New to Adelaide Crew list:
I would like to welcome Joshua Jaeger – Unit Manager – to the Adelaide Crew list. Josh has worked on a wide range of productions including features, TV series and TVC’s. Josh has a well set up truck with gear capable of accommodating 100+ cast and crew and has worked around Adelaide, rural and outback locations including Lake Gairdner and Maree. His feature and series credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Anzac Girls, Sam Fox Extreme Adventures, The Inbetweeners 2, The Babadook and Snowtown.
Stephan Latsch – Production/Art runner. Stephan has loads of experience having worked in Melbourne on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, City Homicide, The Librarians as well as many TVC’s and work as AD on independent films.
Nicole Coppi – Costume Supervisor/Buyer. Nicole is a graduate of NIDA in Production Crafts- Costume. Recently Nicole relocated to SA from Melbourne where she worked on many productions with credits for Supervisor including TV series – Ricketts Lane, Kinne, Utopia and as buyer on Dancing with the Stars, Jack Irish – Dead Point, It’s a Date. Nicole also worked on many TV commercials as buyer/assistant and as a costumier for film and theatre productions including Swan Lake (Australian Ballet), Melbourne Theatre Company and Circus Oz. Nicole is well set up with a workroom to make costumes.
It is so very quiet in the world of film and unfortunately nothing on the horizon. Screen Australia haven’t funded any projects since November and so unlikely we will see anything of note till end of 2015 or early 2016.
Sally Clarke is Line Producing for a Chinese shoot which is hopeful of going ahead mid May filming in Adelaide and the Great Ocean Road. Titled Steal the Heart it is part of a feature film.
A few people working interstate/overseas:
Erica Brien is in Melbourne working as Art Department Coordinator on the feature film Lion.
Amy Baker is also in Melbourne on House Husbands – Art Director.
Jonathon Baker is off to Sydney to work on the new series of Love Child as Video Asst/B Cam 2nd AC
Barbara Gibbs is in New York at present filming for the New York part of the shoot for 2:22, the film she was Line Producing in Sydney starring Michiel Huisman and Teresa Palmer.
Jen Drake is working in Malaysia on season 2 of Marco Polo as Senior Buyer/Dresser. Jen says “ We are working out of the Pinewood Studios. The sound stages are huge and to get around the grounds we use golf carts. We start shooting in September and do most of our buying in Singapore, KL, and Melaka. We will probably go on a buying trip to Penang and I am being sent to Vietnam to buy soon.” Sounds amazing and congratulations to Jen for getting this gig.
Geoffrey Hall ACS is in Karratha WA shooting Blue Dog - the prequel to Red Dog.
Meantime there have been bits and pieces going on here:
Graeme Shelton & DaveSmith- worked on a Kojo tvc for Adelaide Football Club ,Thirteen Disciples for Led “Yeelights”. Buchanan Group from Melbourne for Aldi then Dave & I again on a 4 day shoot for Anifex an AGL tvc. And in Graeme’s words: “Apart from that I painted the kitchen cupboards”
Maxx Corkindale – is continuing to add to his shooting credits with a TVC for the Rendition Cancer Prevention Home and corporates for SA Water and a Foxtel shoot that covered the Playstation 4 Fifa 2015 Championships Adelaide round.
Ben Crabtree – Buyer/Dresser, Ben Mansley – Runner, Directors Cut – catering and Steve Russell all travelled to Broken Hill for Plaza Films for Nissan
House Rules has kept a few crew busy – Safety Supervisor – Cathy Small, Runners – Rick Lewington and Emma Marshall, 2nd AC – Sarah McDonald.
A good size crew went to McLaren Vale for a Hardys shoot for UK cricket sponsorship for Sky TV with some very funny scripts. DOP – Geoffrey Hall ACS, Production Manager – Sally Clarke, PA – Carly Maple, 1st AD – Brad Lanyon, Sound – Des Kenneally, Grip - John Smith, 2AC/Split – Jonathon Baker, Art Director – Amy Baker & Ben Crabtree, Makeup – Sue Taylor, Wardrobe – Heather Wallace, Unit Manager – Josh Jaeger, Runner – Rick Lewington.Dance Moms Australia came to town through Active TV for a whirlwind shoot using some driver/pa’s to ferry the large American crew around: Emma Marshall, Rick Lewington, Carly Maple and James Dubay plus Gaffer – Andy Robertson and Sound Recordist – Francis Byrne.
Sue Taylor – was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Jamie Oliver when he flew into Adelaide recently for a brief visit to his restaurant. Sue said “I was employed to make sure he was sorted after his flight…pretty much just gave him some eye drops and a bit of hair product and talked up Adelaide!! Really cool guy and a good laugh…certainly didn’t need much makeup but it was a bit of fun and refreshing when a profiler is as cool as you think he may be. I loved it as I cook from his first cookbook which was a gift years ago.”
Marie-Lyne Morant is working on the State Opera production of Don Giovanni as Head of Makeup & Wigs and Sue Taylor is in the makeup and wig department too. Marie-Lyne says it is a great team and they have a lot of laughs.
You can’t miss some of makeup artist Tracy Phillpot’s latest work for People Choice Credit Union:
Ben Mansley – runner – is returning to the UK as his work visa has now expired. Very sad to lose Ben as he has been a great addition to the Adelaide Crew list and gained a lot of respect during the last 12 months. Ben says “Had a blast working in South Australia, thank you Adelaide Crew & Casting for all the work you have gotten for me over the last year. It’s been great fun working on sets, getting to visit interesting places, seeing some awesome things and meeting many fantastic people. Shame the working visas finished! Soon I’ll have to do it all again in the UK. Hopefully the experience will be just as good, but SA has set a high bar!”
Kirsty Stark is promoting The Reel Event which is major fundraiser for Magill Sunrise Rotary Club with the beneficiaries, Can:Do for Kids and headspace. This year’s event is on Wednesday the 20th of May, 6:30pm at the Regal Theatre on Kensington Road. “The 2015 Reel Event features a program of nine fantastic short films by South Australian filmmakers. We provide food and drinks before the screening, and a chance to discuss the films with the filmmakers at a Q&A session afterwards. This year’s event is shaping up to be one of our best yet, and we’d love to have you join us. You can book at http://www.trybooking.com/HFTX. Alternately, our Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1606698212880449/
The MEAA has launched a national campaign “Save our Stories” in response to a government proposal to scrap the visa rules which regulate the number of foreign performers and crew who can work temporarily in Australia. Scrapping the visa controls would mean productions will have unfettered ability to fill all lead and major supporting roles with overseas performers and import entire teams of production crew. The government says it is “removing red tape”. Labor, the Greens and several crossbench Senators have publicly opposed the Government’s plans, saying local actors and crew would suffer. The changes are still being considered by the Government. Attend the campaign launch in your city to find out what these changes mean for you and how you can get involved in the #saveourstories campaign. The Adelaide meeting is on Monday 11th May, 6.30pm @ SA Unions – 170 Greenhill Road Parkside. Follow this link for more information and to RSVP
If anyone is looking for office or storage space for the next 12 months this may interest you: Clayton Church Homes has a Nursing Home “The Lodge” (19 beds) and Hostel “Villa” (5 beds) at Percival Street, Norwood which will be available for about a year whilst we prepare for the redevelopment of the sites. I have attached for you a photo of the respective buildings. In the event that you or your associates require access to either facilities for up to a year then I would be happy to be contacted to discuss the lease arrangements. Phone: Juvena Anderson 8404 8200