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Rising Director W.A.M Bleakley Joins Curious Film

With his background, Bleakley has already developed a strong visual narrative ability and a distinct aesthetic

Rising Director W.A.M Bleakley Joins Curious Film

W.A.M. Bleakley (William Alexander Magnus a.k.a Bill) has progressed from VCA graduate, to award winning short film maker, to award winning music video director, to Curious roster of commercial directors.

Bleakley's short film A Birthday Party was a Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards finalist in 2017. It also played at Melbourne International Film Festival 2017, where he was invited to attend the Accelerator Lab. His documentary Last Man Standing was a Tropfest finalist in 2018, and played at the UK's leading documentary festival, Sheffield Doc Fest 2018.

Bleakley has directed a series of successful music videos with Curious this year. DMA's The End won Best Director, Best Video and Best Cinematography at Vivid Sydney's Clipped Music Video Festival. Another video he directed, Guillotine for DZ Deathrays was also selected for Clipped Music Video Festival. Bleakley has also worked with other artists such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Says Kate Roydhouse, managing director and executive producer, Curious Film: "Bill has more than proven his skills while at Curious, his solo efforts and colab with Lucy go from strength to strength and we can't wait to see how far he'll go."

Says Bleakley: "Curious unrelentingly demands and delivers work of the highest standard and I'm honoured to be given the opportunity to creatively live up to those standards."

Bleakley will be working independently, as well as part of the directing duo with Lucy Knox.

View Bill's work here. For bookings contact Kate Roydhouse, kate@curiousfilm.com.
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