This series is the biggest budget ($20M ) production by Stan yet. Almost 200 people from MCTV have already been on set for this production and we are still submitting more people each week. The Commons is a character-driven thriller which plays out at the intersection of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology. Part mystery, part relationship drama, it puts a very human face on what’s coming down the road and the heroism that lies inside us all when our backs are against the wall. The series stars Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).
Charlotte Best is playing Aria Wolf, who is trapped and kidnapped in the elevator of a super high-rise building at the mercy of tormentors in the Russian Intelligence Agency. Shooting started last week on this action thriller which is set in Shangai but shot here in Sydney under writer/ director Antaine Furlong. For more information see IF Magazine.
Eighty two of our MCTV kids were lucky enough to be part of The Unlisted which shot earlier this year in Sydney. Now the trailer has dropped and you can see the Orwellian nightmare that the main character has found himself in. This series has also been picked up by Netflix for international distribution so let’s hope it gets renewed. For now, if you are one of the lucky eighty two there’s a chance to spot yourself in the trailer and on iView from September 15.
Written and directed by Josh Lawson (House of Lies, The Little Death), this romantic comedy follows Teddy (Spall), who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. Lawson was writer/director and starred in The Eleven O’Clock too which was nominated for best short film at the Academy Awards in 2018. The full short movie of The Eleven O’Clock is included below for your pleasure. For more infor about Long Short Story, there’s a nice writeup in Variety.
Staying up late workin’ is more like it, with a long shoot that started mid afternoon and went into the wee hours of the morning. About 20 people in total were selected from MCTV to be part of a new campaign. Those long shoots paying pretty well and always with the chance of an upgrade to featured too.
The streets of Sydney were transformed into a postcard from San Francisco for the filming of another scene of The Invisible Man. There was a huge group of lucky MCTV background extras lucky enough to be included in Saturday’s shoot. Brenden Wood from channel 7 captured some of what was going on and shared it on his twitter feed. There’s even a short video showing everyone lining up and waiting for them to call “Action”.
— Brenden Wood (@BrendenWood) August 17, 2019
I love the beginning of this trailer (below) when he is talking to the police. Only Ray could pull off a line like that when talking to the police.
164 MCTV people were involved with shooting Mr Inbetween Season 2. It looks like season 2 is going to be just as good as season 1 was (Yay!).
Penguin Bloom has started shooting here in Sydney. Naomi Wattts and Andrew Lincoln were spotted in Avalon enjoying an afternoon of Jazz as reported by the Daily Mail. A large group of people from MCTV also had an opportunity to attend a go-see for the new movie and they all have their fingers crossed they will land a role.
Babyteeth filmed earlier this year and MCTV only had a handful of people involved in production but it’s a touching story and it certainly seems like one to keep an eye out for. It’s about a family with a seriously ill daughter who falls in love with a drug dealer. To be selected to compete in the Venice film festival is a high honour and we are so happy that this film is receiving such accolades. More info at IF Magazine.
Currently in pre production, Fallout is a six-part drama inspired by the 1950s British nuclear testing that took place in outback South Australia. Written and directed by Peter Duncan (Rake), the project has attracted a strong cast including Ewen Leslie, Jessica de Gouw, James Cromwell, Ningali Lawford Wolf and Shaka Cook. More info IF Magazine.