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Life and Death in Vientiane

In a city without an official ambulance service, volunteers at Vientiane Rescue have the responsibility of being the difference between life and death on the streets.

  • Rob Innes
  • Rob Innes
  • Mish Armstrong
  • Scott Brennan
  • Aleck Morton
  • Aleck Morton
  • Richard Kickbush
  • Sam O'Reilly
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 AUD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Director Biography - Rob Innes

Rob was named as part of the 2016 Ones to Watch program by the Screen Producers Association of Australia, recognising his success and future ambitions. As part of the program he was mentored by Barbara Stephen from Flying Bark Productions. In unscripted works, he produced and directed the ABC iview original documentary series Housemates, and is now in post-production on Series 2, which received funding from Screen Australia and Film Victoria this time for ABC2. Rob was a producer on the much-talked about ABC ME documentary series My Year 12 Life for Princess Pictures, spending a year with seven of the cast members. Rob also produced 56 episodes for lifestyle and travel series Harley-Davidson TV on 7Mate. He has also produced a short film shot in Laos called Life and Death in Vientiane, and the YouTube series Busker Stories, which has had over 230K views. In scripted, he’s had success with short films First Date, One Moment, and Courage that have screened in festivals around the world. Before producing, Rob was a talent agent for a professional management company representing some of Australia’s best screen talent.

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