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Campbell Graham

BA (Hons) Drama (University of New South Wales), BBC multi-camera directing course.

Student Representative Co-ordinator

Teaching
Advanced Scriptwriting, Theatre Studies, Working with Actors, Low-budget film-making, Comedy Writing. MA Audio-visual Production.

Research Interests
Practice-based research for the screen; short and feature films for cinema, television and the web; comic and absurdist narrative; experimental physical and musical theatre; contemporary alternative screenwriting.

Screen Writing and Directing

Writer/Director, "Anyone You Want", feature film shot in Sydney, Australia.
A young businessman befriends a troubled homeless girl on the streets of Sydney and is drawn into her secret fantasy world. Over a lost weekend they try out new personalities - from hippies to grunting cavemen. But as these games bring them closer together they are forced to confront the frightening reality of each other's lives.
It turns touching, edgy and funny, "Anyone You Want" features rising Australian stars Socratis Otto (Wolverine - Origins), Tabrett Bethell (Legend of the Seeker/Disney) and veteran comic actor Max Cullen (Australia, Wolverine - Origins).
See trailer on YouTube

Director/Writer, His 'n Her's, 15 minutes, super-16 mm, comedy short, financed on script by Emma Thompson and Anita Roddick. (BBC British Short Film Festival: "Best of British" Section, 1998; theatrical release with the film In the Company of Men at the Hampstead Everyman Cinema, London; Edinburgh Film Festival 1999.
Sales: ZDF German National TV, SVT National TV Sweden, Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight films, British Airways in-flight films).

Director/Writer, Dare, 2 minutes, 35mm, grotesque comedy short, ("Halloween Society Audience Award", London 2000; US Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen, 2000; BBC British Short Film Festival: "Best of British Section", 1999; Melbourne Film Festival, 1999; Nashville Film Festival 2000.
Sales: Film Four, UK, 3 years; Spielberg/Howard film website Pop.com streamed 2000-2).

Choreographer/ Director, Splat, 1 minute, 35mm, micro dance-film. (1999).

Writer/Director, Crunch Time, 5 minutes, super-16mm, absurdist short part-funded by Working Title 2 and London Metropolitan University (Leeds International Film Festival "Best of British" Section 2003, Northern Ireland International Film Festival, Foyle, 2003).

Writer/Director, Blush/ Faces /Gulp, 3 x 2 minute films, digibeta, 3 webisodes based on short "Dare." Commissioned by Steven Spielberg/ Ron Howard film website Pop.com 2000. Streamed 2000-2.

Co-writer with Richard Stockwell, 1066, feature screenplay optioned by U.S producers Jam Pictures (2006).

Writer/Director, Life in the Tropics, two television commercials conveying the unique sensual experience of tropical Australia. (Queensland Tourist Board, 2006).

Writer/Director, Live the Dream, three television commercials using absurdist dream imagery and comic choreography to convey the beauty and desirability of Lamont design homes (2006).

Writer/Director, The Heart is the Place, 3.5 minutes, HDdvcpro, music video for indie band Goldrush (2007)

Currently developing two features.

Screen Acting

Performed in 77 television commercials in Europe, USA and Australia with directors including David Bailey and Patrice LeConte.

(Heavily edited) cameo roles in feature films, Bridget Jones 1 and 2 , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Monk Dawson and the upcoming Death Defying Acts starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce.

Television includes up-coming BBC, Sense and Sensibility, playing "Jenkins".

Theatre Work

Conceived and directed, experimental jazz-theatre fusion piece Out There, featuring jazz composer Django Bates, writer Simon Black and actor Jason Flemyng. (Toured to The Place, Riverside Studios, Manchester Royal Exchange, Tron Theatre - Glasgow International Jazz Festival, and others, 1993-95).

Directing and writing experimental jazz-circus Circus Umbilicus with jazz musician Django Bates. Arts Council funded showcase (London, 2000) and Arts Council workshop development week (Walsall Millennium Art Gallery Artist-in-Residence scheme, 2001).

Many acting roles in theatre: Colin in Emerald City (Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, 1988); Lt. Driscoll in world premiere of Anzacs over England (Worcester Repertory Theatre, 1992); Scooper in U.K. premiere of Bosoms and Neglect by John Guare (Theatro Technis, 1991); Astylus in Love in the Country (Almeida Theatre, 1993).

Acting and directing, two years with physical ensemble International Theatre Research Group: KISS in Holland (Touring Holland and Germany, 1983-85).

Awards

Nominated for Paramount Comedy Shorts Directors Award (2001)
Halloween Society Audience Award, (for Dare, London, 2000)

 




 
 
 
 
 
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