I grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory and became hooked on filmmaking when I took a video production class in my last year of high school. 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, incredibly, 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. At the time I was really into the science of horror films, so 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.
After graduating from 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!
Then in 2014 I was offered the role of Video Producer at the Adelaide Football Club which was a huge achievement for me. I got to travel around with the players and coaching staff, documenting training and game day preparations, producing behind-the-scenes video content for the club's website and social media platforms. I was also integral to the conception of 'The Crow's Show' which broadcast every week on Channel 7. One of the highlights of my time at the Crows was writing and producing a comedy sketch with the players and coaches as part of the Virgin Film Festival called 'Everything is Possible'.
After three years of 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 said farewell to my colleagues at the football club at the end of the 2016 season and registered the business name 'Curtis Brownjohn Films' shortly after. 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!
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, 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!