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Will and Nathan met in 2005 at Curtin University. Sharing a passion for storytelling and filmmaking the pair began creating stories together. Will and Nathan have written many screenplays for short and feature length films as well as producing many short films and a feature length documentary together. They have a mission to connect, teach and change the world through sharing stories.

NATHAN KEENE

Co-Founder

 

Nathan’s love for story began at an early age through many years of stage acting in Perth. This appetite for theatre developed into a love of cinema, leading to Nathan studying Film and Television at Curtin University. Nathan completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Screen Art in 2004. Since then he has worked on many film and documentary productions which have won several awards and screened around the world.

 

For his film Postie (2003), Nathan lugged a one-tonne dead horse carcass from Perth to Kalgoorlie – a 600 kilometre journey. He shot the film in the arid mudflats around the mining town and worked closely with the Wonkgatha people of the Mulga- Mallee to tell his story of isolation in a primitive Australian context.

 

His travel and career choices have taken him far and wide and this is reflected in his films’ distinctively visual aesthetics. In 2009, a colleague from university pitched the idea for Back to the Bay and within weeks Nathan found himself on a small yacht in the middle of the Timor Sea heading for Dili Harbour to salvage a sunken pirate ship. In late 2014, Nathan shot his epic short film Little Boy Blue in rural NSW around the sweeping farmlands of Quirindi at a barn built for the set of the Hollywood film Superman Returns. This location was perfect for panoramic drone shots that captured the beauty of rural Australia.

 

Nathan has worked in several industries. He was a school teacher of Media, Drama and English in Sydney and most recently in southern China where he lived and worked for a year. He is an accomplished group fitness instructor, having presented on international work-out DVDs to train other instructors around the world. Nathan is also an experienced food photographer. He has photographed many top restaurants and his work can be viewed on the Food Photography page.

 

Nathan’s experiences have seen him travel the world and meet extraordinary people. Many of his films reflect and resonate these experiences. Nathan has a goal in life to use media, drama and stories to teach, connect and change the world.

WILL FAULKNER

Co-Founder

 

Will lived in a country town without video player or cinema for much of his early life. This fueled his passion for the moving image, as a trip to the movies was a special occasion. He recalls his father coming back from the movies and captivating him with the plots to Edward Scissorhands and Aliens.

 

He developed his talents while studying a Bachelor of Arts in Film & TV at Curtin University in Perth. Shortly after, Will entered the television industry, working in post-production for Prospero Productions, one of Australia’s top documentary companies, on 13 productions including Gallipoli’s Deep Secrets, Pirate Patrol, Outback Truckers and Vets School series.

 

Will developed his filmmaking simultaneously writing and making films with Nathan. A highlight of this was winning the 2010 Mardi Gras Film Festival’s My Queer Career award for Disarm with Nathan Keene and afterwards hearing how many audience members deeply related to the film.

 

Will relocated to Sydney in 2012, working in the television distribution sector for Flame Distribution and Endemol Shine International.

 

In late 2014, Will & Nathan began shooting Little Boy Blue, at a farm in Quirindi, a five hour drive from Sydney. During the first of four shoots, the crew were ambushed by a fast approaching storm that took equipment flying across the paddocks. They took shelter in the set, a large barn, from the torrential rain. Completed in 2016, Little Boy Blue was nominated for six awards at the St Kilda Film Festival, winning two, and screened at Screamfest LA and the Moscow International Film Festival.

 

In 2016, Will took a belated gap year to rural China where he taught English at a kindergarten and traveled throughout Asia.

In 2017, Nathan and Will returned to Perth to grow their business Story One.