STUART O'ROURKE (BA, Grad Dip)
Writer, Director & Cinematographer
Stuart has recently completed 4 months work on AUSSIE GOLD, an 8x1hr ob doc series for DISCOVERY CHANNEL. It broadcasts in 2016.
In 2014 Stuart completed 6 months work on STRUGGLE STREET, a 3x1hr ob doc series for SBS TV. He was responsible for sourcing contributors and capturing their life on camera. It rated very highly when broadcast in May 2015.
Stuart began his career in London in 1999 as a freelancer in the television industry. He worked as a Production Assistant on the ITV drama series POIROT (2 x 2hr) for Carnival Films.
Returning to Sydney in 2002, he worked for 4 years at Crackerjack Productions in the role of Offline Editor, working on various TV shows including 3 seasons of sketch comedy series COMEDY INC (over 40hrs of TV) for Channel 9.
As an independent he has shot and directed a five-part travel series INSIDE INDIA and a 1hr doco about the heavy metal music culture in Finland, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT METAL, which won the Silver Palm Award at the 2009 Mexico Intl Film Festival.
In 2010, Stuart shot the 30 min doco IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE which screened on German TV network ZDFneo.
In 2012, Stuart was cinematographer on the short film JULIAN which has won multiple awards including the Crystal Bear at Berlinale and the AACTA Award for Best Short Film.
Short film RAVI & JANE (2013), written and directed by Stuart, has won awards in India & the USA and has screened at more than 35 international film festivals including TIFF Kids, Edinburgh & LA Shorts Fest
More recently Stuart directed/story produced segments for WE ARE YOUNG, a reality/ob doc series for COME ALIVE PRODUCTIONS. He also shot an ob doco in Beijing, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, for WILDBEAR ENTERTAINMENT & BEIJING TV.
Stuart has also produced video content for many well known international companies and brands.
Stuart holds a BA in TV Production from CSU (1997) and a Post Grad Dip in Journalism from UTS (2007).
- Australian Cinematographers Society - Full Member
- AFTRS Completed Courses:
Film & TV Directing wih Rowan Woods.
Introduction to Screenwriting.
New Structures in Screenwriting.
Documentary - The Art of the Interview.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver & Rescue Diver.
- Senior First Aid & Emergency First Response Certification
- Motorcycle & Boating License