GAME

SHORT FILM

MY ROLES:

Writer & Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

PRODUCTION YEAR:

2007

DURATION:

90 seconds

SYNOPSIS:

A daring pursuit through the rooftops and back-alleys of Melbourne.

PRODUCTION NOTES:

Whilst filming in Melbourne’s iconic ACDC lane, our cameras captured graffiti artists illegally tagging walls. The police arrived and requested to review our footage to catch the perpetrators.  

We wanted to achieve an aerial camera movement that soared downwards beside an outdoor stairwell as the two actors bolted down it. In a time when camera drones and GoPros were non-existent, we had to couch a Z1P video camera in a cine saddle, tie it to a heavy rope, and slide it off the roof of a six storey building; making sure we grabbed the rope before the camera smashed into the ground... the things we do for the perfect shot.

AWARDS:

WINNER - International Online Filmaka Competition - Cash Prize of $1,000.

CAST:

Game: EDDIE YEU

Hunter: IBRAHIM NASER

CREW:

Written & Directed by: LACHLAN RYAN 

1st Assistant Director: JARROD THEODORE

Edited by: LACHLAN RYAN

Cinematographers: JARROD THEODORE, PATRICK KING, LACHLAN RYAN

Gaffers: JOEL SHARPE, TIM DEVENISH

Compositor: JARROD THEODORE

Original Score: NIC BUCHANAN

ADR voices: KEPLER RYAN, ANDREW WALTERS, SAM HOWER, ADAM RICKS

DEDICATED TO SAM WATERHOUSE

SPECIAL THANKS:

SWINBURNE, ‘THE BRONX”, SAFEWAY, JILL HOLT, VINCE GIARUSSO, MAT GOVONI, BOB & VERA HAY, DES & ROBYN RYAN