‘Life’ screens as a finalist at Lucky Film Festival

Lucky Film Fest flyer

LUCKY FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

A terrific night of 10 home grown Short Films, DJ, Pop Corn & Good Vibes all in the name of supporting The Arts.

As well as a great line up of films & tunes, there will be Lucky Dips, A Lucky Door Prize & some terrific products & services up for grabs with our Silent Auction.

Proceeds go towards supporting independent film makers, visual & performing artists through The Arts Platform Artist Residency Programme.

We look forward to you joining us

THIS Saturday night 12th October
At: Platform 2, Number 2 George Street, Leichhardt
Doors Open at 6PM
Films Screen at 7PM

Tickets are $15 at the Door or contact luckyfilmfestivalVIP@gmail.com
to arrange your VIP entry on the night.

VIP package is $40: Which includes pre booked tickets emailed to you, VIP Lounge access, 2 free drink vouchers on arrival & a Lucky Film Festival Badge… Now we’re talking!

See you Saturday,

I’m back on stage! Tickets now on sale for Calendar Girls

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When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris decide to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.
They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.

The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.

The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-­‐found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls is the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

I shall be playing the roles of John and Liam.

MORE INFO:
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TICKETS
buy your tickets here

VENUE: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
DATES in October:
2.00pm Saturday 12th, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th
5.00pm Sunday 13th
8.00pm Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th

PREVIEW ARTICLES
The North Shore: WENDY Morton is baring all in a comedy that raises eyebrows for the right reasons
Stage Whispers: North Shore Calendar Girls Grin and Bare It All
The Weekly Times
The Irish Echo

REVIEWS:
Sydney Arts Guide
Weekend Notes
Stage Whispers

Calendar Girls Back Cover Screen Grab

 

Judging NAFA ShowFest

Another fun evening at NAFA’s ShowFest The Randwick Ritz and a good array of films to test our judging capability. I went for Cockatoo as my favourite pipping Maiden as it just emotionally connected with me more than Maiden, but the two were both very very strong. The art direction in Maiden was simply outstanding, and I didn’t even know it was Russell Dykstra until half way through. Great performances from his wife and kids as well. Lie to Me was my third choice, and an exellent effort for a first time Writer and Director!

Always a good catch up as well. Steven Gregory from AT2 and Audition Magic was my judge in crime, and good to hang out with Alex Broun and John O’Hare in the bar afterwards. Plenty of British Lions banter with Alex, and the three of us were flabbergasted when a beautiful 18 year old actress came to talk to us and admitted she had never heard of The Smiths. I promptly begged her to go and check out ‘There is a light than never goes out‘.

nick at nafa showfest

SHOW-FEST RESULTS FOR 2013:

JUDGES BEST FILM:
1st Maiden
2nd Happily Ever After
3rd Cockatoo

AUDIENCE VOTE:
1st Maiden
2nd Cockatoo
3rd Lie To Me

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Australia. Land of quattro – An interactive TV spot for Audi

Great work from the Holler team.

Australia. Land of quattro – An interactive TV spot for Audi from Mike Hill on Vimeo.

Australia. Land of quattro is no ordinary TV commercial.

We hacked quadcopters to track our car through Australia and create a multi-angle, multi-screen, interactive commercial – designed to be instantly and infinitely remixable from the comfort of your couch.

To achieve this we had to reinvent the way we shot a commercial. We used 'dynamic waypoint' hacked quadcopters (arduino) and 3DR telemetry tracking technology to match our Audi quattro turn for turn and capture each scene over and over again, so you can take the director's chair and create your very own commercial to share.

Try it now: audi.com.au/quattro

or watch the ad: vimeo.com/71076191

Credits

Director: Yanni Kronenberg
Agency: Holler Sydney
CEO: Mike Hill
Creative Director: James Theophane
Art Director: Ben Heath
Copywriter: John Gault
Agency Executive Producer: John Mclean
Agency Producer : Thomas Trentfield
Account Director: Laura Boyd
Planner: Damien Hughes
Senior Backend Developer: Ronnie Pyne
Senior Front End Web Dev: Scott Swabey
Frontend Developer: Mike Hazell
Designer: Antonny Sugianto
Designer: Thomas Fitzpatrick
Designer: Maria Santos
Designer: Damian Simpkins
Producer: Suzanne Mallos
DOP: Bob Humphreys
Production Company: Aloha Films
Post House: The Editors
Editor: Dave Whittaker
Sound Design: Klang
Music: Michael Dow

Our Mercy Campaign video for The Bali Nine gets launched – please watch AND sign the petition

Our three theatre productions of Bondi Dreamimg (www.bondidreaming.com.au), the fictitious interpretation of life on death row for The Bali Nine, led us to Bali and meet the guys in Kerobokan prison. We were deeply moved by this week we spent with them, and when asked by The Mercy Campaign to put together a promotional video we were ony too pleased to oblige.

Hopefully the video makes you evaluate the situation, and encourages you to sign the clemency petition to the Indonesion President.

The Mercy Campaign formed in Melbourne, Australia and are four lawyers and a journalist, who oppose the death penalty.
With the full support of the Chan and Sukumaran families who also appear in the film, The Mercy Campaign send a simple message to the Indonesian president: please spare the life of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
For more information and to sign the petition at mercycampaign.org
Cast (as themselves, in order of appearance):
Alison McGirr
Lincoln Younes
Marissa Wynne
Deborah Bradshaw
Lisa Gormley
Wayne Bradley
Renee Lindsay
Nick Bolton
Sam Atwell
Felix Gardiner (Thank you to Ian and Andrea Gardiner)
Greg Hatton
Kip Gamblin
Jasper Gardiner (Thank you to Ian and Andrea Gardiner)
Vanessa Buckley
Steve Fanale
Michael Chan (brother of Andrew Chan)
Brin Sukumaran (Sister of Myuran Sukumaran)
Christian Willis
Raji Sukumaran (Mother of Myuran Sukumaran)
Alix Kupicik
Kelly Gamblin (Thank you to Linda and Kip Gamblin)

Credits:
Written by David Alexander, Adapted by Sam Atwell
Directed by Sam Atwell and Nick Bolton
Producer Nick Bolton (nickbolton.com.au)
DOP Rodrigo Vidal Dawson,
Wardrobe Dannielle Alexander
Editor Steve Fanale
Sound Design Steve Fanale

Copyright Feverpitch Entertainment Pty Ltd 2012 and MercyCampaign.org

LIFE by Jonathan Adams

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Life is my latest short film and is currently doing the film festival rounds and so is unable to be screened publicly.
Do contact me if you want a password to view a private online version

Life: One man’s epic struggle to have his toast just the way he likes it.

Credits:
Written, and directed by Jonathan Adams
Produced by Nick Bolton
Featuring Nick Bolton as The Man
Shot, chopped and scored by Jonathan Adams
Production Designer Andrew Boland
Crew Craig Carleford and Nicole Volker
Thanks to Mr and Mrs Adams for letting us trash their kitchen
Executive Producers: Jonathan Adams and Nick Bolton

Judging the ATOM Awards, NAFA Showfest and MacCarthur Film Fest

Going to be watching a lot of content in August as I have been asked to judge three festivals.

ATOM AWARDS www.atomawards.org
ATOM AWARDS
Back in 2009, I was very proud to be part of the team that won an ATOM Award for our work on Rolf du Heer’s 12 Canoes cross platform companion piece website – the website www.tencanoes.com.au
As I was living in Melbourne at the time, I was asked by the producers to pick up the award.

Atom Awards Winner for www.12canoes.com.au

Atom Awards Winner for http://www.12canoes.com.au

NAFA SHOWFEST www.nafa.net.au/festivals
I’ve been judging the NAFA Showfest for about 5 years now and look forward to celebrating its 10th birthday at The Randwick Ritz on Wednesday 7th August.
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MacCarthur Film Fest www.macarthurfilmfest.org
Going to be heading out west to MacCarthur in November to support a small new festival. I’ll be running some talks as well on film production which should be fun
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Calendar Girls

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Very excited to be back on the boards again in October and playing a role that is very close to my heart – Mr John Baker in Calendar Girls

Often described as the female version of The Full Monty (one scene was filmed in our old house in Sheffield!), Calendar Girls is a true story.

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris decide to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.
They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.
The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.
The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-­‐found fame.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls is the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

The hugely successful play by Tim Firth first played at Chichester Festival Theatre on 5th September 2008.

For my audition, I did my best to match the sheer brilliance of the dearly departed Mr Pete Posthlethwaite and his memorable monologue rejecting the award in Brassed Off. Gets me every time. RIP Mr Pete.

YouTube: An Insiders Guide for Pros presented by Screen NSW at Vivid Ideas

Kristen Bowen from YouTube recently spoke at YouTube: An Insiders Guide for Pros presented by Screen NSW at Vivid Ideas.

The presentation covered a stack of new features including channel design and trailers, the guide, subscriptions, suggestions and advertising changes.
A third of YouTube in Australia is now viewed on a mobile device, the new branding options gives channel owners the option to control how their content looks across platforms very easily.

Kristen Bowen, Manager Content Relationships, YouTube
Event: ‘YouTube: An Insider’s Guide for Pros”
At Vivid Ideas, June 3rd, 2013, Presented by Screen NSW and Screen Australia

Kristen talks about:
1. Overview: YouTube as a marketing and distribution platform
-Stats and Trends
-Product Vision
-Traditional Media Company Examples
2. Engaging with Gen C
-Who is Gen C?
-Case Study: Jimmy Kimmel
3. Content ID
-How does it work?
-Why should I use it?
-Who’s using it well?
4. Audience Development
-Channel Strategy
-youtube.com/playbook
-Top Tips to Find Your Fans and Keep Them Watching