Soundtracks

Short Film
Mankind Is No Island

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Winner of the NY 2008 Tropfest Film Festival

Mankind is no island’ is a film shot entirely on a cell phone, using found signage on the streets of New York City and Sydney to tell a touching story from the very heart of two cities.

By Jason Vangenderen and Shane Emmett

Original Music: John Roy

Short Film

Design Crimes

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Telstra Mobile Masterpieces Finalist 2010

Being subjected to thousands of advertising messages every day and as a culturally aware society, It's up to the "Design Crime Team" to rid the streets of Bad Design, one crime at a time!

By Jason Vangenderen and Shane Emmett

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Short Film

Return

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Using guerilla-style street projections and typography, this moving short film examines the film-maker's reflection on the lives of Australia's Stolen Generations.

By Jason Vangenderen and Shane Emmett

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Short Film

The Sperm Society

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In 2005, the Gene Pool won with this Claymation comedy at Newcastle's 24hour Short Film Festival The Shootout. An innocent mockumentry look at working in a Sperm Bank through the Eye's of Maggie, the receptionist.

Video Production by: GENE POOL

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Documentary

Last Stand At Nymboida

Winner of 11 International awards

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Hidden beneaththe remote Nymboida Valley in Northern New South Wales, a tough band of local men laboured in the dark and dangerous tunnels of Australia's most primitive coal mine.Faced with the sack in 1975, these men staged a daring worker rebellion. Forged in solidarity and mateship, it was a rebellion that would be tested by doubt and disaster - and ultimately bring about a victory of international significance.

Video Production by: Red Cedar Productions

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Short Film

Carrion

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Winner of the 2007 Geelong 24 hour The Shootout film festival. This Short Film was shot entirely on a Digital Stills Camera. The whole film was shot in reverse sequence and then played forward to create a dark story of a man who finds himself wondering why everything is going backwards and with blood dripping from a gun shot wound to his head

Video Production by: GENE POOL

Sound Design: John Roy

Short Film

Hoodie

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This was the Gene Pools first entry into the Geelong 24 hour The Shootout film festival. Although we didn't win the main prize, I picked up "Best Sound Design" for this film. A twist on the story Little Black Riding Hood. It was all shot in one sequence using cardboard cutouts and a set box.

This film was voiced by Rodney Rude and Guest starred Rove McManus.

Video Production by: GENE POOL

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Mocumentary

Lactating Larry

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The story of a ordinary man with an extra ordinary gift!

While Jacinta goes to work, Larry stays home and with the help of hormone treatments, is able to breast feed their little baby.

Video Production by: GENE POOL

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Documentary

The Great Australian Lockout of 1929-30

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As seen on the History Channel. In 1929 one of the darkest chapters in Australian industrial history was written in blood and bitterness on the Northern Coalfields of NSW … it took 15 months for the enemies to fight themselves to a standstill…"

Video Production By: Lockout Production

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

TVCs

Sir Walter Turf

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A series of commercials produced and directed by Jason van Genderen of Treehouse Creative. My roll in these commercials was Location Sound and Sound Design.

Video Production by: Treehouse Creative

Visit theSIR WALTER WEBSITE to view demo

Tourism

Indigenous Experience

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Beautiful images of Australia abound in this Tourism Promotional Television DVD Promoting the cultural aspects of Australia to overseas visitors.

This is a cut down demo of the original DVD....

Video Production by: Mud Media

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy


Corporate Video

Boral

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As a brand awareness exercise, and an opportunity to promote Boral as an environmentally conscientious company, it was proposed to decorate a fleet of Boral concrete trucks in psychedelic designs that reminiscent of an era focussed on 'Peace' and 'Harmony'

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Video Production by: Mud Media

Corporate DVD

United Group

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United Group Limited is a leading engineering and services company providing industrial maintenance, manufacturing, engineering, transport facilities management and corporate real estate services to blue chip companies and governments throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, US and the UK.

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Video Production by: Mud Media

Corporate Cinema

Mountains of Power

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Breathtaking beauty, the nation's highest mountains await visitors to this unique part of Australia. Steeped in heritage, the Snowy Mountains are situated in the south-eastern corner of New South Wales, approximately 150km south of the national capital, Canberra....

Sound Design & Original Music: John Roy

Video Production by: Mud Media