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Grant Meredith
b. August 9, 1971, Melbourne, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:   Grant Meredith decided one day back in 1994 that he wanted to be a filmmaker and so went out and bought a simple Sony handy cam. Soon after he went out and bought an editing board and sound mixing gear and went straight about making a short series of animated productions including the Robot of Power (1996) saga.

 

Realising that animation was too restrictive and limited for his scope of imagination Grant went about experimenting with film and by 2000 had produced some funny and innovative little films including The UDD Conspiracy (later retitled The Winter of the UDDS), The Curse of the Weremoose and 2 short sword fighting films.

Then riding on the successful showing of the comical Mixo Joe vs. the Dragon in the 1999 7MAX Film Festival, Grant decided to focus more on his art and shot the epic UDDS Armageddon, the second instalment of the UDD saga. This was successfully shown in festivals here in Australia and overseas in the Italian Alternative Film Festival. Since then Grant has produced Dark Prophecy, Dangerous Dan Jones, The I-Team: Project FUBAR and the epic UDDS X, all with his trademark "homemade" style. Currently in a slight down period due to career commitments beyond filming he is planning many more and bigger projects for the future including a CGI ridden sci-fi epic.



 
 
Udds Armageddon

CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   I am a filmmaker with my own style and damn proud of it. I like to show the viewer what can be done with the least amount of money possible. I have experimented with my own style of special effects and stunts for many years now and they are really reflected in my work. I pride myself on doing my own stunt work and as much of the total production as possible. I like to open the viewer's eyes up to a very fresh and honest style of filmmaking. To make them think and look for little hidden messages and signals in my work. I aim to take the viewer on a little dream journey of make-believe when they watch my short films.

Udds Armageddon tells the story of the world at crisis with a huge genetically altered threat. All that is very relevant to us here today. Though comical I do consider my work very seriously. I have grouped a large team behind my production company in recent years and I/we are continuing to grow with each film. As I like to say, "My style is my style, not yours" and when questioned why did you make this film the simple answer is "Because I can". I think that I am a Funniest Home Video Show gone mad, and I love it. I turn the viewer's head and make them take notice with my work. I do not prioritise entering into festivals at all, if one catches my eye I will look into it. I have a very successful filmmaking website and forum, and enjoy helping filmmakers the world over.

Grant Meredith, September 2003


FILMOGRAPHY:

 
 
The Curse of the Weremoose

Robot of Power 01 (1996, 3 mins, video, comedy)

Robot of Power 02 (1996, 3mins, video, comedy)

Australian Ninja (1996, 5 mins, video, comedy)

The Curse of the Weremoose (1996, 4 mins, video, comedy)

The UDD Conspiracy retitled The Winter of the UDDS (1996, 7 mins, video, satirical comedy)

Two Knights Ago (1996, 4 mins, video, satire)

Highlander Telecommunications (1996, 2 mins, video, satire)

 
 
Mixo Joe vs. The Dragon

Mixo Joe vs. The Dragon (1996, 7 mins, video, comedy)

Mixo Joe 2 (1997, 13 mins, video, comedy)

Mixo Joe 3 (1998, 15 mins, video, comedy)

Mixo Joe 4 (1999, 30 mins, video, comedy)

I love Ewe! (2000, 4 mins, video, satirical comedy)

Little Johnnie's Fantasy (2000, 2 mins, video, comedy)

Rise of the Condoms (2000, 2 mins, video, satirical comedy)

UDDS Armageddon (2001, 12 mins, video, satirical comedy)

The Making of UDDS Armageddon (2001, 9 mins, video, comedy/documentary)

 
 
The I-Team: Project FUBAR

Little Johnnie Gets Lucky (2001, 3 mins, video, comedy)

Dark Prophecy (2002, 13 mins, video, comedy/drama)

Dangerous Dan Jones (2002, 12 mins, video, comedy)

The Sound of Music Remix (2002, 2 mins, video, music video)

Taken for Granted (2003, 3 mins, video, drama)

The I-Team: Project FUBAR (2003, 12 mins, video, comedy/drama)

The Agent Johnson Rap (2003, 2mins, video, music video)

The Stunt Advert - SIP promo (2003, 40 secs, video, comedy)

UDDS X (2006, 14mins, comedy, sci-fi)


Festivals:

 
 
Dark Prophecy

Mixo Joe vs. The Dragon
7MAX 1999, 24/07/1999 Finalist

The Curse of the Weremoose
7MAX 2000, 20/07/00
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

Mixo Joe 2
7MAX 2000, 18/07/00

I love Ewe!
7MAX 2000, 19/07/00
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

How Not to Keep Warm this Winter (excerpt from Mixo Joe 4)
7MAX 2000, 20/07/00

Two Knights Ago
7MAX 2000, 19/07/00
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

 
 
Mixo Joe vs. The Dragon

The Winter of the UDDS
7MAX 2000, 22/07/2000
De Bortoli Riverina Flickerfest 2001
Albury_Wodonga MIC, 01/09/04

UDDS Armageddon
"A Bar Called Barry" 5/09/01
Penrith Valley Video Festival 10/10/01
The Film Poets Society 08/12/01-09/12/01
Moving Image Coalition 11/6/02
North Shorts, North Sydney, 30/07/02
Albury_Wodonga MIC 17/12/03
Sydney MIC 03/02/04
Moomba Int. Amateur Film Festival, March 2004
Melbourne Underground Film Festival, July 2004
Overseas:
Italian Alternative Film Festival, 10/10/01
MOSFEST, Russia, 26/10/02
Shorts Sighted (Birmingham Bright House Cable Channel 4, USA) Episode 12. 1/12/04-23/02/05

Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006
Swedish Nobudget Festival, January 2007

 
 
Dangerous Dan Jones

Dark Prophecy
North Shorts, North Sydney, 25/06/02
Moving Image Coalition, 10/09/02
Albury_Wodonga MIC 04/02/04
Moomba Int. Amateur Film Festival, March 2004
Overseas:
MOSFEST, Russia, 26/10/02
Shorts Sighted (Birmingham Bright House Cable Channel 4, USA) Episode 12. 1/12/04-23/02/05
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

Dangerous Dan Jones
North Shorts, North Sydney, 30/07/02
Moving Image Coalition, 12/11/02
Albury_Wodonga MIC 17/12/03
Moomba Int. Amateur Film Festival, March 2004
Overseas:
Shorts Sighted (Birmingham Bright House Cable Channel 4, USA) Episode 10. 17/11/04-09/02/05
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006
Worldwide VHS Video Festival, Chiltern NSW, September 2006

Little Johnnie Gets Lucky
Moving Image Coalition, 11/03/03
Trasharama Video Festival, October 2006
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

Taken for Granted
Moving Image Coalition, 11/03/03
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

 
 
The Winter of the UDDs

The I-Team: Project FUBAR
Moving Image Coalition, 10/06/03
Moomba Int. Amateur Film Festival, March 2004
Albury_Wodonga MIC 14/04/04
JAM Awards Sept. 2004/09/04
Overseas:
Shorts Sighted (Birmingham Bright House Cable Channel 4, USA) Episode 11. 24/11/04-16/02/05
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

The Sound of Music Remix
BelowGround Music Video Festival, 21/12/03
JAM Awards Sept. 2004/09/04

The Agent Johnson Rap
BelowGround Music Video Festival, 21/12/03

The Making of UDDS Armageddon
Moving Image Coalition 06/07/04
Albury_Wodonga MIC, 01/09/04

The Stunt Advert - SIP promo
JAM Awards Sept. 2004/09/04

Highlander Advert
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006

Rise of the Condoms
Overseas:
Roscoland Film Contest, March 2006
Swedish Nobudget Festival, January 2007

UDDS X
Trasharama Video Festival, October 2006 (Special Mention)
The MMMC International Amateur Movie Festival, February 2007
5th Angry Film Festival, Melbourne, March 2007
40th Melbourne International Movie Festival, Melbourne, October 2007
Indigo Video Festival, Chiltern, October 2007
Overseas:
Swedish Nobudget Festival, January 2007


Awards:

The Winter of the UDDS
Winner of the Technical Encouragement Award 7MAX 2000
Winner Special Judges Award De Bortoli Riverina Flickerfest 2001

The I-Team: Project FUBAR
Winner of "Best Overall" film, JAM Awards 2004
Winner of "Best War Film", JAM Awards 2004

The Sound of Music Remix
Winner of "Best Comedy", JAM Awards 2004

The Stunt Advert - SIP promo
Winner of "Best Other", JAM Awards 2004


Grant Meredith, April 2009.

Sick Individual Productions - Grant Meredith's website

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