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Photograph by David Ma


"Rosier Staines offered participants a novel way to think, 
feel and experience ... immediately thrilling."
– Runway Conversations

"A highlight of Underbelly Arts ... dizzying and gone too quickly."
– Jared Richards (Pedestrian, Junkee)

"Winningly hilarious yet seemingly effortless.
Rosier Staines has a knack for writing musical comedies."
– Honi Soit

"An infectiously enthusiastic mania for pop culture,
storytelling and self-reflection."
– Dirt and Candy

"Wonderfully original and clever."
Concrete Playground

"Utterly hilarious."
– The Music

"Wonderfully funny, topical and intriguing."
– FilmInk

“Visceral, exciting and strange.”
Scene Point Blank

I’m a filmmaker, writer, director and producer based in Sydney, Australia.

I’ve made four short films, directed several large-scale experiential shows and am the creator, director and producer of Caldera, a festival of fire and art held in Sydney.

In my work I’m interested the blurring of fact and fiction, narrativising, surrealism and human agency. Some of my film and theatre work has appeared at Underbelly Arts Festival, Skylight Theatre (Los Angeles), Blue Room Theatre, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe World, Tuxedo Cat, Rock Surfers, Giant Dwarf, The Factory Theatre, 107 Projects, the Seymour Centre, Pasadena International Film Festival, Boston Underground Film Festival, the Night of Horror International Film Festival, SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest, Tucson Film & Music Festival, Blowup Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, German United Film Festival and more.

I’m a founder of the Sekrit Projekt collective and the My Own Dad comedy sketch channel, and am working with director Jim Sharman on a feature film and a documentary. I’m also a musician, having played in several bands and served as composer and music director for theatre and film projects at ATYP, Sydney Comedy Festival and Giant Dwarf.

In 2017 I was a resident artist at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists where I developed the interactive show You Can Have It All. In 2019 I received a work and research grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust to do interactive work in London and Europe.

For professional enquiries, please get in touch below.