Our Team

After a successful run in producing award winning short films, commercials and feature films, founder Anthony Ring has created a team of highly skilled film making professionals that work like a well-oiled machine. Ring of Fire Productions are able to produce outstanding quality film and video at a very competitive price. The core team consists of:

Anthony Ring – Founder

Anthony has enjoyed an international career as a professional actor working extensively in theatre, television and film in the UK, Australia and Japan since 1988. More recently he has focused on writing and producing both feature length and short films. In 2014, Anthony co-produced and acted in the micro-budget feature film Throwback, written and directed by Travis Bain, which established itself as an *award winning genre movie on the international film festival circuit.

Further film credits in 2014 include the award winning short Parrot Ice Tours in which Anthony acted in, co-wrote and co-produced. It won Best Film and People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Understory Film Festival in Cairns the same year.

Looking ahead, Ring of Fire Productions has a vision to increase the profile of Cairns as a viable film making centre locally, nationally and eventually, internationally. As film and video production increases, the opportunities for Anthony’s film making and acting students will be available to utilise their skills in a professional context, giving them invaluable hands on experience. 

*Best Foreign Film - Famous Monsters of Film Land 2014, Best Film – Tri Cities Film Festival 2014

Adrian Rayner

After an illustrious career managing a division in one of Australia's most successful supermarkets, Adrian relocated to Far North Queensland where he has turned his sole focus to film making, gaming and digital effects. His passion is in delivering outstanding quality video and exceeding clients' expectations. 

Adrian has creative solutions for overwhelming technical multi-media problems that still work within budget constraints. He has collaborated on several successful short film and commercial projects with the Ring of Fire Productions team as director and also as Director of Photography. 

Travis Bain

Travis Bain is a filmmaker and novelist based in Cairns, Australia. While still a student, Travis won awards for his short films and TV commercials. In 2002, inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s $7,000 breakthrough feature El Mariachi, Travis began production on his own self-funded debut feature, Scratched. Scratched screened at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2005 as one of the four finalists in the inaugural Australia/New Zealand digiSPAA Digital Feature Film Initiative, and also screened later that year at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

In 2014 and 2015, Travis won awards at the Understory Film Festival in Cairns for his short films Parrot Ice Tours and Little Nippers, including Best Film (Parrot Ice Tours), Runner-Up Best Film (Little Nippers) and People’s Choice (both films).

Travis’s most recent feature project is the horror/adventure feature Throwback. Throwback has screened at a dozen international film festivals, won numerous awards and been released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Germany, the US, Canada, China and South Korea. Travis is currently working on two new features: the sci-fi horror thriller Starspawn, inspired by the works of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, and the crime thriller Landfall, which began production in July 2016.

Kristian Lupinski

Kristian has firmly established himself within the Cairns cultural community since his arrival in 2011. He has performed in numerous professional and community theatre shows and commercials on terrestrial television. Hailing from the U.S., he now considers the Far North home and brings a wealth of professional film making experience with him.

During his time in U.S., he solicited, filmed and edited footage sold to ESPN, while in Cairns he has worked on numerous projects video and short film projects including Ring of Fire/ Element Production's Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder campaign as Director, Outback Tours (short film) as Director, Landfall (locally produced feature film) as behind the scenes photgrapher.

Curtis Lambert

Curtis is a young and enthusiastic film-maker/videographer who has been working extensively alongside established technicians and subsequently has developed his editing and colour grading skills tremendously. He is fast developing a reputation for hard work and delivering the goods.