A lonely man goes hunting for his dinner. What he catches makes all his dreams come true. Sort of.

  • Matt Dale
  • Matt Dale
  • Kate O'Connor
  • Justin Smith
    Key Cast
    Secret City, Pirates of the Carribbean 5
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    6 minutes 40 seconds
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    May 1, 2016
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    5,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Matt Dale

In 2001 Matt was a drama school graduate who booked a lucrative TVC and used the cash to make his first short, “Dawn”. He has since shot and/or produced hundreds of promos, movie trailers and BTS docs. He has created many hours of web content and dozens of corporates. Since 2011 Matt has been PrEditor on Australia’s most popular reality TV show, The Block.

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Director Statement

I wanted FROG to be a movie without dialogue. The challenge was to distil the ideas of the story to their simplest form and use classic cinema language to tell it.

My work as a PrEditor in Reality TV involves Voice Over Narration, Commercial Music, Whip Pans, time warps, GoPros and all the tricks to generate energy in what can at times be a fairly mundane story.

But so many of the greatest moments in cinema are without dialogue. They draw you in, allow you to experience something open-ended and make your own decision about what things mean and their value. So this is what we have tried to do with FROG.