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From Dream To Film Maker In 3 Months


Colm O'MurhuColm O’Murchu

Working professionally as a Film Teacher and Film Maker since 1997

  • Owner Sydney Film Base and the Independent Film Centre.
  • Film Instructor at Sydney Film Base

Colm founded Sydney Film Base in 1997 and has since taught emerging film makers to make professional films. Colm has guided and instructed over the years on 169 short films made by Sydney Film Base students. Therefore the standards on our 3 Month Film Course are exceptional. See examples of student films here   With a wealth of film teaching and film making experience Colm O’Murchu is one of the very best film instructors.

Colm is also an active professional film maker who works as a DOP and Film Director on feature films and professional films. He has directed the award winning feature film The Makeover and the $1 Million budget  “Dealing with Destiny” He is currently in advanced development on his next feature film Absolute Freedom shooting in early 2014 .

Colm also writes his Independent Film Blog all about indie film makers passion. http://colmomurchu.com/


 John Hresc 

Teaches Sound Post Production at our 3 Month Film Course

John has worked in the film, television and music industry for the last 25 years,and is a member of the Australian Screen Sound Guild.
He commenced working as a recording engineer in 1986 and continued recording music of all genre’s, until he became a post production sound designer at Foxtel in 1997.
For the next 10 years, he worked on numerous Foxtel promotions and productions for Fox 8, Fox Classics, National Geographic channel, Channel V, The Comedy Channel, BBC, The History Channel and UKTV.
In 2006 winning the Gold Award at World Promax in New York for best Sound Design. He has also worked with Channel 10, Channel 9 and Channel 7 on a variety of long form TV programs.
During his work in Television he also collaborated with a number short filmmakers  as a sound and dialogue editor, sound designer, sound supervisor and sound mixer culminating in over 20 national and international award winning short films to date.

Recently, John was credited as Sound Designer and Dialogue Editor and Sound Mixer on two Australian Independent Feature Films.
One winning an award for Best Comedy Drama at the New York City Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the Cannes. Independent Film Festival. Over the last 15 years John has trained and advised hundreds of Film and Audio students at many schools around the country.



_DSC3140Dominic McDonald

Teaches Screen Acting and shows Film Directors how to direct amazing performences

Dominic McDonald has been a professional actor since 1987, since when he has appeared in nearly a dozen Feature Films, over a hundred hours of Network Television, more than thirty professional Theatre Productions, several TVC’s and numerous award winning Short Films.

He has worked with some of Australia’s best known performers; Ben Mendelsohn, Radha Mitchell, Guy Pierce, Asher Keddie, Vince Collosimo and John Jarratt and some of Australia’s most talented directors; Charles “Bud” Tingwell, Peter Andrikidis and Dean Francis to name just a few. Dominic has also had a great deal of experience behind the camera, working as a 1st AD, Directors Assistant, Script Supervisor, Focus Puller, Grip, Set Dresser and Costume Maker on productions ranging from Jackie Chan’s Mr. Nice Guy to So You Think You Can Dance.

Additionally, Dominic has produced two Feature Films, the latest of which, Drown, is expected to première at the Venice Film Festival later this year, and is in pre-production on his third, a $2.5m thriller which is expected to go in to production around the New Year.

This diverse range of experience has given him a unique perspective on the craft of Screen Acting . Most importantly, Dominic  can help you to be a  professional actor, which will mean that you can do better work faster with less stress and that will make you a Producers darling.

Dominic can help you with will give you an edge that most other actors do not have in their early career.



Allan Brady

Allan is one of the very best communicators and an exceptionally charismatic film teacher. He is also a prolific Film Maker having worked on hundreds of short films and commercial productions.

Allan has worked as a writer, director and cinematographer on nationally aired television commercials and music video clips.  He also has vast experience shooting and editing corporate material.

Allan also co-owns Newcastle based advertising agency GMRX media.

He also has written documentaries, TV pilots, TVC’s and has over seven years experience on-air presenting and writing for radio (NXFM, KOFM and 2NURfm).He has an in depth interview experience; conducting interviews for film, radio and written formats with some of Australia’s musicand business elite.

He personally believe in just not meeting but exceeding expectations and gives his all when training on our 3 Month Film Course.


Upcoming Film Course

Three Month Film Course

Starts Thursday 15th June 2017
  • Learn to make your professional film in One Month.
  • Film Directors Certificate on graduation
  • You will have a complete film.
  • Beginners & Intermediate Film Makers Welcome
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Independent Film Club Meeting

Independent Film Club Social
  • Friday 2nd May 2017
  • Mingle and network with Film Makers
  • At the Independent Film Centre
  • Open to all
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Film Makers Coaching/Consultations
  • Book a Coaching Session
  • reference your film making project
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