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MICHELLE’S STORY WINS AUDIENCE AWARD AT ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL

Meryl Tankard’s MICHELLE’S STORY, produced by Kate Croser, has won the audience award for Best Short at the Adelaide Film Festival. These awards are the people’s choice awards, and the winners reflect the most popular films seen at the Festival, which ran October 15-25 across Adelaide.

MICHELLE’S STORY was partlyf unded by the Festival’s Investment Fund, is an uplifting look at the life of Adelaide-based dancerMichelle Ryan, who was one of Australia’s leading artists, dancing under choreographer Meryl Tankard at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until her dancing came to an abrupt end after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body she loses her career, mobility and marriage. This story offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

For more info visit http://adelaidefilmfestival.org/news/media-releases/2015-audience-award-winners-announced

29 October 2015

HEDONE NOMINATED FOR 2 SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS

Hedone Productions has been nominated for two Screen Producers Awards in the following categories:

– Feature Film Production for THE INFINITE MAN

– Comedy Television Production (nominated with Dinosaur) for DANGER 5

The awards take place at Crown palladium, Melbourne on 19 November during the Screen Forever Conference.

For more info click here.

7 October 2015

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY STARTS ON BOYS IN THE TREES

 

Locations across suburban Adelaide will be used as the backdrop for Boys in the Trees, a new feature film being shot over the next five weeks from Monday (September 28th).

Filming starts in St Peters before heading to Port Adelaide, Unley Park, North Adelaide, Semaphore, Urrbrae, Brownhill Creek and Mitcham.

Funded by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Boys in the Trees tells the story of two estranged childhood friends who reunite on Halloween 1997 and embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

Boys in the Trees is Director and Writer Nicholas Verso’s first feature film and follows his success on short films The Last Time I Saw Richard (winner of the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Award for Best Short Film), Flight and Hugo.

The Boys in the Trees is being produced by Melbourne-based Mushroom Pictures whose feature film credits include Chopper (2000), Gettin’ Square (2003) and Macbeth (2006) and co-produced by the principals of SA-based Hedone Productions.

Hedone, a partnership between Kate Croser and Sandy Cameron, has produced successful projects including SBS comedy series Danger 5 and time travel comedy feature film The Infinite Man.

Boys in the Trees features a talented interstate and South Australian cast including Toby Wallace (Lucky Country, Galore) Gulliver McGrath (Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows), , Justin Holborow and Mitzi Ruhlmann (The Code, Hiding), Tom Russell (Last Ride), Henry Meaney, Jayden Lugg, Patrick Gilbert and Terry Crawford.

South Australian Film Corporation’s (SAFC) Chief Executive Annabelle Sheehan said the SAFC was delighted to be providing production funding and support to Boys in the Trees.

“Boys in the Trees is a great example of how South Australia can benefit from interstate and local co-productions,” said Ms Sheehan.

“It’s one of five feature films supported by SAFC in various stages of production in South Australia and has created work for the 75 local cast and crew.”

Mushroom Pictures’ John Molloy said he was thrilled to be shooting in Adelaide.

“The locations are brilliant and the creative talent is exciting. The SAFC are an innovative agency who back distinctive new talent – their support for our film was critical in bringing it to production,” said Mr Molloy.

Boys in the Trees screenplay won the NewDraft Screenplay Competition at NewFest 2011 in New York.

Hedone’s Sandy Cameron said they were delighted to be partnering with Mushroom Pictures on this exciting new feature film, and along with the incredibly talented young cast and highly skilled crew, were looking forward to help bring to life Nicholas’ distinct vision.

“This will be a film that combines beautiful, dream-like visuals with an entertaining and powerful story of friendship”, said Mr Cameron.

Boys in the Trees is set for a planned release from Halloween, 2016.

28 September 2015

 

 

MATTHEW BATE AND SANDY CAMERON WIN AWGIE AWARD

Matthew Bate and Hedone principal Sandy Cameron have won the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary – Public Broadcast been nominated for as a co- the feature documentary SAM KLEMKE’S TIME MACHINE.

Directed by Matthew Bate, and produced by Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde of Closer Productions, the film had its world premiere at Sundance in January 2015, and has screened at Rotterdam International Film festival and Hot Docs in Toronto. The film will have its Australian premiere at Adelaide Film Festival on October 21st.

For more info visit the official site.

11 September 2015

 

Sandy Cameron nominated for an AWGIE

Hedone principal Sandy Cameron has been nominated for an Australian Writer’s Guild Award for his work as a co-writer on the feature documentary SAM KLEMKE’S TIME MACHINE.

Written and directed by Matthew Bate, and produced by Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde of Closer Productions, the film had its world premiere at Sundance in January 2015, and has screened at Rotterdam International FIlm festival and Hot Docs in Toronto. The film will have its Australian premiere at Adelaide Film Festival in October.

For more info visit the official site.

 

12 August 2015