A couple of years ago I joined a tight knit crew of “The Bus Knight” as the editor and visual effects artist. After a few weeks in post-production the Brisbane based short film was complete and launched its way into national festivals.
The Bus Knight is a story based off one of Reddit’s most popular posts, written by a local comedian. It is a story about a sole bus passenger standing up and defending a racist attack on a bus driver and his passengers. The story revolves around the principles of Aikido, fighting without fighting.
The short film was selected to appear in 5 festivals including The ScreenIt Film Festival, Capricorn Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Backyard Film Festival and West End Film Festival. The film took home a total of 5 awards including Best Film and several Audience Choice Awards.
It was a pleasure to work closely with the director Tony Walsh from Stranger Films and cinematographer Brian Lowe to create such a well polished and popular short.
After a successful run the crew has decided to release it for all online to enjoy, so we present you The Bus Knight...
A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the West End Film Festival with the crew from Stranger, we got the chance to watch and enjoy all the fantastic films on offer. The slate was a farmers market of raw local talent and it was refreshing see see so much creativity in one room, there was especially some very creative editing and post-production work this year.
Our short The Bus Knight was lucky enough to be chosen as apart of the official selection of the night and we were even more honored to receive the West End Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award for the night.
Thank you to everyone who voted and to the crew at the West End Film Festival for such an awesome night.
In early 2015 I had the pleasure to work with some talented creative minds to create a short film called The Bus Knight. I was on board as the Editor and Visual Effects artist for the project and after several months of collaborating with the team it is fantastic to see the project nominated as official selection for the St Kilda Film Festival 2016.
The movie was created by Tony Walsh of Stranger Films and based off a viral Facebook post from actor Angus Robinson. The post details a mysterious stranger who saves an inner-city bus ride from the tyranny of a bogan hijacking.
The project was then partially funded via a crowdsourcing campaign and the Raw Nerve program (A Screen Queensland Initiative). The Bus Knight was all produced in Brisbane and went on to take awards at both the ScreenIt Film Festival and the Capricornia Film Festival in 2015.
Check out the trailer below: