Seeding Time Pictures, are dynamic, visual storytellers creating a cross-cultural content bridge across Australasia. We celebrate diverse and authentic voices to communicate social impact factual and narrative stories to global audiences. We are based in Brisbane and Bali, and travel whenever the story takes us.
Seeding Time Pictures (STP) was born in Queensland. We are committed to bringing benefit to the state regardless of where our projects may lead. We have ensured key creatives have followed our story path from Queensland to locations in Indonesia and beyond, with completion always coming home to Brisbane. Reserving key roles for Queensland filmmakers is a central tenet to our growing international collaboration. Engagement in our industry incubation, mentoring and training program is a pledge for any collaborator joining an STP project. Augmenting our core Queensland partners and team are experienced professionals from Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Malaysia and South America. These individuals are buying into our passion and vision with a ready willingness to impart knowledge and expertise with Queenslanders.
Joseph J.U. Taylor
Producer | Director | Cinematographer
Producer | Director | Actor
Arun Ketsirat is a Thai-Australian filmmaker, best known for exploring female identities in a cross-cultural context. Her social impact documentaries The Boob Issue won Asia Pacific Screen Award Brisbane Short Film Fund (2018), and a place in DocEdge Kolkata (2019), an intensive training and pitching initiative with key mentors from Asia’s film industry. PTSD Love Stories won Screen Queensland Completion Fund and soon to be released on ABC Compass in 2021.
Born and raised in a remote rural village in North-East Thailand, Arun arrived in Australia at 16 with limited English, she found her voice through visual medium. She was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (2010) with First Class Honours in Film and Screen Media Production (2012) at Queensland College of Art.
As a founding partner of Seeding Time Pictures, Arun has sharpened her skills on projects of broadcast quality in Asia, Europe, and throughout Australia. Her work appeared on ABC iView, EDx and prestige festivals including Children's Day International Film Festival, winning its 2018 CommUNITY Award for creating and enabling women’s participation in the film industry.
Arun is currently developing a documentary series, Love, Sex & Chicken Fillets, tackling body image issues through the lens of cultural, economic and societal differences. She recently received the Australian Government RTP Scholarship to commence her PhD candidature in July 2021. Her research will focus on First-Person Documentary and hybrid identities and body image dissatisfaction in Asian-Australian women.
Joseph's life could be an adventure movie. Born in New Zealand, he spent over twenty-five years as a Marine Biologist in some of the most amazing and remote islands of Indonesia learning the cultures and language before marrying a warrior princess in Bali. And then he changed tack, sailing to Australia to launch a career in film. After seven years living on the boat and making movies, he returned to Bali with only one thing on his mind: to tell stories that matter. His recent acting work includes the international feature Lost in Paradise: Luchsinger and the Gods, HBO’s Strike Back, ITV’s The Singapore Grip and Dev Patel's directorial debut Monkey Man for Netflix. Joseph is one of only a handful of registered foreign Film Director’s in Indonesia and directed, wrote, and produced the television pilot Soulbeats.
Over the past two years, he has focused on building a portfolio of film and television stories, writing screenplays, and honing his skills as a producer. He was the local producer for the Swiss feature, Lost In Paradise: Luchsinger and The Gods, shot in 2019 and is currently in pre-production for a survival-adventure movie and negotiating a series with a streaming network.
Cinematographer | Colourist
Javier Guevara loves to know how things work, a passion that saw him graduate from technical high school. At college, he decided to develop his artistic profile with a master of Architecture and then went on to specialise in Film Direction, Colour grading and Cinematography. Javier has 12 years of professional experience in the film industry across narrative, documentary and advertising projects. His work has screened at major international film festivals, including Cannes, Guadalajara, New York, Festival des Films du Monde in Montreal, Havana, Bafici and Huelva, and Australian TV. Javi is a lead instructor for The International Colorist Association.
Maury Marcano is a driven, passionate, creative producer. She has designed pitches and documents for leading global brands and production houses, working on dozens of narrative features, documentaries and commercials as a director, writer and producer. Her documentary, The Way That We Came (2014), was widely praised and screened at international film festivals including the Festival du Film du Monde in Montreal, Latin American Film Festival of Havana, Guadalajara International Festival, Venezuelan Film Festival in New York and more than twenty other international events.
Judy Yeh is a film editor and post-production specialist with over 7 years experience in the arts, documentary, film and corporate video industry. Her journey started when she first moved to Australia as a seven-year-old girl. The blend of different cultures and dynamic worlds not only made her highly adaptable but have also enriched her creative language and experience, which she expresses through her craft. Judy recently co-edited the award-winning feature documentary Lili (2019).
Laurent-Paul Robert pursued a career as technical director, compositor, 3D-VFX Supervisor with leading film production companies. He worked on major productions including James Bond’s Skyfall, Inception, Harry Potter, Hellboy, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Supremacy, The Tree Of Life with his teams at Double Negative and Lipsync earning an Oscar, Palme d’Or, BAFTA and VES awards. Today, Laurent is an independent VFX Supervisor, Creative Director and Producer, continuing to push the limits of the digital tools available.
Adrian Diery composes music for live performance, installation, film, and other visual media. He has written music for several feature length productions, including performing original scores to several classic silent films presented at the Australian Cinémathèque. Most recently Adrian worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to record his original score for the feature film Space/Time. He is also a key member of Hazards of Swimming Naked, a Brisbane based 5 piece instrumental band originating from Far North Queensland.
Francis Thompson has worked in the camera and VFX departments on international feature films and shooting ob-doc on the streets of Mumbai. He can work competently solo or with crews big and small. Francis brings together a high level of technical and creative sophistication utilising the latest camera systems, and cinematic lighting techniques to create powerful, engaging stories. He has a bachelor’s degree in Film and Screen Media from Griffith University. His most recent work includes the ABC documentary Big Weather (and how to survive it), a three-part series featuring presenter Craig Reucassel.
Editor | Motion Graphic Designer
Daniel Warner is a detail-driven video editor with a structured approach to all aspects of post-production. He has worked in Sydney’s fast-paced agency environment before taking on Canada, then London, as an online editor and writer creating short documentaries, TVCs and other content. He now runs a freelance editing business Hello Editing from Brisbane focusing on remotely servicing clients around Australia and the world. Daniel has the Australian feature film Rise (Vision Pictures 2014) under his belt along with many trailers and short films and was Post Supervisor on an SQ Shorts Screen Queensland funded comedy pilot in 2018.
Sound Designer | Composer
Sarah Ward is a freelance sound designer and composer that has worked with Seeding Time Pictures on multiple projects, including Promoter in Paradise, and is currently working on Triple Effect and The Boob Issue. She is also working with Mohworks Films on the feature film Space/Time and is currently undertaking two video game projects with SuperTonic including the recently announced title Windbound from 5 Lives Studios released on PS4, XBOX, NINTENDO and PC in August 2020.
Sound Editor | Re-recording Mixer
Michael Vasiliev is a freelance sound editor/re-recording mixer on the post-production sound team at Seeding Time Pictures, working on the award-winning short film Cool Fashion Girls (2018), Promoter in Paradise (2019) and Dark Waters (2018) that aired on ABC iView. He is currently working on Triple Effect and The Boob Issue. Michael has also worked on the feature film Outnumbered, due for release in 2020 and is currently working on the Mohworks Films feature Space/Time. Michael takes exceptional pride in his craft and has had his work being described as the ‘sauce that is added to the pasta’.
Co-Producer | Make-Up Artist
Desak Sri grew up in a small village in the central mountains of Bali, a place of magic and stories where art and culture are the lifeblood of the community. Her artistic heritage shines through her work on international film and television. Desak Sri is also a proud Ksatrian (warrior) and the daughter of a Balian (traditional healer). Her rare combination of culture, experience, and lineage makes Desak Sri a formidable force on any film set.
Co-Producer | First AD
Iwan has over two decades of experience in Indonesian Film and Television as a producer, line-producer, cinematographer and director, working on both domestic and international productions including Eat, Pray, Love, Samsara Netflix's Worst Place To Be A Pilot and Ramez in the Waterfall.
Made-Denny Chrisna graduated from Indonesia’s prestigious film school at the Indonesian Institute of Arts with a degree in Film Directing in 2011 before completing a Masters Degree in Film Directing in 2013. After, he returned to Bali and formed DenFilm. Denny also teaches film making at the Indonesian Institute of Art, Denpasar and has worked on dozens of local and international film projects.
Island is a bespoke media studio specialising in storytelling. They are based in Bali, creating brand engagement around the globe.
Joe Yaggi is an award-winning producer/director based in Indonesia since 1993. He has taken his company, Jungle Run Productions, from their early days in extreme sports into conservation, social communications, broadcast television, and international production services with clients around the world including National Geographic, Discovery, NBC, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, PBS Nova, MTV and many more. With offices in Bali and Jakarta, Joe and his team have a deep engagement in Indonesia’s expanding film and television industry.
Julian Grimmond has produced and directed for clients including ABC (US), NBCUniversal, CBS, FOX, Discovery, National Geographic and A+E. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), winner of three Prime-Time Emmy® Awards and was nominated for Television Producer of the Year by the PGA. He works as a film consultant in some of the most diverse and challenging locations on earth. Julian’s Executive Producer credits include the Rugby World Cup, broadcast live to a global audience of 75m, and the feature film Lowdown Dirty Criminals, directed by Paul Murphy, starring Rebecca Gibney. He is producing the upcoming mini-series, Mata Hari with writer/director Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields, The Mission, The Forgiven). Julian is a former chairman of Film New Zealand and director of Auckland Film Studio.
Orlando Bassi has a long artistic career in film and television as a makeup and hair specialist, art designer and director/producer. He established an internationally renowned makeup and wig manufacturing centre in Bali supplying major international stage, screen and TV shows including Les Misérables, Cats, Hercules and Game of Thrones. Orlando built Movie Studio Bali – a state of the art film production studio equipped with an incredible array of equipment, editing suites, a sound booth, stages and cinema: a huge boon for production partners in Bali. Movie Studio Bali also boasts an onsite team of expert set designers, costume makers, makeup and hair artists.
Peter Ladkani is a Hungarian born filmmaker based in Munich, Germany with 20 years of experience as a director in high profile series, TV movies and Films. Peter directed the international crime series Cape Town (2016) set in South Africa based on the best selling novel Dead Before Dying from Deon Meyer. Peter is a prolific director of the crime genre, directing episodes of the successful German primetime series Letzte Spur Berlin (Last Trace Berlin, 2017) for the German TV Channel ZDF, Bad Cop (2017), Der Amsterdam Krimi (2018) and Mordkomission Istanbul: Thailand (2018).