunning, and in this video we’re shown how they were put together.
If you’ve ever wondered how all of this is done, how much of it is real and how much is created, it’s all here.
(Bear with it – the really interesting stuff starts a minute or two in.)



For editing, audio design…. and for just making the hair stand up on the back of your neck, this is really something.

It reminds us of why rock music has been such a phenomenon.
(To be played loud and full screen!)
Amazing credits

Amazing credits

Westworld is the new HBO series based on the 70s movie of the same name.
Boy oh boy, do they do good opening credits – you could watch this again and again.
Which, of course, is exactly the idea.

Maurie Dowd and Tom Wills

Maurie Dowd and Tom Wills



It’s all too rare when working relationships become genuine, close friendships, but Maurie Dowd’s warmth and natural rapport with people made the crossover hard to avoid.


When Maurie was at Clemenger BBDO, he enjoyed regular Friday lunches with HBT’s directors and co-founders, Michael Berry and David Hayes.


By the time he left Clemenger and started directing TVCs, the trio were collaborating regularly.


Shooting a campaign for Herron, Maurie organised a crew in Queensland to film at the company’s factory, from sunrise to sunset.
His kind, genuine nature gave him an innate ability to extract performances from ordinary people with ease.


Maurie discovered the story of Tom Wills, the founding father of AFL, and couldn’t believe that it had gone untold for so long.
Making a documentary about Tom Wills became a labour of love for Maurie, which he pursued until passing away in 2009.


The unfinished project was salvaged by a close group of friends and colleagues, who ensured its completion, and saw it screened on TV last weekend.


You can read an excellent article about the making of Maurie’s Tom Wills documentary here.

Story of Australia’s most unsung legend to be aired on Network Ten

Story of Australia’s most unsung legend to be aired on Network Ten

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This Sunday, the story of AFL’s founding father, Tom wills, arguably Australia’s most unsung legend, will air on Network Ten.


Tom Wills’ story is both remarkable and tragic. Wills grew up in what is current day Western Sydney playing with indigenous children and speaking many indigenous languages before he was sent to boarding school in England, where he became a much celebrated cricket player.


Upon returning to Australia, Wills proposed a game for cricketers to play in winter to keep fit, going on to create what is now known as AFL. Tom was a highly talented football and cricket player who played both sports for the newly formed state of Victoria, making him a state hero and celebrity.


Wills’ life took a tragic turn though when his whole family was murdered in a massacre. Despite remaining a successful and celebrated sportsman, Wills’ life never recovered.


Incredibly, this weekend’s screening will mark the first time in history that Tom Wills’ story will be shared with such a wide audience –hard to believe in a country that loves its sport and sporting stars so dearly.


Tune in on Network 10 at 1pm on Sunday 7 August to discover this pivotal chapter in Australia’s history book, or watch the trailer here.

New Dulux Accredited Painters!

New Dulux Accredited Painters!


A great project from Dulux! Logo design, collateral, uniforms, web design, EDM
…and this charming 15” TVC (which, you’ll note, features the new logo throughout!)

The complete package.

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