Wonderful to see Adelaide still busy and still looking good for a while to come.
The miniseries Deadline Gallipoli is on track to commence 8 weeks pre in April with shooting for 9 weeks from June 2nd. Sam Worthington is Executive Producer and starring in the series which tells the true story of war correspondents in during the Gallipoli campaign.
TVC’s have also picked up a bit recently with a couple from interstate of a decent size about to shoot. Interesting day last week – some crew work working on a shoot with Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Studios whilst across town at the old Hendon studios filming for a Priceline ad were the Adelaide Thunderbirds. I heard the Thunderbirds were great to work with but that did come from a male!
Quite a lot of Adelaide crew got some work on Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner during the SA leg of the shoot. Production has now moved to Turkey.
The Jim Loach directed film commenced filming this week for 6 weeks with locations around Barossa, Glenside and the Flinders Ranges. Some shots of, Gaffer- Graeme Shelton hard at work on Day 1.
The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke is currently filming – wrapping around the end of February. Lots of locations around Adelaide then they head to Hokes Bluff, believed to be in the vicinity of Terowie, where Henry Hoke grew up. Producer Julia De Roeper posted that the crew are wonderful and lovely catering with the fabulous Sonya of Directors Cut. Other crew on are 1st AD – Brad Lanyon, Sound – Will Sheridan, Production Designer – Tony Cronin, Dresser/Buyer – Jen Drake, Wardrobe – Anita Seiler.
Wastelander Panda is currently in pre production on 6 episodes for the ABC. Shoot dates have been pushed a bit and Producer Kirsty Stark said it will be confirmed later this week.
Sally Clarke is shortly heading off to Production Manage the feature “Last Cab to Darwin”, shooting from May 5th In Broken Hill, Darwin, and the road in between (including the Flinders). Directed by Jeremy Sims who did Beneath Hill 60 and Last Train to Freo; DOP is Steve Arnould, 1st AD is Steve Andrews, Production Designer is Clayton Jauncey. Michael Caton stars as the Broken Hill taxi driver grappling with the issue of euthanasia, and Jackie Weaver is also on board. Sally’s hoping to get some SA crew on board for the shoot.
New to Adelaide Crew list
Justin Van Zyl – Key Grip, dolly grip. I would like to welcome Justin to Adelaide as he is relocating from South Africa. He will be joining his wife here after finishing on a feature shooting in Capetown. It is called Abraham and is a true story with Director Jans Rautenbach and DOP Koos Roes. Justin has worked as a grip for more than a decade with extensive credits for features, drama TVC’s and documentaries and skilled as a dolly grip and with cranes. Some shots of Justin from the set of his current shoot.
The ever busy Murray Alford is going to be even busier now as he starts as Production Coordinator at the Media Resource Centre. His clients needn’t worry though – it is part time and his wonderful boss – Shane McNeil – has promised flexibility so Murray can still do freelance jobs. Murray can still be booked through Adelaide Crew and Casting.
A new clothing hire shop for the film and television industry has opened in Adelaide. Jeanette Luke, who previously ran Central Market Dress Ups, has returned to Adelaide with her huge collection of clothing and accessories all organised and categorised ready for hire. Categories include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, Vintage from 1930’s, work wear, ethnic wear, dinner suits, corporate, PJ’s and dressing gowns through to evening and modern. Located at Croydon and Jeanette has called it From Here to Eternity. Contact Jeanette on 0438 214 086 email@example.com
Tracks, which was shot in South Australia , opens at cinemas around Australia this Thursday 6th March. Based on the best selling book by Robyn Davidson it tells the story of her solo camel trek from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in the 1970’s. Locations included Quorn and around the Flinders Ranges. Some of my shots from the shoot of the fabulous extras from the Leigh Creek area and crew: