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4 items from 2014


Aussie actress scores role in Us comedy

26 May 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

When Stephanie Louise May heard that a movie inspired by the Us TV comedy Blue Mountain State was to be shot in Canada, the enterprising Aussie actress made an audition tape and sent it to the producers.

They liked what they saw and May, who doesn't have a Us manager, heads to Montreal in August to appear in Blue Mountain State: The Movie, which will star Denise Richards (reprising her role from the Spike TV show), directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, whose credits include The Dukes Of Hazzard (2005), Super Troopers (2001) and TV.s Community, Ben and Kate and Happy Endings. .I am cast as a funny sorority girl who more or less thinks she.s cool, but she.s really not,. she tells If.

The TV show, which Jay directed, followed three freshmen at Mid-Western college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State who must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, »

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Cast to go for Broke in Oz gambling drama

26 May 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Steve Le Marquand, Max Cullen, Claire van der Boom and Brendan Cowell head the cast of Broke, an Australian drama about a washed up, former rugby league star who battles a gambling addiction.

The feature debut of writer-director Heath Davis, the film is due to roll in Gladstone, central Queensland, on June 16.

Le Marquand will play the protagonist Ben .Bk. Kelly, who tackles his demons and strives to win back the respect of his community with the help of an ageing railway worker (Cullen) and his single parent daughter (van der Boom).

Cowell will portray a fellow gambling addict. Also cast are William Zappa as a bookmaker, Steve Bastoni as a cop and Justin Rozniak as a villain.

Producer Luke Graham raised more than $40,000 on crowd-funding site Indiegogo and the balance of the budget from private investors and a contribution from the Nrl as part of an Nrl gambling awareness »

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Crowd funding support rallies for Broke

20 January 2014 6:51 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The crowd funding campaign for Broke, an Australian drama about a washed up, former rugby league star who battles a gambling addiction, is kicking goals

Producer Luke Graham and first-time director Heath Davis aim to raise $55,000 via Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/broke-feature-film).

Since the campaign went live on January 16, 71 people have chipped in more than $22,000. With 49 days to run, Davis is hopeful he.ll reach the target so he can start shooting in Gladstone, Queensland, in May.

Steve Le Marquand will play the protagonist Ben .Bk. Kelly, who tackles his demons and strives to win back the respect of his community with the help of an ageing railway worker (Steve Bisley) and his single parent daughter (Claire van der Boom).

.We.re pretty stoked,. says Davis, who made the short films Bee Sting, Bella, Spoon Man and Rabbit, and The Jezabels Live at the Hordern DVD. .There is a real buzz about it. »

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Heath Davis goes for Broke

7 January 2014 4:46 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Steve Le Marquand, Steve Bisley and Claire van der Boom are attached to star in Broke, an indie drama which deals with the topical issue of gambling in the Nrl world.

It.s the debut feature of writer-director Heath Davis, who cut his teeth on the short films Bee Sting, Bella, Spoon Man and Rabbit, and The Jezabels Live at the Hordern DVD.

The producer is Luke Graham, who collaborated with Davis on those shorts, with Jonathan Page (the executive producer of The Babadook, 100 Bloody Acres and Max and Mary) as Ep.

They aim to raise $55,000 via crowd funding site Indiegogo; the campaign launches next week. Davis says that money will match contributions from him, Graham and several private investors.

There is an altruistic angle: After the cast and skeleton crew have recouped their deferred fees, the profits will go to the Men of League Foundation, which was founded by »

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