Film and Media Production

DEVELOPMENT & SCRIPTING

Before the camera comes out or the lights go on, the Short Stack Productions team can help you develop your idea into a concept, or your concept into a script, or your script into a storyboard.

Get in touch and we’ll chat it through over a coffee or even something sweet from the breakfast menu!

DIRECTING & CINEMATOGRAPHY

Short Stack Productions is led by the Director / Cinematographer duo of Owen Smith and David Aponas. Together they oversee all aspects of the creative process to execute your project's needs; and with a network of experienced craftspeople to call on, no project is too big or small.

Whether you call it a pancake or a pikelet, the ingredients are all the same.

CAMERA & LIGHTING

Short Stack Productions is passionate about creating beautiful images. While the story, themes and messages of your project are most important, exceptional lighting and camerawork is the strawberry on top.

Our range of professional camera and lighting equipment is coupled with our innovative approach to give every project its own special flavour.

MUSIC & SOUND

Owen and David both completed their film degree with a minor in sound design and production. As such, they have great appreciation for the importance of capturing high quality audio and ensure it is always given careful consideration.

They are also multi-instrumentalist musicians and have written and recorded music for both live performance and film. Sounds delicious.

POST PRODUCTION & DELIVERY

We take pride in our editing and colour grading. This final stage can play an enormous role in creating the overall look and feel of a production, which is why we use industry standard programs such as DaVinci Resolve and the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite to ensure highest quality deliverables.

Films are like a stack of pancakes; a neatly assembled one will have a better chance of being shared on social media.

It's Christmas

Meeting the parents is always daunting, especially when one of those parents is played by Gary Sweet.

Produced by Tchucango Entertainment In Association with Short Stack Productions.

Starring Tamara McLaughlin, Gabriel Stoltz and Gary Sweet

DIRECTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN

by Short Stack Productions

Papercut

Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car.

Produced by OMAD Productions and WildHer Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Flight 156

Runner-Up Brisbane 48hr Film Festival 2017

Starring Ellie Victoria Popov and Gabriel Stoltz

DIRECTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN

by Short Stack Productions

Aisle 4

David and Owen's values are put to the test as they fight for their fruit.

Produced by Tchucango Entertainment

CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
SOUND DESIGN
by Short Stack Productions

Wisdom of Psychopaths

Produced by Tartan Paint Productions
Directed by Donnie Baxter

Starring Donnie Baxter and Tamara McLaughlin

CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
SOUND DESIGN

by Short Stack Productions

Shots Fired

Whilst on a hunting trip in the great Australian bush, Katie, a precocious 13-year-old girl, helps her Dad & his two long-time friends navigate their quarter life crises.

Produced by Tchucango Entertainment and Wildher Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Father Son Bombding

Filmstro Short Film of the Year - Bronze Winner
60 Second Video Competition

Produced and Directed by Hired Goons

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Playtime

The power of kid's imaginations brought to life through epic sound. One moment captured in just one shot.

Produced and Directed by Hired Goons

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Hatchie - Sure

Directed & Edited by Joe Agius

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Hatchie - Sleep

Directed & Edited by Joe Agius

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Cub Sport - Sometimes (Live Video)

Directed and Edited by Jennifer Embelton (Somersault Visuals)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Cub Sport - Chasin'

Directed and Edited by Jennifer Embelton (Somersault Visuals)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Fragile Animals - Landing

Produced by Short Stack Productions

CONCEPT & DIRECTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Fragile Animals- Comedown

Produced by Short Stack Productions

CONCEPT & DIRECTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Pancakes ft. Lil Pikelet - The Gift

Produced by Short Stack Productions

CONCEPT & DIRECTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Walken - Unomi

Produced by Creative Clones

STEADICAM OPERATOR
by Short Stack Productions

San Mei - Until You Feel Good

Directed and Edited by Jennifer Embelton (Somersault Visuals)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

San Mei - Heaven

Directed and Edited by Jennifer Embelton (Somersault Visuals)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Bombs Away - Everybody Stand Up

Produced by Voyageur Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Joel Adams - Please Don't Go

Produced by Chuong Vo

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Hobart Curtis - New Squeeze

Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Athena Joy - Repeat

Directed and Edited by Jennifer Embelton (Somersault Visuals)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Christine Milo & Charles Allen

Selene Bruynzeels and Georgia Voice

Christine Milo & Sam Monaghan

Georgia Allison, Ayla Itxaso & Jason Wilder

Selene Bruynzeels and Rowan Olsen

Paige Morgan and Maddie Barnett

Somerset College StoryFest

Highlight Video of the StoryFest Event
Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Somerset College Gift Event

Highlight Video of the Somerset Gift Event
Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Coolum State High School

Promotional Welcome Video
Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Saturday Night Fever Aus: TVC

30 sec TV spot for Saturday Night Fever Australia
Produced by TPR Media

STEADICAM OPERATOR
by Short Stack Productions

Coronis

Coronis Realty Video
Produced by Hired Goons

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

QAAFI

ARC Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods
Produced by Hired Goons

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Coronis Property Video

Promotional Land and Package Video
Produced by Hired Goons

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Bio-Luminous Walking

Short Vignette Video About Art Installation
Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

BrisAsia Festival

Eagle Lane Installation Video
Produced by Engage Arts

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING
by Short Stack Productions

Love and Rockets

Teaser Video For 10th Anniversary Celebration Party
Produced by Bigfish

CINEMATOGRAPHY
by Short Stack Productions

Cover-More Insurance

Series of 'Travel Tips' for Cover-More Insurance
Produced by Short Stack Productions

CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND RECORDING
EDITING

by Short Stack Productions

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