My role: Camera assistant
Produced by New Thought Productions (Australia) – DoP Oliver Lawrance.
Cast includes Simon Lyndon, Paul Tassone, Denise Roberts, Joanne Priest, Yalin Ozucelik
Max, a struggling actor living in South Africa, has flown into Sydney, Australia for the audition of his life. As soon as he lands things start to go horribly wrong when his girlfriend Sallie disappears. Frustrated with the police’s lack of progress in finding her, Max embarks on a desperate search for Sallie with the help of childhood friend Richard. The pair’s search pushes them to both external and internal extremities in their desperate plight to find Sallie.
“Concealed is a fast paced dramatic thriller that coalesces complex characters and a driving narrative. The intention was to create a film that kept audiences on the edge of their seat with characters that are whole and whom they would care for. I was finding that most thrillers were simply ignoring character for plot and in the most part, these films were becoming unsatisfying. The more an audience cares for a character the more suspenseful the action will be. On top of this core ideal for the film, I wanted to ensure we move to an ending that is surprising yet inevitable (the paradox that I believe behests good drama) which ultimately draws the lead character’s internal and external journeys to an ending unlike any other.”