Fine Eye Productions



In Production: Remembrandt The Memory Guy

Most people believe their capacity to remember can be much better. So do I, in fact I want to take the idea a few steps further; I’m going to try and acquire a genius memory.



Remembrandt – The Memory Guy from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

Confronting Art: Stelarc Ear on Arm Suspension (‘R’ Rated)

Confronting, fascinating, transcendent, profound, horrifying,  courageous, empathetic, which of the above accurately describes Stelarc’s 26th Suspension performance at the Scott Livesey Gallery in Melbourne? With 16 shark hooks piercing his back, elbows, and legs Stelarc was supported by wire cables and cranked high above an oversize marquette of his own arm (with embedded third ear). Is it body art/sculpture? Or something more or less? Any expression of the excessive physical pain he was experiencing may have unleashed the near palpable anxiety among the audience of 40 present.




Showreel: More Cannes

Another compile of my red carpet experiences in Cannes. This reel is mainly from the top of the runway, a great place to have been. Thanks to all the guys in the Cannes Press office who were such a great help during the iconic event.

SHOWREEL COMPILE CANNES Red Carpet Long from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

Showreel: Cannes red carpet

The Cannes film festival is an amazing event to cover. It became a memorable personal experience when I found myself looking through a viewfinder overlooking the red carpet on Palm D’Or evening.

SHOWREEL COMPILE Cannes Red Carpet Close from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

Showreel: Dharamsala

A brief compile of some of the action at the opening of the Gyuto Ramoche Monastery in Dharamsala, Northern India. A gathering of several thousand Tibetan monks.

Showreel Compile: Dharamsala Monastery opening from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

300 Second CV

Here is my latest Video Journalism CV.

CV Video Journalism from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.


Deconstructing John Kelly was shown nationally several times on ABC TV (Australia). The program was the second part of a biography following the career of painter/sculptor, John Kelly. Filmed over a seven year period, we follow Kelly through several countries and phases of his complex psyche and career. The final destination is a new body of work – his kangaroo series.

Deconstructing John Kelly – A Documentary from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

Corporate Product Manual

This is an excerpt from a complex product manual DVD Fine Eye Productions produced. It’s a good example of how video can supplement the traditional printed manual. In collaboration with the resident experts, John Dogged-Williams wrote, produced and directed this video.

Product Manual DVD from John Doggett-Williams on Vimeo.

Architecture: Dee’s Garden, Bangkok

This is an unusual story about art and architecture. Takuya Norjiri was born in Oita City and grew up in Osaka, Japan. He was a poet, songwriter and the owner of Yumeya (a ryotei restaurant in the old capital of Japan, Nara City) but he often escaped to other countries, and frequently found himself in Bangkok, puffing on his pipe and listening to Eric Clapton.

He initiated PROJECT Z , a multi-cultural cross-cultural art / poetry / architecture / music / culinary / ceramic / garden adventure, with participants from Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Japan, India, Italy, Cambodia and Germany. His haiku book of poems DOORS was published in 2002 by “collective effort press” p.o. box 2430 gpo melb vic Australia and was translated by Sandy Caldow and TT.O., introduction by Dan Takasugi.

On 15 Nov. 2010 for reasons that are unclear Takuya took his own life in his “hidden Bangkok room”. He was a great and innovative artist whose work straddled all of the above disciplines. He took many risks in his life and art and his creative spirit and life force will be sorely missed. He is survived by Kiyoe Nojiri and his son Seiten.