JORDON PRINCE-WRIGHT - Director, Producer, Writer, Executive Producer
At only 19, Jordon already has an abundance of recognition for his talent and a wealth of experience that belies his age. Selected as the Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year in 2014, is only one of the many awards he has received over the past few years. He has taken on roles as a director, writer, producer and executive producer – beginning his adventures in the industry whilst he was still a high school student.
Having completed a Certificate III in Media and gaining 100% in his year 12 Media Production and Analysis WACE exams, Jordon has sought further training as a director at both the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and Edith Cowan University in part at the Western Australian Screen Academy. These tertiary institutions are recognised internationally for their role in shaping some of the countries most talented artists. Aside from his impressive education background, Jordon has amassed an inspiring résumé on which has formed the foundation for WA's largest independent film company, Prince-Wright Productions.
It is clear from the tremendous feedback from various veteran film production companies, crew and actors with whom he has worked, that Jordon will undoubtedly be held in equally high regard in the very near future.
CARL AUGUST AXEL KARLSON - Director, Writer
“Axel” is an international director and writer hailing from Sweden. He has an extensive background working in the media and advertising industries and his skills as a designer have led him to being a sought-after auteur on many film projects. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Design in Sweden and then expanded his skillset with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media in Australia.
During his studies in Sweden, Axel had the opportunity to work with some corporations who are infamous for their designs including IKEA and Siemens. In competition against his fellow students, he won the chance to implement his strategy and design ideas with these companies.
“The Decadent and Depraved” will be the third project that he has co-directed with Jordon. They have proven to be a successful auteur/director combination, receiving acclaim for the projects “Mind If I Eat” and “Enmity”.
Axel has impressed many with his insightful reflection of post-colonial Western Australia in “The Decadent and Depraved”. His screenplay has captured the stunning landscape of the Australian outback with his engaging visual imagery, with shots inspired by the works of cinematic greats such as Ingmar Bergman and Martin Scorsese. Meanwhile, his gritty and realistic dialogue helps construct relatable yet flawed characters that keep us intrigued – much like the works of Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino.