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WALLIS BIRD


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WALLIS BIRD


The Ocean

One woman's universe expands the more she lets go with her lover.

Short film x music x dance.
Collaboration with Wallis Bird.

In production – due for release in 2019.
 

Director
Sinéad McDevitt

Producer
Bryce Lintern

DoP
Ash Barron

Production company
FINCH

 

BTS stills
Dara Munnis

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STAY CURIOUS


STAY CURIOUS


The story of an adventurous girl who discovers a magic room.

Short fantasy brand film (1.5 mins), 2017.
 

Writer, Director, Co-Art Director
Sinéad McDevitt

Producer
Nicola Woolfrey

DoP
Velinda Wardell

Production company
Paper Dragon

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HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A STRANGER


What happens when you
open your heart to a stranger?

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A STRANGER


What happens when you
open your heart to a stranger?

 

In 1996, Dr. Arthur Aron designed an experiment to increase intimacy between strangers.
36 questions, followed by a 4-minute stare.
One couple got married 6 months later.
We put it to the test.

 
 

Director, Art Director
Sinéad McDevitt

Producer
Melanie Horkan

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World premiere
Sydney Opera House, TEDxSydney 2015

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Press / Media

Channel 7: live TV interview

 

 

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© Alchemy Productions 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Made exclusively for TEDxSydney

 
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BALLSY


The inspiring story of 32 yr old Bondi-surfing,
jet-setting advertising executive Ben,
who lost a testicle... and grew some balls.

 

BALLSY


The inspiring story of 32 yr old Bondi-surfing,
jet-setting advertising executive Ben,
who lost a testicle... and grew some balls.

 

 

Official Selections

Sheffield Doc/Fest
UK 2015
(Award nominee)

Flickerfest Film Festival
Australia 2015
(Finalist 'Best Documentary', Academy Awards®-qualifying)

St Kilda Film Festival
Australia 2015
(Academy Awards®-qualifying)

IFI Documentary Festival
Ireland 2015

Heart of Gold Film Festival
Australia 2015

Fastnet Film Festival
Ireland 2016
(in competition)

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** Watch the two minute trailer below **

Full film currently on the film festival circuit

 
 

Director
Sinéad McDevitt

Producer
Sinéad McDevitt

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© AFTRS 2018

 
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TED


 

Following the TEDxSydney 2017 short film program, TED Talks in New York invited me to
executive produce their first-ever series of original short films for the TED2018 event in
Vancouver. Bloody delicious! I worked with four filmmaking teams in London, Edinburgh, New York and LA to bring each story to life, from development through to final delivery.
The little gems premiered live onstage in April 2018.  Check 'em out below.

TED


 

Following the TEDxSydney 2017 short film program, TED Talks in New York invited me to
executive produce their first-ever series of original short films for the TED2018 event in
Vancouver. Bloody delicious! I worked with four filmmaking teams in London, Edinburgh, New York and LA to bring each story to life, from development through to final delivery.
The little gems premiered live onstage in April 2018.  Check 'em out below.

TEDFilms 2018

AI Therapy

After 100 years of progress, AI bots have finally become too human for their own good. 

By Mother

It's Not Amazing Enough

The pressures of having to make an amazing film sent this deadpan, deep-voiced, award-winning filmmaker into a crippling spiral of self-doubt and comic indecision

By Duncan Cowles

Chromatic

As light passes through defective glass, beams split into color spectra, causing "diffraction grating." For the first time ever in film, we get up close and personal with this visual phenomenon in a series of beautiful chromatic abstractions. 

By Shane Griffin

Illusions for a Better Society

Could visual illusions be a cure for polarization?

By Aaron Duffy, Lake Buckley and Jack Foster

 

TEDxSydney 2017

Ménage à Tetris

Vimeo Staff Pick 2017
Shortlisted: Best Animation, Shots Awards 2017
Silver Award, AEAF Awards 2017

Two Tetris blocks fall deeply in love. But there's only one problem; they can't quite seem to fit. Until they try something a little unconventional.

A BMF Production.

Donna

After the Apology longlisted for Walkley Documentary Award 2017.

Since the apology in 2008, the number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care has risen from 9,000 to over 16,000. This is one mother's story.

A Pursekey Productions Production.

Nursed Back

Vimeo Staff Pick 2017
Selection: Cannes AVIFF Art Film Festival 2018 

A nurse grieves the loss of a patient in
an unconventional and unexpected way.

A Jungle Production.

Wild at Heart

An intimate glimpse into the life
of an Australian wildlife filmmaker,
living in one of the world's busiest
cities - and the unexpected wild family that keeps her there.

A Claire Clements Production.

The Beejesus

Three Australians form a cover band
of the Bee Gees and try their luck
on the lucrative tribute band circuit
in America.

A Tony Rogers Production.

Magnum Opus

In a world of visual saturation,
one questions what place is left
for originality and meaning.

A Pixel Production.

Collective Consciousness

Collective Consciousness has an undeniably positive effect on the individual. Can it affect change on
society and our surroundings?

A Passion Pictures Production.

The Dating Game

The Dating Game In the game of love, sometimes you just need to roll the dice. Literally.

A Yelldesign Production.

Lâcher Prise (Letting Go)

In the centre of Paris, a group of young deaf people gather together weekly,
turn up the music and dance it out.

A Jon Mark Oldmeadow Production.

 

Fast Ideas 2016

Great ideas can hit us at the strangest of times. Shampooing sleepily in the morning shower, gazing out the window on the commute to work, debating a sticky issue over dinner. We know what happens to the big keynote ideas launched from the TEDxSydney stage, but what about those great ideas that everyone else has – where do they go? With TEDxSydney’s annual Fast Ideas competition, great ideas from the audience find a home on the Sydney Opera House stage.

Fast Ideas 2017

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A SWEETER DEAL


How do you celebrate a property developer's landmark birthday?
With 892 home-baked, hand-iced cupcakes.
Still getting flashbacks. 

 

A SWEETER DEAL


How do you celebrate a property developer's landmark birthday?
With 892 home-baked, hand-iced cupcakes.
Still getting flashbacks. 

 

 

The brief

To mark their big birthday, AV Jennings were gifting $8k to customers
on 80 properties across the country. They needed a 30 second TVC
w/digital and print touchpoints — and a sticky idea to drive it all.

 
 
 

Director, Art Director
Sinéad McDevitt

Writer
Sinéad McDevitt
Anne Fleming

Agency
Purpose

Animation
Glen Hunwick

 
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WORKBOOK


Gallery of film and design work coming soon.

WORKBOOK


Gallery of film and design work coming soon.

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