My Work

Producer Reel 2015

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Bio

Hamish Downie is an Australian writer/producer and music video director based in Japan. Notable work includes the music videos for Robyn Loau’s single “Never Let You Down”, as well as “Everybody’s gotta learn sometime”, the horror fan-film “Silent Hill: Stolen Heart”, and the award-winning WW2 short, “An American Piano”. In 2012, he produced the short film, “Prism”, based on the many-worlds theory, which was one of the finalists in the 2012 Quantum Shorts Competition in Singapore. “An American Piano”, which he wrote and produced was officially selected to screen at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Kids 2015, the BAFTA-qualifying festival Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, Sapporo Short Fest, Festival de Cannes (out of competition), and was invited to play at the Regal Cinema (Australia) in front of Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song “The Wind Rises” to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. “An American Piano” won Best Film in Documentary at the 2nd Navi Mumbai International Film Festival, and won Best Film at the Golden Diana Film Festival in Austria.

Behind the scenes of
Behind the scenes of “An American Piano”

Notable Work:

Music Videos

  • Robyn Loau Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime 2015 (Director)
  • Frankie Braggadocio Life from a Highrise 2012 (Production Assistant)
  • Frankie Braggadocio Love Killer 2012 (Production Assistant)
  • Robyn Loau Never Let You Down 2011 (co-Director)

Short Films

  • Silence 2016 (Writer/Director/Editor)
  • Pieces of 8 2014 (Art Department, Boom Operator)
  • An American Piano 2014 Drama (Writer/Producer/First Assistant Director)
  • Opposites Attract 2013 (First Assistant Director)
  • The Sea Monkey Girl 2013 (co-Writer, Director, Producer)
  • Fish & Love 2013 (Production Assistant)
  • Elegance 2012 (Assistant Producer, Set Dresser)
  • Prism 2012 (Producer)
  • Day of the Schoolgirl – Prelude 2012 (Assistant Producer)
  • Silent Hill: Stolen Heart 2011 (co-Writer, Producer, Set Dresser)
  • Master Martian 2001 (Director, Animator)

Web Series

  • Pieces of 8 Behind the Scenes (in post-production) (Editor/Interview Cameraman – 8 episodes)
  • Paul Leeming – Mars One application video 2014 (Cameraman)
  • Spring Day in Tokyo 2011 (Cameraman – 4 episodes)

Theatre

  • Clark in Sarajevo 2001 (Co-Set Designer)

Editorial

  • Alt Sounds Music London-New York 2012 (Music Critic and Reporter)
  • Flirting with Travel USA 2012 (Contributing Travel Writer)
  • The Cat Piano Australia 2010 (Interviewer)
  • Out Now Magazine Australia 1999-2003 (Graphic Design and Managing Editor with ACON Hunter)

Education

B. Design (Graphic) University of Newcastle 2001

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 WIND International Film Festival – Nominated (Best Silent Film, Best Black and White Film) – Silence
  • 2016 Let’s All Be Free Film Festival – Notable Mention – Silence
  • 2015 18th Olympia International Film Festival – Best Short Film (Won) – An American Piano
  • 2015 Golden Diana Film Festival (Austria) – Best Film (Won) – An American Piano
  • 2015 NAVI Mumbai International Film Festival – Best Film in Documentary (Won) – An American Piano
  • 2014  St Phillips Christian Community School – Festival of Crazy Ideas – Alumni Award (Nominated)
  • 2001 CONDA (City of Newcastle Drama Award) Nomination for Best Set Design – Clark in Sarajevo

Media

For more information please contact hamishdownie [at] gmail dot com

References available upon request.

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