Border towns are frontiers where anything can happen.
It’s where cultures collide, adventures begin and stories are created. Being from border towns ourselves, the name reflects our personalities, drive and creative spirit.
Bordertown Films’ core team is made up of Creative Director Dan Stevenson, Head Writer & Producer Jacqueline Lim, Cinematographer extraordinaire David Rusanow, plus a crack team of other creative professionals that we work with, usually until the wee hours of the morning.
Creative Director Dan Stevenson has spent much of his career abroad directing TV commercials, documentaries, and high-end corporate videos throughout Asia. If you give him a chance (and we don’t recommend you do) he will tell you about all the awards he’s won including:
- Best Telemovie at the Asian TV Awards
- Winner Best Direction Creative Circle Awards Asia
- Winner Very Short International Film Festival
Although he often travels for work he enjoys being close to home where he can usually be found out in the surf or enjoying his favourite cuisine in the world, meat pies!
Head Writer & Producer Jacqui’s idea of a great time is to sit in front of her laptop and write away for hours. Curious about the world, writing is the way she processes her understanding of it, so she writes everything from advertising copy to blogs, novels and TVC scripts. Every great story starts with a great script, and she will make yours come alive.
She also admits to being slightly obsessive compulsive about work, and has an unhealthy obsession with budgets – abnormalities which serve her well as producer.
When she’s not glued to her laptop or calculator, she can be found at the coffee machine.
Cinematographer David Rusanow has won numerous awards for his work as a DOP from the Australian Cinematographers Society, and in 2009 received the Kodak AWARD for New Director of the Year. He was also selected to attend the prestigious Budapest Cinematographers Masterclass in Hungary that same year.
David has a particular aesthetic vision, and meticulously applies his cinematography experience and skill to create stunning moving pictures. David holds a Bachelors Degree in Film & TV from the Victorian College of the Arts, and is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
When not making films, David enjoys writing, photography, and telling people he’s Elvis.
OUR RECENT WORK
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