Cam Scott – “Prayin’ Rain”

Almost a year after our first music video for New Zealand Country Music’s Best male Artist for 2015, Cam Scott, we were stoked to produce another one for Cam’s awesome follow up single, “Prayin’ Rain”

“Prayin’ Rain” is a powerful country-rock ballad and with it’s themes of infidelity and heartbreak, it feels more grown up than the summery first single “Somethin’ Bout A Girl”

Storyworks provided end to end production for the clip, from concept and storyboards, Production, Direction and D.P, camera equipment, editing and grading.

We were fortunate to be able to pull in a fantastic cast and crew who all went above and beyond to help us deliver the film, and also to have lighting equipment generously supplied by Brett Mills at Local Action Queenstown.

The bar scene was shot at Bungalow Bar in Queenstown – special thanks to Daniel Taiaroa and the bar staff who were super helpful and make a mean espresso martini!

Also a big thank you to Tracy Cameron from Ican Models and Talent, Bronwyn from Fulton Hogan and Mac Shaw Clothing who dressed Cam.



Producer – Holly Wallace / Storyworks

Directors – Josh and Holly Wallace / Storyworks

1st A.D. – James Holman / Storyworks

Director of Photography – Josh Wallace / Storyworks

Additional Camera – Heath Patterson ( )

Production / Camera Assistants – Tom Martin and Marina Merluzzi

Gaffer – John Hogan

Lighting Assistant – Max Catterick

Special Effects Supervisor – Mike Cahill

Wardrobe – Trudy Munro / Nemo Workroom ( )

Cam’s Stylist – Kate Wilson ( The Backroad Blog )

Makeup Artist – Emily Plumm

Hair stylist – Claire Topliff


Girlfriend – Nana Holtzmann

Brunette Friend – Rae Wilson

Blonde Friend – Claire Scofield

Lover – Rodrigo Weber

Wingman – Rowan Wademan

Lead guitarist – Derek Smith

Bass player – Casey Strachan

Drummer – Marty Roy Guy


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Richie McCaw Beats film

A few weeks back I was the D.I.T. for the Queenstown shoot of what I thought was a 60 second TVC. On the day I was fairly swamped with media from multiple cameras, and now that this 3 and a half minute long “viral” short film has been released I understand why – it’s epic!

The big man himself was fresh off a plane from scoring the match winning try against South Africa and it was a freezing winters day, but as you’d expect, Mr McCaw was friendly and chatty to the crew and extras – a total pro.

I suspect it’s more Dire Straits than Dr Dre on Richie’s training playlist though!

I hope all that extra training he did running up Queenstown hill and at our local gym helps bring the World Cup home again.

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Audi Quattro New Zealand’s “Quattro Bistro” with Simon Gault

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting this promo for Audi Quattro with Simon Waterhouse from Resonate in Christchurch.

Celebrity chef and former Masterchef NZ judge Simon Gault was in fine form on a bluebird Snow Farm NZ day.
Simon and I shot the ground footage with our Sony FS7’s ( including a seat of the pants back seat driver piece to camera in an Audi blasting it over icy roads! ) and the aerials were shot by Tony Monk Films with their DJI Inspire 1.

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Storyworks helps create Kiwi rock band Fungi’s debut music video.

New but old Kiwi rock band Fungi have just released their debut music video “My Friend”. Josh was the D.P. and James was 1st A.D. The video was directed by Scott Kennedy and the band had a very clear idea of what they wanted. They’d found an intriguing 1960’s Spanish short film about a businessman who becomes trapped in a sinister phone booth. We took this idea, swapped the businessman for the talented Pearly McGrath, and transplanted the scenario to modern day Invercargill…

Filming in Invercargill was a great experience, and everyone we met was enthusiastic and helpful. Even the Mayor ( New Zealand’s long serving and iconic Tim Shadbolt ) got on board and turned up for a cameo appearance!

My Friend shoot
L-R. James Holman – 1st A.D, Josh Wallace – D.P, Pearly McGrath – Actor, Mayor Tim Shadbolt – the actual Mayor of Invercargill!, Scott Kennedy – Director, Vince Bowes-Onions – S.I.T. student and able camera assistant.

And a special thanks to Southland Institute Of Technology tutor Ash Bartlett who was gaffer and all the students who also came along to help, especially Vince Bowes-Onions and Steve Woller who acted as camera assistants.

We shot predominantly with our Sony FS7, plus Panasonic GH4 on the Ronin for tracking shots. And a Canon 5D MkIII for the vehicle rig stuff.

Scott edited in Premiere Pro and Josh graded the final clip using the fantastic new DaVinci Resolve 12 beta.

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