My first play, Trotsky and Friends, premiered at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was performed again at the 2017 Comedy Festival. My second play, The Business of God, premiered in April at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival at La Mama Theatre. My third play, Empathy Training, will premiere at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and tickets are now on sale.
I have written, produced and directed 8 short films and have two feature films in development.
I write for various lifestyle magazines on topics such as wine, food, art and travel, and have been featured in Gourmet Traveller Wine, Grapegrower and Winemaker, and RoyalAuto. I also work as a proofreader/editor, as well as a videographer and copywriter.
If you’re looking to collaborate on a project, for a quote for proofreading/editing/copywriting work, or for anything else, please contact me.
Empathy Training, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
My new play, ‘Empathy Training’, will premiere at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, April 12-17, at La Mama Courthouse Theatre. Tickets now on sale. Head to the La Mama website for more information on the play and to buy tickets.
Gourmet Traveller Wine – Bird on a Wire
The February/March edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine is out and it features my piece on the talented winemaker Caroline Mooney of Yarra Valley winery Bird on a Wire. You can read the piece on the GTW website here.
18/10/21 – Gourmet Traveller Wine – Pacha Mama Wines
The Oct/Nov 2021 edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine is out now, featuring my piece on the wonderful Callie Jemmeson and Nina Stocker, winemakers at Pacha Mama and Cloak and Dagger Wines. You can read the piece on the GTW website here.
Winepilot – The Low Down on Carbonic Maceration
My first piece for the website winepilot.com is now online. I looked at the winemaking process known as ‘carbonic maceration’ and tasted a range of wines from Australia made using the process.You can read the article here.
Gourmet Traveller Wine – East Gippsland, & Cellar Door Awards, 2021
The April-May edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine includes a feature detailing my recent trip around East Gippsland, sampling superb wine and beer, as well as my picks for the 2021 Cellar Door Awards for Bendigo and Gippsland.
The Business of God by Brendan Black & Martin Chellew
The Business of God is a play about life, religion, and being the best possible version of yourself – even after death. Following its cancellation in 2020 due to the coronavirus, I am very happy to report that we had an amazing season at La Mama Courthouse Theatre in Carlton as part of the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with most of our performances being sold out. You can read more about The Business of God on the theatre page.
Gourmet Traveller Wine – Small Vic wineries
The Feb/Mar 2021 edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine is out now, which includes my piece on 14 small Victorian wineries whose wines I sampled during 2020. You can read the article here.
Gourmet Traveller Wine – Box Grove Vineyard
Senses of Cinema – Great Directors – Jiří Menzel
The new issue of Senses of Cinema magazine includes my Great Directors piece on Czech director Jiří Menzel, who came to prominence during the Czechoslovak New Wave and was best known for the films ‘Closely Observed Trains’ and ‘Larks on a String’. Click the image below to head to the article.