Cockatoo Ninja Milk Productions (Dir. Matthew Jenkin / DOP Chris Bland) Location recordist. * Flickerfest 2012 - Winner Best Screenplay (NSW, Australia) * DC Shorts Film Festival 2012 - Winner Audience Favourite (USA) * Tri Media Film Festival 2012 - Winner Best 'Wild Side' Short Film (USA) * Outbox International Short Film Festival 2012 - Winner Best Foreign Director (Lebanon) * Blue Mountains Film Festival 2012 - Winner Silver Yowie Award Best Short Film (Open) (NSW, Australia) * Blue Mountains Film Festival 2012 - Winner Audience Favourite Award (NSW, Australia) * Anchorage International Film Festival 2012 - Honourable Mention (USA) * Taos Shortz Film Festival 2013 - Honorable Mention Award (Comedy Fiction) (USA) * Show-Fest International 2013 - Judges 3rd Best film, Audiences 2nd Best Film (NSW, Australia) * Clare Valley Film Festival 2013 - Winner Best Australian Film (SA, Australia) * Vimeo.com - Staff Pick 2014 (Worldwide) * Shorts in Paradise Film Festival 2014 - Winner Best Film, Winner Best Directing, Winner Peoples Choice Award (QLD, Australia) * Flickerfest Best of Australian Shorts (National Tour) 2012 - Official Selection (Australia) * Rome Independent Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (Italy) * Mudgee Internation Film Festival 2012 - Top 14 Finalist (NSW, Australia) * CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2012 - Official selection (CAN) * Palm Springs International ShortFest 2012 - Official Selection (USA) * Postira Seaside Festival 2012 - Official Selection (Croatia) * Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (UK) * Shnit International Short Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (Switzerland) * Milwaukee Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (USA) * FilmFest Australia 2012 - Official Selection (UK) * Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (New Zealand) * San Jose Short Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (USA) * Sandfly Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (NSW, Australia) * Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection (Germany) * FilmLab Festival 2012 - Official Selection (Italy) * Jaipur International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (India) * Vilnius International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (Lithuania) * Norwich Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (UK) * Shorts Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (SA, Australia) * Reel Shorts Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (Canada) * Westend Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (QLD, Australia) * Boston International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (USA) * St. Kilda Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (VIC, Australia) * Heart of Gold Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (QLD, Australia) * CinéfestOZ Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection (WA, Australia) * Art & Algorithms Festival 2013 - Official Selection (USA) * The Projects Short Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection (NSW, Australia) * Phnom Penh International Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection (Cambodia)

Cockatoo is a black comedy which tells the story of Michael, a 30-something male who, on the one year anniversary of his break-up, hires a young girl to play the role of his English ex-girlfriend for a day. Written and directed by Matthew Jenkin, this great short film was awarded Best Screenplay at Flickerfest 2012 amongst many other festival awards and selections.

As location sound recordist I aimed to record the sound for this film as cleanly and crisply as possible, focusing on dialogue but also capturing as much of the location action as possible too. This was achieved by the use of correct and creative microphone techniques with boom, radio and plant mics.

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