What: Fringe Film Festival , ‘Storm Surfers 3D, ‘The Big Game’ world premiere, ABC Open films
When: Sunday 8th March, Drinks and Nibbles from 6:30pm
Where: Silver City Cinema
More Details: Contact Jason King 0414 917 793
2015 Broken Hill Fringe Film Festival organizers have secured renowned International Emmy® Award-winning producer Marcus Gillezeau as a special guest In addition to a swag of local content including ABC Open contributed films and the world premiere of local short film ‘The Big Game’. The special screening is scheduled for 8th March at the Silver City Cinema with drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm. Local moviegoers will also get the chance to watch the screening of the AACTA Award-winning 3D surfing documentary, ‘Storm Surfers’ with limited number of free tickets available.
As well as presenting the thrilling documentary and answering Q&A on the night, Mr Gillezeau will present a filmmaking masterclass during the day on Sunday the 8th thanks to a Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grant from Arts NSW and Robinson College. The half-day workshop is aimed at aspiring and more established filmmakers, videographers and documentary-makers and will cover a range of topics including how to develop a project, identifying your audience, sourcing finance, digital distribution, marketing and pitching. Participants also have the chance to submit their own project ideas to be considered will be work-shopped with the aim of developing a plan for getting it funded, made and distributed.
Mr Gillezeau said he was excited about coming to Broken Hill. “I last came out this way when I was thirteen years old. The place made a strong impression on me and I’m looking forward to the chance to get back out to Broken Hill. Storm Surfers is a really fun movie and to be able to show it in 3D in the outback is a real thrill and I’m sure the audience won’t be disappointed.”
He ‘s also well known in Australian Film industry for his work with new technologies and expanding the reach of films through digital channels.
“There have never been more opportunities to have your work screened than in today’s digital landscape and its now possible to make quality content and have it distributed regardless of where you are geographically located. I ‘m really keen to assist the local filmmaking community make the most of all those exciting opportunities to showcase Broken Hill to the world,” he said.
Film Festival organiser, local filmmaker, Jason King said he was looking forward to the festival. “It’s a real treat to get someone of Marcus’ calibre to come to Broken Hill to share his skills and experience. It’s great to see more and more people producing local films and getting involved and I urge anyone with a serious interest in any aspect of filmmaking or digital media production to come along to this workshop in March”.
“Thanks must go to the Fringe organising committee for doing such a fantastic job getting everything together, as well as Arts NSW for the funding, Robinson College for donating the workshop venue and John Wren for facilitating the use of the cinema’.
To register for the workshop visit www.amuzemedia.com/workshop or contact Jason King on 0414 917 793.
Free tickets to the screening on Sunday night are available from the Silver City Cinema, Bells Milk Bar and Robinson College on a first served basis.
About Storm Surfers 3D:
STORM SURFERS 3D is an epic, character-driven adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.
About The Big Game:
The big Game is the first short film written and directed by Broken Hill filmmaker Jason King. featuring an all-local cast and crew including post production and original music score, the film follows the unfortunate Friday-night antics of retired farmer, Smithy. He gets more than he bargains for when a series of unfortunate incidents threaten to prevent him from watching the biggest football game of the season.