Stanton Cornish-Ward, trained traditionally in Fashion Design (Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours) at RMIT University), is a self taught director and editor based in Melbourne. Her film work crosses the genres of fashion film, music video, video art and short film.

 

Her fashion film, ‘The Immaculate Reflection of an Impure World’ won ‘Best New Talent’ from Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2016. Her film work has been part of the official selections of film festivals in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Mexico, U.K, and U.S.A.

 

She also works as one half of the creative duo ‘Hiball’ with Alexandra Kirwood, a film and creative direction collaborative, specializing in design, fashion film and experimental video. 

 

Education

2013-2016 Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), 1st Class Honours, RMIT University, Melbourne

2009-2011 Diploma of Fashion and Textiles, Central Institute of Technology, Perth

2007-2008 Cert IV in Theatre Production, Central Institute of Technology, Perth

Awards

 

Recipient of ‘Best Australian Film’ Award, Sydney World Film Festival 2017 in Sydney.

Recipient of the ‘Best New Talent’ Award ‘Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2016’ in Copenhagen

Recipient of ‘Academic Excellence for Top Results for Second Year’ Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours) at RMIT University.

 

Work

 

2019

Mosquito Coast - Sweet Talking - Music Video, 2:51mins
Co-directed, edited and conceptualized with Alexandra Kirwood under the creative partnership, ‘Hiball’.
 

2018

A NICE PLACE TO STOP - short film (post-production, release 2019)
35mm & 16mm film
Co-directed, edited and conceptualised with Alexandra Kirwood under the creative partnership, ‘Hiball’.

Mosquito Coast - Skipping Girl - Music Video, 3:16mins
Co-directed, edited and conceptualised with Alexandra Kirwood under the creative partnership, ‘Hiball'.

Runner up for 'Best Production Design' at Clipped Festival, 2019

 

Max Lawrence - Icarus - Music Video, 4:36mins.
Role: 1st AD
Directed by Good John.

Jessica Says - Brand New Thing -  Music Video, 4:00mins.
Director, Editor & Concept.
commissioned work for Melbourne musician Jessica Says, shot on 16mm film.

Strateas Carlucci Art Series 007 - film photography and online video short, 1:27mins
Co-directed, edited and conceptualised with Alexandra Kirwood under the creative partnership, ‘Hiball'. Commissioned project to recontextualise garments from Strateas Carlucci’s SS18 collection ‘TRANSIT’.

Packing Pearls - fashion film, 3:36mins
Co-directed, edited and conceptualised with Alexandra Kirwood under the creative partnership, Hiball.
Official selection at Milano Fashion Film Festival 2018
Official selection at Madrid Fashion Fashion Film festival 2018
Offical election of  Chelsea Fashion Film Festival 2018
Offical selection of Form - Festival of Movement 2018.

Backyard Reveals -  Short Film, 4:53mins. (unreleased, pending festival submissions)
Director & Editor. Story by Josh Larvery

Miss Aries - video short 2:23mins
Director, Editor & Concept.
Experimental video short, part of the ‘Calendar Girls’ Series commissioned by Indoor Fountains, starring model and poet Agot Dell.

2017

A/S/L? - Video art piece, 5:00min
co-directed , edited and conceptualised with Brie Trenerry

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be - Fashion Film, 7:24mins.
Director, Editor, Concept & Production Design.
Official selection of Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Official selection of A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 2017
Official selection of Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2017
Official selection Fashion Film Festival Milano 2017
Recipient of ‘Best Australian Film’ Award, Sydney World Film Festival, 2017.
Group Show, ‘Screening Fashion’ at Mars Gallery, 2017

ERIK YVON AW17 -  Fashion film, 1:34mins.
Director, Editor, Concept & Production Design.
commissioned fashion film for Australian designer Erik Yvon’s 2017 winter collection.

Screening Fashion-  Group show, Mars Gallery.
video works shown: ‘The Future Is Not What It Used To Be’, ‘Sukeban Control Utility Modern (S.C.U.M)’, and ‘The Immaculate Reflection of an Impure Word’.

2016

‘Sukeban Control Utility Modern (S.C.U.M)’ - Fashion Film, 3:22mins.
Director, Editor, Concept & Production Design.
Finalist for ‘Best Fashion Film’ at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016
Official selection at Milano Fashion Film Festival 2016
Official selection at Mexico Fashion Film Festival 2016
Group show, ‘Movements’ at First Site gallery. Presented by 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Accidental Discharge: 3  -  Fashion Film, 1:15mins.
Director, Editor, Concept & Production Design.
commissioned fashion film for magazine ‘Accidental Discharge’
Promotional piece ‘Accidental Discharge’ third issue launch and exhibit at Neon Parlour Gallery.


‘Designer Bites’  - Site specific video piece and installation
Director, Editor, Concept & installation.
Collaboration with Sarin Rojanametin (Small Dinner Club) Curated by Laura Thompson (LT).
Presented in partnership by the 2016 Virgin Australia Fashion Festival Cultural Program's Project Series and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 2016.

2015

‘The Immaculate Reflection of an Impure Word’ - Fashion Film, 5;24mins.
Director, Editor, Concept & Production Design.
Recipient of the ‘Best New Talent’ Award from Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2016
Official Selection at Bucharest Fashion Film Festival 2016
Finalist at Roma Web Fest 2015
Screened at ‘Chin-Chin Wall of Art’ 2015 Fashion film Series, 2015
Screened at ‘Screening Fashion III’ at RMIT Storey Hall, 2015


2014

‘Disruptive Patterning Material (D.P.M)’ - Site specific installation
Group show, ‘Framing Fashion’ at RMIT Design Hub Gallery.


 
 

interested? keen to work together irl? a/s/l?