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Remo Camerota
b. April 17, 1966, Coventry, England.

BIOGRAPHY:   Remo Camerota has been working in the arts since 1983 after completing a fine art degree at Box Hill TAFE.

After touring the world Remo enrolled in Swinburne's Fine Art course in 1990.

Remo began winning awards in Film and video in his first year of fine art. He won the VEVA awards for animation, and the St Kilda Film Festival award.

In 1993, Remo attended Victorian College of the Arts FILM and TV. Graduating in 1995 with high distinctions it was a successful 3 years finishing with a nomination for Best Sound at the VCA Student Awards. All of Remo's films from year 1, 2 and 3 at the VCA picked up accolades.

 


In 1996, the AFC picked up and toured his VCA graduating film The Droppers Neck, which also won several awards.

Since then Remo has been awarded many accolades of excellence and continues to do so, most recently winning 2 Lucie photography Awards and a Gold nomination at Below Ground and The 15/15 Film festival. Other Awards include, Victorian Education Video Award for the work Through the looking glass and Scar picked up best film at Exposure Film Festival, and most recently his film Meat Market won Best short film at Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2004 and a Gold medal at AVA (Australasian Video Awards).

In 1994 Remo collaborated with Stelarc in the Award winning short film Scar, casting Stelarc in his first film role, bridging the gap between film and art.

In 1999 the cult feature film Narcosys saw Remo edit and begin a relationship with Mark Bakaitis, motion graphics and 3D animation. This film picked up Best Film at Melbourne underground Film Festival in 2000 and Best Use of Gratuitous Violence.

Besides shorts and features, Remo has worked extensively in TV, editing over 500 episodes of the Foxtel sport show 'Xtreme'. This lead to the development of his own show with Morgan Evans entitled 'Not Recommended Behavior' which is on air in South America. Remo is a true vindicator of the style of extreme sports shows to date.

As well as TV Remo works with music video/DVD, photography and digital art.

He has had several exhibitions including 'Neo Ethnic' in Japan. His most recent being a digital art exhibition held at Red Gallery 2004 and collaboration with Dennis Ropar at Span Gallery 2005.

In 2002 he joined with Gene Simmons (Kiss) and directed the two-hour DVD Speaking in Tongues, released in August 2004. He traveled around Australia with Gene, documenting everything from his shows to his parties.

In 2003 Remo started his own production company - Whitewall Studios - which offers a full range of Film making, Video production, TVC productions and Artistic Exhibitions - from beginning to end being Creative Development, Directing, Editing, SFX, Animation 3d and 2d, Illustration, Graphic design, Photography and delivery.

Whitewall has expanded to Melbourne, Tokyo and USA with clients ranging from MTV to VH1 to Yoshimoto comedy Company.

2003 Remo went on to direct the Kiss Symphony tour DVD extras and B roll, for Kiss. He was in charge of all documentary footage and DVD extras. This DVD has gone platinum.

As well as filming he is an accomplished photographer working for people like Kiss, Jello Biafra and many magazines. Remo's photographs are also included in the Kiss Alive 4 CD and DVD, Kiss and Make up and Speaking in Tongues DVD.

 
 
In Theory

Next the ABC/Film Victoria project '4 minute wonders' brought him attention in newspaper headlines as it features the notorious underworld figure Chopper Read. Chopper stars in the clip dissecting people, which got it banned from TV. This clip is 'Horsell Common's - In Theory'. www.whitewallstudios.net music videos. This has won many accolades as a unique 3d/live action video.

Remo was also commissioned to contribute work to the web site Candyspace.tv. This is a mobile phone content website which boasts famous artists from all over the globe. Remo has been included in the select few of artists to bring you ongoing mobile phone content in the form of graphics, music, art and photography. 'Remo's work always has an eye to the politics of the street and of globalization and there's an inevitable sense of violence, threat and exploitation'. You can download this work www.candyspace.tv/seven

2004 saw Remo complete the short Film Meat Market. This film screened at many festivals around the world including LA Shorts, Screamfest, MUFF and the Hollywood Film Festival where it was nominated. This brought Remo to Los Angeles to attend a red carpet affair including many of Hollywoods greats.

Meat Market and the meeting of some powerful producers in LA inspired him to create his latest feature in development SCAR.

2006 saw Remo as Director including Shakedown, Behind Crimson Eyes, Holden Launch, Origin Energy campaign, Open For Business documentary.

Remo then travelled to San Francisco to work on two documentaries for science company GAP. 'Being One' and 'Breakthrough course' - www.storyworks.com

2007: Remo has recently completed two feature film scripts one of them in collaboration with Watermoon Films. This is the feature version of Scar. It is creating much interest in the film and comic book scene and he has now created a company Raven with USA partners - www.raven-books.com and is currently directing a team of artists in Tokyo Japan. They are creating the Manga graphic novel of the feature film SCAR and will be released at the end of 2008.

One of the artists in the book is Shohei Otomo, the son of Katsuhiro Otomo - famous for Akira and many more manga.

Also while in Japan Remo authored a book on the Graffiti scene in Japan. www.graffitijapan.com - This is being published by Mark Batty Publisher New York - www.markbattypublisher.com

2008 At present Remo is working with MTV developing an upcoming TV show and producing spots for MTV awards Japan and documentaries for VH1 australia.



CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   Dedicated to creativity is what I am. Not only am I a film director, I also am a visual artist. But being able to capture emotion, light and psyche within a medium is my message. I have tried many mediums but I found that film is the only one that encompasses all aspects of art: Photography, painting, make up, sculpture and story telling.

The story is the essence and my films are often layered with many subtexts that reflect this essence.

My views are often social, political and blackly comedic, designed in a horror type of view.

Please see Meat Market for example. www.whitewallstudios.net - short films

Remo Camerota, May 2008


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
In Theory

2008 Director
MTV Music Awards
TV award show
Producer - Naked Japan

2007 Director
VH1 EG Music Awards
TV show
Producer - Renegade Films
15 min - TV show

2007 Director
The Black Sorrows - 4 days at SingSing
Documentary
Joe Camelliri
Producer - Renegade Films
1 hour DVD - TV show

2007 Animation Director
Holden Sports wagon Reveal
- Producer ABT
Client - Holden
50 sec

2007 Director
Oronamin C - Cinema & TVC JAPAN TV
Producer - Yesman Japan
30 sec

2007 Director
Honey Star - Short Film
Producer - Flaner/Nagasawa Yoshiya
Ex Producer - Yoshimoto Entertainment Japan
30 min

 
 
Meat Market

2007 Director
Cosentino Magic Show
Producer - Remo Camerota
45 min
www.cosentino.com

2007 Creative/Animation Director
Gap International "Being One part 3" Documentary
45 min
Producer - Storyworks USA
www.storyworks.com

2007 Animation/Creative Director
Behind Crimson Eyes - Music Video
5 min

2006 Animation/Creative Director
Essquisse Design Studio
5 min
Producer - Whitewall

2006 Director
Behind Crimson Eyes - Shakedown
3 min
Producer - Taiyo Films

 
 
Scar

2006 DOP
The Grates
20 min
Producer - Taiyo Films

2006 DOP
My Brain, Myself and I - Documentary
1 hr
Producer - Nicole Ma
Director - Eu-Hua - Chua

2006 Creative Director/SFX
Gap International "Being One" Documentary
45 min
Producer - Storyworks USA
www.storyworks.com

2006 Creative Director/Animation
Holden Car Launch TVC
5 -10 min
Producer - ABT

2006 Creative Director/Animation
Origin Energy
15 min
Producer - ABT

 
 
In Theory

2006 Creative Director
GS1 Australia
2 min
Producer - ABT

2006 Creative Director/Animation
Noise TV
60 min
Producer - Noise TV

2006 Creative Director
LANN documentary
10 min
Producer - Dream Engine

2006 Creative Director/3D Animator
Loraine Lee Linen - TVC
1 minute
Director - Alex Bioloki
Producer - Encore Productions

2006 Director
Esquisse Reel
15 min
Producer - Esquisse

2005 Creative Director/SFX
My Career Dot Com
3 min
Producer - Steamfish

 
 
Meat Market

2005 Co Director
Champagne Taste - music video
3 minutes
Producer - Shock Records
Music - CC Martini

2005 Creative Director
Australia post TVC
2 min
Producer - ABT

2005 Creative Director/SFX
Open For Business - Documentary
50 minutes
Producer - Dream Engine/Mornington Council
Director - Ryan Spanger

2005 Director/Producer
The Disaster - music promo
3 minutes
DOP - Greg Gozdz
Producer - Helltrack Records
Music - Horsell Common

2005 Director/Producer/Writer/Animator/SFX
Dream Cycle - short film
5 minutes

2005 Creative Director/3D Animator
Loraine Lee Linen - TVC
1 minute
Director - Alex Bioloki
Producer - Encore Productions

 
 
Meat Market

2005 Director/3D Animator
Woods and Bagot architects - Promo
7 minutes
Producer - Woods and bagot

2005 Creative Director/3D Animator/SFX
Punk Gunk - Documentary
56 minutes
Producer - Craig Kamber/Polydor Records
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2005 Animation Director/SFX
Garnier Australian Open - Promo
7 minutes
Producer - Mojo / Silver spoon
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2005 Creative Director/SFX Director
Ringtone - Short Film
12 minutes
Producer - David Thrussell
Director - David Thrussell

2004 Director/Creative Director
Bonds - TVC
2 x 1 minute
Producer - Snapper Productions

2004 Director/Producer/Writer/3D Animator
4 Minute Wonders 'In Theory' - Music promo
3 minutes
DOP Greg Parish ASC
Co Producer - Film Victoria/ Australian Broadcast Commission
Music - Horsell common

 
 
Meat Market

2004 Director/Producer/3D Animator
Meat Market - Short film
8 minutes
DOP Greg Parish ASC
Co Producer - Mark Bakaitia/ Caitlan Whitty
Writer - Dominic Megna/Remo Camerota

2004 Creative Director
Emma and the Barista - Short film
12 minutes
Director - Greg Gozdz
Producer/Writer - Natasha Pincus

2004 Director/Producer/Motion Graphic Design/SFX
Elementz - Feature documentary
45 minutes
Co Producer - Mark Bakaitis
Writer - Mark Bakaitis

2004 Animation Director/SFX
Le Tan - TVC
1 minute
Director - Alex Bialoki
Producer - Encore Productions

2004 Creative Director/Animator/SFX
Maeder - Music promo
5 minutes
Producer - Encore Prod
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2003 Director/Editor/DOP/Photography/Graphic Design
Gene Simmons 'Speaking in Tongues' - feature documentary
120 minutes
Director- Gene simmons/Remo Camerota
Producer - Gene Simmons Co

 
 

2003 B Roll Director/DOP/Photographer
Kiss Symphony - feature documentary
120 minutes
Director- Victor Burroughs
Producer - Richard Moore Chris Oliver Taylor
Music - Kiss

2003 Creative Director/Animator/SFX
Hover - Feature film Trailer
5 minutes
Producer - Digital strings
Writer - Gavin Pearce

2003 Creative Director/Animator/SFX
Midnight in Melbourne - Documentary
40 minutes
Producer - Smith Media/Encore Productions
Writer - Jono smith

2002 Producer
Sonic Animation 'Im a DJ' - Music promo
5 minutes
Director - Morgan Evans

2002 Creative Director/Animator
Underworld Gym - TVC
1 minute
Director - Mark Bakaitis
Producer - Encore productions

2002 Creative Director/Animator
Skybus - promo
5 minutes
Producer - ES 9
2001 Creative Director/DOP/Animator

2001 Creative Director/DOP/Animator
Cyberotica - Documentary
40 minutes
Producer - Mark bakaitis
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2001 Director/Motion Graphic Design
Felix da House Cat - Visual loop
5 minutes
Producer - Solution Red

2001 Assistant DOP 35mm
Underworld - Short film
15 minutes
Producer - Greg Mclean
Director/Writer - Greg Mclean

2001 Creative Director
Masick June - Music promo
5 minutes
Producer - Encore Prod
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2000 Editor/Animator
Narcosys- Feature film
80 minutes
Producer - Encore Productions
Editors Grant - Film victoria
Writer - Adam Briesley
Director - Mark Bakaitis

2000 Editor
A Night With Ava - Short Film
12 min
Director- Adam Zwar
Producer - Adam Zwar

1999 Director/Editor
Mr Bungle - Live Music promo
20 minutes
Producer - Michael Puskas

1998 Director/Editor
Skunk Anansie - Live Music promo
20 minutes
Producer - Michael Puskas

1998 Director/Editor
Frenzil Rhomb - Live Music promo
20 minutes
Producer - Michael Puskas

1998 Director/Editor
Silverchair - Live Music promo
20 minutes
Producer - Michael Puskas

1998 Co Producer/Editor
Australian Swimsuit - documentary
26 minutes
Producer - Buzz Sands/Sportsworld
Director - Buzz Sands
Network - Fox 8 (Foxtel)

1998 Co Producer/Editor
Xtreme Helichalenge - documentary
26 minutes
Producer - Buzz Sands/Sportsworld
Director - Buzz Sands
Network - Fox 8 (Foxtel)

1997 Director/Editor
Spiderbait - Hot Water and Milk/Jesus/Chest Hair - music promos
15 minutes
Producer - Polydor records/Mark bakaitis

1996 -97 Creative Director/Editor
Foxtel Xtreme - sport TV show
54 x 26 minute episodes
Producer - Buzz Sands/Sportsworld
Director - Buzz Sands
Network - Fox 8/Fox sports(Foxtel)

1996 -97 Director/Editor
Def FX
Blink 182
Mavis's
Mark of cain
Lag Wagon - music promos
Producer - NRB
Network - Foxtel (South America)

1996 Director/Editor
Painters and Dockers - music promo
5 minutes
Producer -Buzz Sands

1996 Director/Editor
Stiff Kittens - music promo
5 minutes
Producer - Stiff kittens

1992 -95 Director/Writer/Editor
The Droppers Neck - Short film
7 min
Producer - VCA

Scar - Short Film
7 min
Producer - VCA

Feedback - Short Film
11 min
Producer VCA

Strange Attractor - short film
3 min
Producer - Swinburne Uni

Through the Looking Glass - Short Film
3 min
Producer - Swinburne Uni


AWARDS

2007 Nominated for an aria award for shake down - behind crimson eyes

2007 Excelence in photography award from International Society of Photographers - ISP

2007 Editors choice award from International Society of Photographers - ISP

2007 Graffiti Book graffiti japan to be published 2008

2006 Official selection Screamfest Horror Convention, Hollywood - In Theory

2006 Official selection Screamfest Horror Convention, Hollywood - Meat Market

2006 Japanese Graffiti Book commissioned, Whitewall travels to Japan

2006 Excelence in photography award from International Society of Photographers - ISP

2005 AVA - Austral Asia Video awards - In Theory - Silver

2005 Meat Market - Official Selection "SWOWCASE" - Castelli Aluminati

2005 Bombshellzine - Best music clip - The Dissaster - horsell common

2005 Helmet Meat - Editors Choice awards - International Photographers association

2005 Meat Market Official Nomination Hollywood Film Festival- Red carpet affair Beverly Hills

2005 Meat Market - Winner Bali selection - realm of the senses

2005 In Theory - nominated ATOM award - Best clip

2005 Helmet Meat (photograph) International Lucie Photography Award

2005 Helmet Meat 2(photograph) International Lucie Photography Award

2005 dream Cycle Nominated Best Experimental Film and best Film - 15/15 film festival

2005 Emma and the Barista - Platinum Best Drama - Worldfest

2005 Emma and the Barista-REMI award - Worldfest

2005 in TheoryNominated best clip - Bellow ground Music Video festival

2004 In Theory - 4 Minute wonders - winner

2004 Meat Market - Gold Medal - Australasian video awards

2004 Meat Market - Melbourne Underground Film Festival - Best short

2003 The crowd goes wild - Camera House - photographic Award

2003 Im a DJ - ACS AWARD - Best Cinamatography

2001 Narcosys - Melbourne Underground Film Festival - Best Film .

2001 Narcosys Melbourne Underground Film Festival - Best use of violence.

2001 Narcosys Film Victoria Editing Grant

1995 "Droppers Neck" - Best Sound Victorian College of the Arts Student Film Awards 1995

1995 Through the looking glass nominated for best sound - St Kilda Film Festival

1995 SCAR -Exposure Best Film - Brisbane International FILM FESTIVAL

1994 Strange AttractoR - Facility Award St Kilda Film Festival

1994 Through the looking glass-Victorian Education Video Award

1993 Through the looking glass Best film - White gloves film festival.


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

For select writings you can Google Remo Camerota for a list of articles relating to my endeavors throughout my career.


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