Director, writer and visual effects supervisor, Seth Larney spent many years working on US productions including The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, Stealth, Mask II and Fool’s Gold. He started as technical director and moved into behind-the-scenes directing for films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Lego Movie, before making the move to directing drama.
Seth set up Chaotic Pictures with producer Lisa Shaunessy, working as director, visual effects supervisor, editor, post supervisor and producer on many projects from TVCs and music videos to feature films and television, including music videos for Kate Miller-Heidke’s Aria Winner, The Last Day on Earth, and John Butler Trio’s Aria-nominated hit, One Way Road. He was also VFX supervisor on John Winter’s award-winning directorial debut, Black & White & Sex, and worked with Luke Doolan on his Academy Award-nominated short film, Miracle Fish, as well as receiving numerous Best Director, Best Film, Best VFX and Best Sound awards and nominations for his own short films The Clearing and Roman’s Ark. Both films played at dozens of international film festivals.
In 2013, Seth directed Foxtel/Studio’s factual entertainment series, Hipsters, interviewing hundreds of people in 4 continents, about the evolution of the hipster generation. He also co-directed and edited a one-hour documentary, Wild Ideas, about the impact of mining on Steve Irwin’s reserve in the Northern Territory. He was visual effects supervisor on That Sugar Film, a 2015 documentary about the effects of sugar on the human body, directed by Damon Gameau. In 2017, Seth wrapped on Tombiruo, a Malaysian action thriller which he directed, and which was the second highest-grossing Malaysian film of the year. Tombiruo has been nominated for a 2018 AACTA Award for Best Asian Film.
Seth is currently developing his debut feature as a writer/director, Subject 14, supported through development by both Screen Australia and Screen New South Wales. Subject 14 won the AFTRS Kenneth B Myer Award for Project Development, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Gateway LA Script Development Program. Prolific genre director, Michael Rymer, is attached as executive producer, with Tim White as consulting producer and Lisa Shaunessy producing.