Update 21st June – Another interesting new crew addition:
Heather Hawkins Johnson – Makeup & Hair/SFX. Heather worked in the USA as a qualified hairdresser and has a Diploma of Specialist Makeup Service from Media Makeup Academy. Heather has opened a FX studio in Thebarton which has the capacity to house and build many things including SFX props and prosthetic makeups and regularly works with skilled subcontractors. Heather’s film credits include additional makeup on Bad Blood, SFX and makeup on the Philippou brothers RackaRacka video productions, Living Space stills – SFX and hair and makeup for fashion parades.
It is going to be a very busy time here in Adelaide over the next few months.
Wolf Creek TV Series 2 is currently in preproduction with the 8 week shoot scheduled to start on July 3rd. Lisa Scott (Anzac Girls) is producing with Line Producer Jacqui King and DP is Geoff Hall ACS. Carly Maple is Production Coordinator and Brad Lanyon 1st AD for Blocks 1 & 3. Production Designer Robert Webb has a large art team including Buyer Dressers – Jen Drake and Annalisa Francesca, Standby Props – Geoff Tarr, Runner – Rick Lewington. Maxx Corkindale is B Camera op and Rod Bolton 2nd Unit DP. Olivia Iacobelli – Costume Supervisor, Travis Williams – Boom, Richard Rees Jones – Gaffer, John Smith – Grip, Gary Baxter – Action Vehicles, Josh Jaeger – Unit Manager.
Storm Boy starts preproduction June 12th with 6 week shoot from July 31st. Line producer is Paul Ranford. Safety -Jen & Keith Bichard Buyer Dresser – Ben Crabtree, Makeup/Hair Design – Tracy Phillpot. Other crew still being locked in.
Going for Gold is currently filming with the 4 week shoot scheduled to finish at the end of June. Sally Clarke is Line Producer, Anita Seiler – Costume Design, Travis Williamson – Boom
Three more features are starting to put together productions for later in the year. More news on those when available.
I would like to introduce some interesting new crew members to my list:
Jordan Agutter – Cinematographer & Camera Assistant. Jordan has a wide range of experience shooting commercial and creative works for a variety of clients including SA Tourism. Jordan’s Camera Assistant experience covers a full range of projects from feature film to reality TV and corporate such as House Rules, My Kitchen Rules, The Babadook, Deadline Gallipoli. Jordan has a variety of equipment including a Canon C100 MK ii, GoPros, Phantom 4 drone and basic sound gear.
Isabelle Scott – Production Assistant/Runner. Isabelle has a worked in various roles as PA, producer, casting and administration on a different productions including documentaries, corporates, TVC’s and short films.
James Roper – Camera Assistant/Production Assistant/Runner. James has been working as director and cinematographer for several years on documentaries, shorts and has won awards for his work on 2 short films and a TVC for Murray Pest Control. James also worked as production assistant on several TVC’s and web series.
James & Isabelle have both recently finished their BA of Media Arts at University of South Australia and completed their studies with a student exchange in Toronto where they gained very valuable experience working with different film companies. James and Isabelle set up their own independent production company MJI Studios and have gained some solid clients but love freelancing on bigger productions.
Jen Drake – Buyer Dresser and Sam Steinle – Camera Assistant went to Tasmania for Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) film The Nightingale. Reduced crew are now coming to Adelaide mid June for pickups and Gaffer –Richard Rees Jones and VTR – Mik Gojic are joining the team.
Maxx Corkindale – has been in Europe shooting the documentary “Making a Mark” with Richard Jasek for Southern Light Alliance (producer Anna Vincent, Associate Producer Bonnie McBride). Maxx says “Photos attached are from Venice, where we attended the Bienniale. I’m currently working with Director Molly Reynolds and Producer Rolf De Heer on “The Life and Death of David Gulpilil“, a feature Doco about the actors life.
Maxx won the SASA (South Australia Screen Awards) for Best Cinematography for Smashed which also just played at St Kilda, and is screening at Sydney Film Festival in June. Maxx was still in Europe so couldn’t attend the awards and is yet to get hold of his trophy.
Stephanie Jaclyn Norman has received a Fellowship from the Helpmann Academy enabling her to travel overseas to study and will undertake short courses at London’s Metropolitan Film School. Stephanie has recently completed a short film The Final Chapter with Mik Gojic doing video split and data.
Travis Williamson – got a very last minute job and headed to beautiful Fiji for three weeks swinging boom on the US comedy Series Wrecked produced by TBS
Heather Wallace is Costume Designer on a series shooting in the Kimberly WA. It starts shooting 19th June finishing late October
Emma Marshall has headed back to Sydney to work as Production Coordinator for Channel Nine’s of Doctor Doctor Series 2.
Bayley Broome-Peake is also in Sydney working as Clapper Loader – B Cam for new Foxtel series Fighting Season. DOP is Geoffrey Simpson ACS and B Cam op is Richard Wilmot (seen in photo below)
Sarah McDonald was 1st AC – on a short film shooting in rural NSW called Ritual. DOP was Joel Froome and shot on Alexa XT with Panavision Primos. Starring Gary Sweet & Alison Whyte. Sarah has also recently completed work on a Disney promo for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Rick Lewington – Unit/Logistics Manager had an amazing time at Speed Week at Lake Gairdner shooting a documentary with a Belgium crew filming blind motorbike rider Ben Felton attempting to break the Guinness Record for fastest blind/blindfolded rider. Very hot conditions but Rick said it was the best experience and was working with a great bunch of people. www.blindspeed.com.au is the official website for Ben Felton and his race team.
Adrian Price – Cinematographer has been shooting a documentary in the US for the past 5 months filming PACmen has just had the premiere at HotDocs in Canada last month and will have an Aussie premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on the 17th of June. The synopsis : “PACmen takes us into the inside workings of a Super-PAC to answer one of the lingering questions of America’s strangest election: why did Ben Carson run for president? This observational documentary follows the men behind the committee that persuaded Dr Carson to run as they raise millions of dollars and catapult him to the top of the polls. However, Carson’s political inexperience soon shows and he makes constant media gaffes. As their candidate’s poll numbers nosedive they watch in horror as Trump inexplicably hijacks their anti-establishment movement. A fascinating look at the landscape that lead to Trump’s rise through the eyes of the men who backed ‘the other guy’.