Get to know the creator of Curtis Brownjohn Films
My story so far
My name is Curtis Brownjohn and I grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory. I became hooked on filmmaking when I took a video production class in my last year of high school. My parents bought me a handycam and I started making my own films, including a video called 'Filmmaking Techniques' which now has over 2 million views on YouTube!
I followed my newfound passion down to South Australia and studied Screen Production at Flinders University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and First Class Honours in Cinematography in 2010. I wrote my thesis on Japanese horror films and even shot my own horror film on a 16mm film camera.
After graduating from university I worked as a camera operator and editor for a handful of production companies around Adelaide and this is where I first got a taste for the art of Wedding Videography. I loved being a part of such a special occasion and loved that it gave me the opportunity to be creative while capture such important memories.
In 2014 I was offered the role of Video Producer at the Adelaide Football Club. It was an exciting opportunity and I got to travel around with the team, documenting training and game day preparations and produced behind-the-scenes video content for the club's TV show, website and social media platforms. One of the highlights for me was writing and producing a fun creative video with the players and coaches as part of the Virgin Film Festival themed that year as 'Everything is Possible'.
After three years of working with the Adelaide Crows, I was feeling the itch to get back to filming weddings and other creative projects. I also wanted to give running my own business a go. I took the leap and registered the business name 'Curtis Brownjohn Films' in 2016 and I've been a happy little Wedding Videographer ever since. As of 2022 I've filmed 200+ weddings and have loved every single one of them.
(Thank you Time with Alex for this snap!)
I'm an only child.
I play guitar and drums.
I've been a vegan since 2016.
In 2007 I worked on Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia'.
I have a black belt in the Korean martial art 'Soo Bahk Do'.
I've snowboarded in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Austria.
I am a father to four cats named Xerxes, Tiberius, Misty and Padme.
I've watched How I Met Your Mother from start to finish close to 100 times.
I met my wife while performing in an amateur theatre production of 'The Mikado'.
My favourite things
Anchorman, Back to the Future, Band of Brothers, Blink-182, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, cats, coffee, craft beer, Crash Bandicoot, Death Cab for Cutie, DZ Deathrays, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Game of Thrones, Halo, How I Met Your Mother, hummus, The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Kooks, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Office, pasta, Rick and Morty, snowboarding, Star Wars, Steven Spielberg, The Wombats, Yellowcard, Zoolander...
...and of course, filmmaking!