New Light - Holden Cruze Z Series

Earlier this year myself and director Timothy Melville were sent to Tasmania by automotive brand Holden with a couple of cars to make a time-lapse film featuring the new Cruze Z Series model. The southern latitude, high altitude and low population made this the perfect location to capture unpolluted night skies.

We travelled over 2,000km through the barren hills of Queenstown, to the vibrant streets of Hobart and finished on the dolomite plateau of Ben Lomond National Park. During the seven nights on location we captured nearly 20,000 still images, shooting from dusk until dawn and averaged just 4 hours sleep per day.

Composer Tom Day created a custom mix of his track Trapped from his recent EP Without Words.


Canon 5D Mark III
Sigma 35mm ART, Canon 17-40mm, 24-105mm
Dynamic Perception Stage One 6' slider
Emotimo TB3 Black motion control head
Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS kits

The Story Lab - Production company 

Director: Timothy Melville
Cinematographer: Nathan Kaso
Production Assistant: Christina Remnant

Isobar - Creative agency

Creative Director: Dave Budge
Strategist: Hayley Rose
Account Manager: Nick Hardie-Grant
Art Director: Tom Kearney

Behind the scenes