Congratulations to student Sam Smith for making the Tropfest Top 16 with his short film, Stew. Best of luck for the finals Sam! Sam (far right) with the other 2013 Tropfest Top 16 Finalists.
And speaking of successful short films, TVS Sydney told me they love our latest masterclass film The Pedder File so much they are not only screening it on their Anthology of Interest program, but are premiering it first in the popular Dark Carnival series. TVS programmmer Garfield Barnard called the film… “Excellent, with a real-life twist.” Good work and a job well done to students Paul Millett, Jessica Robbins, Tayla Brown and Lydia Dyhin for their powerful performances.
Georgie won the Best Actress award and her, Zoe and Elana’s film The Final Project picked up several other awards on the night, including Best Sound; while Serae and Olivia’s original and thought provoking film Pause won the award for Best Script.
It was good to see former student Amber Sherlock (nee Higlett) featured on the cover of the August edition of Peninsula Livingmagazine. Although Amber graduated as an actor in the mid-90s, she has since forged a successful career as a popular newsreader on the Nine Network.
Tim recorded the four-and-a-half minute scene as the character McEwen with classmate Sam Smith playing the Will Smith part of Nicky. FOCUS, a Warner Brothers production, shoots in Argentina and New Orleans, Louisiana in September and October. Best of luck Tim!
Advanced adult student Sam Smith is currently appearing in the popular play Jilted at the Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville. Due to strong audience demand Jilted in now into its second run at the Sidetrack. A must-see play: Guaranteed to make you “laugh your socks off!”
The Jungle, the third film in director Andrew Traucki’s Three Colours Red trilogy (Blackwater; The Reef; The Jungle) premiered March 8 at Fox Studios. Graduate student Agoes Soedjarwo plays the role of Budi, and the The Jungle was well received at the world premiere. If you enjoyed (or were scared witless) by Andrew’s previous two films, then The Jungle is a must-see!