HEXAD is a series of 6 interlinked films exploring the spaces where nature and humanity connect and collide. This project was created by 150 Year 11 students as part of a Certificate II in Workplace Skills at Bradfield Senior College, which is part of TAFE NSW.

We begin in Untouched nature. Humanity enters the picture, ever obsessed with its origins. The Clash between Nature and Humanity unfolds like an abusive relationship. Nature retreats to its hidden places to regenerate. Humanity considers new ways to connect with nature. Finally, in the dark, we examine the history of our tumultuous relationship with Nature, and grasp for answers.

  • Meredith Melville-Jones
  • Kim Kofod
  • Michael McLennan
  • Emily O'Connell
  • Bug O'Neill
    Key Cast
    "Dancer (Future Solutions)"
  • Astrid Bennett
    Key Cast
    "Humanity (The Clash)"
  • Sienna Hazell
    Key Cast
    "Voice (Hidden Nature)"
  • Tom Nethery
    Key Cast
    "Nature (The Clash)"
  • Michael McLennan
    Supervising Editor
  • Jackson Long
  • Jessie Waugh
  • Thomas Reddy
  • Garnet Davies
  • Charlie Morris
  • Danica Bourd
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (multi-format)
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bradfield Senior College
  • HEXAD Presentation (completion of project)
    June 1, 2023
    Cast/Crew/Parents Screening
Director Biography

HEXAD is the product of 150 students, 25 Bradfield staff and a number of industry experts.

There was not an overall director for HEXAD in the classic sense. In each of the 6 films, key students took on the role of Director under the guidance of staff team leads. There was an overall technical director Michael McLennan who was also the supervising editor and project manager.

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Director Statement

HEXAD is an ambitious event with creative education at its core. It provides a platform for Bradfield Senior College creative industries students to immerse themselves in a real-world project as vital preparation for their future careers.

HEXAD is created using filmed footage of art, dance, animation, photography, fashion, poetry, and storytelling, accompanied by music and soundscapes to provide an immersive experience that begins with untouched and pristine nature. Audiences then travel through the emergence of humanity’s harmonious connection to wilderness, the implementation of technology and development at odds with nature; the resilience of nature in the overlooked natural wonders of the urban environment and the clever connections that
arise when nature informs and facilitates technological advancements. Hexad ends with nature as an integral part of the solution to environmental mistakes and human-caused problems.

With industry and community involvement, these young creatives develop real-world skills alongside technical, academic and workplace skills, better preparing them for work and future study.
Audiences can observe both the process of progressive creative education at play, and the result - a spectacular immersive event.

In recognition of the achievement HEXAD represents for project-based interdisciplinary learning, the project was awarded 'Teaching Section of the Year' for the Sydney Region of TAFE NSW in 2023.