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Home Page was written, directed and produced by me for the Graduate Diploma in Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1998. It was created in Macromedia Director 6, and published on CD-ROM. Home Page won the West Australian Screen Award 2000 for "Animation and New Media", was a Finalist in both the 1999 Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association Awards, and the 2000 Australian Teachers of Media Awards.

Home Page is a sharp satire on suburban life and Internet romance. Embedded in a parody web browser, the user visits the Internet home page of Nick Buncie, a 20 year old university student. Through the pages of his web site, we meet Nick's family and friends in text, video and animation. By accessing Nick's email through the mock web browser, we trace his inept attempts to impress two girls he meets through the Internet. Meanwhile, while Nick plays out his fantasies on the Net, a series of personal disasters unfold in the real world around him, ending in hilarious chaos for Nick and his family.

Screenshot From Home Page: Nick's family

Nick's family

Getting a taste of Home Page

In its design, Home Page parodies the visual hotchpotch of a typical personal website. There are a number of sections in this mock website, each telling us something about Nick, his interests, his friends, and the people (and the pet!) in his family. To get a feel for the style and content of Home Page, visit the HOME PAGE Sampler.