Crew News

September News

Deadline Gallipoli wrapped up shooting last month but a couple more potential projects look likely for this year. WildBear Entertainment were here last week talking to key crew about another WW1 shoot – this time a dramatised documentary – Changed Forever.

Madman Productions were also here meeting with crew for the feature A Month of Sundays from writer/director Matthew Saville and producer Nick Batzias and Adelaide’s Kirsty Stark. Main cast is Anthony LaPaglai  See more at:

New to Adelaide Crew

Adrian Price – Cameraman/Editor. Adrian made the move to Adelaide last year and has been busy on a music documentary distributed by MGM Metal Down Under and as the SA on call cameraman for Channel 10’s The Project as well as many TVC’s and corporates for RedBikini. Adrian has many credits for short films, documentaries and is well set up with Sony and Canon kits, audio, lighting gear and editing equipment.

Crew News

I am rather sad to be losing 2 of my lovely crew members. Les Francis – Sound has packed up his studio and location recording kit and headed off for 12 months or more in the caravan and travelling around Australia with Leanne Vine. I am sure they will have a wonderful time and maybe come back and pick up the recorder again one day.  Murray Alford – Runner/Production Assistant has made a real impression on everyone he has worked for and will be very much missed but on to bigger things perhaps. Murray wrote:  “I have decided to make the move to Brisbane to continue my Australian adventure while pursuing a career in the industry. I came to Adelaide 19 months ago and the time has flown by. Everyone here welcomed me with open arms and I have made some lifelong friends. I can see myself coming back here one day but for now I plan to give Brisbane / Gold Coast a go for two years. Thank you to everyone who helped me with getting work and making my time in Adelaide so enjoyable.” I am sure a lot of people would love to see both Les and Murray back here one day soon.

Brad Maddern – is still in Melbourne on Nowhere Boys which is heading into the fourth and final block which wraps September 23rd. Rachel Griffiths directed the third block.

Graeme Shelton – Gaffer and Dave Smith – Best Boy have been busy & worked on a 2 day shoot for Burnside Village Fashion, then 2 day Adelaide Casino job for Kojo with John Smith gripping. My KitchenRules was back for the next season with Graeme, Dave & Nic Datson as day setup crew, and another 3 electrics assistants in the night shoot team.

Taxi Films are coming here to shoot a Mitsubishi commercial for a Japanese company – shooting at Parachilna and around Adelaide with Sally Clarke – PM, John Smith- Grip, Mark Cowley – Camera Asst, Brad Lanyon – location assist, Matt Richardson – Vehicle Asst, Tracy Phillpot – Makeup, Steve Russell – Unit. Sally is also PM for an upcoming Sweetshop shoot with Robert Webb  – Art Director

Flinders Ranges are still proving a popular location for incoming productions with Rapid Films recently shooting a Woolworths spot there with PM -  Sharon Kerrigan. Sharon’s photo below and story:Woolworths shoot

“At the end of this road were the cast and crew for a Woolworths TVC. Professional to the end, we ate the flies and the dust without complaint (almost) and had a really enjoyable and successful shoot with comments from Sydney personnel on how professional the crew were. Danny Ruhlmann was DP. JohnSmith rigged and gripped – who gave John his license? and Geoff Tarr disguised and set up things that will never be seen! Tracy Phillpot managed to keep friendly with the 2 x 10 yr olds even after the short trip from Adelaide to Parachilna and Cathy Small taught the boys how to jump with a camera inches from their heads. Stefan Laguna did an amazing job after his preceding night and Sharon Kerrigan had fun shouting everyone drinks at the end thanks to the generosity of our delightful Producer, Rita Gagliardi. Ross Fargher was amazing as always and Jane Fargher will be blamed for providing the means so efficiently and effectively.”

Good Oil are in Adelaide this week picking up local crew to shoot for News Ltd.

Bayley Broome-Peake had her short film, made for R Y OK? Day , premiered by Helpmann Academy at the Regal Theatre this week. You can catch it on this link: (1280x853)

Bayley has been busy as camera assistant on the SBS cooking series for Poh Ling Yeow.  Will SheridanSound Recordist was also on the shoot.






Comments are closed.