Mini series Deadline Gallipoli is now in production with the nine week shoot scheduled to finish August 15th.
Horror thriller feature The Pack starts filming July 7th. Produced by Kent Smith and Michael Robertson with Director Nick Robertson. Cast are Jack Campbell (All Saints, Underbelly:Razor) and Anna Lise Phillips (Animal Kingdom and the US TV series Revolution). Adelaide Crew working on it are Production Coordinator – Rebecca Elliott, Production Designer – Tony Cronin, Buyer/Dresser/Standby – Leeth Keough, Data Wrangler – Ian Routledge, Sound Recordist - Will Sheridan, Boom Operator – Nick Steele, Caterer – Directors Cut.
Windmill Theatre’s first feature film Girl Asleep is due to start production in January 2015 and will screen at the Adelaide Film Festival. The film will be adapted from the stage production and director is Rosemary Myers, screenplay by Matthew Whittet and produced by Jo Dyer (Lucky Miles & Boy Castaways)
New to Adelaide Crew:
Erica Brien – Props Buyer/Set Decorator/Art Director. Erica began as Art Director at Fnuky Advertising working on TVC’s and brand campaigns and has been freelancing on TVCs as Art Director for Kojo – People’s Choice & Study Adelaide and props buyer for Hybrid – Sheils. Erica has also worked on short films and the feature Lemon Tree Passage. Moving into TV Erica was Art Department Coordinator on Sam Fox Extreme Adventures, Coordinator/Set Decorator on Danger 5 and buyer/set dresser on Wastelander Panda 2. Erica is currently Costume Coordinator for Deadline Gallipoli.
Ben Mansley – Production Runner. Ben has recently arrived from the UK where he completed a BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production and a Production Guild Runner Basic Training course and gained experience working on many short films in various capacities. Since arriving in Adelaide Ben has worked on series of spots for Ch 7 for Yalumba for a Sydney company, independent feature Friendship, Love & Loyalty and production managed a web campaign for The Avenues.
Amy Baker – Set Decorator has been in Sydney working on the feature Alex and Eve with Designer Felicity Abbott . Amy will be back later this month. Jonathan Baker – Video Split is doing long hard hours on the set of Gods of Egypt in Sydney but loving the experience. Carly Maple – Production Coordinator is also working in Sydney on the series Wonderland. Brad Maddern – Props Master is in Melbourne on ABC3 program No Where Boys.
Congratulations to Cinematographer Maxx Corkindale who won Best Achievement in Cinematography for short film Welcome to Iron Knob at the St Kilda Film Festival. The film screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival where it won best screenplay. Photo is Maxx with Director David Wade and Editor Sean Lahiff at St Kilda.
Last Cab to Darwin has wrapped production and all the crew have returned – tired but reported having a great road trip. Production Manager Sally Clarke says it was a bit of a shock to come back to this weather after 32 degrees in Darwin for the last 2 weeks of the 7 week shoot. The crew – Production Secretary – Emma Marshall, Grips – Marcus Bosisto/Matt Richardson, Gaffer – Andy Robertson and Sound Recordist – Will Sheridan, Standby Costume – Heather Wallace have given me some great photos of their journey to share:
This year local cinematographer/camera assistant Bayley Broome-Peake received a grant from the Helpmann Academy with the funds awarded to Bayley to undertake a free choice creative project. Working closely with her team, Bayley decided to undertake a public awareness campaign music video, in association with nationally recognised charity R U OK? Day. The video utilises a cast of 12 local musicians and actors as well as a group of 30+ extras. It features performers moving across 5 iconic locations in the Adelaide CBD as well as Glenelg. Throughout the clip the cast sing ‘We All Fall’, a song that was written by Bayley specifically for the video. “I am very passionate about mental health and suicide awareness. I wanted to create a video that pushed normal barriers and precipitated responses from the public. I also wanted to have a raw and natural feel, so I shot hand held using the Arri Alexa and we used 100% on location sound.” The response from R U OK? Day is extremely positive. They are planning to use the video rigorously in the lead up campaign to R U OK? Day.