Here’s something nifty – it’s me as the psychopathic Narrator of Jack and Jill: The Devil Chemists of Whitechapel.
This excellently creepy photo was taken by the very awesome, extremely talented and all-round nice dude Flavio Bodrogi.
A common hardwood, eBay’d attachments, a lot of sawing, sanding and staining. Read more… »
What a better time to play dress-ups with knives and period costumes than right after a stressful day of photo shoots, rehearsals and dealing with multiple cast and crew?
Quick, someone give the (getting ready to crack) director a knife!
Well that was… interesting. Playing iconic gangster Henry Stokes at the Squizzy Taylor Ball in Melbourne. A mix of scripted scenes and improv with the audience. The improv went down a treat. The scripted stuff was completely lost in the crowd, but those that saw it loved it… apparently!
Recently I became obsessed with the idea of making wearable, talking masks. I had watched videos, seen lots of so-called tutorials that don’t explain a damn thing, and was frustrated. I pondered and experimented, wanting to perfect the art of it. I’d made one semi-successful wearable head that functioned quite well, despite it being completely unfinished and more of an experiment in fur-crafting overall. But the “panda” was a spark of inspiration. Read more… »
Djinn di Sa’ri was an idea for a mask that became a puppet that became a mask, purely because he was too unwieldy for a puppet and works very well as a Halloween costume. His face is constructed as two pieces – upper face and lower jaw, with a hideous row of teeth in a terrible wide grin. Read more… »
This was a sculpted guy that had been hanging around forever. Instead of decorating him as originally planned, I wanted to give him a “natural” home. Read more… »
Image above taken by the glorious photographer Alysander De Djinn Photography.
And so the first show I ever do as an actor is a complete sell-out. Such an awesome experience. Must do more, right now!
After a technological nightmare that included losing hundreds of computer files, phone camera files and dropbox files, which can only be described as my ultimate modern-era horror story, I was finally able to collect some (not all) of the images and text from this write-up. Back-ups, people, get on it.
Goaty was an interesting one – the first time I’ve tried to create a wearable animal-style head. I could (and probably should) have sculpted it in clay, cast it, and done a resin base. I could have done these things, but I decided since I was broke and already in possession of reams of foam and adhesives, the best thing to do was to just start gluing things together until they looked like what I wanted. In fact, this is what I tell people who ask me “how did you learn how to make this?” My response is always the same: “Just start gluing things together until they look like you want them to.” Read more… »
Jack and Jill rehearsals are in crazy mode. Good times!
Back from 2011 doing puppeteer work for the Ghostriders in the Sky submission for the Spooky Men’s Chorale film clip competition. Read more… »