Crew News

     November 2014

Changed Forever – a dramatised WW1 documentary produced by Wild Bear Entertainment for Foxtel History Channel is currently shooting around Adelaide and going through till early December. The story tells how the war experience changed famous people such as Keith Murdoch and Nellie Melba. Directed by Serge Ou with a small crew that includes some Adelaide Crew working on it: Carly Maple – Production Coordinator, Julie Lewington – Extras Casting, Marie-Lyne Morant – Makeup/Hair Assistant, Directors Cut – Catering. Robert Webb – Production Design, Jen Drake – buyer/dresser, Erica Brien – Buyer/Dresser.  With a small crew very limited budget Robert and his team are putting together some amazing sets and props such as this one:

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Month of Sundays starring Anthony La Paglia begins pre production in December with the 4 week shoot scheduled to commence in January. Sally Clarke is Line Producer, Emma Marshall – Production Secretary, Robert Webb – Production Designer going straight from Changed Forever with very little rest in between.

Girl Asleep was also pushed and will also be in production in January. Brad Lanyon is 1st AD,  Amy Baker – Set Decorator,  Erica Brien – Art Director.

New to Adelaide Crew

Annalisa Francesca – Buyer/Set Decorator. Annalisa has had a busy couple of years working on features and television series including The Water Diviner, Deadline Gallipoli, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, Danger 5 – season 2. Annalisa was also credited as Production Designer on the Wastelander Panda web series and short film The Martyr and roles on TVC’s for Bank SA and Fasta Pasta as Standby Props and assistant on RAA

Patrick Houlahan- Location Scout/Assistant – Art Dept Assist. Patrick completed a location attachment on the Untitled Jim Loach film and then stayed on to work as Assistant Standby Props for the studio & Flinders Ranges shoot. Patrick was Art Department runner on Deadline Gallipoli , additional Runner/Driver on Wolf Creek 2 and has worked on TVC’s as location scout, props assistant and runner

Jake Zappia – Videographer-Editor/ Production Assistant-Runner. Jake is a Flinders graduate and has been busy shooting and editing short and feature portrait documentaries and corporate videos. Jake was Production Assistant/Runner on TV documentary series Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? for ABC TV and Runner on Cole Larsen’s feature Double Happiness Uranium.  Jakes short film Volti Familiari has been screened in Festivals in the UK, Ireland, USA and Australia – check out the link: https://vimeo.com/jakezappia/voltifamiliari

Crew News

Travis Williamson – Sound Recordist has some great new gear. Travis says of the photo “What we see here is gear that is worthy of a feature production, nicely packed into the new Orca Audio Bag: 664 Mixer/Recorder w/3 x Lectrosonics radio mics + dual wireless camera links (doubles as extra talent mics) Wireless boom also available (not pictured)”Travis sound gearWilliamson_Promo1

Ben Crabtree  - Adelaide Film Hire– now has floor covers available for hire.  Ben’s very large green screens were put to good use on the recent KOJO shoot for the RAA – covering a massive glass wall to allow for CGI. www.adelaidefilmhire.com

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Francis ByrneSound Recordist has returned from an amazing trip that included London, New York, Detroit, Shanghai, Dubai and Tokyo film a series “Hipsters” with host Samuel Johnson IMG_2192Francis working on Hipstershipters shoot

Rebecca Elliott has taken on a year long Assistant Producer position working on projects with Kate Croser & Sandy Cameron at Hedone Productions. Rebecca has a flexible arrangement so still available for short term commercials. Rebecca repots: “I’ll also be attending Screen Forever in Melbourne next month (the Screen Producer’s Australia conference) under a media pass to cover it for my show about filmmaking Behind the Screens (Saturdays from 11am on Radio Adelaide 101.5fm)”. Tune in for Rebecca’s show.

Ian Routledge – Data Wrangler/Stills is honing up his camera assistant skills so he can offer a comprehensive package of skills. Ian says “booking me as a camera assistant gets a very experienced and fully equipped data wrangler”. Ian has just bought a 4WD so ready to hit the road to any location.

Jonathan Baker – Camera Assistant/Video Split Op is off to Sydney to work with Geoff Hall on The Principal as video split/ B Camera 2nd assist. Produced by Essential Media it is a 4 part drama series about a murder at a boys’ high school in Sydney’s south west.

Will Sheridan – Sound Recordist is off to Tasmania to work with Be Osmo on a TV series called “The Kettering Incident’

As expected the lovely Murray Alford is doing well with his move to Qld. He has just finished his first week on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 as Production Runner and it takes him through to July 2015.

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