Dutch Courage

As a team we were tasked to shoot and edit a RomCom movie trailer in one day, on location around Amsterdam. A lot of fun!

Cast: Juliet Altonen and Nicholas Prasad
Crew: Rachel Reed, Stacey Bray, Dan Sharpe, Pat Bishow, Ben Cooke, Paula Newman, Adriano Gazza.

With Thanks to City Academy

Amplifier “The Octopus” Directors Cut


Promo for UK band Amplifier, and the third in a series I directed from their critically acclaimed album “The Octopus”. Released to coincide with the Vinyl reissue of this seminal prog masterpiece!

Thanks to my amazing crew, and the band.

DOP: Julius Beltrame
Producer: Belle Palmer
Camera: Laura Henry
Camera and Dolly: John Angless
Actor: Martin Cowan
Actor and crew: John Palmer
Runner: Sylvia Gazza
Title Graphics: Joseph Rufian
Illustrations: Paul Hallows
Director, Editor, VFX: Adriano Gazza

Thanks to Colin Perrett

“You got the Love” Music Video – Paula


Artist: Paula Francis

DOP: Daniel Basson
Producer: Pat Bishow
Production Coordinator and Concepts: Riannah Mccauley
Editor and Concepts: Rachel Reed
Lighting and Sound: Joshua Tan
Director: Adriano Gazza

A 7 hour project from conception to final edit.

This was a team building/pressure exercise. We had no idea what we would be doing at the beginning of the day, whom we would be filming, or what kit we would have etc.

We had 1 hour to storyboard and shot list before our talent arrived (the lovely and beautifully voiced Paula Francis)

We were also thrown technical curveballs through the day! Also, Paula had to sing live over a backing track, which we recorded live.

We worked together really well as a team, considering we hadn’t all worked together before the day, and it turned out beautifully!

Shot at City Academy, Farringdon, London (city-academy.com/), and on Location in Farringdon.

The Making of Driver: Parallel Lines

I was given free rein to edit this video from various interviews and in game footage whilst freelancing at a London design studio called Bleach in 2006 (sadly no more). Working with a motion designer, we created this, plus individual interviews with such music luminaries as Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Suicide, Arthur Baker and more.

Client: Atari Games
Agency: Bleach, London
Role: Editor, Compositor

Game Theory

Live action/animation hybrid, explaining an economic concept for a student audience.
© The McGraw-Hill Companies 2010

Directed by: Adriano Gazza
DOP: Ben Cooke
Producer: Stacey Bray
1st AD: Laura Henry
Makeup: Karina Deichler
Compositing and design: Adriano Gazza
Starring: Antoinette Tagoe, Phil Deguara and Martin Cowan
Voiceover: Ian Champion

The Battle of Cable Street

A short film I had the pleasure of working on. I was lead rotoscoper on this live action/ animation hybrid, working with the supremely talented Yoav Segal and Asaf Agranat over 3 months in the Summer of 2006, in a beautiful, then soon to be demolished manor house on the Finchley Road. Great memories and a great project!

Winner of The UK Jewish Short Film Fund script competition about Yoav’s grandfather who helped organise the Battle of Cable Street against Mosley in London’s East End in 1936. Winner of the Discovery channel Best HD film at DC Shorts, and official selection in Chicago International FF, Palm Springs Short FF, Encounters, East End Film Fest, LA Shorts Fest, Sienna FF, Rhodes Island International and many more. It was also accepted onto the BAFTA list and they now house a master of the film for cultural purposes.

Imdb link
Full credits here