John Cherry | Producer

Film & Video Experience
2000 – 2009 Freelance camera work
Clients include The National Institute of Circus Arts (Melb), Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (Melb) The
Eleventh Hour Theatre (Melb), Federation Square (Melb), The Event Shop (Adl), Museum of Contemporary
Art (Syd), Alzheimer’s Australia (Canberra) Melbourne Museum (Melb), Eskimo Productions (Melb),
Umbrella Entertainment (Melb), Womadelaide music festival (Adl), SoCo Cargo music venue (Melb),
Madman Entertainment (Melb), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Melb), crickey.com (Melb), First Sound
Asian tour (Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore), Vans Warped Music Tour (NSW), Gatecrasher (Syd), Zenith
Media Group (Hong Kong), Adelaide & Melbourne Fringe Festivals, Adelaide Fesitval of Arts (Adl).

2009 Co-Producer/Cameraman
Strange Birds in Paradise
An expedition of imagination and discovery to West Papua to meet its people, their music and
art, and reveal the sad history and secret hope of this Indonesian province.       
Feature documentary in post-production for release 2009.

2008 Producer/Director
Living With Dementia - A Vietnamese Family Story

Commissioned narrative film about three generations of women from a Vietnamese family who deal for the
first time with the onset of Grandma’s dementia.

2007 - 2009 Director/Cameraman
Hidden History (post-production)

For his new work, renowned Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew finds and exhibits photographs that open doors on
Australia’s dark past.
Half-hour documentary funded by a philanthropic organisation.

2006  Director/Cameraman
Like My Own Family

Commissioned documentary about the challenges facing aged migrants in Northern Melbourne.

2005  Director/Cameraman
Hope & Peace

26-minute documentary about the work of indigenous artist Brook Andrew for opening of national exhibition.

2004 – 2008 Producer/Director/DOP/Cameraman
Pilgrims (post-production development)

Feature documentary following a group of Australians recovering from drug addiction who walk Spain’s
Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

2004 Producer/Cameraman
Universal Playground

Multi-cam coverage of the Adelaide Festival of Arts hub.

2004 Cameraman
Naturlesepark (Austria)
Documentary coverage of the final preparations and opening of the NaturLesepark in Europe, a major
commissioned public-works project by artist Johannes Matthiessen.

2003 Director
Journey to Work

20-minute film made by students with learning disabilities about the challenges they face getting work. 
Commissioned by Victoria University.

2003 Producer/Co-Director/DOP/Cameraman
Each Grain of Rice

52-minute documentary about life within a Vietnamese orphanage. Independent cinema release Nov 2003.

 

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