Jack Rath

Jack Rath studied cinema and music at La Trobe University in Melbourne, before completing a Bachelor of Media Arts in film, video, sound and art-theory at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). During this time he gained production experience in different departments within the film and television industry. After graduating, Jack began working as an editor and was nominated for an AFI and an ATOM award for his work on the BighART film “Hurt”. While editing, he concurrently wrote and directed a number of award-winning short films which were screened at international festivals for both adults and children.

In 2000 Jack based himself in Berlin, and while producing his own projects, he has continued editing an array of projects, and together with Jörg Diernberger founded DNR – a creative team creating scripts for German film and television. In 2007 Jack was approached by the German non-profit organization Bewegliche Ziele e.V. to direct films for the project “kids make short film”.

Jack regularly collaborates with theatre, opera and performance projects and has also worked with the Australian Film Commission at the Berlin Film Festival, and been a participant of the Berlin Talent Campus. He tutored in editing at the IDFA Academy Summer School in Amsterdam. He is currently developing the feature film ‘Gaga’ as well as the documentary project ‘Between Home’.

FILMOGRAPHY

DIRECTOR & WRITER
1996 - “Recoil” 16mm Color Fiction – English - RMIT
1997 - “Bigger Fish to Fry” 16mm B&W Fiction – English - Independent
2000 - “Camera in Hand” SUPER 8 Color Essay/Documentary – English – Independent
2003 - “Capitalism”, Color Fiction – English - Independent
2006 - “Olli” - 35mm Color Fiction - German - Co-production with HHF Germany

DIRECTOR
2007 - “Spitenflieger”, HD Color Fiction - German - Bewegliche Ziele e.V.
2008 - “Dimension X” HD Color Fiction – German - Bewegliche Ziele e.V.

1991-1996 film school production: APPLESALUTE, WARDROBE, SMILE, TRANS.

CO-OPERATIVE FILM PROJECT
2004 “Liebst du mich” (60 min – Digital Video) Meinblau Berlin. Inspired by “Dämonen” from Lars Noròn.

WRITER
2005 BIG CITIES SMALL STORIES (Comedy-30 min–HD)
DIR: Christoph Lukus

CO-WRITER
2006 HALS & BEINBRUCH (TV Sitcom) together Jörg Diernberger with Nostro Film, Berlin.
2002 SWIMMING UNDERGROUND MARY WORONOV (HFF-Goes Hollywood) DIR: Thorsten Trimpop (Doco -18 min – Digital Video) Locano Film Festival, Arte, RBB

EDITOR
“Majorca: Paradise of Crime” - Co-editor 50 min Documentary, 2005
“Greifswald Jugend Amt” – ( Greifswald Social Work) 50 min Documentary, 2006
“Peter Maffay: Encounters – An Alliance for Children” Co-editor 50 min Documentary 2007
“Wildlife Nannies” – Documentary series – 2008
“Wish Children” - Documentary series 2009
“Katrin und die Welt der Tiere” - Children’s television series 2009
And numerous television programs for German television and industrial films for the Technische Universität Berlin, Max Planck Institute, Federal Ministry of Health (Germany) and private industry.

EDITOR: THEATRICAL
2006 MORNING / EVENING / MORNING
(Doco-Drama – 23 min - 35mm) DIR: David Burrows,
Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts
PANORAMA 7 OUR BETTER WORLD

ZWISCHEN DEN WELTEN (Drama – 15 min – Digital Video)
DIR: Daniel Steiner. Project 11 Youth drama set on the ethnically diverse streets world of ‘Neuköln’ Berlin.

2002 SELBST SCHNITT
(Operation Art Film - 3 min Video) DIR: Wolfgang Hart. Int’ Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest zuviel.TV Kunst programme Berlin

2002 SWIMMING UNDERGROUND MARY WORONOV (HFF-Goes Hollywood) DIR: Thorsten Trimpop (Documentary -18 min – Digital Video) Locano Film Festival, Arte, RBB

1999-2000 HURT (85 min -16mm, Super 8mm, Video) DIR: Philip Crawford
Australian Film Critics Special Award, SBS National Television, Permanent collection in ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Numerous commendations in international films festivals

1998 HANGER (Comedy - 5 min - Digital Video) DIR: Colin Mowbray
Sydney Tropfest Finalist, ABC TV & numerous film festivals.

1998 MINCO & MARTY MAKE A PORNO (Comedy - 8min - 16mm)
St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival

1995 GOD MADE LITTLE GIRLS” (Drama-Horror 16mm - 25 min) DIR: Andrew Mission.
St Kilda Film Festival Australia, Montecatini Film Festival Italy

CAMERA
1994 DESERT SURFERS. (Documentary Fiction, 16mm/Video - 45min)
Best Documentary Hawaiian Film Festival.

1994 “Body Melt” (Feature film, Horror) casting and pre-production camera.
DIR: Philip Brophy

EXHIBITIONS
1997 KABOOM: EXPLOSIVE ANIMATION
Direction and production of ‘Microfilms & Interviews’. M.C.A Sydney (Museum of Contemporary Art) Curator: Philip Brophy

THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS
2003 DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (Video Director and Design)
Staged by Berthold Schneider/Operaworks, Staatsbank Berlin

2004 HEUTE MITTAG SITZT ER NICHT IM BEIJING
(Video/Theatre Installation – 120min – Digital Video)
Director: Penelope Wehrli. Listening space with visual projection based in the the Michael Roes novel ‘der Coup der Berdache’ staged in Palace the Republic, Berlin

2003 EMILY ON THE ROCKS
(Video/Theatre Installation – 120 min – Digital Video) Director: Penelope Wehrli. Podewil Berlin.

2001-2007 - Various video and film works in theatre productions from director Regia Gyr,
„dopplereffekt“, „phobic inc.-auf dem rücken schwimmen“, „mlatko“, „barraccapolis“, „auf dem rücken schwimmen“, „crime+genius“, „fallwind“, „der himmel und sein dreckloch“, „alpenröcheln III“, „vorher / nachher“, “Meine Mutter war einundsiebzig und die Spätzle waren im Feuer in Haft”, “paradis surpris”

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2005 OLLI (Tragic Comedy -10 min - 35mm)
Best Foreign Film, FIC Mostoles International Short Film Festival, Madrid
Deutsch Filmbewertungsstelle Prädikat “besonders wertvoll” & FBW Short film of the month - (German Film Rating Board: Especially Significant Commendation)
Honorable Mention Next Reel Film Festival, New York
Honorable Mention Jutro Film Festival Warsaw, Poland
Honorable Mention Festival of Nations Ebensee, Austria
Honorable Mention Etudia & Anima Festival Krakow Poland
Honorable Mention Sleepwalkers Film Festival, Tallin Estonia

HURT, 1999, A.F.I (Australian Film Institute) Best Editing Nomination
GOD MADE LITTLE GIRLS, 1995, Best Editing Award – Montecatini Film Festival Italy.



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