"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 5

"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 5

We're back with part five of our "Fun Etc" miniseries. We pick up two months from Sophie's first day of principle photography, to find out what's been happening since our last episode. We chat about how she's gone in her second block of shooting, what kind of toll the film has been taking on the rest of her life, and what she sees as the future of this project.

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"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 4

"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 4

Welcome to part three of our "Fun Etc" miniseries. Chris stopped by to chat with writer/director Sophie Townsend at the end of her 10th day of shooting, which marked the end of the first block of production. Initially, Sophie was hoping to shoot the entire film in these 10 days, but is now planning an additional 5 days to get the rest of the film in the can.

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"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 3

"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 3

Welcome to part three of our "Fun Etc" miniseries. Chris stopped by to chat with writer/director Sophie Townsend on their day off on Saturday the 12th of September, after four days of shooting. They discussed what challenges the cast & crew have faced so far, including how to deal with things like kissing, sex, & nudity in a film. 

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"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 2

"Fun Etc" Miniseries - Part 2

Welcome to part two of our "Fun Etc" miniseries. Chris stopped by set on their first day of shooting to chat with writer/director Sophie, DP Nathan Barillaro, and AD Jenni Townsend. They went over the challenges they’ve faced so far, the film’s visual style, their approach to coverage & improvisation, and lots more. 

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#5 - Tom Swinburn (Director/Cinematographer)

#5 - Tom Swinburn (Director/Cinematographer)

This week we chat with Melbourne-based director & cinematographer Tom Swinburne from Amalume Films. So far, Tom has shot four microbudget feature films. These include Metaffliction (which you can watch for free online here), and Pretty Good Friends (which is due for a limited theatrical release very shortly). The fourth feature is set to be his directorial debut, and as of the time of the recording he was just about to head over to Indonesia to shoot it. We talk with Tom about deadlines, risk-taking, and the ins & outs of shooting a mumblecore-inspired feature with only one or two crew members.

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