CAST & CREW
JACK MICHEL (alex)
First appearing onstage at the age of 6, Jack spent the first part of his life in drama classes, high school productions and amateur theatre productions situated in his hometown of Wollongong, New South Wales. Since then Jack has studied Screen and filmmaking in 2006 and then went on the complete a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Performance (Acting, movement, voice, stage and theatre-making) in 2012. He has performed with multiple theatre companies in plays and musical theatre and has performed as lead frontman for multiple rock bands. From 2012-2017, Jack co-produced and played leading role in the indie feature film "All Night Gaming" written and directed by Michael Cusack. In 2013, Jack made his directorial debut with the short film 'Intrusion" which he also starred in and won the 'Best First Time Director' award in TopShorts Film Festival.
SENIE PRITI (lily)
Senie was born near Kinglake, Victoria. She grew up in the country and moved to Paris after high school, having never spoken a word of French. She lived, trained and worked in France for several years before returning to Australia in 2015 to pursue acting. She played Peggy Allen in The Dr Blake Mysteries (ABC) and starred opposite Katherine Langford in the short film Daughter (Cannes, 2016). She plays the free-spirited Lily in Cerulean Blue (MIFF, 2019); supporting roles in the upcoming Paramount Pictures feature Monster Problems (2020); and Matchbox Pictures/NBCUniversal four-part miniseries Hungry Ghosts, which will air later this year. She is also a writer, currently in pre-production on her directorial debut, Alba (2020).
danae vincent (chloe)
Danae began in Brisbane undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Industries, Drama at QUT then with the National Theatre Drama School, Melbourne undertaking the 3 year Advanced Diploma of Acting (Completed 2014). Film & TV training with Andrew Gilbert & Danielle Carter. Vocal training with Les Cartwright, Anna Boulic, Jenny Kent & Nicholas McMahon Vocal Studio.
ADRIAN ORTEGa (writer, director, producer)
Adrian Ortega was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and is of Italian and Spanish heritage. After working in the film industry as a freelancer, Adrian directed and produced documentary shorts, gaining over 75,000 views online and getting exposure with Vice Magazine (Thump channel), Channel 10 News and The Daily Mail in the U.K.. Adrian’s third documentary short “They Call Me Spiderman” was included in the official selection of The St. Kilda Film Festival in 2016, being in the Top 100 Short Films of that year. Adrian is passionate about telling stories from his own personal experiences and about people from his life, which was the sole inspiration for his debut feature film Cerulean Blue. Adrian’s film influences include The Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, Win Wenders, Vincent Gallo, Stanley Kubrick, Harmony Korine and Larry Clarke.
anthony koreny (cinematographer)
Cerulean Blue marks Anthony's third feature film as cinematographer including ‘Death of a Gentleman’, a feature-length documentary that was filmed in England and India as well as Australia. Anthony has worked on countless short films, music videos, and TVC’s. Anthony’s focus is on achieving a visual voice for the projects he takes on.
MICHAEL F. J. MCCALLUM (EDITOR/POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR)
Michael F.J. McCallum is an Australian director, screenwriter and editor residing in Geelong, Victoria. He became fascinated with the art of film-making at a young age after discovering a copy of Filmmakers on Filmmaking edited by Harry M. Geduld. After earning his Advanced Diploma in Film and Media, Michael went on to serve as the editor of the feature film Cerulean Blue as well as co-writing the Australian comedy Paper Champions.
patrick jennings (executive producer/producer)
Patrick grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne where he met Adrian and most of the crew while at Footscray City Films, an independent TAFE in Melbourne's inner-west. He went on to work in the commercial advertising space having the chance to be involved in some award winning campaigns. Always wanting to be involved in the indie film scene, but never having the time to physically help, he started a small gear hire and production company. Now he regularly helps out local filmmakers with access to gear and resources while working on his own projects. This is the second feature film he has been involved in.
HARRISON MURRAY (ASSOCIATE producer/SCRIPT EDITOR)
Harrison Murray is a Melbourne born filmmaker who specialises in creative development and production management in Film and Television projects. His talents were brought to the public's attention in 2010 when his Tropfest Finalist film 'Falling Backwards' was screened live across Australia to 150,000 people. He now works professionally as an Executive Producer for Australian Production House. His long-standing friendship with Adrian has had them working on each other film shoots for the last 8 years, always challenging each other to push their creative limits. He is and continues to be Adrian's biggest fan.
jack mcculloch (sound recordist)
Jack is a freelance location sound recordist and boom operator for film, TV and media productions. He graduated from Swinburne with a Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. His film credits include Plague, The Neon Spectrum and West of Sunshine.