We had a bunch of extras shooting a new air force commercial this week. Let’s hope it was as fun as it was portrayed in the movie Top Gun. Somehow I doubt that they let them into the cockpit of a fighter jet. There was no better ad for the airforce when I was a kid than Top Gun. As a sweet reminder of those times, here’s the video clip for Danger Zone featuring parts of the movie.
A new investment of $1.2M from the NSW Government into 19 new film, TV and online productions is expected to generate $32.2M of film expenditure in NSW and up to 2,300 jobs. Of course that’s good news for MCTV talent with many more small and large productions expected to film in and around Sydney.
Feature film Dance Academy The Comeback will be filmed in Sydney with a second film The Living Universe filmed in Parkes. The documentary The Shadowland will be made in northern NSW, Gosford and Newcastle, and another documentary Missing will be substantially filmed in Western Sydney.
Source: Screen NSW
We’ve just started submitting talent for roles in an upcoming thriller with Lou Diamond Phillips called Indigo Lake.
Lou Diamond Phillips is perhaps best known for his work on La Bamba in the eighties and Courage Under Fire in the nineties but his Filmography is pretty impressive. He is currently rehearsing a new production of the King and I with Lisa McCune.
GOLDEN Globe-nominated talent Lou Diamond Phillips will add his star power to a leading role in an upcoming Australian thriller Indigo Lake.
You may have seen this on the news last night. As well as filming at Fox Studios MCTV Talent have been all over Sydney filming the new film Hacksaw Ridge. Richmond, Bringelly, Goulburn to name a few.
Click the link below to see how well they transformed the town.
9NEWS captured Gibson on location of his new war film, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, which stars a contingent of Australian actors including Ryan Corr and Firass Dirani.
When Gerard Butler came to Sydney’s Fox Studios to film Gods of Egypt with Aussie actors Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites, over 150 MCTV actors and extras joined them. Whenever a large production films in Sydney, MCTV Talent work alongside the big stars. For this movie, many of our talent either were from an Egyptian background or were lucky enough to look like they were from Egyptian heritage.
It’s sometimes a long wait between filming and production, and this is no exception. MCTV talent were working on this movie early to mid 2014 and yet God’s of Egypt won’t hit our screens until February 25 2016. I bet it will be worth the wait.
The first trailer for Alex Proyas’ fantasy action movie Gods of Egypt has arrived.
Source: Gods of Egypt trailer drops
It might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it is interesting to see how many productions have been filming in Bankstown lately (see the source below).
MCTV talent have been working most recently on the new series of Janet King, but were also featured in Mad Max and the new Peter Brock telemovie.
The truth is, there’s a Film and TV production boom across the whole of Sydney and Bankstown might be getting a little more than their fair share.
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FROM The Bachelorette to the latest Mad Max movie to an upcoming biopic on motor racing legend Peter Brock — Bankstown is becoming the Hollywood of Sydney.
They were shooting a new Lipton commercial last weekend and MCTV Talent worked on the production.
If you haven’t seen the recent ad released in October, it’s worth a quick peek.
We’ve all been waiting patiently to find out where in Australia the new Alien movie would be filming and we’re so excited to say that it is now confirmed to be filming in Sydney.
Pre-production starts before Christmas with filming to start in April. That means castings for this new production will be starting soon.
If you want to have a chance of being picked for this awesome production, you will need to be on the MCTV books before the castings start.
Looking through the books we seem a little short on aliens right now. So, if you are from another planet and are confident in front of the camera, you should get in touch with us soon.
Michael Fassbender, who played David in Prometheus, will return in Alien: Covenant.
MCTV Actors and Extras were on set shooting a new KFC Commercial last week.
KFC have been doing a series of videos online with a theme of keeping it real. You can see many of the drive through customers had trouble keeping it real when they were served by Joel Madden in this clip.
The boys (and girl now) in the chaser team have a lot of fun. So when they ask MCTV talent to be part of the fun, they jump at the chance.
Our Extras and Actors have been involved with all of the recent Chaser productions doing skits and reenactments for The Checkout and similar work now for the Chaser’s Media Circus.
The Chaser’s Media Circus the game show about the news game hosted by Craig Reucassel with Fake Fact Checker Chas Licciardello returns to ABC on Thursday 10 September at 8pm.