Australia | 2015 | 6 minutes | Stuart Bowen

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Director Biography

After earning decent pocket money as a kid putting on puppet shows, lego exhibitions and other super cool stuff for his family, Stuart realised he could make a living being creative.

Fast-cut through an energetic/tasteful/awesome/confusing montage sequence which spans years - Stuart finishes a Bachelor of Communications in Media Production and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance which leads to a less than aspirational job editing wedding videos. Galvanised by a fear of mediocrity, Stuart then made some fake trailers for the as-yet un-shot 'Australia', gaining over a million views online and landing him a position editing for Baz Luhrmann.

After a spell editing commercials and mood reels for many directors all over the world, Stuart made his first short film. Woody played in over 35 festivals, winning Best Animation at the Academy Qualifying Seattle International Film Festival and landing a 2014 AACTA Nomination.

Twisted is Stuart's 2nd Film.

  • Director: Stuart Bowen
  • Principal Cast: Steen Raskopoulos, Andrew Steel, Kathryn Beck
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 6 minutes
  • Producer: Jodi Matterson, Ilana Lazar
  • Screenplay: Nicholas Russell
  • Cinematographers: Lachlan Milne
  • Editors: Stuart Bowen
  • Music: Josh G. Abrahams, Russell Thornton
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English