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SAMSONS STORY: This job was for the charity UnLtd: a mini-doc on Justice Crew dancer Samson Cosray-Smith and his involvement with the youth organisation Musicians Making A Difference. I directed and cut this project with In The Thicket.     

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We took five NRL legends to Gladstone, a  mining town in regional QLD to teach the kids footy skills, meet the locals and talk about Foxtel’s packages. I teamed up again with the excellent people at In The Thicket to direct and cut this project.

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George likes Amy. But he’s terrible at making first contact. Luckily he has the help of a dimension-hopping dating coach. Simples. Short Film – 13 min – Sony F55 Cast: Michael Whalley, Michael Howlett, Madeleine Jones Director: Josh Mawer Writer: Tim Fox Producers: Michael Knott, Tim Fox, Josh Mawer DOP: Adam Lynch Production Designer: Dann Barber Editor: Lara Benwell Composer: Ellie Cumming JUMP is a fun and fast paced love …

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Short Film – 6 min – Sony F55 Cast: Wade Doolan, Stephanie Begg, Yvette Mass, Dan Balcaban Director: Josh Mawer & Tex Whitney Writer: Alison Muir Producers: Victoria Sangster DOP: Tex Whitney Composer: Martyn Love Jump in the way-back machine with me and watch ‘Blood Type’, a comedic-noir I co-directed with Tex Whitney for the 48Hour Film Festival in Sydney 2009.   Written on friday …

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For rent: heart-space to store your unwanted memories. Short Film – 3 min – RED EPIC 4K Writer & Director: Josh Mawer Producer: Stephanie Begg DOP: Tom Fanelle Cast: Stephanie Begg, Alex Emanuel Set a few years from now “Reprieve” is a speculative fiction where an illicit use of body-technology interfaces is to rent out brain space to take on …

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Aviva, Emily, Yasmina are four twenty-something lesbians from very different backgrounds. Navigating life and love in Brooklyn is easy for none of them. But when they meet through an iPhone app ‘SameSame’, the girls realize they have much more in common than they originally thought… Now in post production on season 1, this web series began as a pilot in …

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When anyone can vanish without warning, how would you live? Gone Short Film – 7 min – RED ONE 4K Director: Josh Mawer Writer: Josh Mawer Producer: Stephanie Begg DOP: Robert Agganis Production Designer: Pele Hehea (as Bernadette Hehea) Editors: Scott Walmsley Composer: Annette Golden Sound Designer: Mia Stewart Cast: Kip Gamblin, Suzannah MacDonald, David Callan, Julian Curtis,Stephanie Begg, Ella James “Gone” is a cerebral speculative fiction that explores themes of loneliness and …

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To save his father’s brilliant mind a young man is coerced into time-sharing his consciousness. Legacy is a dark adult fable exploring the ethics and fallout of a disruptive technology on traditional relationships, written and produced in 2014. I was interested in individual identity, concepts of soul, and giving a personal/intimate take on transhumanist philosophy. Audiences have been divided; many intrigued by the concepts and others queasy …

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A tunnel collapse leaves two miners trapped with limited supplies or hope of rescue.  “Opal” is a hothouse situation exploring the idea that within us lies our primal self, and under pressure survival outweighs civility. Official Selection Canberra Short Film Festival New Filmmakers New York Short Film – 5 min – Arri Alexa 2K Director: Josh Mawer Writers: Stephanie Begg …

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The ‘Sydney Sleuthers’ webseries is the brainchild of Joanna Beveridge, who wrote, produced and directed several episodes of the series, launched in June 2019. She won funding from the website Filmaka, and is the first of their webseries to be funded. I was invited to direct an episode. Walking onto a set where the cast and crew are already established …