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DIRECTOR Tony Prescott
Tony graduated from a Masters of Film and Video Production from UTS with honours, he was then accepted into the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School to complete the directing course with a distinction.
In 2016 Tony completed Legacy – A Ride To Conquer Motor Neurone Disease, a full-length documentary. This film has already captured the hearts of audiences across Australia with its ‘enduring spirit’ tale of two young men facing a terminal disease.
Tony’s debut dramatic feature film The Pretend One, the story of an imaginary friend who falls in love with the girl who creates him and fights to become real to win her back, was completed in 2017.
*The Pretend One is Tony's dramatic feature film debut, and tells the story of an imaginary friend who falls in love with the girl who creates him, and fights to become real to win her back. The project was completed in 2017.*
Having moved to New York and with momentum gathering, Tony is in development for two more films through his production house Tee Pot Films.
PRODUCER Dinusha Ratnaweera
After graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and following up with Producing and Production Management studies at Sydney’s Metroscreen Film School, Dinusha’s first taste of feature film production was as a Producer’s Attachment on Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance released in theatres in 2006.
Dinusha then went on to produce Lullaby (2008) a short film funded through Screen NSW’s Emerging Filmmakers Fund (Round 18) which screened in Official Competition at St Kilda Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.
In 2013, he collaborated with director Tony Prescott to co-produce Legacy: A Ride to Conquer Motor Neurone Disease (2014), a feature length documentary about Motor Neurone Disease.
Their second collaboration The Pretend One was completed in 2017.
WRITER James Raue
James Raue is a filmmaker known for the features Shooting Goldman, Psychoanalysis & The Pretend One. His writing has been featured by The Black List for his screenplays Psychoanalysis and The Pretend One. With Psychoanalysis being named one of the top 25 most downloaded screenplays of 2014.
He is also a two time nominee for the Foxtel Award for Exceptional New Talent. A two time Nichol Fellowship quarterfinalist and was a writer of online episodes for the TV series SLiDE, nominated for an international emmy award for best TV website.
In 2015 he wrote and directed the feature, Psychoanalysis. The film won multiple awards on the festival circuit and is due for release in June 2017 through Candy Factory Films.
DIRECTOR Tony Prescott
WRITERS James Raue & Tony Prescott
PRODUCERS Dinusha Ratnaweera & Tony Prescott
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Samantha Jennings & Kristina Ceyton
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Brett Bidstrup & Rebecca Bidstrup
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Robert C. Morton
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Bethany Ryan
COSTUME DESIGNER Anna Cahill
EDITOR Laurence Van Camp
SOUND DESIGNER Damian Del Borrello
COMPOSER Darren Lim
CASTING Danny Long CGA
The Pretend One: a film by Tony Prescott.