News – May 2013
Production is still fairly busy in Adelaide. A few interstate companies here with ads – The Feds, Revolver and Good Oil. No gossip from the Sam Fox set except that the crew are all having a good time but working flat out.
Anzac Girls and Danger 5 are up for funding at the next SAFC board meeting on May 8th. They have started location recces and talking to HOD’s so fingers crossed all goes well for Anzac Girls to go into pre quickly and Danger 5 later this year.
News from Bowen Ellames - “Besides recently completing two and half weeks of on-set AD experience for Channel 10′s Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures, I have continued participating in the South Australian Film Corporation’s new transmedia initiative - Digital360Lab. Collaborating with producers Jennifer Jones and Sylvia Warmer and writer Ben Crisp, I’m developing a science-fiction transmedia experience called Stasis, including webisodes. Key mentors of Digital360Lab are Gary Hayes, an award-winning multi-platform producer, author, educator, director and the current Senior Producer and Manager of Product Development at ABC TV Multiplatform, and Mike Jones, screenwriter, author, lecturer and creative developer of traditional & new media: “Transmedia as episodic adaptation”. One of the significant outcomes for Digital360Lab is access to up to $15K in funds to produce proof of concept material in the form of teasers, pilots or basic prototypes of apps, online and interactive content for direct distribution online and/or for pitching to potential investors. Follow the creative development process and subsequent sic-fi adventure:
- Stasis via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stasistheseries
- Stasis via Twitter: @ManVGods
Epic Films is pleased to announce the premiere screenings of three new short films in the Wastelander Panda series:
- Isaac & Rose (13 mins)
- Arcayus & Rose (15 mins)
- Arcayus & Akira (8 mins)
There will be two screenings of the films at the Piccadilly Cinema on Monday 27th May at 6.30 and 7.45pm – before they will be made available for viewing online as part of an interactive website at http://www.wastelanderpanda.com. RSVPs are essential by visiting http://wastelanderpandalaunch.eventbrite.com General admission tickets are available on a donation basis, and DVDs will also be available for purchase at the cinema.
And what some of the crew have been up to:
Brad Maddern is currently working in Melbourne on TV series House Husbands as Art Department Assistant and loving the wide variety of duties including set dressing. Brad is on till the end of filming this series in mid June.
Oriana Merullo – Costume Design – is due back mid May from Melbourne where she has been working on the current series of Shaun Micallef’s ABC TV show Mad As Hell.
Frank Hruby – 1st Camera Assistant – is in Sydney on the next season of Puberty Blues.
Megan Chambers – Makeup Artist is enjoying doing a hairstyling course and learning Period Hairstyling for the 20′s 30′s 40′s and 50′s Megan says she is finding the process very creative and last week did a Quiff and a Mohawk.
Marie-Lyne Morant – Makeup/Hair is busy working on the musical theatre production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang @ the Festival Theatre until the end of May.
Murray Alford – Production Assistant/Runner arrived in Australia in January from Scotland and joined Adelaide Crew and has had a spectacular year. In Murray’s words: “I have been very lucky to be working on a variety of projects from Feature Films, interstate TVC’s, Tv Shows to low budget branded content work. I have most enjoyed working with Pop Pictures where I was assisting Louise Pascale. It has been fantastic working and learning from her on a 30min drama she was producing. I love the production office and the environment at the Adelaide Studios was electric. I have met so many great people for only being here since the start of the year and I am always looking for any opportunity to work more in production. I am now hopefully going to produce a short film through Pop Pictures and the MRC. Adelaide’s small community seems to be buzzing with creativity and projects.” Some shots that Murray has provided from the Pop Pictures shoot “Everything you wanted to Know”.
An update from David Wilkinson – Art Department. ” I have had a busy start to the year – working on Wolf Creek II – mainly in the studio making specific props and assisting with the build of a major studio set. I did get out to several location to assist with dressing. I Art Directed a training film for health professionals: Closing the Gap, Flinders Program for Our Bizness Production and also did set dressing & standby props on David Wade’s short film, A Small Town Problem, shot in Iron Knob and around Lower Light & Dublin.
Also working on A Small Town Problem was Anita Seiler – Costume Design. Anita was also kept busy with some very out there styling for the Adelaide Hills magazine.
Small Town Problem was shot by the very clever Maxx Corkingdale and assisting him – Jonathan Baker
Meanwhile I have been busy getting married to my lovely man Neil Crossing. Thanks to everyone for their lovely messages & good wishes - the day was fantastic and many thanks to Sue Taylor for doing my hair & makeup. Sue made me feel like a movie star for the day! My son Rick ran Adelaide Crew whilst I was having a lovely honeymoon in Fiji. He also was there for me to walk me “down the aisle”: