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BLKFSCH is a full-service production studio specialising in TVC’s, Music, Social and Corporate video content.

We work in partnership with agencies and direct with clients to help bring their creative visions to life. Our services include concept ideation, scriptwriting, full-service production, post-production & VFX.

With a network of rostered and freelance directors, along with some of the best production crew and post-production specialists in the industry, we cater for productions of any budget or scale.

TEAM

Malinda Rutter

Director + Writer

Documentary + Narrative + Tourism

Bio

Trailblazer Malinda was the youngest Indigenous director to be employed, and the first to direct an all-female crew. With a background in journalism, she is an internationally award-winning writer, director, producer and published author. A creative problem solver and storyteller, her 34 years in film and communications has formed a stellar catalogue of broadcast work in Australia and the APAC region, US and Europe, as well as acclaimed documentaries and government commissioned work for which she has written, directed and produced video and social media content. Malinda currently has a number of feature film scripts in development.

Johnny Lopez

Director

Fashion + Beauty + Motor Racing + Comedy

Bio

Johnny is a highly accomplished and versatile Director. From entertainment to sport, his work has covered award winning short films, TV, music videos, commercials, promos, station idents and news. Sport – Motorsport in particular — has figured prominently, his directing assignments including Le Mans, the Porsche Carerra Cup and the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Series. Johnny has also directed numerous TV commercials featuring sporting teams, individual players and many high profile presenters and personalities in lifestyle and entertainment. Johnny brings an upbeat enthusiasm to every shoot, building a supportive rapport with first time actors and seasoned performers alike. 

Richard Ellis

Director + Writer

Narrative + Sports + Advert

Bio

UK born Richie is a Director/Writer who has lived and worked in London, New York, Sydney & Buenos Aires, Currently our New York based Creative & Director. Classical cinema and character driven storytelling have inspired a meticulous approach and passion for his work – and a talent for transforming the ordinary into atmospheric visuals with strong narrative and emotion at their heart. Richie’s body of work takes in film, advertising, music, comedy, sports and drama, much of which has been recognised in ‘Best ads’, SXSW and the Cannes film festival. 

Grace Julia

Director

Fashion + Music + Sports

Bio

Grace Julia is a director with a passion for creating meaningful branded content. During her career in commercial film production, she has worked with notable brands including KFC, Hostelworld and Jaguar. Grace has an ability to create an experience for viewers that is as visually beautiful as it is emotionally captivating. This attention to detail in both cinematography and performance, coupled with the experience of producing for over a decade, is what sets Grace’s work apart. Grace’s latest fashion film Fellow Dreamers was in the Official Selection at La Jolla, Seattle and London Fashion film festivals, and her narrative achievements include producing Adele, which was awarded Best Live Action Short at Sydney Film Festival 2017 amongst many other accolades. As a Hungarian-Australian and the daughter of a refugee, Grace is also an advocate for diverse on-screen representation, and is the Festival Director of Belong Short Film Festival, which celebrates Australia’s evolving identity. Currently, Grace is working on a portrait series titled ‘The Freelancer Project’.

Liv Watson

Director + VFX Artist

VFX Storyteller + Animation + Music

Bio

Liv’s love of storytelling and the moving image led her to complete a Masters in Filmmaking at the prestigious Goldsmiths, University of London, where her talent emerged for directing actors and guiding strong, engaging performances. Liv brings passion, clarity of vision and a sense of adventure to her work, which is known for being as thoughtfully crafted as it is highly expressive. Her 15 years directing spans creative direction, motion design, visual effects and animation. Whether for first concept to design to directing, Liv has created award-winning work for TVCs, branded content, corporate videos, large-scale screen productions and music videos for leading brands and international clients.

BLACKFISCH SHOWREEL

Our awards:
New York Film Festival x 2 FACTS, Logies x 4 years, CLIO, Cannes x 2, Venice Film Festival & AFI. AEAF Bronze for CCTV10 ident, ChinaTelevision, Science and Culture Channel. Promax BDA Silver for CCTV10 rebrand, China Television, Science and Culture Channel.

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