I grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory and became hooked on filmmaking when I took a high school video production class in 2006. My folks kindly bought me a camcorder and I started making fun little films with my family and friends, including experimental films, comedy sketches and 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. In 2010 I graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and First Class Honours in Cinematography. I wrote my thesis on Japanese horror films and shot my own horror film project on 16mm film. Learning to shoot with an authentic old school 16mm film camera and film stock was an invaluable lesson to learn and an awesome challenge for me as a budding cinematographer.
Following university, I got my first job in the industry as a sports camera operator filming local SANFL matches. During this time I also worked for a handful of video production companies around Adelaide which is where I first got my first taste for wedding videography. I enjoyed being part of such a special occasion and loved that it gave me the opportunity to flex my creativity with the camera. I learnt the intricacies of filming live events, shooting efficiently and being ready for anything.
In 2014 I was offered the role of Video Producer at the Adelaide Football Club. As part of the digital content team I got to travel around with the players and coaching staff, documenting training and game day preparations, creating behind-the-scenes video content for the club's website, social media platforms as well as producing 'The Crow's Show' which broadcast every week on Channel 7. One of the highlights of my time at the Crows was directing a comedy sketch with the players and coaches as part of the Virgin Film Festival called 'Everything is Possible'.
As much fun as I was having working with the Adelaide Crows, I was feeling the itch to get back to filming weddings and wanted to give running my own business a go. I took the leap and left the football club at the end of the 2016 season, registering the business name 'Curtis Brownjohn Films' shortly thereafter. I've been a happy little Wedding Videographer (and now Wedding Photographer) ever since then and have been invited to capture 200+ weddings, 70+ live performances and one christening!
After sixteen awesome years of living and working in South Australia, in 2023 my wife and I moved to Brisbane, Queensland to begin a new chapter of our lives. We have always loved spending our holidays in the sunshine state and it is a dream come true to make this beautiful place our home, soaking up the warmer weather with our four cats by our sides!
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 have snowboarded in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Austria.
I am a cat dad to my four fur babies Xerxes, Tiberius, Misty and Padme.
I've watched How I Met Your Mother from start to finish probably 83 times.
I met my wife while performing in an amateur theatre production of 'The Mikado'.
Here is our wedding film by Suzie of Lovely Day Films!
Things that I love
Anchorman, Back to the Future, Band of Brothers, Blink-182, Bloc Party, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cashmere (duh), 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, lamp, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Office, pasta, Rick and Morty, snowboarding, Star Wars, Steven Spielberg, The Wombats, Yellowcard, Zoolander...
...and of course, my job!