I was a 12 year old kid with a video camera glued to his hand. I never had the most up to date equipment, but that never stopped me from making films however possible.
I created 'Robwil' with my cousin by combining our names. I made short films, studied film and media at Griffith University and graduated with Honours in 2010.
In 2008 I attempted to make my first feature which was a complete and utter failure. It became the doco known as 'How Not To Make A Horror Film', which was made 6 years later.
My first feature Don't Show Mother was part of my Honours project in creating a Indy feature on minimal budget. Originally it was planned to be a horror film, but ultimately became a dark suburban drama. Although there are elements I enjoy to it, it was a learning curve and ultimately not the vision I had hoped. The film has gone on to be archived at the National Film and Sound Archives in Canberra.
In 2011 I started created 'The Nullarbor Nymph' and financed it via odd jobs as a cleaner. Working with little to no crew and local actors I premiered the film in Ceduna March 2012. The film went on to be released across Australia, shown at the Brisbane International Film Festival, Adelaide Film Makers Awards and the fastest selling movie session in the history of Hoyts cinemas. The film is shown on Melbourne's Channel 31 and is available online and on DVD.
After working a few years in tourism and corporate videos, I helped to create 'Colourful and Impossible' with long time friend Scott Whitecross in 2014. The challenge was to create an International Thriller with no budget. The film was released in 2015 and is available on Amazon.
A few other highlights:
2009 New Queensland Film Makers Award Best Editor 'Strike'
2013 Young Citizen of the Year Award (Because I made a film? Slow year...)
Bronze Award at the LA Script Writing Awards: Genre Sci-Fi for 'Blue' 2012
Unpublished Scripts accepted at Colorado, Mexico, Atlanta, LA (Based) film festivals.
Promotional materials used for Australia.com and Southaustralia.com
Worked several wonderful years between 2011 to 2017 with the Indigenouss people of Maralinga as a film maker and arts coordinator.