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Jarrah Gurrie
(Jarrah T Gurrie)
b. December 3, 1980, Geelong, Australia

BIOGRAPHY:   Jarrah studied at the School of Creative Arts, Melbourne University from the late '90s to early '00s, where he met Genevieve Bailey.

Together with her, he made a number of short films in that period, up until 2005.

Jarrah moved to New York in 2005.

 


 
 
Webster Say

CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   Jarrah is a director, cinematographer and editor. His filmmaking prior to studying at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York founded his unconventional style - working on films that more often than not had a budget of under $400.

As well as being enticed by other peoples' true stories through doco making, his narrative films have been described as possessing doco flavoured qualities. Jarrah also enjoys making music videos and has collaborated with artists as diverse as QBoy, The Rumours and James Reyne.

He likes to tell simple stories in not so simple ways. It is important to him to work with people from different age groups, experiences, backgrounds, sexualities and cultures. He thrives on the challenges that filmmaking can bring and enjoys the pressure of making films in under 24 hours. The autobiographical themes presented in some of his work have resonated well with audiences.

His recent works examine issues of gender and male role models (Webster Say), grieving (Indi), physical abuse and escapism (From Here), leaving a loved one (Bright Lights) and the anxiety and excitement of waiting for someone (One More Sleep)


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
From Here

Price Check (1999, 9 mins, MiniDV, Comedy)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

crunchfilmmaker (2000, 12 mins, MiniDV, Experimental)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

I'm Angry (2000, 5 mins, MiniDV, Experimental)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie, Genevieve Bailey and Mike McEvoy

Neighbourhood Starlets (2000, 4 mins, 16mm, Experimental/Comedy)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

Box Project (2001, 10 mins, Hi8 Video/Mini DV, Video Installation)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

White Soap (2001, 4 mins, MiniDV, Documentary)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

Break (2001, 17 mins, MiniDV, Comedy)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

 
 
Bright Lights

The Dogs Will Sing (2002, 7 mins, MiniDV, Comedy)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

Indi (2004, 10 mins, MiniDV, Drama)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

Bright Lights (2004, 7 mins, MiniDV, Drama)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

Mums Talk About Planes, Marriage, Asylum and Pop Music (2004, 2 mins, MiniDV, Documentary)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

Symmetry (2004, 5 mins, Mini DV, Documentary)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

Webster Say (2005, 15 mins, DigiBeta, Comedy)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

From Here (2005, 7 mins, MiniDV, Drama)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie and Genevieve Bailey

One More Sleep (2005, 7mins, MiniDV, Drama)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie, Genevieve Bailey and Gavin Youngs

The Mattress (2005, 7 mins, 1 Episode of Feature Length project Little Deaths, HD, Drama/Comedy)
Directed by Genevieve Bailey and Jarrah Gurrie

Salmon Story (2006, 2 mins, MiniDV)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

 
 
Companionist

The Proxy (2006, 6 mins, DV Cam)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

Cabalerno (2006, 6 mins, 16mm)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

Companionist (2007, 2 mins, MiniDV)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie

Centre of the Universe (2008, 14 mins, Super 16)
Directed by Jarrah Gurrie


MUSIC CLIPS:
Winterpark - 'Wall Kids'
Qboy - 'Q.B.O.Y'
The Rumours - 'Inside/Outside'
James Reyne - 'Rainbows Dead End'
Mark Seymour - 'Shoulder to Cry On'
Simon Anson - 'Fade to End'


AWARDS

TRIPLE J RADIO Young Filmmakers of the Month, April 2004


 
 
Indi

One More Sleep

The Shootout Geelong 2005 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Art Direction


Webster Say

In the Realm of the Senses - 2nd Prize March 19 2005


Indi

Winner 6 Awards 15/15 Film Festival
Best Film, Best Directors, Best Story/Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Actress - Kristina Lesjak.
Nominated for Best Drama, Best Sound//Score

International Tour includes festivals in San Sebastian, London, Jakarta, Edinburgh.

National Tour
Cancer Council Daffodil Arts Awards
High Commendation, 2nd Prize

Finalist Open Channel, Love Your Work 2004

Finalist, Harvest Film Festival


 
 
Bright Lights

Bright Lights

Winner 4 Awards Geelong Shootout 2004
Best Film, Best Directors, Best Cinematography, Best Actor - Elijah Sejean

Queerscreen, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2005
Development Award

Reel life Film Festival, Sydney 2004
Best Cinematography Award
Melbourne Audience Choice Award

Open Channel, Love Your Work 5th Prize 2004

Screened in Competition, St.Kilda Film Festival 2004


Mums Talk About Planes, Marriage, Asylum and Pop Music

Finalist 2004 Youthweek ShootIt Competition


 
 
The Dogs Will Sing

White Soap

Finalist 2004 Youthweek ShootIt Competition

Finalist UFilm Festival, Melbourne University 2001


Cabalerno

Best in Short Film LOGO TV USA 2006
Best Short Film Fire Island Film Festival, USA


Companionist

Best in Short Film LOGO TV USA 2


 
 
Jarrah & Gen in action

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

"Filmmakers top second Festival" - Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 29/03/04

"Hollywood Magic on Geelong Streets" - Geelong Advertiser, Monday 12/04/04

"Pooling Power on Shorts Circuit" - MX, Friday 21/05/04

"Lights Camera Stopwatch" - GT Magazine, Saturday March 19/03/05

"Shootout Special" - Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 23/03/05

Queer Film Review, 'Companionist'

Flasher.com Interview

SameSame.com Interview


Jarrah Gurrie, May 2008

Jarrah Gurrie's website

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