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Stuart Bowen Signs to 1stAveMachine for UK Representation

Bowen cut his teeth editing with Baz Luhrmann before working with esteemed director Michael Gracey

Stuart Bowen Signs to 1stAveMachine for UK Representation

Director and finalist at Tropfest Stuart Bowen has signed to 1stAveMachine for representation in the UK. 

Bowen cut his creative teeth editing with Baz Luhrmann on proposed trailers for the then un-shot Nicole Kidman epic, ‘Australia’. He then started working closely with esteemed director Michael Gracey, editing on-set with him and learning about the entire film making process from the script to the screen.

His first foray into directing was ‘Woody’, a short film which went on to be played out at 35 film festivals. The film won Best Animation at the Academy Qualifying Seattle Film Festival and an AACTA Nomination. In 2014, his second short film, ‘Twisted’ placed third at Tropfest – Australia’s most prestigious short film festival.

Stuart’s reel hosts a strong collection of spots showcasing his skill of creating subtle comedic performances.

1stAveMachine MD, Isabella Parish said: "Stuart and I have been friends and colleagues for such a long time that it was just a natural step for him to join our roster. I love his work, his natural comedic talent and his story telling through great performances and great editing."

Stuart noted: “I’m pumped to be joining the roster of talented and creativity-focused directors at 1stAveMachine. Isabella and I have been working together for years all over the world, and we have such a shorthand and trust for each other, it made so much sense to join forces. I’m excited and energised to make beautiful work with such a great group of humans.”

Stuart is represented by Good Oil films in Australia.

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