Chelsie Preston Crayford

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi  •  Jemaine Clement
CAST:  Taika Waititi  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Jonny Brugh  •  Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi  •  Jemaine Clement
CAST:  Taika Waititi  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Jonny Brugh  •  Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Dripping in Chocolate (2012)

When Detective Bennett O'Mara finds a chocolate wrapper on a strangled girl, it leads him to enigmatic chocolatier Juliana Lovece. Just as this perceptive woman gets under his hardened skin, he suspects she may be at the centre of an increasing murder count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Louise Lombard  •  Rick Donald  •  Richard Brancatisano

When Detective Bennett O'Mara finds a chocolate wrapper on a strangled girl, it leads him to enigmatic chocolatier Juliana Lovece. Just as this perceptive woman gets under his hardened skin, he suspects she may be at the centre of an increasing murder count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Louise Lombard  •  Rick Donald  •  Richard Brancatisano

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012)

Melbourne, 1886. Two gentlemen climb into a hansom cab late one murky night. One man climbs out, the other travels on to St Kilda. On arrival, the driver finds the second man dead; murdered. The ‘high-society’ killing sends shockwaves through the young city, still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Seet
CAST:  John Waters  •  Marco Chiappi  •  Shane Jacobson  •  Jessica De Gouw

Melbourne, 1886. Two gentlemen climb into a hansom cab late one murky night. One man climbs out, the other travels on to St Kilda. On arrival, the driver finds the second man dead; murdered. The ‘high-society’ killing sends shockwaves through the young city, still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Seet
CAST:  John Waters  •  Marco Chiappi  •  Shane Jacobson  •  Jessica De Gouw

Home by Christmas (2010)

A remarkable memoir of resilience, determination and love.Based on filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, reconstructed with actor Tony Barry as Ed Preston. Weaving strands of poetic imagined drama, and archival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaylene Preston
CAST:  Martin Henderson  •  Jed Brophy  •  Tony Barry  •  Nick Blake

A remarkable memoir of resilience, determination and love.Based on filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, reconstructed with actor Tony Barry as Ed Preston. Weaving strands of poetic imagined drama, and archival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaylene Preston
CAST:  Martin Henderson  •  Jed Brophy  •  Tony Barry  •  Nick Blake

Show of Hands (2008)

Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed greetings cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a gruelling endurance contest to win a car - whoever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony McCarten
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Craig Hall  •  Stephen Lovatt  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed greetings cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a gruelling endurance contest to win a car - whoever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony McCarten
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Craig Hall  •  Stephen Lovatt  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Love blossoms for Lily over double Meaty Boy burgers at mid-day when uber-computer nerd Jarrod comes in and leaves with free extra large fries. After gatecrashing Jarrod's party and proving her skills on the game console, Lily goes down to Jarrod's home town with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Loren Taylor  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rachel House

Love blossoms for Lily over double Meaty Boy burgers at mid-day when uber-computer nerd Jarrod comes in and leaves with free extra large fries. After gatecrashing Jarrod's party and proving her skills on the game console, Lily goes down to Jarrod's home town with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Loren Taylor  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rachel House

Into the Rainbow (2017)

When teenagers Rachel and Grace travel inside a super-powered rainbow to China, they disturb nature's balance. Using Rachel's connection to the energy of the rainbow and with help from their new friend Xiao Cheng, they must race against time to save the Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Stone  •  Gary Mak
CAST:  Willow Shields  •  Maria Grazia Cucinotta  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Emmett Skilton

When teenagers Rachel and Grace travel inside a super-powered rainbow to China, they disturb nature's balance. Using Rachel's connection to the energy of the rainbow and with help from their new friend Xiao Cheng, they must race against time to save the Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Stone  •  Gary Mak
CAST:  Willow Shields  •  Maria Grazia Cucinotta  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Emmett Skilton

Jean (2016)

The true story of Jean Batten is of a daughter determined to live up to a powerful mother, desperate to leave a mark on the world – and prepared to go to the ends of the earth to do so. This is the story of JEAN.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Sarkies
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Michael Whalley  •  Miranda Harcourt  •  Lisa Chappell

The true story of Jean Batten is of a daughter determined to live up to a powerful mother, desperate to leave a mark on the world – and prepared to go to the ends of the earth to do so. This is the story of JEAN.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Sarkies
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Michael Whalley  •  Miranda Harcourt  •  Lisa Chappell

Salt Bridge (2019)

Haunted by his tragic past, Basant befriends a married woman even as the migrant community of Salt Bridge frowns upon this relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abhijit Deonath
CAST:  Rajeev Khandelwal  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Usha Jadhav  •  Kaushik Das

Haunted by his tragic past, Basant befriends a married woman even as the migrant community of Salt Bridge frowns upon this relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abhijit Deonath
CAST:  Rajeev Khandelwal  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Usha Jadhav  •  Kaushik Das

Bliss (2011)

Bliss tells the story of Katherine Mansfield in her early 20s as she leaves New Zealand and begins her journey as a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fiona Samuel
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Antony Starr  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Bliss tells the story of Katherine Mansfield in her early 20s as she leaves New Zealand and begins her journey as a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fiona Samuel
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Antony Starr  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Beyond the Known World (2017)

Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pan Nalin
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Sia Trokenheim

Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pan Nalin
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Sia Trokenheim

The Inland Road (2017)

An unconventional love story between an antisocial teenager, a Scotsman and a five-year-old girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie van Beek
CAST:  Gloria Popata  •  David Elliot  •  Georgia Spillane  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

An unconventional love story between an antisocial teenager, a Scotsman and a five-year-old girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie van Beek
CAST:  Gloria Popata  •  David Elliot  •  Georgia Spillane  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Savage (2019)

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Kelly
CAST:  John Tui  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Olly Presling  •  Erroll Shand

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Kelly
CAST:  John Tui  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Olly Presling  •  Erroll Shand

Falling Up (2019)

When a relationship collapses and the mother is trapped with the child, love and anguish are portrayed in an almost raw documentary way where all the emotional and telling details are present.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chelsie Preston Crayford
CAST:  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Anton Tennet  •  Olive Crayford Edwards

When a relationship collapses and the mother is trapped with the child, love and anguish are portrayed in an almost raw documentary way where all the emotional and telling details are present.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chelsie Preston Crayford
CAST:  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Anton Tennet  •  Olive Crayford Edwards

Fog (2007)

Sixteen year old Ricky lives in a small fishing village with his parents. He dreams of leaving the town but is hindered by his father's expectations to follow in his footsteps. Ricky meets Telly, an older local girl who encourages him to sneak out of his house and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Salmon
CAST:  Joe Dekkers-Reihana  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Jim Moriarty  •  Tina Cook

Sixteen year old Ricky lives in a small fishing village with his parents. He dreams of leaving the town but is hindered by his father's expectations to follow in his footsteps. Ricky meets Telly, an older local girl who encourages him to sneak out of his house and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Salmon
CAST:  Joe Dekkers-Reihana  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Jim Moriarty  •  Tina Cook

Here Now (2013)

Something pierces the boredom and unconscious dailiness of life for a young woman working in a dress shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chelsie Preston Crayford
CAST:  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Timothy Blackman  •  Charlotte Bradley  •  Alice Galletly

Something pierces the boredom and unconscious dailiness of life for a young woman working in a dress shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chelsie Preston Crayford
CAST:  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Timothy Blackman  •  Charlotte Bradley  •  Alice Galletly

Baby Done (2020)

When Zoe and Tim find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Vowell
CAST:  Rose Matafeo  •  Matthew Lewis  •  Johanna Cosgrove  •  Rachel House

When Zoe and Tim find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Vowell
CAST:  Rose Matafeo  •  Matthew Lewis  •  Johanna Cosgrove  •  Rachel House

Cousins (2021)

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

The Royal Treatment (2022)

Isabella runs her own salon and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas runs his own country and is about to marry for duty rather than love. When Izzy and her fellow stylists get the opportunity of a lifetime to do the hair for the royal wedding, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Jacobson
CAST:  Laura Marano  •  Mena Massoud  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Grace Bentley-Tsibuah

Isabella runs her own salon and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas runs his own country and is about to marry for duty rather than love. When Izzy and her fellow stylists get the opportunity of a lifetime to do the hair for the royal wedding, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Jacobson
CAST:  Laura Marano  •  Mena Massoud  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford  •  Grace Bentley-Tsibuah

Nude Tuesday (2022)

When middle-aged suburban couple, Laura and Bruno are gifted a remote couples’ retreat for their anniversary, they decide to give their failing marriage one last shot before calling it quits. Arriving in an idyllic sanctuary nestled in the mountains, Laura and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armağan Ballantyne
CAST:  Jackie van Beek  •  Damon Herriman  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Ian Zaro

When middle-aged suburban couple, Laura and Bruno are gifted a remote couples’ retreat for their anniversary, they decide to give their failing marriage one last shot before calling it quits. Arriving in an idyllic sanctuary nestled in the mountains, Laura and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armağan Ballantyne
CAST:  Jackie van Beek  •  Damon Herriman  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Ian Zaro