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Classy cast for ABC TV’s The Beautiful Lie

Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel and Rodger Corser head the cast in The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina. Directed by Glendyn Ivin and Peter Salmon and produced by Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 6-part ABC drama starts shooting in Melbourne next week. Scripted by Alice Bell (Puberty Blues, The Slap, Rush) and Jonathan Gavin (Party Tricks, Offspring, Mr & Mrs Murder), the series is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations The supporting cast includes Celia Pacquola, Daniel Henshall, Sophie Lowe, Alexander England, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie and Gina Riley. The protagonists are Anna (Snook) and her husband Xander (Corser), who is 15 years her senior. Both are former tennis professionals. Anna manages to juggle career and family until her brother Kingsley (Henshall) is caught philandering and she is called on to intervene.
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Director moves from war to love

After immersing himself in WW1 as the director of the Nine Network.s Gallipoli, Glendyn Ivin is looking forward to exploring myriad forms of love.

Ivin has just started pre-production on The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina.

While the tone and setting could not be further apart, Ivin sees a common element: .Both are emotionally driven..

Commissioned by the ABC, the 6-part series is the director.s fourth collaboration with Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Their first was Offspring, followed by Puberty Blues and Gallipoli.

Scripted by Alice Bell, Jonathan Gavin and Blake Ayshford, the drama is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations.

Ivin hasn.t read the novel but he.s seen two earlier versions: Joe Wright.s 2012 film Anna Karenina, which starred Keira Knightley and
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Doctor Who Season 9, HBO’s ‘New World’, Scare Campaign, Lucifer Pilot

  • DailyDead
We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.

Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere,
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Cast announced for new Cairnes brothers feature

  • IF.com.au
The creators of 100 Bloody Acres are at it again, as production begins on their new horror feature Scare Campaign.

Colin and Cameron Cairnes, along with producer Julie Ryan (Red Dog), have announced the key members of cast.

Meegan Warner (Turn, The Veil), Olivia DeJonge (Hiding, The Visit), and Ian Meadows (The Moodys, The Pacific) have all been confirmed as leading roles in the feature, which starts shooting this week at Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Victoria, Australia.

Supporting roles have gone to Sigrid Thornton (Sea Change), Cassandra McGrath (Wolf Creek), and John Brumpton (The Loved Ones). .We have assembled a formidable cast,. says director Colin Cairnes, .including the cream of Australia's next wave of acting talent, along with some Aussie acting royalty..

It is Ryan.s second collaboration with the Cairnes brothers after the award-winning 100 Bloody Acres..

.I.m very excited to be making another film with the Cairnes brothers and
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Fast laughs in new online comedy

Warren and Hal..

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A new Aussie comedy and mini-series, Warren and Hal, is delivering fast laughs to audiences online. Filmed in Melbourne, the series follows Warren and Hal, two deluded .marketing magicians. who go to absurd lengths to keep their struggling business afloat. Their adventures, full of slapstick comedy, leads them to wild drinking sessions in their local dive, outing gay clients, golfing with Nazis and filing for bankruptcy. Convinced they are visionaries, Warren and Hal are bent on changing the media landscape in the most ridiculous ways possible. If the media kit for their fictional marketing company is anything to go by (delivered to the If office, the kit was unfortunately inaccessible due to the fact it was saved onto a floppy disk), Warren and Hal are going to need all the help they can get. Warren and Hal features comedy performers and writers Nick Maxwell and Jason Marion,
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Acs 2012 Award Winners unveiled

  • IF.com.au
The Australian Cinematographers Society has announced the 2012 award winners for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Held on November 17 at new venue, the Masonic Centre, Sydney, the 2012 Nsw & Act Annual Awards attracted more than 180 members, sponsors and guests.

The 19 different award categories included student cinematography, current affairs, telefeatures, TV drama and mini-series, music videos and features cinema.

The Ross Wood Snr Acs Memorial Judges Award for 2012 Best Entry was awarded to Toby Oliver.for his work on Beaconsfield.

A list of all winners.can be found.below.

1 - Student Cinematography presented by the Aftrs Bronze Patrick Jaeger "Maquisard" Silver Damian Smith GetUP "It's Time" Gold Tim Barnsley "Inferno" Gold Dimitri Zaunders "Look At Me"

2 - Experimental & Specialised presented by Adept Turnkey & Airview Xtreme Silver Zoe White Gail Sorronda "Oh My Goth" Gold Judd Overton "Door Chair Bed Stair"

3 - John Bowring Acs TV Station Breaks & Promos presented by
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Acs 2012 Award Winners

  • IF.com.au
The Australian Cinematographers Society has announced the 2012 award winners for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Held on November 17 at new venue, the Masonic Centre, Sydney, the 2012 Nsw & Act Annual Awards attracted more than 180 members, sponsors and guests.

The 19 different award categories included student cinematography, current affairs, telefeatures, TV drama and mini-series, music videos and features cinema.

The Ross Wood Snr Acs Memorial Judges Award for 2012 Best Entry was awarded to Toby Oliver.for his work on Beaconsfield.

A list of all winners.can be found.below.

1 - Student Cinematography presented by the Aftrs Bronze Patrick Jaeger "Maquisard" Silver Damian Smith GetUP "It's Time" Gold Tim Barnsley "Inferno" Gold Dimitri Zaunders "Look At Me"

2 - Experimental & Specialised presented by Adept Turnkey & Airview Xtreme Silver Zoe White Gail Sorronda "Oh My Goth" Gold Judd Overton "Door Chair Bed Stair"

3 - John Bowring Acs TV Station Breaks & Promos presented by
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Adg hosts Puberty Blues masterclass

The Australian Directors Guild is hosting a Puberty Blues Masterclass with directors Glendyn Ivin and Emma Freeman as well as producer Imogen Banks and director of photography John Brawley on Wednesday 14 November at the Victorian College of Arts.

The announcement:

Join award-winning directors Emma Freeman (Hawke, Tangle, Offspring) and Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride, Beaconsfield, Offspring) as they share their insights and experiences about working on the iconic coming-of-age story, Puberty Blues.

The eight part television series screened on Channel Ten earlier this year to critical acclaim.

In addition to Emma Freeman and Glendyn Ivin, the panel will include one of the producers of the hit series Imogen Banks, Dop John Brawley and will be moderated by Victoria Goodyear.

This is an event not to be missed!

Book Now! Strictly Limited Seating. RSVP Essential: Email rsvp@adg.org.au or call the Adg office for more info 1300 539 639

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2012

Time:
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Offspring goes Epic

This article was originally published in If Magazine #145 (Feb - March 2012). The third series of Offspring is currently screening on Ten.

The Red Epic has quickly gained a stronghold among big-budget 3D feature films: highly-anticipated features such Peter Jackson.s The Hobbit trilogy, Ridley Scott.s Prometheus and Bryan Singer.s Jack the Giant Killer among them.

But the appeal of the camera.s small size, 3D capabilities and increased resolution has not been limited to the big end of town. Popular local drama Offspring is the first local TV series to add an Epic to its Red-dominated camera lineup.

Cinematographer John Brawley says the camera size . which is less than half that of the Red Mx . and its ability to shoot at 300 frames per second was part of the appeal.

.Offspring has a kind of chaotic style in terms of its coverage approach and that just gives us more
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The Ultimate Challenge – Available Light Camera Test

Writer/director Kate Dennis and Dop John Brawley shot six shorts with six available light locations on six different cameras. Ross Mitchell, post-production manager at Deluxe helped them in this adventure. This is their story.

John Brawley: Kate and I were working together on the first series of Offspring. We had some night exteriors to shoot in the backstreets of Fitzroy, and we were both amazed at how bright the street lighting looked when shooting the Red Mx camera using fast prime lenses. Kate has a film in development and she was concerned about how to shoot on the streets of Paris using only existing or available light. In the context of a wider discussion I’d been having with her about the differences between both film and digital acquisition, I thought it would be really interesting to test them all.

Kate Dennis: Being ex-camera department, I had
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Four Minutes of Australian Horror in 'Lake Mungo'

A few weeks ago it was announced that Vertigo (The Ring) would be remaking an Australian horror pic by the name of Lake Mungo. We've been watching this little faux documentary and see some serious potential in remaking it, good find guys! If you click on over to Bdtv, you can check out four minutes of Joel Anderson's film, courtesy of cinematographer John Brawley. Mungo tells the story of a teenager whose apparent death sets off a series of paranormal events. Frightened by what appears to be otherworldly activity, her family discovers secrets about their daughter as well as what lurks beneath Lake Mungo. The original film was shot in a sort of faux-documentary style, but the new version will be a narrative adaptation.
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Four Minutes of Lake Mungo

I really can’t help but hate the title for the new Australian spook story Lake Mungo; I wish I could. There’s just something so goofy about it, maybe because it’s so similar to “Mongo”? Whatever the case, the film itself looks pretty slick, as is evident by a four minute clip that showed up over on cinematographer John Brawley’s site.

Lake Mungo made headlines recently when the trades reported that Vertigo Films had picked it up for a terribly unnecessary remake, dropping the documentary structure from the original for a straight-forward narrative. Why? I mean, the film is Australian, it’s not like there are subtitles American audiences will have to deal with, why not just give it a release here?

The film is the story of a family grieving the loss of their 16-year-old girl, a process that is brought up short as strange events begin occurring after her burial.
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Watch Four Minutes of Lake Mungo

You can now preview four minutes of the Australian supernatural thriller Lake Mungo in the player below. The clip is hosted by cinematographer John Brawley's official site. Lake Mungo picks up with the accidental drowning of a 16-year-old girl. When her body is recovered, her grieving family buries her only to experience a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of a psychic and parapsychologist who discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Directed by newcomer Joel Anderson, the film has already been picked up by Vertigo Entertainment and Paramount Vantage for an American remake. It's been reported that...
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