CAST AND CREW BIOGRAPHIES
Luke Doolan’s resume encompasses credits as a director, cinematographer, and editor, across music clips, commercials, shorts, and features.
His early days of feature film editing were spent assisting legendary editor Jill Bilcock on Moulin Rouge. Luke has previously shot and edited Previsualisation on Baz Luhrman’s Alexander and Australia and George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode III.
LUKE DOOLAN – WRITER | DIRECTOR | EDITOR
Luke has been co conceiving and editing for the last four years on Nash Edgerton’s shorts including SPIDER, LUCKY and FUEL, for which he won Best Editing at The St Kilda Film Festival, Australia. In addition to his short film collaborations with Nash, Luke edited David Michod’s short film Crossbow, and Anthony Hayes’ debut feature Ten Empty.
Despite having worked on several films together, Miracle Fish is the first time Luke and Drew Bailey have worked together as Director | Producer.
DREW BAILEY – PRODUCER
Drew started in the Australian film industry in 1994, working as an assistant editor on Tom Zubrycki’s observational documentary Billal. This was followed by another hugely successful documentary, Bob Connelly and Robin Anderson’s Rat’s In The Ranks.
Moving out of post, Drew worked on a range of documentary series as a camera assistant and occasionally as a sound recordist. In 1997 he took a job at MTV Australia as a sound recordist and second camera operator. The same year he started working as an Assistant Director.
In 1998 Drew worked at the BBC in London, before returning to Australia to work as an additional Assistant Director on MI:2.
Since then Drew has worked on a large number of films as an Assistant Director including: Scooby Doo, Matrix II and III, The Last Samurai, Mask II, Charlotte’s Web, Superman Returns, The Blood Diamond, Fools Gold, Wolverine and the Nash Edgerton feature The Square.
Drew started Druid Films in 2005 to produce music videos and short films with three directors from MTV Australia. Since then the company has moved on from music videos and now works with several directors, focusing on short and feature films.
Despite having worked on several films together, Miracle Fish is the first time Drew and Luke Doolan have worked together as Producer | Director.
KARL BEATTIE – CAST | JOE
Karl is 8 years old and has been dancing and
acting for four years. He loves pro wrestling and watching cartoons such as X-men and Tom and Jerry. Karl has appeared in Wolverine (April 2009), Accidents Happen (May 2009) and the telemovie Scorched. He is the host of “All For Kids” – a television show for pre schoolers shown on channel 7 in Sydney, Australia. He is in Year 3 and hopes to be an actor when he grows up. He has an older sister and brother who also act and dance.
BRENDAN DONOGHUE – CAST | MAN
Brendan started acting when he was Karls age. He grew up doing shows like HOME AND AWAY, POLICE RESCUE, MURDER CALL, ALL SAINTS and WATER RATS and SEE HOW THEY RUN. After leaving school Brendan appeared in the Feature BLACKROCK. Since then he has done such movies as POSTCARD BANDITS, STRIKE TEAM, GO BIG, A WRECK A TANGLE, DYING BREED and most recently has worked on UNDERBELLY and the feature THE SQUARE.