Copper at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino

Pleased to announce ‘Copper’ will be screening at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino, 10 November 2017.

Copper screening in Italy

We have just been advised that Copper has been selected to screen at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino.

This is a free event on 10 November 2017 in Torino, Italy.

‘Copper’ will represent the Best of the Fest from CineDeaf 2015, where we had our Italian premiere. CineDeaf have a special collaboration with the Divine Queer Film Festival and recommended ‘Copper’.


Congratulations to everyone involved in the project. Now to update the IMDb page

Copper at Seattle Deaf Film Festival

Copper will screen at the 3rd Seattle Deaf Film Festival in April

We are proud to announce that Copper has been selected for the Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2016.


The 3rd Seattle Deaf Film Festival will run April 1-3 2016 at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA. Make sure you get along. Like their facebook page here.

Copper screening at NZ Deaf Short Film Festival

‘Copper’ is screening in the New Zealand Deaf Short Film Festival 2015.

Support this awesome festival featuring brilliant work by Deaf filmmakers – $10 entry, at Ngā Taonga (The Film Archive). 4th – 6th September. Copper is screening multiple times across the weekend. Director Jack O’Donnell is taking part in a Q&A session on the Friday night screening (4th September). Check out for the programme and booking info.

Jack was recently interviewed by Arts Access Aotearoa about his recent trip to the CINEDEAF Film Festival in Rome with Copper. Read the article here.

Copper Update

Copper had its premiere.

‘Copper’ was premiered on May 26 at the Memorial Theatre, Victoria University.

Cast and Crew at the ‘Copper’ premiere

It loos like it was a fantastic evening. I was, unfortunately, unable to be there (being on the other side of the world and all).

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One film down, one to go

Copper is wrapped; A Party For Me is shooting this coming weekend.

We wrapped on shooting ‘Copper’ yesterday. Four days of intense shooting are being edited into a really cool little film, which I can’t wait to share with the world. Special thanks to Jack O’Donnell for directing  – film number 10!

We’re shooting ‘A Party For Me’ this weekend. I’m heavy in pre-production with the director, Amy Brosnahan.

Costume Designer required for short film

Costume Designer urgently wanted for ‘Copper’

I’ve just placed a Crew Call for a Costume Designer on The Big Idea and StarNow.

Copper is the story of a deaf boy whose world is changed when he meets a Living Statue. This ten-minute short is the next film from film and theatre director Jack O’Donnell. Our aim is to create a striking visual film for submission to film festivals. The film is being shot in Wellington on 26-29 January.

The film is being done on a small budget. Unfortunately this means that we cannot pay crew (though we would love to). However we will be covering costs and will be providing catering on-set.

The Costume Designer will create the Living Statue costumes, and will be in charge of maintaining the visual aesthetic of the production in dressing the actors. The successful applicant will be able to work to a tight schedule and to budget in producing the costume; will be available for make-up/costume tests during the week of 14-20 January; will work with the Director, Director of Photography, Art Director, and Make-up Artist to create the visual look of the film.

Crew calls

I had a lovely weekend doing sound recording for a film called Mr Wilkins. I’m not sure what else I can say about the project, but can say I’ve enjoyed making the film.

This is a quick post to say that I’m incredibly busy at the moment, so apologies if you’re wanting to hear from me. I’m in heavy preproduction for two short films (Copper, directed by Jack O’Donnell, and A Party For Me, directed by Amy Brosnahan).

If you’re reading a Crew Call or Cast Call, what attracts you to a project? What dissuades you? Personally, I find poor spelling and grammar puts me off – if the crew call is in text speak, it does not bode well for the project. Does asking for enthusiastic team-players grind? Does the name of the Director or DOP help your decision? Does knowing whether you’re working with Film School graduates or the budget of the film actually help? What about asking for professional and experienced crew to work unpaid on a no-budget shoot? Or do people not look at crew calls anymore, preferring to work with filmmakers they know?