Cast & Crew

TOM COWAN

Director/Advisor







Tom Cowan has a distinguished film career as a director and as a cinematographer. While a trainee at ABC-TV, he directed The Dancing Class. It won the AFI's Best Film of the Year. It also won a First Prize at the Commonwealth Awards in Edinburgh.

Tom was part of the 'Larrikins in London' in the '70s. With Germaine Greer, Robert Stigwood, Martin Sharp, Arthur Boyd, John Weiley, Richard Neville and many others, he worked on Philippe Mora's wacky musical feature film Trouble In Molopolis. Tom was Director of Photography. Tom included Germaine in his own London documentary Australia Felix about ex-patriots' rosy view from afar of their homeland.

Tom Cowan wrote, co-produced and directed four feature films at this time. His Journey Among Women won the AFI's Most Creative Feature Film Award in 1977. It was commercially highly successful as well as being a personal statement - running for 16 weeks in Sydney's George Street and selling in 17 countries. The other feature films as director are The Office Picnic, Promised Woman and Sweet Dreamers. Tom was also the support system to other directors in the '80s. For John Duigan he photographed four features including the seminal Mouth To Mouth and Winter of our Dreams with Judy Davis and Bryan Brown.

Tom met the Indian director Pattabhi Rama Reddy and was Director of Photography on his Samskara which won India's Best Feature (President's Award) and many international prizes including the Silver Lion at Locarno. In India, Tom later co-wrote and directed the feature, Wild Wind (Chanda Maruta).

His first IMAX film as Director of Photography was Antarctica. It won the Prix du Jury at the Festival de la Geode - the major award for giant screen films. It is the most successful investment yet made by the Australian Film Finance Corporation and has taken over US$100 million at the box office.

He also shot Africa's Elephant Kingdom for Michael Caulfield in Imax. It stayed in Variety's Top 50 grossing list for over two years. It won Tom the Australian Cinematographer Society's Gold Award.

Tom's feature script On Fire was a screenplay award winner at the Telluride Festival in 1999.

In 2000, Tom directed the Yukatan section of Journey into Amazing Caves and sequences for China - The Panda Adventure.

His filming assignments extend the long, long way from Survivor 2 - Down Under to Taj - The Magic of India in Imax. He gained an Emmy nomination in 2001 for his work on Survivor.

In 2004, Tom shot Disney Corporation's The Young Black Stallion - their Christmas release.


KR.RAGHUVENDRA SINGH DUNDLOD (BONNIE)

Cast/Producer

Dundlod is a small town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and home to one of the founders of the Indigenous Horse Society of India (IHSI). Today, Kr. Raghuvendra Singh Shekhawat of Dundlod or Bonnie Singh as he his popularly known, owns some of the finest Marwari blood lines. The indigenous horse society of India has worked tirelessly to educate the people about the indigenous breeds in India. The Dundlod horses have distinguished themselves in equestrian sports like endurance riding. The Royal Equestrian and Polo Centre at Dundlod is famous for its dancing horses.

Bonnie is a loved and respected around the world for his tireless work with Francesca Kelly in regards to the Marwari horses. 


QUALIFICATION                      B.A., L.L.B. FROM UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN

MEMBERSHIPS                     a)          ASHOK CLUB, JAIPUR.

                                                b)         RAJASTHAN POLO CLUB, JAIPUR

                                                c)          EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION OF INDIA

                                                d)         RAJASTHAN EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION.

                                                e)          CYCLE POLO FEDERATION OF INDIA.

                                                 f)          INTERNATIONAL BICYCLE POLO FEDERATION

                                                g)         SECRETARY GENERAL INDIGENOUS HORSE SOCIETY OF INDIA.

a)        KEEN PROMOTER OF INDIGENOUS BREED OF HORSES

b)        RUNNING MARWARI BLOODLINES AT DUNDLOD, JHUNJHUNU, WHICH HAS COUNTRY'S BEST STALLIONS AND MARES.

c)        RUNNING ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND POLO CENTRE AT DUNDLOD WHICH HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INDIAN HORSES IN A RURAL SECTOR OF THE COUNTRY.               

d)  WORKING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF  INDIGENOUS BREED OF HORSES AND HENCE USING THESE

HORSES FOR THE RIDING HOLIDAYS  FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS TO LET THEM UNDERSTAND AND ENJOY THE LOCAL BREED.   

e)        DUE TO THE ABOVE INTEREST IN INDIGENOUS HORSES HAS BEEN

           INCREASED  AND 6 INDIAN HORSES HAVE BEEN EXPORTED TO

           USA. 

f)         NOW FRANCE AND BRAZIL HAS ALSO SHOWN INTEREST IN THE

           INDIGENOUS BREED OF HORSES OF INDIA  AND A LOT OF

           WORK HAS BEEN PUT TOWARDS THE INTERNATIONAL 

           RECOGNITION FOR THESE BREEDS IN THESE COUNTRIES AS

           WELL.                                  

EXPERIENCE TOURISM          

a)         PIONEER OF ELEPHANT FESTIVAL IN RAJASTHAN.

b)         PIONEER OF DESERT FESTIVAL IN RAJASTHAN.

c)          RUNNING DUNDLOD FORT AS A HERITAGE HOTEL SINCE 1988, WHICH IS DULY RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT INDIA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM.

d)         RUNNING ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND POLO CENTRE AT DUNDLOD WHICH HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF MARWARI HORSES AND THE ONLY PRIVATE POLO FIELD IN RURAL INDIA.

e)          REGULAR HORSE SAFARIS ARE CONDUCTED BY THE ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND POLO CENTRE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF KR. RAGHUVENDRA SINGH DUNDLOD.

f)          THE ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND POLO CENTRE IS THE ONLY CENTRE IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF RAJASTHAN, WHICH RUNS HORSE SAFARIS ALL OVER THE STATE.

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS           

HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO MEET AND HANDLE THE VISITS OF THE FOLLOWING FOREIGN DIGNITARIES TO JAIPUR.

                                                       HRH PRINCE CHARLES OF  WALES.

                                                       MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY.      

                                                       KING OF JORDAN.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES               

FOUNDED THE INDO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR THE    

UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN AT DUNDLOD. BEING  RUN FREE OF COST UNDER THE AUSPICIOUS OF THE NEW YORK

STATE UNIVERSITY USA.

DECLARED DUNDLOD AS INDIA’S FIRST VILLAGE TO BE THE SISTER CITY TO CITY OF ONEONTA USA.

GOT DUNDLOD VILLAGE PANCHYAT TO BE THE FIRST INTERNET CONNECTED WITH EMAIL -SARPANCH.


OTHER BUSINESS                  

PROPRIETOR OF DUNDLOD INTERNATIONAL, AN EXPORT FIRM.

i)          SINCE 1979 DUNDLOD INTERNATIONAL IS ASSOCIATED WITH MUSEUM OF OSAKA AND KOBE IN JAPAN.

ii)         EXPORT IS MAINLY OF THE PROJECT AND RESEARCH WORK WHICH IS BEING DONE AT THE MUSEUM DURING THE YEAR.

iii)        THE COMPANY HAS COVERED ALL INDIA FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR TO NAGALAND TO THE SOUTH.

iv)        ALSO THE PIONEER FIRM TO EXPORT MARWARI HORSES FROM INDIA.


FRANCESCA KELLY

Cast/Producer


British, of diplomatic family, educated in Egypt, Switzerland and London.

Artist and writer / poet.

Published The Legend of the Marwari Horse, a coffee table book.

Recognized breeder of Marwari Horses in USA and India.

Worked at the Royal Opera House London.

Fashion designer in London and Channel Islands UK.

Based in Marthas Vineyard USA and involved in co -productions with BalletBoyz Productions UK, as director / producer. Founder and Honourable Member for Life of the Indigenous Horse Society of India for the promotion and protection of the Marwari horses.

Promotes international awareness for the breed through her writings, her films and the patronage of top equestrian and art photographers world-wide. Has donated 3 mares and stallion colt to the Kentucky Horse Park from Marwari Bloodines USA  and established the Marwari as the most recent of the 97 breeds of North America. Sold a further three horses to Spain in 2009 as seed herd to initiate breeding in EU.

Her stallion Dilraj, loaned in 2006 to the Musee Vivant du Cheval is now in the UK and will be presenting at the Royal  Windsor press Pageant in the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace on November  1st 2011.

Has created, directed and preformed in the production of Dancing with Horses, held in Jaipur  over a number of years and earning  the award for best Heritage performance  in The Rajasthan Diwas Celebrations 2007. Talent and experience in multiple arts fields coalesced in the above  productions, fusing the finest of the  dancing Marwaris and tribal dancers and musicians of Rajasthan into  a  broader artistic context both western and indigenous to India.

Francesca Kelly lives in Martha’s Vineyard , USA and Dundlod , Rajsthan , India with Raghuvendra Singh Dundlod  her partner of 17 years. She has two wonderful daughters Melissa and Amber Knowles .

Will be authoring and coordinating several short art films with Balletboyz Productions UK this year, three of which will be shot in Rajasthan.

Contact

Email : fkelly8254@aol.com 

Website: www.horsemarwari.com, www.horseindian.com

 

JOE FRAZZICA

Executive Producer/Director

Joe is the driving force and Executive Producer in charge of Frazzica Productions Pty Ltd founded in 2003.  Joe has completed film production courses with the Melbourne Film School and was the Executive Producer of  Horse Rush TV Series 1, 2 & 3. Joe has had a crash course in production under the watchful guidance of business partner Stephen Pullin in Los Angeles USA.  Joe has worked on the set of many Pullin Television TV shows in the USA as a Producer and Cinematographer.  Joe has a natural gift for filming and managing large sets.


Currently working on various projects including 1320X Australia, Drift Rush TV and Horse Rush TV and various other corporate jobs including directing his first documentary Marwari - War Horse of the Mahārāja.  Joe has grown into a experienced producer.  Recently Frazzica Productions has started holding motor sports events.  Joe has simultaneously ran a motor sport event and directed a shoot on the same day with a cast & crew of over 200.  Currently residing between Melbourne Australia and Las Vegas USA.  Joe is working on numerous production projects.  In his spare time Joe enjoys spending time with his family and the sport of “Drifting”.  He still holds on to his dream of becoming a Drift Pro and racing on the circuit one day. 

Email: joe@frazzicaproductions.com

www.frazzicaproductions.com, www.horserush.com, www.horserushtv.com, www.marwarimovie.com


BEN WOLF

Director of Photography

Ben Wolf is a cinematographer, director, and occasional editor and teacher. He strives to bridge traditional divides – bringing documentary realism to fiction projects, dramatic storytelling to documentaries, and the latest digital cinema technology to the art of photography.

Recent DP credits include the feature film East Fifth Bliss (director Michael Knowles, starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda), the David Byrne Concert documentary Ride, Rise, Roar (director Hillman Curtis), and a series of national broadcast commercials for IBM (director Hillman Curtis). Ben has directed projects for clients including Grey Advertising, Knoll, and Sotheby’s, and shot content for Adobe, Ann Taylor, Bacardi, BAM, Bayer, BMW, Bobbi Brown, Citi, Covergirl, The Getty Museum, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Illy, MetLife, Ogilvy, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Sprint. Ben is presently developing his first narrative feature, entitled Closed Circuit. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Yale and an M.F.A. in film from Columbia.

www.topiaryproductions.com


TATIANA FRAZZICA

Executive Producer/Director

Tatiana began her media career with the prestigious Jill’s Casting Agency 1996 in Melbourne Australia. Tatiana has appeared in many Australian productions as an actor including Neighbors, Good Guys Bad Buys, A Violent Earth, various music video clips and Stingers on a recurring basis.  After assisting the producer on the set of Stingers. Tatiana decided that she preferred a life behind the camera. Tatiana returned to the Melbourne Film School and completed documentary film courses and approached Ch31 in Melbourne to make a Horse TV show in 2003.  After been told to do it herself the first series of Horse Rush TV went to air late 2003 in Australia and the USA. Horse Rush TV was the first Australian horse TV show sold to the USA.  After the second series of Horse Rush TV.  Tatiana and Joe headed to the USA to work on a reality television, a show based around Drag Racing. Stephen Pullin and Jack Shaffer accomplished award winning producers took Tatiana & Joe under their wing and showed them how to make reality TV.


During 2009 Frazzica Productions launched 1320X Australia a spin off from the most successful car TV show in the USA produced by Pullin Television.  Tatiana now has many projects under her belt including working on her first documentary film, Marwari - War Horse of the Mahārāja to be released in 2013.  After being invited to film the Marwari horses in India in 2004, Tatiana & Joe always dreamed of returning to film the Marwari horses in Rajasthan on film.  After 8 years their dreams have come true and they have assembled an amazing team to complete this documentary film.   Tatiana is currently in the final year of her Masters of Commerce degree from Swinburne University, her recent report on Telecommuting is in the process of being published academically. Tatiana has held an Actor's Equity card since 1996 is fluent in Spanish and is in the final stages of becoming a USA citizen.  In her spare time Tatiana loves to spend time with her family & horses. Tatiana is currently based between Melbourne Australian and Las Vegas USA. 

Websites: www.frazzicaproductions.com, www.horserushtv.com, www.horserush.com, www.marwarimovie.com


LUKE ZIETARA

Producer/Production Manager









Luke has been working closely with Tatiana and Joe since 2007.  Luke has grown into an experienced producer.  Luke has ran events and managed large production sets in the role of Production Manager.  Luke comes from an event background being the founding member of the Victorian Drift Club.  Luke has managed the set of 1320X Australia in Alice Springs and Queensland.  Luke has also produced segments for Horse Rush TV and co-ordinates The Way of the Horse DVD production for Equitana Australia.

Luke’s passion is Drifting and he is a well respected driver and racer in the Drift community.  Luke is the producer of Drift Rush TV and is currently in the process of preparing to compete in the 2012 Formula Drift pro series in the USA under our team; Drift Rush.   Luke is located between Australia and Las Vegas USA.


ANDREW KNIGHT

Producer


Andrew’s passion for storytelling began as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil, but the transition from the written word to the moving image began straight out of high school, thrown in the deep end with a position at St Kilda post production house Go-Motion Digital. There he earned his wings as an editor and post-production all-rounder.

Just three years later, he spread his wings to found his own production company Fragile Films, which continues to this day, collaborating with other production companies developing long and short form projects for the film and broadcast industries, as well as producing short and feature films of their own.

In an effort to improve his directing and producing skills, Andrew has trained in a number of other areas of production, including cinematography and sound recording, in order to carry on the all-rounder philosophy he had in post-production, through to both pre-production and production as well.

Andrew is very much looking forward to opportunity of working with Frazzica Productions in helping develop ‘Marwari: Warhorse of the Maharaja’ from script, to principle photography, all the way through to completion of post-production.

Links:

The Stolen - Feature Film: Making of video
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/customer-stories-video-film-and-audio/fragile-films-and-the-making-of-the-stolen
 
Andrew’s Vimeo Channel:
http://vimeo.com/user2461377/videos

JAKE LUDOWKYE

Camera 3

'The making of the Marwari doco', untitled

Recent Work History:

2011 – Ongoing: Director, Editor “Tales from the Table”

Webseries
Running time: several 15 minute episodes
Head Writer: Blake Willoughby
Director of Photography: Ted Adair
Producers: Gemma Duncan & Michelle Mamanna
Winner of 2011 ‘Escapist Film Festival’
Released fortnightly on
http://www.escapistmagazine.com

2010 Producer, Director of Photography, Co‐writer “The Tomasino Brothers”

Proof‐of‐concept pilot
Running time: 15 minutes Director: Cail Young
Series to be filmed during Q4 2011

2008 – Ongoing
Producer, Writer, Director of Photography, Sound Recordist, Editor “Wizard Sandwiches”
(http://www.wizardsandwiches.com)

Multiple short comedy sketches, running to a total of approximately 2 hours Made as part of sketch comedy troupe ‘Wizard Sandwiches’:
Jarryd Clifford, Andrew Belsten, Jake Ludowyke, Dylan Cole and Stuart Daulman

Sketches have been screened as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival
‘Housemates – the 10% Musical’ was selected in the top 10 for the Optus 180Project

Awards

2010 Selection: Optus 180Project Top 10 for ‘Housemates: The 10% Musical’ 2009 Nomination: Lyrebird Awards Best Actor in a Drama for ‘Rope’

 

ADRIAN MILLER

Photography/Camera 2 USA

 

ADAM KENT

Assistant to Director

'The making of the Marwari doco' untitled


Adam has worked with Frazzica Productions since 2006.  Adam has trained on set with Pulllin Television in the USA as Joe's assistant on numerous productions.  Adam has also been on set as a cameraman and has numerous credits to his name.  Horse Rush TV Series 3, 1320X USA, Summernats 2008, The Way of the Horse DVD 2011, Equitana from 2007-2010, Andrew Bowe DVD 1 & 2 and 1320X Australia 2009 as a Producer directing Miss Australia host of the behind the scenes footage for television.  Having assisted Joe on large sets in the USA of up to 200 crew and at numerous motor sports events in the USA and Australia. Adam is looking forward to visiting India for the first time and working on the documentary about the making of Marwari - War Horse of the Mahārāja.

 

COLLEEN LETHBRIDGE

Marketing Manager

 

LEANNE DAVEY

Production Manager

 

STEVE BOND

Sound Engineer

 

 

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