Chester Travis is an award-winning songwriter and film maker.

As a musician, he has released music under both his own name and with his band Great Danes, written for the Amazon Prime series, You Are Wanted and toured internationally with brit-pop pioneers, TRAVIS.

As a film maker, Chester has created multiple music videos (including "Goldmine" for Grammy Award winning musician, Kimbra), animations and ad campaigns along with writing and starring in the 10 part, internationally acclaimed, web series (How To Be Gay).

His author credits include two plays (An Evening With Paul And Chester, Future Ghost) and children's books (My Summer Snowman, The Moustachio'd Boy).

Chester studied Fine Arts at the University Of Canterbury, New Zealand. He dropped out after two years because he hated it. In his spare time he designs posters, teeshirts and album packaging for bands along with various other bits and bobs. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany. 

2017

MINI DOCUMENTARY - POLAROID ORIGINALS

FILM MUSIC - TWO SONGS FOR "ROCK MY HEART"

        "LION"

        "SLEEPING WITCH MOUNTAIN"

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - AIRBNB "WHAT IS HOME SHARING?"

        TEN REGIONAL SPECIFIC ANIMATIONS

GERMAN TOUR - SUPPORTING "THOMAS DYBDAHL"

BERLIN / GERMANY
DUSSELDORF / GERMANY
MUNICH / GERMANY

SERIES MUSIC - THREE SONGS FOR AMAZON PRIME'S "YOU ARE WANTED"

"PUNCTURE"
"STARS IN SPADES"
"THE SHALLOWS"

CAMPAIGN - BLINKIST "80/20 PRINCIPAL, GETTING THINGS DONE, SLEEP REVOLUTION"

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - THE TENURE FACILITY "COMMUNITY LANDS, COMMON FUTURE"

2016

PROMO VIDEO - BLINKIST "BEST BLINKS"

INTERNAL CAMPAIGN - DELL "SPECIALISED WORKERS"

MUSIC VIDEO - FIL BO RIVA "LIKE EYE DID"

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - FAO/UNITED NATIONS "GOOD GROWTH HAPPENS"

EUROPEAN TOUR - SUPPORTING "TRAVIS"

BERLIN / GERMANY
COLOGNE / GERMANY
PARIS / FRANCE
AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS
ARLESHEIM / SWITZERLAND

MUSIC VIDEO - GREAT DANES FT. KIMBRA "WHERE THE DOWN BIT STARTS"

          NOMINEE FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO / THE SMALLS FILM FESTIVAL 2016

STUDIO EP - GREAT DANES

          WINNER OF APRA BEST COUNTRY SONG FOR "TOOTHACHE" / GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS 2017

PROMO VIDEO - CURVED HOUSE/ISS "SPACE DIARY"

PROMO VIDEO - PANASONIC "TOUGH PAD"

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - BBC/HSBC "EXPAT EXPLORER"

2015

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - RIGHTS AND RESOURCES "WHO OWNS THE WORLD'S LAND?"

MUSIC VIDEO - KIMBRA "GOLDMINE"

ANIMATED CAMPAIGN - PAPERCHASE "SPECTRASCOPE"

STUDIO EP - THE WOODS

SHORT DOCUMENTARY - WE BUILT AN IGLOO

2014

WEB SERIES - HOW TO BE GAY

WINNER OF BEST QUEER WEB SERIES / SF WEBFEST 2015
NOMINEE FOR BEST WRITING / SF WEBFEST 2015
NOMINEE FOR BEST ACTING / SF WEBFEST 2015
NOMINEE FOR BEST IN FEST /SF WEBFEST 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION / GAZE LGBT FESTIVAL 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION / UK WEBFEST 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION /DUBLIN WEBFEST 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION / TOFF ONLINE WEB FEST
OFFICIAL SELECTION / LAIFF AWARDS

MUSIC VIDEO - PAUSE APPLAUSE "ALIVE" 

TOUR POSTER - JANINE VILLFORTH

PROMO VIDEO - HIPJIB

2013

LIVE AT ENGLISH THEATRE EP - GREAT DANES

BOOK - "MY SUMMER SNOWMAN" - CURVED HOUSE KIDS

MUSIC FOR FEATURE FILM - "WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE"

MUSIC VIDEO - JAN ROTH "EINUNDZWANZIG" 

MUSIC VIDEO - UNMAP "THE GOLD ROUTE" 

PROMO VIDEO - HIPJIB "MUSTANG" 

PROMO VIDEO - BEST BUY "ANAHEIM CONFERENCE" 

TOUR POSTER/TEESHIRT DESIGN - ANDREW BIRD

TOUR POSTER - PASSION PIT

ARTICLE  -  NO CIGAR MAGAZINE "GROWTH STUNT"

EP DESIGN - CORDELAINE GIANT

2012

CORPORATE BRANDING/ LONDON WEST END STORE FRONT DESIGN - "ROCKERS" 

CATALOGUE DESIGN - SIMON OGDEN

2011

TOUR POSTER/WEBSITE DESIGNS - "LIVE AND LOUD NZ TOUR"

2008

STUDIO EP - "7"

STAGE PRODUCTION - AN EVENING WITH PAUL AND CHESTER

NATIONAL NEW ZEALAND MUSIC TOUR WITH KIMBRA

2007

STUDIO EP - "PIANO V1"

STUDIO EP - "GUITAR V1"

MUSIC FOR SHORT FILM - "FALLING"

MUSIC FOR SHORT FILM - "ICARUS"