Hello, I am Anthony Rosner and I live in London, UK. I have graduated from the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham with a (2:1) BA (Honours) in Film Production. I mainly specialize in Directing, Cinematography and Editing particularly in the field of documentary.
From a young age, I have been watching films which have inspired me to choose film making as a career path. I used to recreate my favorite scenes from films using Lego and then animate them using stop motion technology. I always had access to video cameras, where I would use them to film family holidays, events and various short films with my friends.
I have been fortunate enough to visit places such as New York and Los Angeles, which allowed me a first glimpse into the professional world of film making. These trips further cemented my determination to work in the film industry. This encouraged me to learn more about film making and as a result I taught myself programs such as Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects to allow me to create the films in the way I wanted.
In 2007 I entered a competition run by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to create a music video for their popular song, Charlie. I received over 2800 views on YouTube which was very exciting for me. Although I didn’t win, my video was voted into the top 10 films entered into the competition.
Again in 2007, as part of my A2 Media Studies coursework, I produced a music video to the remixed song Boulevard of Broken Songs by Party Ben. The music video became very popular on YouTube and Vimeo with a combined total of over 30,000 views online, I received many emails regarding my film, the notable ones were from teachers who wished to show my film in their schools. I was also asked to visit some schools to talk to their students about how I made the film.
In 2009, when started studying at University, this allowed me to develop my skills as a film maker with a particular focus in the area of directing alongside editing, cinematography and screen writing. Two of my films from University have seen some success:
In 2011 I produced and directed “Kindertransport”, which is a short documentary. The film takes a personal look at my family relatives who escaped Nazi persecution in Austria and were able to escape to enjoy a safe life in England. It has been screened at the Imperial War Museum in London during their 2012 film festival where it has been enjoyed on the big screen.
In 2012 I produced and directed “IRL – In Real Life”, which is a short light-hearted documentary film dealing with the effects of game addiction, with a particular focus on the popular online game World of Warcraft. IRL – In Real Life was produced as one of my graduation films at University and as a result was awarded a First Class Honours. The film has received over 1 Million views on the internet (with over 440,000 from YouTube). The film has been featured on a variety of websites around the world including IGN, Kotaku, Massively, Game Informer and on the University of the Creative Arts website amongst many more popular websites. I have also recorded various interviews about my film with companies such as the BBC for a short BBC Radio 4 documentary and for the Australian TV Channel, ABC1 as part of a science journalism program called Catalyst. IRL – In Real Life was officially selected to be part of the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival where it won an award. I was also invited to the convention to host a panel about the film, which I attended. IRL has also been screened in Brazil at the Summoning Stone convention and has been officially selected as part of the BUtiful film festival.
In May 2012 I finished work on my second graduation film, “Tír na nÓg” as the Director of Photography. Also in May 2012, I edited a short university dance film called “Transcendence”, which was awarded a First Class Honours grade.
For a full list of my work, please visit my Filmography.
IRL – In Real Life
Over 1,000,000 views on the internet.
IRL was awarded a First Class Honours grade from my University.
Official Selection: Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012.
Attended a Q&A panel about IRL during the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012.
Official Selection: BUtiful Film Festival 2012.
Screened at the Summoning Stone Convention in Brazil.
Featured on the Australian Broadcast Network, ABC1 during their documentary programme, Catalyst.
Featured on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Surrey.
Featured in the Whats On London newspaper.
Screened at the Imperial War Museum during their 2012 Film Festival.
Boulevard of Broken Songs
Over 30,000 views on the internet.
Shown in schools across the country.
Invited to schools to talk about the process of making this film.
My Photography has won and been featured on The Guardian website.
A logo I designed for a competition was chosen by a local restaurant to be their new logo.