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THE OSIRIS CHILD Director Shane Abbess


A filmmaker with a powerful vision that compliments stories with heart, Shane is relentlessly passionate and immersive when it comes to his craft. He spent the better part of a decade making short films, commercials and music videos with a view to understanding every aspect of a production whilst developing a distinct and engaging visual style.


His feature Infini received national and international acclaim when it was released in 2015. Shot in the vein of classic late 70s/early 80s, the sci-fi starred Daniel MacPherson, Luke Hemsworth and Luke Ford.  More recently, Shane executive produced Marc Furmie’s sci-fi feature Terminus starring Jai Koutrae, Kendra Appleton and Todd Lasance. Shane is currently executive producing the Storm Vision Entertainment/Best Medicine Productions thriller Safe Neighborhood starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould.


In early 2005 he gathered his forces and put everything on the line to make his feature debut – Gabriel. With an upfront cash budget of 200K and a history-making sale to Sony Pictures, Gabriel released in Australian cinemas in late 2007 before going worldwide the following year. The film went on to become one of the most commercially successful independent Australian films of all time and still holds a current top spot for all Australian international releases in the past 25 years.


Hollywood was quick to snap him up and Shane went on to spend several years developing the high- profile projects Dark Crystal 2 for the Jim Henson Company, Source Code with Mark Gordon and Universal, and an adaptation to the hit video game Contra with Konami and Paramount. Shane is a partner in the production companies Storm Vision Entertainment and Storm Alley.