In 1999 I graduated from the VCA School of Film and Television. From there I made some short films and video clips. In 2009 I set up a media company called, Storybox Films, which developed film and TV content and shot corporate videos. In 2013 we made, The Sunset Six, a feature film about a band imploding. I directed and co-wrote it. You can see the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NlD7gni90s

In 2017 I directed a production of Rent—again for Ballarat. Then I had a go at my first operas, for Gertrude Opera: two 1 act operas, by Bizet and Salieri.

I’ve directed for the stage as well. Shows for the comedy festival, cabarets etc. In 2016 I had a go at Into The Woods for Ballarat Performing Arts Academy. Directing musicals felt like coming home to me.

Directing

Representation: https://lmcm.com.au/creative/jeremy-stanford/

Photo credit: Jodie Hutchinson

In 2018 I assisted director, Roger Hodgeman on The Production Company’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. It performed at The Playhouse in Melbourne’s Arts Centre

From November 2018, right through to April 2020, I’ve been taking care of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical in the role of Resident Director. Observing rehearsals conducted by three-time Tony Award winner, Jack O’Brien and associate, Matt Lenz, I took over the reins of the show from opening night onwards, rehearsing in the joining cast and keeping an eye on the production as a whole.