Comedy performance, drama performance, visual narrative.
Known and loved for his comedic timing, Eddy Bell has a unique talent for ‘finding the funny’ in any situation both on screen and off. He has a passion for storytelling and a knack for getting authentic performances out of anyone or anything he puts in front of the camera, from actors to animals or people he finds on the street.
Eddy started working in film production in 2003, around the same time the coffee trolley was invented. After eight years on set working in every area of production, it was clear that Eddy would never function in any of the practical film departments so the only option left for him was to direct.
Eddy went off to the Victorian College of the Arts to study film and graduated (Valedictorian) in 2013. He was also awarded The Lionell Gell Foundation Scholarship, which funded his hugely successful graduating film “Grey Bull” (2014)
Eddy has won an Australian Director’s Guild Award, the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director (Short Film) at the Sydney Film Festival, Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Best Australian Short film at Flickerfest, the Craft Award at St Kilda Film Festival, Staff Pick on Vimeo and the Cannes Young Director Award (2015) in the Asia Pacific Category.
Eddy collaborates regularly with top agencies on some of their most exciting projects and has shot the film component for two gold lion winning campaigns: Penny the Pirate and Landcruiser Emergency Network.