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Good Men (2022) was shot on a relatively low budget, crowdfunded by Timmins and Ranson. Using practical creativity, they executed the ambitious script to a high standard, and created a world of tense moments with consistent comedy.
A deadly snake bite has a hitman duo realising their only chance of survival rests in the hands of the cult leader they were sent to kill.
GOOD MEN (2022)
Dir. Patrick Ranson | Prod. Lucy Timmins
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Patrick has a very distinct style as a writer/director, using comedy to draw you in to his highly stylized worlds. His pacing has often been praised and compared to that of a feature film, rather than the classic short film structure.
Patrick Ranson and Lucy Timmins are a Director Producer team who work in a partnership to deliver Ranson's unique visions to the screen at a consistently high standard. Timmins has 10 years experience as an emerging film producer, producing many projects with festival success, including her and Ranson's most recent film 'Good Men'.
PATRICK RANSON: Writer/Director
LUCY TIMMINS: Producer
Lucy produces films with attention to detail, putting in work beyond her department to ensure the project reaches its top potential. Possum is an exciting step forward for her future career in long form film and television content.
Completed in 2022, Ranson wrote and directed his debut short film ‘Good Men’, a 15 minute comedy. This involved casting actors and selecting crew, rehearsing scenes with the cast and blocking through scenes with HODs. He also values working with the film's collaborators such as costume designer and score composer, communicating his visions to them and offering notes and feedback until completion. During the editing process, Ranson sat in and had a very clear vision for the pacing of each scene, working well with the editor who will readily work with him again.
Lucy Timmins has been producing content for the past 10 years, ever since starting her film journey winning V48 Hour Film Festival Best School Team and Best Female Director during highschool. Since then she has worked in most areas of film, both on other peoples projects and her own. She fell naturally into the role of producer, her previous experience with self funded films making her confident creating with various budgets. After enjoying festival success with her early projects, she spent a few years working on more experimental projects, learning SFX and editing skills, and is now eager to be back into narrative films.
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■ Good Men (2022) | Writer/Director: Patrick Ranson, Producer: Lucy Timmins
TSF Festival Selection, Best Actor Winner
■ KING (2020) | Co-Directors: Lucy Timmins, Patrick Ranson, Producer: Lucy Timmins
Santiago Horror Film Festival Selection,
Best Editor Winner
■ Unfaithful (2016) |Director: Lucy Timmins, Producer: Lucy Timmins
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conflict with our own idea of what it is to be “good”, though I like to imagine it is in me to create your typical charming, save-the-day type protagonist… they are as of yet to rear their attractive head. This movie, Diary of a Possum, is no exception. It’s dark, it's striking, it’s intense, it’s obscene, and not just in tone, but in every aspect. Visually I want to play around with dark darks and pale whites, using heavy shadows to contour the shapes of the actors and the set. Filling in the space that would be better left to the audience's imagination with the same blackness that scared you so much as a child. Long drawn-out wide angles filled with subtlety tense, often comedic, actions from the actors as they interact with the bizarre and gloomy world that has been built around them. That is how I picture the film, not in detail but at its core. Then to accompany such a spectacle, there will be powerful rich orchestral music for the action-heavy scenes and then spates of humorous almost abstract dialog for the parts in between. There is subtle violence hidden deep within very old art, a characteristic it shares with the global elite that this movie attempts to depict. Thus my choice in classical music. For the dialog, although I described it as abstract, the idea is to make it feel completely reasonable in a world seemingly devoid of any reason."
"I often find myself being drawn to a story that confronts us with a main protagonist whose morals
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