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 Colm O'Murchu  Session 1 & Final Session 


Working professionally as a Film Teacher and Film Maker since 1997

  • Owner Australian Film Base
  • Director Moves

Colm is currently working on the Supernatural Thriller Tabernacle 101 due for worldwide release in 2017.

Colm founded Australian Film Base in 1997 and has since taught emerging film makers to make professional films. Colm has guided and instructed over the years on 169 short films made by Sydney Film Base students. Therefore the standards on our 3 Month Film Course are exceptional. See examples of student films here . With a wealth of film teaching and film making experience, Colm O'Murchu is one of the very best film instructors.

Colm is also an active professional film maker who works as a DOP and Film Director on feature films and professional films. He has directed the award winning feature film The Makeover and the $1 Million budget "Dealing with Destiny". He is currently in advanced development on his next feature film, Absolute Freedom, shooting in early 2015 .

Colm also writes his Independent Film Blog all about indie film makers passion.

Sean Smith  ( Session 2 - Shoots)Unknown

Sean Smith is a fanatical Film Maker. His communication skills and teaching skills are of the highest calibre. He  was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. Since he was young Sean always had a passion for art and started drawing before he could write and was lucky enough to have people around him that helped nurture his creative interests.

Whilst living and working overseas Sean took a sabbatical where he travelled across India on a motorcycle filming his experience. Documenting this journey and trying to edit the captured footage sparked something in Sean to further explore filmmaking and he moved back to Australia.

Upon returning Sean quickly joined a digital agency, finding a bridge between his technical experience and creative passion. It wasn’t long before Sean started to get into the local film scene, including producing and directing short films, commercial work, corporate films and music videos as well as working in camera departments as a cinematographer and 1st AC.

Deciding that he wanted to focus on becoming a film director, Sean attended the Australian Film Base 3 month Filmmakers course. Once it was completed he went on to assist in running the course in Melbourne. Eventually, Sean moved into teaching the course after writing, producing and directing his first two independent short films.

Since then he has gone on to assistant direct on numerous student films and crew on many more independent films, including several selected for film festivals whilst continuing to write and produce his own films.


Vanessa Cox - Editing Teaher

Vanessa has years of film teaching experience behind her and strives to educate students with the latest industry knowledge and trends. Her inspiring enthusiastic teaching style clarifies the film making process.

With a Bachelor of Film Production, Vanessa has worked extensively in all areas of film.  However, her specialist area is the camera department. Vanessa is a successful freelance filmmaker with experience shooting films, music videos and documentaries. On larger budget productions she has fulfilled the 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera roles and has been a stills photographer for many of the biggest Australian music festivals including Future Music, Laneway and Soundwave.



 John Hresc - Sound Designer Teacher 

Teaches Sound Post Production at our 3 Month Film Course 

John has worked in the film, television and music industry for the last 25 years,and is a member of the Australian Screen Sound Guild.
He commenced working as a recording engineer in 1986 and continued recording music of all genres, until he became a post production sound designer at Foxtel in 1997.
For the next 10 years, he worked on numerous Foxtel promotions and productions for Fox 8, Fox Classics, National Geographic channel, Channel V, The Comedy Channel, BBC, The History Channel and UKTV.
In 2006 winning the Gold Award at World Promax in New York for best Sound Design. He has also worked with Channel 10, Channel 9 and Channel 7 on a variety of long form TV programs.
During his work in Television he also collaborated with a number short filmmakers as a sound and dialogue editor, sound designer, sound supervisor and sound mixer culminating in over 20 national and international award winning short films to date.

Recently, John was credited as Sound Designer and Dialogue Editor and Sound Mixer on two Australian Independent Feature Films.
One winning an award for Best Comedy Drama at the New York City Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the Cannes Independent Film Festival. Over the last 15 years, John has trained and advised hundreds of Film and Audio students at many schools around the country.

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