Danger 5 is in production utilising the old Hendon film studios. They take a short break over Xmas then resume filming for a couple more weeks in January.
The Water Diviner is currently in pre production in Sydney. Director – Russell Crowe: Producers – Andrew Mason: Troy Lunn and Keith Rodgers: DP – Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC: Line Producer – Barbara Gibbs: Production Coordinator – Lorelle Adamson. Filming commences in Sydney December 2nd to 20th then Adelaide January 14th to February 18th when production moves to Turkey. Most crew will come to Adelaide from Sydney but Barbara is hoping to use local crew where possible.
Julia De Roeper is producing The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke – 21 x 5min interstitials (multiplatform TV series) to screen on ABC. Shooting over 6 weeks from February 17th at locations around South Australia. Director – Rob Marchand: Kim Batterham – DOP: Production Designer – Tony Cronin. “From an isolated workshop in a distant outback town in the 50s came a stream of dazzling leaps of mechanical imagination, culminating in the extraordinary Random Excuse Generator. Unaccountably these brilliant tools have now all but disappeared. Henry Hoke was an Australian inventor whose many astonishing achievements have never received acknowledgment. This is the story of an unsung inventive genius whose ideas could still revolutionise the modern world.”
Another feature – Emu Plains – is looking hopeful for early next year but no details are available yet.
New to Adelaide Crew list
Emma Marshall – Production Assistant/Coordinator. Since completing a Bachelor of Media Arts and an internship on Prank Patrol Emma has gained a broad range of experience through 12 months as Commercial Producer at WIN TV Mt Gambier where duties included writing scripts, organising and directing commercial shoots and post production. Emma has also worked as runner for Kojo and is currently working in the production office of Danger 5.
After a busy time on Anzac Girls as Assistant Camera/Data Wrangler Jonathan Baker headed to PNG where he has been having an amazing experience which included a week as a volunteer filming for an Adelaide couple who run the Sunrise Christian School here. They have a school in PNG for locals and they need to raise money to build proper classrooms and hope to bring Australian teachers over to help with English. Jonathan said the people are just beautiful and very relational. Jonathan is shooting on his 5D3 and GoPro3.
Also heading off after Anzac Girls was Frank Hurby who is in Sydney working on a feature film called Infini as A-Cam Focus puller. Andy Robertson – Gaffer is also on the shoot for the Sci-Fi thriller with an 8 week studio shoot – currently shooting/lighting across 3 different sets. DOP is Carl Robertson but Andy says they are not related!
Murray Alford recently shot his short film which is based on the TV show the Bachelor and shows how constructed reality TV really is. Murray said “We shot a promo for our fake TV show and had our bachelor do things such as pretend to fly a plane along with ride a horse on the beach and drive a Lambo. The film is called Love in The Time of Television.
Tracy Phillpot – Makeup/Hair and Murray Alford – Runner went to the Flinders Ranges for a fun shoot with Plaza Films for Ice Break Iced Coffee. Just what you need in the desert in summer!
Ben Crabtree has just purchased some green screens to add to his growing list of art department and unit equipment available for hire:
- 2 x 20 x 20ft
- 1 x 20 x 20ft Dutchman (joiner)
- 1 x 12 x 12ft
- 1 x 6 x 6ft
Details available at www.adelaidefilmhire.com.au
Caitlin Hall returned from Germany and has completed her research paper. Caitlin has decided to go back indefinitely but we hope to see her back here in the not too distant future. Meantime check out the results of her very interesting research:
“I was lucky enough to spend the first 6 months of this year in Germany, where I was undertaking a Fellowship supported by the Australian German Association and Goethe Institut Australia, and conducting a research project into the changing fortunes of the German film industry. As most of you either work in the film industry or have an interest in film I thought you may be interested in taking a look at my final research paper “Looking at The Lives of Others” which has just been published online on the AGA’s website:
It is quite timely that my paper, which takes an in depth look at how the German film industry transformed its domestic box office fortunes during the past decade, has just been published as Inside Film magazine has just reported on the rather dismal state of Australia’s domestic box office figures this year.