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Concord Originals, Outfest Fusion Unveil Pitch Contest; Passionflix’s ‘This Man’ Sets Cast; Acquisitions By Freestyle, Video Project, Adventure Entertainment, Cranked Up, Tubi; More – Film Briefs

Concord Originals, Outfest Fusion Unveil Pitch Contest; Passionflix’s ‘This Man’ Sets Cast; Acquisitions By Freestyle, Video Project, Adventure Entertainment, Cranked Up, Tubi; More – Film Briefs
Exclusive: Concord Originals has partnered with Outfest Fusion to launch a one-of-a-kind short film financing and IP licensing initiative, in support of up-and-coming Lgbtqia+ filmmakers of color.

During Outfest Los Angeles in July, eligible filmmakers will pitch original short films incorporating one of three Concord-licensed songs to Outfest’s Artistic Director Faridah Gbadamosi, Concord Originals’ Director of Development and Production, Charles Hopkins, and a special guest judge yet to be announced. The winning filmmakers will be announced at the conclusion of the festival and will produce their short films with the support of Concord Originals and Outfest, ahead of being showcased at Outfest Fusion in 2023.

Concord Originals will provide financing of up to 25,000 per short film. The songs to be featured in them are “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” by Sylvester (co-written by James Wirrick), “Tres Días De Carnaval,” by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,
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Producer Lucinda Bruce takes on US indie market with Niki Byrne’s ‘Evan Wood’

Producer Lucinda Bruce takes on US indie market with Niki Byrne’s ‘Evan Wood’
What it means to return home has proven to be a central theme for producer Lucinda Bruce across the past year and a half.

Not only is she involved in Niki Byrne’s US homecoming drama Evan Wood but Covid-19 has brought her back to her native state of Victoria for an extended period.

As someone who spent more than three years living in Vancouver and regularly divides her time between LA and Australia, Bruce told If she felt “very lucky” to be able to reunite with her family in the rural town Ross Creek prior to the pandemic taking hold.

“I got home just before everything got really crazy and have been here ever since, which has been really nice,” she said.

“Being able to be with my parents during the pandemic was awesome because I knew not everyone was able to.”

The importance of family is at the heart of Evan Wood,
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Screen Australia invests $800,000 in five online projects

‘Phi and Me’.

Screen Australia has provided almost $800,000 in production funding for five online projects, featuring talent such as Mark Grentell, Enzo Tedeschi, Rosie Lourde, Kristy Best, Geraldine Hickey and Diana Nguyen.

Online investment manager Lee Naimo said: “I’m excited to support such a wide range of original ideas in this slate, including Cloudy River presenting a contemporary perspective on relationships and Lgbtqi+ experiences, and Deadhouse Dark breaking the mould with a series of online horror films.”

“We have been impressed by the quality of the applications coming through and have started to see teams coming with fully formed pilots and very clear plans for producing and marketing their work. Creators are becoming very aware of their audience, with some teams leveraging their existing online fanbases or transferring audiences from live acts to screen projects. This innovation is evident in finance plans too, where we are seeing much more
See full article at IF.com.au »

Aliens’ “Frost” joins the cast of ‘The Shinjuku Five’

A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that Aussie actor Roger Ward had joined the cast of the film and now we can exclusively share the next piece of casting for the eagerly awaited new movie from Black Forest Films & Lady of the Light Productions – who have partnered up to make the ambitious feature currently in pre-production.

As if mining the talents of one genre star wasn’t enough, the production team have announced that Ricco Ross – who played Frost in Aliens, as well as appearing in Death Wish 3 and Wishmaster (though I’ll always remember him as Kassim in the Highlander TV show, as well as his appearances in a bunch of 90s Dtv action movies like Project: Shadowchaser and Timelock) – has joined the cast of The Shinjuku Five; and is set to play Ronny, a sleazy Shinjuku night club owner.

Says producer Lucinda Bruce:
See full article at Nerdly »

Debut feature 'Choir Girl' to shoot in Melbourne in early April

Indie feature Choir Girl is set to go into production in early April on location around Melbourne..

The film marks the debut of writer-director Michael Wormald, a former editor who directed shorts.The Death and Life of John Vaughan in 2008 and Legacy in 2014.

Choir Girl is a drama set in the 90s about a lonely photographer, Eugene, who becomes obsessed with a fifteen year-old girl who is trapped in the illegal sex trade.

The film, to be shot entirely in black-and-white, is produced by Ivan Malekin of Nexus Production Group and Lucinda Bruce. Daniela Ercoli is the associate producer.

Cast includes Roger Ward (Mad Max), Peter Flaherty (The Leftovers), Krista Vendy (Neighbours), Andy McPhee (Ali.s Wedding), Kym Valentine (Neighbours) and Vca grad Sarah Timm.

Budget is around half a million, with shooting to take place over 24 days, including a stint at Docklands Studios.

Bridget Borgobello is the casting director
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