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Competition: Win ‘Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Series 1-4′ on Blu-ray

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Black Sails: Season 4, available on DVD and Blu-ray 28th August, we have a copy of Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Series 1 – 4 on Blu-ray up for grabs. The Complete Collection: Series 1- 4 Includes Over 100 Mins Of New Bonus Material – Available Exclusively On Blu-ray And Steelbook.

Watch the multiple Emmy Award-winning hit pirate series, from legendary Hollywood producer and director Michael Bay, from start to finish. A thrillingly addictive prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island, Black Sails follows Captain Flint (the brilliant Toby Stephens) and his notorious crew of pirates, in this treasure trove of a boxset containing all Xxxviii (that’ll be 38 me hearties!) episodes, guaranteed to provide hours of swashbuckling entertainment. For those with an eye on the really prized booty, there is a stunningly-designed limited edition SteelBook of seasons 1 – 4.

The thrilling, big-budget series from legendary producer
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Giveaway – Win Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Seasons 1 – 4 on Blu-ray

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Black Sails: Season 4, available on DVD and Blu-ray 28th August, we have a copy of Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Seasons 1 – 4 on Blu-ray up for grabs. The Complete Collection: Seasons 1- 4 Includes Over 100 Mins Of New Bonus Material – Available Exclusively On Blu-ray And Steelbook.

Watch the multiple Emmy Award-winning hit pirate series, from legendary Hollywood producer and director Michael Bay, from start to finish. A thrillingly addictive prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island, Black Sails follows Captain Flint (the brilliant Toby Stephens) and his notorious crew of pirates, in this treasure trove of a boxset containing all Xxxviii (that’ll be 38 me hearties!) episodes, guaranteed to provide hours of swashbuckling entertainment. For those with an eye on the really prized booty, there is a stunningly-designed limited edition SteelBook of seasons 1 – 4.

The thrilling, big-budget series from legendary producer
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Screen Australia unveils $3 million in development and production funding

Vr project Buried.

Screen Australia has announced its latest funding round, with $3 million in production and development funding split between two Indigenous TV projects, eight multiplatform projects, eight feature films, and two individuals and two companies.

The two Indigenous television projects to have received production investment are:

–... ABC TV.s previously announced Indigenous comedy drama series The Warriors. From Robert Connolly's Arenamedia, the show is set in the competitive world of Australian Rules Football, and has major production investment from Screen Australia and funding support from Film Victoria;

–... Nitv documentary Carry The Flag,.which delves into the story behind the Torres Strait Island flag designed by Bernard Namok, from Tamarind Tree Pictures with Screen Queensland and Screen Territory support.

The eight multiplatform projects to have received production investment are:

–... Vr project The Buried, a 3D experience that plunges the viewer into a magical Dreamtime world, from Indigenous writer/director Tyson Mowarin,
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Aussie producers team on Walking Dead star Emma Bell's directorial debut

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Dp Terry Zumalt with director Emma Bell.

Australian producers Tessa Saville and Bel Deliá have teamed up with The Walking Dead star Emma Bell for her directorial debut on short film Scratch..

Bell has appeared in The Walking Dead, Dallas, Arrow, Supernatural, Dollhouse and Final Destination 5. In keeping with her CV, Bell's debut short is a horror film.

Saville has previously developed a range of television formats including Picture This and NBC Universal's E! Host Australia Search, while producer-actress Deliá previously played Natasha Warner in the Australian online horror film The Tunnel.

Scratch is about a repressed 1950.s housewife left alone by her philandering husband who makes a horrifying discovery, and was written by Helen Shang (NBC.s Hannibal)..

The film, lensed by DoP Terry Zumalt, recently wrapped principal photography.

Also on the production are Australians Valentino del Toro (The Slap, Terra Nova) and editor Geoff Saville.

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Oz show tests new user-pays model

That Start Up Show..

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An Australian variety show created for the internet is released today on BitTorrent Bundle in an experiment to test consumers. willingness to pay for content.

The 6-episode That Start Up Show features budding entrepreneurs filmed in front of an audience at the Savoy Tavern in Melbourne, mixed with pre-recorded footage.

The first two pilot episodes are being offered free as an enticement to persuade users to fork out $US2.99 to buy the series. The producers will get 90% of the revenues.

Launched in 2013, the direct-to-fan publishing platform is used by more than 30,000 creators, mostly in the fields of music and documentaries, and has a global reach of 170 million people.

.It.s a bit of an experiment as we try out a new avenue for content creators,. the show.s creator, co-producer and showrunner Anna Reeves tells If.

Hosted by Dan Ilic (Studio Ten, Can of Worms, Hungry Beast
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Enzo Tedeschi’s Deadhouse Aims To Bring Australian Horror Film Back To Life

Enzo Tedeschi’s Deadhouse Aims To Bring Australian Horror Film Back To Life
Enzo Tedeschi, producer of indie horror “The Tunnel,” has established Deadhouse Films as a new Australian production and distribution company for genre films.

It aims to overcome Oz audiences’ reluctance to see genre movies in theatres.

Deadhouse says that it is “focused on boutique online global day and date distribution of genre movies and shows.” It will launch with Distracted Media’s science-fiction series, “Airlock,” at an unspecified date in the first half of the year. It expects to provide “unique and tailored guidance on production and release strategies to ensure the success of each project.”

“With an aim to provide independent film makers with a production and distribution avenue, Deadhouse Films’ scope will be to connect the many great Australian genre films out there with a dedicated and established audience,” said Tedeschi in a statement.

Australia has a long history of producing cult horror and genre films, including “Mad Max,
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Oz-based genre web site soon to launch

The Tunnel producer Enzo Tedeschi is launching a global online distribution platform for genre movies and series.

Monikered Deadhouse Films, the site will offer content to rent or download-to-own, starting with the 3-part sci-fi web series Airlock produced by Tedeschi.s Distracted Media.

The producer tells If he is in final negotiations to handle two third-party titles. He aims to tap into Distracted Media.s sizable database of genre fans built from The Tunnel and the web series Event Zero.

Funded by Screen Australia and. Distracted Media and directed by Marc Furmie, Airlock stars Dan Mor, Mark Coles Smith, Zoe Carides, Dwaine Stevenson, Brendan Clearkin, Dean Kyrwood and Branden Christine.

The plot follows a derelict space ship which docks with the remote Dakota space station. Lieutenant Jonah Ashbrook (Coles Smith) is charged with leading an investigation into the mysterious deaths of the crew. The discovery of a group of hidden
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Oz-based online genre web site soon to launch

The Tunnel producer Enzo Tedeschi is launching a global online distribution platform for genre movies and series.

Monikered Deadhouse Films, the site will offer content to rent or download-to-own, starting with the 3-part sci-fi web series Airlock produced by Tedeschi.s Distracted Media.

The producer tells If he is in final negotiations to handle two third-party titles. He aims to tap into Distracted Media.s sizable database of genre fans built from The Tunnel and the web series Event Zero.

Funded by Screen Australia and. Distracted Media and directed by Marc Furmie, Airlock stars Dan Mor, Mark Coles Smith, Zoe Carides, Dwaine Stevenson, Brendan Clearkin, Dean Kyrwood and Branden Christine.

The plot follows a derelict space ship which docks with the remote Dakota space station. Lieutenant Jonah Ashbrook (Mor) is charged with leading an investigation into the mysterious deaths of the crew. The discovery of a group of hidden refugees
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Online Video Awards winners

Projects depicting a fight between Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker, a terrorism attack in Sydney and encounters between renowned Australians and international figures were among the winners of the inaugural Online Video Awards (OVAs). Danny Philippou.s Harry Potter vs Star Wars, which cost just $200 and has been viewed more than 11 million times, took out the top prize at the awards presented during the Open Channel.s Generation Next conference at Docklands on Tuesday night. Philippou wins a trip to YouTube.s Creator Space in Los Angeles to learn from world leaders in online video production and marketing, supported by YouTube. Event Zero, seven interconnected stories about people caught up in a terrorism event at Circular Quay, from Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, creators of The Tunnel, was named best drama series. Alex Light.s Knapsack Bartender, a three-part documentary series that explores weird and wonderful drinking cultures across the world,
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How to engage audiences in the digital era

Reps from YouTube, the ABC, the Seven Network, Matchbox Pictures, Princess Pictures and FremantleMedia Australia will address the opportunities for financing and producing online content at a conference in Melbourne next month. Now in its fourth year, the Generation Next: Online Video conference will be staged in tandem with the inaugural Australian Online Video Awards (OVAs) on October 14-15 at the Docklands Studios.

The conference is run by the Open Channel, the not-for-profit, membership based organisation which assists the professional development of emerging and early career filmmakers. The conference producer, Redman Entertainment.s David Redman said, .With the YouTube generation increasingly consuming online content and advertisers starting to following them, never before has there been more opportunity for creators to develop an audience online and build a career.

"This conference will bring together experts from both traditional and online media with creators who are already working between the two to
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Torture Genre Going Strong in Love of My Life

Gravitas Ventures brings the horror film Love of My Life to VOD on April 29th. The Tunnel's Bel Delia stars. Directed by Michael Budd, the film follows the story of a young man being held captive by a deranged surgeon and given the choice of surviving five days of torture to save the life of the woman he loves, or to order her killed and be set free. Delia stars alongside Diarmid Heidenreich (Underbelly) as the tortured couple with Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as their tormentor. Check out the trailer here.

The post Torture Genre Going Strong in Love of My Life appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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Crowdfunding Friday: sculpting, sci-fi and horror videogames

Feature Ryan Lambie 22 Nov 2013 - 06:39

This week's crowdfunding selection includes a miniature sculpting tutorial, a sci-fi web series and a horror videogame documentary...

The sheer number of projects that appear on crowdfunding websites each week means that, inevitably, some great ones slip through the net on occasion. One recent example is The Squidder, artist Ben Templesmith's graphic novel project about an ancient war among tentacled creatures.

Described as Mad Max meets Cthulhu, it's full of Templesmith's typically detailed artwork, and it's been met with a hugely positive response. So positive, in fact, that it's already made more than four times its $18,000 minimum funding goal with 15 days left to run. Nevertheless, we thought we'd mention it here, since it's well worth a look if you enjoyed Templesmith's other work, such as the excellent 30 Days Of Night.

Now, here's this week's selection of other projects, starting with a documentary dedicated
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Airlock: Take An Exclusive First Look At New SciFi From The Creators Of The Tunnel

It was all the way back in June of 2010 that we first came across producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey and their Distracted Media. the young Australian duo were determined to mess with established means of distribution with their feature film The Tunnel, a horror film which they funded by selling individual frames to backers in advance with the stated goal of releasing the completed film for free on BitTorrent when complete. And not only did they do it, but the film was quite good.The Tunnel was followed up by award winning web series Event Zero and they're moving along again now with upcoming scifi series Airlock. When a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station, Security Officer Jonah Wright is tasked with...

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Airlock kicks off Kickstarter Australia

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter launched in Australia today and one of the first local projects is Airlock, an online science-fiction/thriller series.

The writers/producers, Distracted Media.s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, aim to raise $100,000 via Kickstarter to supplement Screen Australia.s $350,000 investment.

The 3 x 30 minute series is set in deep space where a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station. The ship isn.t answering radio calls and the scanners show no life forms. Security officer Jonah is sent to investigate and finds the crew murdered and a destitute group of stow-away asylum seekers who have a secret that may threaten humanity. Jonah battles intergalactic racism and prejudices to try to save those he can and warn humanity of the impending alien threat.

Kickstarter.s arrival is not perceived as a threat to Pozible, the Australian crowdfunding platform that launched in 2010. .Pozible was one of the first platforms
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Afm: ‘Safe Water’ to Make ScreenLaunch Splash

Afm: ‘Safe Water’ to Make ScreenLaunch Splash
“Safe Water,” a 3-D Australian horror pic, is set to make a splash at Afm this week.

The project appears on the slate of two-year old Aussie start-up ScreenLaunch alongside drama “Skin Deep” about the unexpected adventures of two women from different sides of the tracks which is directed by Jon Jeahy.

“Safe Water” is the story of a disgraced ex-surfer who returns to her small surfer community home and is on the end of a backlash she did not expect. To shoot in June, the picture pairs producer Ross Howden and director Nathan Christoffel, who previously worked on “Eraser Children.”

The picture will be shot in native 3-D and aim to be stylistically close to the “Halloween” series. “Horror is big at the moment and if you add the Aussie surf and beach lifestyle, it is a double attraction,” said ScreenLaunch CEO John Howden.

ScreenLaunch joins only a very
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The Tunnel's Bel Deliá Resurfaces For Love Of My Life

It seems a week doesn't go by at the moment without news that an Australian indie genre flick is about to start shooting. Seriously, there must be growth hormones in the water out here.Now comes news that body-horror love story Love Of My Life, is preparing a whiplash quick shoot in December this year to turnaround the film for release in March 2013! Now that's fast. To kick things off and show they mean business, the production has cast Bel Deliá - last seen going into meltdown as the lead in viral horror The Tunnel. The film also stars Diarmid Heidenreich and Brendan ClearkinLove Of My Life is written by Liam Barrett and will be co-directed by Barrett and Michael Budd. Here's the synopsis: Inside one of the many operating theatres...
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First Word On Cast of Crazed Surgeon Thriller Love of My Life

Bel Deliá, star of the indie horror hit The Tunnel, is returning to the genre with the psychological thriller Love of My Life.  She'll star opposite Diarmid Heidenreich; Liam Barrett will direct with Michael Budd who also co-stars.

Love Of My Life follows the story of a young man who is held captive by a deranged surgeon and given the choice of surviving five days of torture to save the life of the woman he loves, or to order her killed and be set free.

Shooting is expected to begin this December.

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European Outdoor Film Tour To Preview The Crossing

The creators of viral horror film The Tunnel have been busy, and while they have plenty more horror in development, their next project will see them stretch their legs and prove they can do far more than scare the living crap out of audiences. This next project is called The Crossing, a new adventure documentary that follows follows two young Aussie adventurers, Clark Carter and Chris Bray, as they set off on an expedition in the wilds of the Canadian Arctic. Now comes news that a 25-minute excerpt from the doc will screen as part of the prestigious European Outdoor Film Tour, premiering in Munich on October 10. The tour will play in 200 locations around Europe including Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the UK. If there was ever a film festival I wanted to attend...
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The Tunnel DVD Review

The recent phenomenon of ‘crowd funding’ film projects through sites like Kick-starter has not really borne any real fruit yet.

With projects like the upcoming prequel to Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon being solely funded through Kickstarter donations it’s only a matter of time before one of these projects hits big and changes the system forever. In the meantime after the recent Absentia showed what you can do with performance, atmosphere and a low budget made up of donations, now we have the Australian internet funded movie The Tunnel.

The Tunnel is presented in the faux documentary format and follows the misfortune of a journalist Natasha Warner (Bel Delia) and her crew (Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis and Luke Arnold) who find an intriguing piece of footage on YouTube that leads then to believe that there may be a story lurking in the sewers below Sydney. They
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DVD Review: 'The Tunnel'

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★☆☆☆☆ Australian director Carlo Ledesma's latest film The Tunnel (2011) wins the gold medal for the most misleading advertising campaign so far this year, due to its promotion as a horror - ironically, the main element that is lacking. In 2007, the New South Wales government abandoned plans to alleviate a sever drought by recycling vast quantities of water found in a series of disused train tunnels beneath Sydney. A year later, journalist Natasha (Bel Deliá) and her team venture into the tunnels to find out why - a decision they may not live to regret.

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