Archive for November, 2012

As sure a sign of my procrastination as anything, I ventured down to Korumburra last weekend for a location recce for a script that hasn’t been written yet. My excuse is inspiration, but it was not all a waste.

Coal Creek Heritage Village is located on the outskirts of the small town of Korumburra, incidentally near where my Dad grew up. I sadly discovered that the village itself is next to a reasonably busy highway. I’m not sure how much of a problem this noise could cause. The facilities are surprisingly well maintained, given that it is mostly staffed by volunteers. The front end of the park is quite polished and touristy. It gets a bit wild and wooly down the back around the tramway line, but I found these parts to be much more authentic looking.

The most unavoidable problem with the village is probably the era. Most of the buildings and objects were a little modern, many sitting around an early 20th century period. I’m not sure how such anachronisms would affect a film, or how noticeable it would be. I unfortunately do not have the historical knowledge to be a good judge of that.

In addition to the tramway in the park itself, there is a local tourist railway that operates between some of the local towns. I’m not yet sure if this would be an appropriate facility to use, as I couldn’t find much information about it.

Overall, the district itself from first impressions isn’t what I have envisioned. The land seems far too heavily farmed, an I’d like something that looks like it could be sitting on the edge of society. Whilst the village is great, I would probably need to expand to other areas. I’m sure there is probably some beautiful locations in the area. I want something wild about the land, almost a sort of Western style sort of landscape of colonialism and wilderness and the unknown.

Tom McCathie as Frank

Here are a few stills from the 48-Hour Film Project shoot I was a part of a few weeks ago. And what as awesome and exhausting 48 hours it was! With our genre of Black Comedy, along with the character Frank, a magnet, and the line “let me tell you a secret”, this crazy little thing happened!

Saara Lamburg, Tom McCathie and Captain Boots

Gotcha!!

Precious Captain Boots

Saara Lamburg plays Mrs Miranda Von Barrington

Director and Cam Op at work!

The Madman himself!

That blasted cat!

Family Portrait?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you are intrigued enough to see what we got up to! The film, Captain Boots, will be screening along with all the other entries this coming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night at cinema Nova, more info here! You should come and check it out!