Everyone has their obsessions. Obviously we are FANATICAL about all things film related but our guilty pleasures come in other shapes and sizes too:
We love incredible new technologies, of course we do in our ‘line of business’. But if that new gadget can be made out of gnarly wood from a 500 year old boat then we’d love it waaaaaay more. Our films are a true reflection of this shared passion of ours and something that makes our films so unique is the way we incorporate both cinematic footage (new) and vintage-inspired (old) film and techniques.
Don’t think you’ll get any sense out of us if there’s a dog in the room to play with.
What do you get from tequila, a lemon tree and a bag of chips? One happy marriage. For us it all began with a Lemon Tree.
We love music; our favourite artists range from The Black Keys to Bloc Party, Lana Del Rey and Angus & Julia Stone. The music used in our films is SUPER important to us and plays a huge part in the emotion evoked when watching them.
Laughter is no laughing matter we take it very seriously. So seriously in fact that in her own wedding vows TJ promised, above all else, to make Shaun laugh every single day for the rest of her life. Whether we’re sharing an adventure together or just pottering about at home; as long as we laugh together we couldn’t be happier! To make the point clear, let it be known that Shaun has, on occasion, stopped an argument by getting naked it is true what they say you can’t argue naked, it’s just ridiculous! And one of TJ’s simple pleasures in life is to ‘accidentally’ (on purpose) put the washing machine on a hot wash whilst Shaun takes a shower.
We eat all the time. Seriously. All. The. Time. We’re suckers for dessert – Shaun often catches TJ checking out the dessert menu before she’s even considered appetizers. In fact as we write this Shaun’s just remembered that the 1kg bag of chocolates he hid from TJ’s in the cupboard and we’re now chowing down on some pretty rad pralines! Oh and don’t even THINK about talking to Shaun before he’s eaten breakfast! The key to keeping us happy is feeding us. A lot.
Hopefully it’s obvious that film is important to us! Our ideal date night is setting up an outdoor cinema on our rooftop terrace eating TJ’s homemade caramel peanut popcorn (see there’s that food again). We’re probably the only couple in the world that can say watching ‘Wizard of Oz’ somehow brought us together… AND nearly destroyed our relationship before it really began. But you can ask us about that another time! What we love about being filmmakers is the way we can capture the seemingly ‘ordinary’ moments as much as the ‘extraordinary’ and make sure that they’re never forgotten… One of our most treasured possessions is the super 8 film we have of Shaun’s Grandma and his dearly missed Grandad young and in love. Most of the film just shows an ordinary day in their lives but seeing them so youthful and happy in this unknown quiet coastal town, (which is now the big city of Brisbane), is pretty damn special.
Our friendships are really important to us. We are honoured and lucky enough to hold friendships with amazing people from very different backgrounds who are all inspiring people in their own right. Having moved around the world a fair bit – living in England, New Zealand and Spain (where we met) we value the consistency of a friendship that remains solid whether we see each other every day or once every few years. And of course we LOVE making new friends. In fact it’s a prerequisite of booking us to film your wedding day – if you don’t have room in your lives for two new friends then we’re probably not a good fit!
When we travel we get lost – on purpose. We believe that the reason for travelling is to learn and appreciate a completely different culture and way of life. So we always avoid the ‘tourist traps’ where possible and get to know the locals. People are fascinating – we love to learn about their stories, see how and where they spend their time and what their passionate about. Our first point of call in any new country or town is the local market. We love to buy random foreign foods and figure out what it is and how to cook it later. If you’re planning a ‘Destination Wedding’ get in touch; there’s nothing we love more than combining 2 of our favourite things, love and travel.