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2 items from 2015

Argue goes loco in sci-fi spoof

1 June 2015 9:39 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

David Argue has rediscovered his passion for acting after playing an Australian astronaut in Astro Loco, the debut feature from writer-director Aaron McLoughlin. The actor who made his name in the 1980s classics Gallipoli, BMX Bandits and Razorback, shot the sci-fi comedy at Rmit University.s studios in Melbourne after taking a self-imposed break .

Explaining the hiatus, he tells If, .On a couple of projects I felt I was not treated the right way, or the film was shafted..

Astro Loco follows four misfit astronauts who discover during their mission they have been given one-way tickets and not going home.

.When Aaron sent me the treatment I thought, .That.s right out there,. a bit like Red Dwarf,. Argue says. .My character Lucien is quite angry, he.s not the full astronaut..

The actor thoroughly enjoyed the shoot, observing, .It was an awakening, my reconnection with the film business. »

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Directing is a new Deal for actor

17 May 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ruth Richards, David Argue and Brenton Foale.


When actor Brenton Foale told friends he wanted to try his hand at writing and directing they suggested he start with a short film.

Foale had different ideas, convinced he had the ability to shoot a feature based on a script he started developing just two years ago.

He joined forces with Passion Media Productions. Leanne Campbell, for whom he worked as a crew member on her short film Love in Motion last year.

With private investment, a crowd-funding campaign on Pozible and $60,000 of Foale.s own money, they are financing Deal, which started shooting in Melbourne on Saturday.

The plot follows six people whose lives become entangled, erupting in violence, deceit and crime. They include Stephanie (Madison Vulic), an attractive young woman who has an opportunity to attend a top modelling school but has little money.

Dean (John McCullough) is living on »

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