I graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim Cinema School in 2008 – after a few years of volunteering as a documentary filmmaker, I set this passion aside in favour of a paycheque. Today, I'm excited to be getting back into documentary filmmaking, developing stories that bring awareness, compassion and healing to the human condition.
The Yak Attack
The Yak Attack whisked me away to Nepal for what CNN called one of the top 5 most challenging races in the world – an 11 day mountain bike stage race across the Annapurna Circuit. I was to document the efforts of an easy going Australian, Paul Bolla, whose race entry and fundraising efforts would provide funding for a needy local orphanage.
Because it takes considerably longer to walk one of the world’s toughest races than to ride it on a bicycle, my work here also presents a wandering gaze on Nepal and the Nepalis — a country and people who’ll roast your expectations and serve up milk tea and dal bhat as remedy for anything.
Directed by Ian Mackenzie
Shot & Narrated by John Huddart
Produced by The Matador Network
By our own design
My thesis film at university was inspired by the non-narrative films of Ron Fricke and Godfrey Reggio. By Our Own Design invites us to engage in poetic refection on place; on the relationship between the built and natural environments; and on the global context in which we’re living our lives.
Shot In Montreal, Quebec.
Shot & Directed by John Huddart
Edited by Angus Borsos
Original Score Composed by Tristan Cappachione
Winner of the 2010 Matthew Czerny Award For "Excellence and Sensitivity in Cinematography".
From the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema In Montreal.