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CV’s and gear lists are available to download as is the current Crew List.  Call Julie Lewington for up to date information on crew’s availability and to hold or book crew.  This service is free to producers and I offer a fast and personal service.  I have worked for many years in the film industry in various capacities including a crew booking service, casting, locations and production and have firsthand knowledge of the crews and their equipment, as well as local facilities to ensure your production will get the very best available in SA.

As well as being Adelaide’s premier crew booking service with the top industry professionals represented Adelaide Crew  & Casting also offer fully independent casting consultant services to suit any budget. Specialising in “street casting” and rural and remote extras.

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Crew News

 January 2015

Windmill Theatres feature film Girl Asleep begins a 4 week shoot on January 19th.

Month of Sundays starring Anthony La Paglia begins filming on Monday 12th – also a 4 week shoot.

There is a small shoot starting filming next week with the Chaser Boys titled Plonk.  The mockumentary/comedy series will shoot for 5 weeks around wineries.

Films shot in Adelaide are very well represented in the AACTA Award nominations to be presented in Sydney late January. Big congratulations to some Adelaide Crew who have been nominated: Mariot KerrTracks – Best Costume Design (Feature Film). Des KenneallyThe Rover – Best Sound (Feature Film).  Des Kenneally & Will SheridanSons & Mothers – Best Sound in a Documentary. Maxx CorkindaleSons & Mothers – Best Cinematography in a Documentary. Des KenneallyAnzac Girls Episode 6 – Best Sound in Television.  Well done and wishing them all good luck at the awards.

Fabulous article in The Adelaide Review – January edition -  “Mariot’s Style” . An interview with Mariot Kerr on her costume work for Tracks – the challenges of working in the desert and creating costumes “for actors portraying  people who are alive and very much a part of the project”.

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Brad Maddern continues to do well in Melbourne.  He wrapped on The Dressmaker before xmas and is now working on the mini series Molly – the story of Molly Meldrum in the Countdown days. This takes him through to end of March. Brad says he is working with a great team and it is a really interesting story. I for one am looking forward to seeing this one – an old Countdown fan!

Julie Lewington worked with up and coming band members from At Sunset on the drama-doco Changed Forever and they asked her to help cast their new music video for Us Against the World. The very funny Brendan had a great time playing The Mall Cop. Here is a link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDHVX43QeL0

Jen Drake is usually known for her wonderful art department skills, buying and dressing, but on Changed Forever she turned them to animal wrangling and brought her gorgeous pet emu Emelda to set for a starring role. Apparently she performed very well and is waiting for the next big opportunity.

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Rebecca Elliott is enjoying her time working with Kate Croser at Hedone Productions.  Shooting will continue in the first half of the year on the half hour documentary Michelle for ABC which will be the film directorial debut of Meryl Tankard – renowned dancer and choreographer. The documentary tells the story of Michelle Ryan whose dancing career come to an end when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and has since become artistic director of Restless Theatre Company working with young disabled people. Rebecca is Assistant Producer covering different roles on set.

Previously operated by the SAFC (1981-2011), the reopened Anomaly Studios provide the full range of production facilities, catering specifically to projects with budgets up to $5M.   “Independent and low to medium budget filmmakers have traditionally been restricted in their use of studios around the country, due to budget constraints,” says company director Daniel Phillips. “Our aim is to enhance studio offerings in Australia thereby increasing the potential for more great content. Low budget never looked so good.”  While the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) will continue to own and operate its own film studios, the agency has given its support to the revamped Hendon studios. “Having two operating studios in Adelaide reinforces South Australia’s filmmaking reputation and its capacity to attract independent production. Anomaly Studios Hendon provides the perfect complement to the Adelaide Studios, and has recently hosted a number of SAFC-supported productions including Wolf Creek 2, Danger 5 and Wastelander Panda,” said SAFC CEO Richard Harris. Anomaly Studios is managed by Anomaly principals Daniel Phillips, Andrew Graue and Charles Billeh; a team of passionate, independent filmmakers who are committed to providing affordable, professional studio facilities to the film industry.  The studios are being used by Girl Asleep as their production base for filming.

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