Photoplay signs director Lance Kelleher

Lance Kelleher. 

After years working in the US and Europe, director Lance Kelleher is returning to Australia, signing to Photoplay for representation in ANZ and Asia. 

Kelleher began his career in New Zealand as a news and documentary editor and filmmaker, before directing music videos took him to Sydney and then London.

Kelleher’s portfolio includes campaigns for Jaguar, Canon, Renault Global, Lexus, Jim Beam, Qantas, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, IKEA, BMW, Heineken, Sony and Samsung.

Next up, the filmmaker is set to co-produce biopic One Crowded Hour alongside Todd Fellman and Sylvia Wilczynski. It follows Australian combat photojournalist and cameraman Neil Davis, who documented conflict in South East Asia for over 20 years.

Written by Kim Mordaunt and Andy Cox, to be directed by Mordaunt, the film is based on the Tim Bowden biography by the same name and has received Screen Australia development funding

“The production landscape is changing at a rapid pace and Lance is someone who has truly embraced the filmmaking challenges this entails," said Photoplay executive producer Oliver Lawrance. "I’m excited to have Lance back in Sydney and available for local projects.”

For his part Kelleher, whose reel can be watched here, praised the "talent and ethos" of the Photoplay team.