CV

Rhys Votano

3rd February 1985

Australian Born, Italian Passport, Living in Cambridge, UK

I am Rhys Votano, a Creative Director and video artist interested in the overlapping of motion and stillness across physical and projected spaces. This manifests itself throughout my commercial work, documentaries and gallery exhibitions.

I was born in Sydney, Australia though currently reside in Cambridge, UK. I studied screenwriting and media-art during a Masters at Sydney University, College of the Arts and Bachelors in Screen Production at Macquarie University.

I have worked with various art organisations as an education facilitator and artist in residence. I produced workshops for inner city and rural communities, led seminars on the history of video art, curated exhibitions and directed video documentaries about the creative process.

After years in media agencies working with international organisations, I have re-established myself as an independent creative director, creating advertising and commercial work for ethical and sustainable brands in technology, health and the arts.

So as you can see, each project is never quite the same. I hope you enjoy navigating through my work and get in touch.

Experience

2019 – Present

Votano.co

Creative Director working with ethical and sustainable brands to create a range of films, animations and live exhibitions.

2016 – 2019

Somersault

Senior Producer overseeing the production of video for local and international organisations. Duties ranged from creative strategies, to copy writing, to crew resourcing, to directing production.

2005 – 2016

Upstair Studios

Creative Director for a small production agency in Sydney. Leading all aspects of production including camera and editing.

2010-2011

Cornerstone Media

Leading the filming and editing of corporate promos and TV spots.

About Me

A video based artist ranging from documentary to advertising to live installations.

Education

2015

Artist in Residence – The Freezer

2014

Artist in Residence – dLux

2012

Masters in Film and Digital Image
Sydney University – College of Art

2008

Bachelor in Media
Macquarie University

Skills

Screen Writing
Production Managment
Directing Performers
Animation in AE
Editing in Premiere

Contact

  • www.votano.co
  • rhys@votano.co
  • 07492 547 546


References

Colin Miles

Managing Director

+44 01223 400 000
www.somersault.agency

Tara Morelos

Managing Director

+61 0408 120 630
www.dlux.org.au

Kari Vidars

Creative Director

+354 833 8200
www.thefreezerhostel.is