Paul Murphy & Simon Best

Paul Murphy and Simon Best
Paul Murphy is a Sydney-based writer/director/editor of commercials and other promotional videos. He is most well-known for his eye-catching 'book trailers', which he designs and produces under the name booktease.

His recent projects include 'Precious Memories' (director), which screened at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 'De Composer' (editor), a short film produced by Utropea Films and funded by Metro Screen, and 'Escape from Hong Kong' (editor), a short documentary produced by Lion Rock Productions.

Simon Best was once a contestant on the popular ABC kids' show, 'The Big Square Eye'. He studied for his Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) at RMIT Melbourne, and currently works for Fairfax Digital.

Paul and Simon have been making short films together since their first film, 'Living Off The Land', almost 10 years ago. Their other films include the documentary 'Reformed' and the comedy 'The Man Who Opened Spam', which screened at the 2006 Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

Walter De Backer, more commonly known by the stage name Gotye, is an ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter. Based in Melbourne, Gotye has released three albums independently. His music has had success overseas, with his album, 'Like Drawing Blood' listed as one of the best albums of 2008 on iTunes UK.

Richard Franklin

Richard Franklin
A student and protege of Alfred Hitchcock, Richard directed the critically acclaimed local Hitchcockian thrillers 'Patrick' and 'Roadgames' before heading to the US to helm 'Psycho II', 'Cloak & Dagger' and 'FX2'. He won an AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for both Best Film and Best Director for the film 'Hotel Sorrento'. Sadly, Richard died at age 58 on July 11, 2007.

The soundtrack for the film features some outstanding Australian artists who are all friends of the production, including The Basics, Emma Heaney, Str8 Up T, OwnKind, Inga Liljestrom, Tim Downey and Gotye. The original score was composed by Anthony Murphy and Josh Ferrara.


Screening at the 2010 Dungog Film Festival on
Saturday, May 29. For more details, visit the DFF website.