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“WE FILM ANYTHING”                     1
PRESENTS                       A COMEDY SERIES                         WRITTEN BY                        ROB CARLTON      ...
CHANDON PICTURES – The ShowI just want to do something great while I’m alive…Chandon Pictures follows the amusing misadven...
Ep2: BACK TO SCHOOLPremieres Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 22nd November at 10.00pm)Samantha Howarth ...
birth of a new church, “One God”.Guest starring: Angus Sampson (Reverend Bevan) and Andrea Wallis (Gabby).Ep4: CHAMPION CH...
Short Synopsis:Andrew, an old friend, is certain his wife is cheating on him and hires Tom to tail her.Tom announces he ha...
Ep7: WHITE ANTSPremieres Saturday 22nd December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 27th December at 10.00pm)It’s termite-killing ...
Chandon Pictures – The BeginningDirector, writer, producer and actor, Rob Carlton, started developing ChandonPictures over...
Peter Jenetsky, General Manager, Marketing & Content Strategy for Movie NetworkChannels acts as Excutive in Charge of Prod...
thought the scene was and where it would go.The actors had such an incredible response to that because it’s the first time...
Already a tightly knit group by the time Justine was on set, she found that, “it can bea challenge to support other people...
Key CastRob Carlton – Tom ChandonRob Carlton has been a professional actor since he was 14 years old. He is arecognized fa...
Rebecca has appeared in the feature film Son of the Mask as well as Gary Eck’s shortfilm Final Call. She has just finished...
Nick BrennerAs Tom’s side kick Darren describes Nick as “a complex character – the fact that onehalf of him is completely ...
Seattle Film Festivals.Alex also produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary feature , TheLast Game. The fi...
Mulray’s Triple M breakfast radio program, later making a successful leap into stand-up comedy and featuring at many of Sy...
Full Cast and Crew CreditsTom Chandon                  Rob CarltonNick Brenner                 Darren GilshenanLucy Wirth ...
Young Lover #1                        Dominic GruenewaldYoung Lover #2                        Heloise LoveElderly Aunt    ...
Standby/Supervisor                          Neville Kerr Wardrobe Additional                         Natalie Dives Make Up...
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  1. 1. “WE FILM ANYTHING” 1
  2. 2. PRESENTS A COMEDY SERIES WRITTEN BY ROB CARLTON DIRECTED BY ROB CARLTON AND ALEX WEINRESS STARRING ROB CARLTON REBECCA MASEY DARREN GILSHENAN JOSH LAWSONPREMIERES Saturday 10th November at 6:30pm on MOVIE EXTRA Encores Thursdays at 10.00pm 2
  3. 3. CHANDON PICTURES – The ShowI just want to do something great while I’m alive…Chandon Pictures follows the amusing misadventures of Tom Chandon (Rob Carlton)and his hapless video production company, run by a motley crew of two: loyalcameraman Nick (Darren Gileshenan) and pragmatic producer Lucy (Rebecca Massey).Toms portfolio doesnt extend much beyond wedding videos - but hes a dreamer.Shrouded in self-delusion, he manages to twist each clients brief to cater to his owndocumentary-making dreams.Constant reality checks are delivered by his younger, much more successful brotherCarmichael (Josh Lawson), but Tom Chandon just wants to do something great whilehes alive...and all without "selling out to Hollywood".CHANDON PICTURES - Episodic SynopsesEp1: COUSINSPremieres Saturday 10th November at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 15th November at 10.00pm)Tom can’t seem to get away from the usual wedding video - but this isn’t the usualwedding.Sherbert (Kathryn Beck) and David (Ed Kavalee) are in love and have been sincechildhood. There’s only one problem - they’re cousins. Tom struggles to becompassionate about this project, but it could just be his next Bonzo: The Clown ThatKilled A Child - a documentary about “love against all odds – overcoming prejudice.”Of course, the family just wants a nice, proper video – one they can show their friendsand family.The cousins aren’t allowed to be married in the church, so it’s to be a small affair,held at David’s parents’ house, beside the pool, where the happy couple first metwhen they were young. They have found a priest, Reverend Bevan (Angus Sampson)who is willing to perform the service.Despite some awkward moments, the wedding goes ahead without a hitch…well,almost.Short synopsis:Tom can’t seem to get away from the usual wedding video, but this is not the usualwedding. Sherbert (Kathryn Beck) and David (Ed Kavalee) are in love and have beensince childhood, there’s only one problem, they’re cousins. Despite some awkwardmoments, the wedding goes ahead without a hitch…well, almost.Guest starring: Kathryn Beck (Sherbert), Ed Kavalee (David) Tony Llewellyn-Jones(Sherbert’s dad), David Webb (David’s dad), Julie Godfrey (Sherbert’s mum) and MarkBrady (Pauly). 3
  4. 4. Ep2: BACK TO SCHOOLPremieres Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 22nd November at 10.00pm)Samantha Howarth (Justine Clarke) sat in the second row at school, on the left, andTom remembers clearly that he sat just behind her. That was Year 9 - a long timeago…and now here she is in his office, after all these years. Samantha works inadministration at the school, and she needs Tom’s help for Careers Day, where formerstudents who have become successful experts in their field of employment, return tospeak to the kids and inspire them about the work they do. Tom is elated, thinkinghe’s being invited to speak… until Samantha asks him to film the event. For free.Tom’s ego is crushed, but he pushes his way into a deal with Samantha to get theheadmaster, Graham Tucker (Drew Forsythe) to allow him to talk too.Tom isn’t exactly greeted with respect by the students when he walks onto schoolgrounds. A bid to impress them with a juvenile ballgame in the bathroom ends in arandom act of violence, and lands Tom in the headmaster’s office. It seems thatthings haven’t changed much for Tom since leaving school.As the students file into the auditorium, Tom is devastated to discover that thekeynote speaker is a very successful banker, Carmichael (Josh Lawson) ….his youngerand much more successful brother. But Tom is determined not to let Carmichaelsteal all the limelight.Short synopsis:Tom hasn’t seen Samantha since Year 9 and now she’s in his office asking for his help,to film the keynote speaker at Careers Day. Tom is devastated to discover that thekeynote speaker is his younger and more successful brother Carmichael.Guest starring: Justine Clarke (Samantha), Drew Forsythe (Headmaster Graham Tucker).Ep3: BEVAN’S HEAVENPremieres Saturday 24th November at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 29th November at 10.00pm)Tom’s brother, Carmichael, has a potential contract for Chandon Pictures that Tomshouldn’t refuse: filming training videos for his bank. Lucy is thrilled at the thought ofa steady income. And the money will help with the serious termite problem that’sbeen discovered in their house. However Tom has other, much “bigger picture” ideas,such as filming the birth of a new church, “One God” – helmed by the priest from theCousin Love wedding.Rev Bevan (Angus Sampson) is a charming but breakaway priest, a maverick outsidethe traditional church who is hell bent on propagating world peace - or is it reallyworld domination? Touting tolerance for every religion, One God will shun no one - orso Reverend Bevan claims. That is until his most devout follower Gabby (AndreaWallis) makes an unwelcome appearance at his first sermon.Short Synopsis:Tom’s brother, Carmichael, has a steady income offer for Chandon Pictures that Tomshouldn’t refuse – filming training videos for his bank. Tom has other ideas, filming the 4
  5. 5. birth of a new church, “One God”.Guest starring: Angus Sampson (Reverend Bevan) and Andrea Wallis (Gabby).Ep4: CHAMPION CHARLESPremieres Saturday 1st December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 6th December at 10.00pm)Helen (Penne Hackforth-Jones) is a dog-lover in the twilight of her life. ChandonPictures have been hired to film a documentary on her Corgi, Champion Charles WinkMonte Carlo (or Winky for short) and it’s to be a canine tribute to the dog she loves somuch. Tom knows full well this is not going to be his next claim to fame, but themoney’s good and it’s an easy job.However it’s really not that easy getting what they want from interviews with Daphne(Lynne McGimpsey), owner of Daphne’s Dog Grooming Service, and Helen’s daughter,Maggie (Late Mulvany) – and it gets tragically worse when it comes to filming the starof the show, Winky.Meanwhile, Tom has a coffee with Zoe (Nadia Townsend), who worked with him onBonzo: The Clown That Killed a Child. Zoe is now the Associate Producer to EddieConnolly’s Northern Lights, the king of game shows. Eddie has a desire to make a docoand Tom is desperate for an introduction.Short Synopsis:Tom and his crew have been hired to make a canine tribute to Helen’s beloved Corgi,Champion Charles Wink Monte Carlo. Tom has an inspired meeting with, Zoe, theassistant producer to the great game show producer, Eddie Connolly.Guest starring: Penne Hackforth Jones (Helen), Kate Mulvany (Maggie) Nadia Townsend(Zoe) and Lynne McGimpsey (Daphne).Ep5: PRIVATE DICKPremieres Saturday 8th December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 13th December at 10.00pm)Andrew (Michael Denkah) an old friend of Tom’s from school, is certain his wife,Annabelle (Jessica Napier), is cheating on him. Tom sees this as a great opportunity tostep into the role of more than a private investigator - “a documentary will havemore context” - and he sells Andrew on the idea.Meanwhile Carmichael and Lucy keep trying to persuade Tom to work on the bankpitch, but Tom is certain that his idea for a feature documentary, Bevan’s Heaven,will be the next The Passion of the Christ. All he needs is financing.Nick and Tom head off on their first night of detective filming, while Andrew staysbehind with Lucy to…talk.Tom surprises everyone with an announcement that he has the financing for Bevan’sHeaven from a big admirer of Chandon’s work – so they crack open the champagne. 5
  6. 6. Short Synopsis:Andrew, an old friend, is certain his wife is cheating on him and hires Tom to tail her.Tom announces he has found a financial backer.Guest starring: Michael Denkha (Andrew), Jessica Napier (Annabelle), and PenneHackforth -Jones (Helen)Ep6: DEATH WISHPremieres Saturday 15th December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 20th December at 10.00pm)Not everyone is pleased to learn that the financial backer is also sleeping with Tom –could this really be ‘the girlfriend?’John (Graham Blundell) has terminal cancer and hires Chandon Pictures to film his lastwill and testament. It’s the usual straightforward video to his sons – no emotion – juststraight from the will. Tom thinks John can do much better; after all it’s his finalmessage to his sons, so he agrees to a re-shoot.Tom has a meeting with Helen’s (Penne Hackforth-Jones) business manager, Mr.Gilbertson (David Ritchie) to sign the contract and discuss the plan.Short Synopsis:The crew is surprised by the financial backer. John is dying and hires Chandon Picturesto film his last will and testament the only problem it lacks feeling. Tom meetsHelen’s business manger to discuss the plan.Guest starring: Graham Blundell (John), Helen (Penne Hackforth-Jones), David Ritchie (Mr.Gilbertson) 6
  7. 7. Ep7: WHITE ANTSPremieres Saturday 22nd December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 27th December at 10.00pm)It’s termite-killing day and Nick has resigned, conditionally, saying that they have toget the Bank job or he’s out.Tom finally gets his meeting with Eddie Connolly (Peter Phelps), the great game showproducer. Could he be their new backer for Bevan’s Heaven?It’s presentation day at the Bank. As a relieved Lucy finishes her PowerPointpresentation, it’s Tom’s turn - can he and the Chandon video win over the suits?Short synopsis:Nick has resigned, conditionally. Tom gets his meeting with the great game showproducer, Eddie (Peter Phelps). Lucy presents her PowerPoint presentation to thebank, and then it’s Tom’s turn... Can he and the Chandon video win over the suits?Guest starring: Peter Phelps (Eddie), Nadia Townsend (Zoe), Matthew Moore (Jodee)Sophie Gregg (Olivia and Gary Waddell (Dean)Ep: HOLLYWOOD **Series Finale**Premieres Saturday 29th December at 6.30pm / encore Thursday 3rdJanuary at 10.00pm)Reverend Bevan’s front page news – could this be Tom’s big break to seal the dealwith Eddie? After all he has the exclusive footage.Shane (Anthony Simcoe), a standup comic, needs an audition tape to break intoHollywood on Jay Leno. Chandon Pictures agree to film him at open-mike night at theComedy Store. Is Shane any good? Can he make it to Hollywood?Eddie Connolly (Peter Phelps) wants to sign a contract for Bevan’s Heaven. Lucy isanxiously awaiting news from the Bank. Nick is expecting twins. Carmichael needsmoney to re-stump the house.They’re all close to the edge and need these deals - badly.Short Synopsis:Shane a standup comic needs a video to break into Hollywood, Nick is expecting twins,Eddie wants Bevan’s Heaven, the house needs re-stumping and Chandon Pictures is onthe edge.Guest starring: Peter Phelps (Eddie) and Anthony Simcoe (Shane) 7
  8. 8. Chandon Pictures – The BeginningDirector, writer, producer and actor, Rob Carlton, started developing ChandonPictures over 10 years ago. He shot a 48 minute show, which Rob concedes wasn’t verygood, but that inspired the character of Tom Chandon.“He was this madly passionate documentary maker that was so committed to rightingthe wrongs of the world, so committed to creating social justice and a better worldbut was so consumed by rage and jealousy and anger and hope and love that he wasjust all a bag of broken bits,” says Rob.Rob then began developing the idea of this character and the world around thedesperate documentary maker. Over the next three years Rob bought in other keydevelopment writers Russell Smyth and Alex Weinress, who would also be co directoron the project.Alex’s background echoed the world of Tom’s in some ways which created immediateappeal for Alex.He says, “The project was about a documentary film maker who had made onedocumentary and thought he was this great filmmaker but who made wedding videosto survive and that is basically what I was doing at the time! It’s my kind of project,it’s like when I’d seen The Office the first thing I thought of was Rob and that he’dbe the perfect guy to drive a comedy like that”.After initial rejection of the idea from some networks Rob and Alex decided to createa bit of the show for Sony Tropfest, but varying Christmas obligations meant that Robdidn’t have time to write a script, despite them having the crew ready to go, so theydecided to shoot one of Rob’s stand up routines instead, Carmichael and Shane, abouta father raising twins by favouring one over the other. They utilized Alex’s “veritedoc style to capture the story. The films were due on the Thursday; we shot it on theSaturday morning - there was no script but we knew the story” explains Rob.Carmichael and Shane got accepted in to the Top 16, and went on to win best film,and it was at a Tropfest party that Rob met Peter Jenetsky from Movie NetworkChannels.Chandon Pictures – The DealRob didn’t realise at that time that Movie Network Channels was making TV shows,however it had to be a series that fulfilled a certain criteria.Rob explains, “Peter [from Movie Network Channels] said that it’s got to be aboutmovies - and [our show] was a tick-list of everything he needed his show to be about.We had two scripts, a trailer and a budget in a folder at home ready to go, so Ithought, ‘Heavens above, this is unbelievable’. We dropped in the material the nextweek and said, ‘Have a look at this’…” 8
  9. 9. Peter Jenetsky, General Manager, Marketing & Content Strategy for Movie NetworkChannels acts as Excutive in Charge of Production on the project, and credits Rob’scomedic talent and his success with Tropfest in making the development deal afeasible one.“Rob’s performance in his winning Tropfest film Carmichael & Shane gave us aglimpse of the off-kilter comedic style that he now brings to Chandon Pictures.Australian audiences who embraced the politically incorrect humour of Carmichael &Shane will once again laugh, squirm and grow to love the exploits of Tom Chandonand Co.“Both Rob and Alex can thank John Polson and Tropfest for the opportunity to meetand pitch to executives from Movie Network Channels, resulting in finding a suitablehome for Chandon Pictures on our MOVIE EXTRA channel – which is unique in that itsupports edgy, original and exclusive series. Our ongoing relationship with Tropfestand its film and television production arm, the Tropfest Feature Program, is basedaround a shared ambition of unearthing and providing opportunity to emerging localfilm and television writers, producers, actors, directors and technicians. ThroughTropfest Feature Program we were also able to secure the steady and experiencedhand of Ted Robinson, which brought us peace of mind that through his guidance wewould end up with a quality product”.Chandon Pictures – On A RoleArmed with full funding by Movie Network Channels for an 8-part TV series, Rob andAlex were able to begin the casting process. The series is centered around TomChandon helming Chandon Pictures with his trusted and loyal staff, cinematographerNick Brenner (Darren Gilshenan) and producer Lucy Wirth (Rebecca Masey). Theirheadquarters are located at Tom and his clean cut banker brother, Carmichael’s (JoshLaswon) inherited house.Each episode sees Tom and his team faced with a fee paying client, hopefully, whowishes to have a film made for their own purposes. However, Tom’s real ambition is torecapture the success of his first doco feature, “Oh No Bonzo: The Clown That Killed aChild”.Casting the principal actors that make up the team was pivotal to the show, theactor’s had to have a good understanding of the subtleties of playing comedy, aconnection to each other and be comfortable working in a naturalistic documentarystyle show.With Rob in the lead role and as co- director this also meant the actors had to trusteach other as much as Rob and Alex.Alex noted that “Rob created an environment where everyone felt empowered, thatwas the whole structure, no matter whether you were an actor or director. Beforewe’d shoot a scene we’d do rehearsals and everyone would give input on what they 9
  10. 10. thought the scene was and where it would go.The actors had such an incredible response to that because it’s the first time they’vehad that kind of empowerment to say ‘well, I feel the scene should go this way or mycharacter should sit there.’ And it really helped because you got all the ideas on thetable and the best ones won out, there wasn’t any ego in the room.”Rob had worked with Darren previously in a role reversal when Darren had cast Rob inThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and as Darren recalls then, “we forgeda really strong relationship based on a mutual kind of understanding where comedywas at and teaching each other” and Darren had been aware of Chandon since Rob hadstarted developing it. In fact, his character was drawn from something Rob had seenDarren do in a theatre production.Darren remembers, “Rob pulled me aside and said how much he loved it and saidsomething about ‘your character – vital, emotional - I couldn’t believe howcompletely filthy you were being – but you got away with it because there was aninnocence, a naivety’ - all the qualities that ultimately ended up being what thecharacter is in this series.”Rob also knew Rebecca’s work very well but they had never worked togetherpreviously. Rebecca said her involvement was a simple offer. “I was writing a TV series and asked Rob to come and do a bit of collaboration to seeif we could work together. We didn’t end up working together on my project but heasked me to come and we shoot this pilot.”Rob and Alex were delighted in the casting for the main characters. Rob says, “Darrenand Rebecca and Josh all command the utmost respect from us, in there own waythey are truly gifted and instinctive actor’s with a work ethic and a process that hasto be respected and admired so to that end you want those people in but also, whenyou are involved in any kind of creative dynamic, it’s not just a love-fest, you’ve gotto be tough and hard and sharp”.The guest stars for the episodes were equally as important as the main team as eachguest brings with them not only a new story but a also different dynamic. Whilst Robhas a broad contact base of actors it was important to make sure they got the rightlook and a complimentary style to the show. Actors such as Justine Clarke, AngusSampson, Peter Phelps, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Gary Wadell and Jessica Napier allfeature in key guest roles throughout series.As Rob says, “We’ve got great actors doing it, they aren’t caricatures, they’re notcartoons” and he found that each guest created a different atmosphere. “There’s adifferent kind of funny in the room and there’s nothing worse than the same jokeover and over and the same funny.”Justine Clarke found the experience “an exercise in self control”.“Trying not to laugh around Rob Carlton, Rebecca Massey and Darren Gilshenan canbe a real challenge,” she says. 10
  11. 11. Already a tightly knit group by the time Justine was on set, she found that, “it can bea challenge to support other peoples’ work but not in this case, the cast have a veryopen line of communication and clear understanding of how the characters work offand with each other. Thats the vital component of Chandon Pictures both on and offthe screen... teamwork. I dont think the characters would function without eachother, theyre a very co-dependent little bunch.”Chandon Pictures - The Technical BitShot on mini DV the most unique point of filming Chandon Pictures was the visualoptions available to them. As well as the two production cameras, the character ofNick Brenner is also constantly filming, so Rob, Alex and editor Stafford Wales wereable edit in the fly on the wall documentary footage that Darren took during filming.The “NickCam” was an artistically new challenge for Darren. “I was trained up by thecamera department and the camera which is called ‘Nick cam’ will look different.The quality of my camera is where a lot of interviews stayed – when we should havepressed the stop button – when a scene ends Nick’s cam keeps rolling so it will oftencatch when people think they’re not being filmed,” he says.For Alex, having a background as a documentary maker meant that he was focused onthe actors’ performances, but in reality his biggest challenge was: “as a documentarymaker I’d always shot and edited everything later so having to get other people toexecute what your vision is and what you want, is the communication game, gettingwhat you want from other people.”With Rob wearing many hats on this project and Alex as a first time TV series director,keeping the production in line relied significantly on line producer, Lachlan Imrie.Lachlan had put together a budget proposal 9 months previously and was delightedwhen Movie Network Channels came on board. In keeping with Alex and Rob’s creativethinking, Lachlan wanted to fill the key creative spots with “the right people andpersonalities as opposed to the most ‘experienced’.”Lachlan says, “Because of the size of the budget we also needed people to fixsolutions with creative thinking as opposed to a cheque. What was important for mewas that every crew member from the runner up wanted to work on the series not fora pay cheque but because they like they show and wanted to be part of the team.” 11
  12. 12. Key CastRob Carlton – Tom ChandonRob Carlton has been a professional actor since he was 14 years old. He is arecognized face in Australia for both comedy and drama in TV, films and the theatre.Rob’s TV credits include roles in All Saints, Fireflies, McLeod’s Daughters and WaterRats.In 2006 Rob wrote, starred in, co-directed and co-produced the short film, Carmichaeland Shane, which won Sony Tropfest. Rob also starred in the film How Many DoctorsDoes it Take to Change a Lightbulb, which won Best Comedy at the festival. He alsowon Best Actor for his two performances in both films – the first time an actor hasappeared in two finalist’s films.Rob’s play, A-Framed, was first produced by his company in 1998 to critical and boxoffice success and has since been produced in Sydney and Melbourne.Tom ChandonRob describes Tom as: “Professionally, Tom is committed to delivering honesty andtruth through documentary film making. He is earnest, outspoken, and knows what isright. Well, some of the time. Often, he is subject to large feats of self-delusion.Like the ‘success’ he enjoyed with his first documentary film: “Oh No Bozo! Theclown that killed a child.” It’s a success he’d love to taste again, but so far he hasn’tmanaged it. No matter. He’ll make their stories, these people that come to him forhis raw talent, his extraordinary insight, his cinematic skill (we did mention deluded,didn’t we?). He’ll bring something special to their run-of-the-mill projects. He’llbring truth. Or his version of it anyway”Rebecca Massey – Lucy WirthRebecca graduated with an Honours Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts fromAuckland University, New Zealand. She worked for 3 months as a lawyer beforebursting into tears, leaving at lunch and never returning.Since moving to Australia, Rebecca has worked extensively with Company B, mostrecently as Queen Marie in Exit the King starring Geoffrey Rush, and Gertrude in TheUnderpants. Other credits with Company B include: Macbeth, Cloudstreet, The SmallPoppies (Sydney Festival and Dublin Festival productions), The Caucasian Chalk Circle,The Seagull, WASP and The Alchemist.Rebecca’s TV credits include All Saints, Stepfather of the Bride, Small Claims, GrassRoots and Bloodsports. 12
  13. 13. Rebecca has appeared in the feature film Son of the Mask as well as Gary Eck’s shortfilm Final Call. She has just finished filming The Black Balloon, a feature starring ToniCollette and Gemma Ward.Rebecca was nominated for a Helpman Award for her role in Steve Martin’s play TheUnderpants. Rebecca won a Green room Award for Best Female Performer in the roleof Pearl in Stephen Sewell’s play It Just Stopped. Rebecca has recently beennominated for a Helpman Award for Best Supporting Actress in It Just Stopped.Lucy WirthRebecca’s mantra for Lucy is “Make more money. Make any money. Make somemoney. Hold it together.Lucy doesn’t seem too interested in being famous – or going to Hollywood. She’s justinterested in power. Lucy says in the beginning, “These people have come to us withtheir hope and dreams with an image of what they want their life to be” – and that’swhat it’s about. For the clients that come in as well as the Chandon team.”Darren Gilshenan – Nick BrennerGraduating from The National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1988, Darren has madefifteen appearances with Bell Shakespeare, including Measure For Measure, Wars OfThe Roses, The Servant Of Two Masters - for which he received the Helpmann Awardfor Best Male Actor in a Play in 2004, The Comedy Of Errors - for which he received aGreen Room Award nomination, Henry 4, Henry 5, Much Ado About Nothing, TheTaming Of The Shrew, Pericles, Twelfth Night and Macbeth. Darren created themovement design for the players in Bell Shakespeares Hamlet. He has also conductedstudent workshops for Bell Shakespeares Education Programme. Darren was recentlyawarded the Gloria Dawn Gloria Payten Scholarship for 2007 and will be heading toEngland to co-write a one man show based on Shakespeare’s clowns with ChristopherHarris from the Royal Shakespeare Company.Other theatre credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Players andLast Cab To Darwin for Pork Chop Productions; Moby Dick, a Queensland TheatreCompany and Marion Street Theatre co-production; A Midsummer Nights Dream in theBotanical Gardens; Alive At Williamstown Pier for Griffin Theatre Company; TheComplete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) for Spirit Entertainment; and TheVenetian Twins for the 2000 Olympic Arts Festival. Darren was recently seen asCuddlepie in Neil Armfield’s production of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for Company Band the Sydney Festival. He is currently rehearsing Not Like Beckett for NorthernRivers Performing Arts. Later this year he will be seen in Bell Shakespeare’s TheGovernment Inspector alongside William Zappa.Darrens film and television credits include Idiot Box, Dark City, Swinger (winnerCannes Film Festival Jury Prize), Police Rescue, Full Frontal and Dossa and Joe(BBC/Granada). In 2005, he wrote, co-directed and starred in Derrick, which waslaunched on the Comedy Channel. 13
  14. 14. Nick BrennerAs Tom’s side kick Darren describes Nick as “a complex character – the fact that onehalf of him is completely socially incompetent and clumsy but he’s got a massivehead for weird bits of trivia so he’s kind of intelligent, in a sense of what you wouldcall intelligence, that he can harbor information but he has no social way ofprocessing that behavioral pattern. He’s the kind of character that doesn’t think hejust acts intuitively.”Josh Lawson – Carmichael ChandonJosh graduated in 2001 from NIDA then spent a year studying improvising techniques inLos Angeles at the Second City and The Groundlings.Josh had a recurring role in Home and Away as well as guest roles in Blue Heelers andAll Saints. He is one of the most popular guest stars in Thank God Youre Here, iscurrently seen on Sea Patrol, and will soon be seen in the new ABC comedy TheLibrarians.His film credits include the Mick Molloy feature BoyTown as well as short filmsCharmed Robbery and The Mystic Halls of Time. His stage credits include Chicks WillDig You, God, The Devil and theTrue History of Mankind and The 5th at Randwick.Carmichael ChandonJosh describes Carmichael as the “younger, more sensible and more successfulbrother of Tom. He is the voice of reason in the Chandon Pictures Group and cancome across as being a bit controlling. He loves Tom but feels a bit embarrassed ofhim sometimes.”Key CrewRob Carlton - Co DirectorAlex Weinress - Co DirectorAmerican born, director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor, AlexWeinress, is an award winning filmmaker. Alex and good friend Rob Carlton won the1st Prize at the 2006 Tropfest for their short film Carmichael and Shane, the 6 minuteblack comedy about a single father who has a unique approach to raising his two-yearold twin boys . The film has gone on to win the Audience Award at the MelbourneInternational Comedy Festival as well as screenings at the Telluride, Tribeca and 14
  15. 15. Seattle Film Festivals.Alex also produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary feature , TheLast Game. The film premiered at SXSW in 2002, won Best Documentary at theSonoma valley Film Festival and received the Special Jury Award at the 2003 Worlfestin Houston.Bruce Young – DOPBruce has been working in television drama for over fifteen years.He has come to prominence recently over his work as Director of Photography onFoxtels edgy drama, Dangerous.Bruce began his career in the lighting department with the Australian BroadcastingCorporation working on such programs as Brides of Christ and The Leaving ofLiverpool.He quickly moved to camera operating and his credits include Wildside (ABC), Jessica(Ch 10), Water Rats (Ch 9), All Saints (Ch 7), McLeods Daughters (Ch 9) and theAustralian feature film Hating Alison Ashley.As a DOP Bruces credits include, Chandon Pictures (Movie Network Channels),Dangerous (Fox8), and Farscape ( US Series).Heath Watt - Executive ProducerHeath has been involved in the Australian film and television production business forover a decade. He spent a considerable period working as a television and film lawyerand business affairs executive both in private practice and in-house representing bothtelevision broadcasters and independent producers. More recently, Heath has heldsenior executive positions with Australia’s international television network, AustraliaNetwork.Lachlan Imrie – Line ProducerLachlan is an experienced line producer and production manager. He has workedextensively on commercials, corporate films and music videos. He has worked onseveral Bollywood feature films including I Have begun to Like You, Hearts Desire, AJand Tom Yum Goong as well as the Thai martial arts film The Protector.Russell Smyth - Script developmentRussell is a Creative Director at high profile Sydney advertising agency, the CampaignPalace. Strangely enough, he also spent 9 years working as a high school scienceteacher. He developed his comedy writing skills over that time by writing for Doug 15
  16. 16. Mulray’s Triple M breakfast radio program, later making a successful leap into stand-up comedy and featuring at many of Sydney and Melbourne’s major comedy venues.Kirsten Buls – Costume DesignerKirsten Buls has many years of experience in TVCS, television, film and theatre. Havingworked in many areas throughout the costume dept from art finishing and constructionto buying and coordinating this is Kirsten’s first credit as costume designer. Hertelevision experience includes Fireflies, Jessica and Headland. Commercials and stillswere where most of her design and styling work came from until she became ChandonPictures costume designer.Stafford Wales – EditorA graduate of the AFTRS Editing program, Stafford started out as an Assembly Editoron All Saints. After various television editing work, including Pizza for SBS and JTV forthe ABC, and further Assembly Editing on Mcleod’s Daughters and Love My Way, heworked as editor on Channel Ten’s The Surgeon (Dir Matt Saville), and later onMcLeod’s Daughters for the Nine Network (Dir Steve Jodrell).Ted Robinson – Executive ProducerAs a respected Producer / Director, Ted Robinson has been involved in Australiantelevision, film and theatre for over three decades. In recent years he has had severalsatirical comedy series on the ABC (The Glass House) and on free to air commercial TV(Good News Week). He produces The Side Show (ABC) and has a number ofcomedy/drama projects in development through his company, GNWTV.Peter Jenetsky – Executive in Charge of ProductionWith 17 years experience in the media industry Peter has worked with some ofAustralia’s largest media organisations, including senior roles with Austereo and TheSeven Network, and is now GM of Marketing and Content Strategy for Movie NetworkChannels. In this role he is responsible for the marketing of the channel brands as wellas developing new content opportunities for the channels. In recent years he hasexpanded the programming to include both scripted series, observationaldocumentary, and entertainment formats such as the film-making competition,Project Greenlight, and the television adaptation of the live theatre event, Short &Sweet. 16
  17. 17. Full Cast and Crew CreditsTom Chandon Rob CarltonNick Brenner Darren GilshenanLucy Wirth Rebecca MasseyCharmichael Chandon Josh LawsonJingles Cameron BruceHelen Penne Hackforth-JonesEddie Peter PhelpsDavid Ed KavaleeSherbet Kathryn BeckJenny Julie GodfreyDavids Dad David WebbSherbets dad Tony Llewellyn-JonesTiffany Erica LovellDavids Mum Maureen GreenPauly Mark BradyPauly (Driving Dbl) Robert SimperSamantha Justine ClarkeGraham Tucker Drew ForsytheNerd Josh Wincott-McInnesStudent 1 Emma VadasGabby Andrea WallisYoung Guy Ben GerrardYoung Girl Genevieve ClayFamily Dad Steve VellaFamily Mum Amanda CromptonParishioner Emily WeareLebanese Parishioner Johhny NasserDaphne Lynne McGimpseyJodee Matthew MooreMaggie Kate MulvanyBella (Baby)Zoe Nadia TownsendAndrew Michael DenkhaAnnabelle Jessica NapierJohn Graeme BlundellReceptionistGilbertson David RitchieOlivia Sophie GreggGiteau Al FlowerHixon Eliza LoganShane Anthony SimcoeHeckler Sam BowingMC Kent ValentineBrad Charlie GarberRev Bevan Angus SampsonJingles OS Cameron BruceNick OS Darren GilshenanCarmichael OS Josh Lawson 17
  18. 18. Young Lover #1 Dominic GruenewaldYoung Lover #2 Heloise LoveElderly Aunt Betty TougherDean Gary WadellMale Guest Mark MatthewsCrew details Created, Written & Produced by Rob Carlton Co - Directed by Rob Carlton Co – Directed by Alex Weinress Series Developed by Alex Weinress Series Developed by Russell Smyth Line Producer Lachlan Imrie Executive Producer Ted Robinson Executive in Charge of Production Peter Jenetsky EP Movie Network Channels Tony Forrest EP Movie Network Channels Paul Wylie Executive Producer Shadowfax TV Heath Watt Music and Lyrics Cameron Bruce DOP Bruce Young Editor Stafford Wales Costume Designer Kirsten Buls Production Designer Tony Raes Sound Recordist Jeremy Ireland Make Up Designer Angela Hegerty 1st AD John Clabburn (JC) 2nd AD Sascha Marden Production Co-ord Kate Sharpe Prod - Sec / Cast Co-Ord Julie Ashby Additional AD Stephanie Borean Runner Nicholas Hernandez Runner Eleanor Amiradaki Book Keeper Lisa Cobbin Unit John Wheeler Camera Operator Mikey Pozarik Camera Assist Harley Vanvalen Camera Attachment Sarah Hansen Camera Attachment Erin Black Boom Operator Angus Rex Gaffer Kenny Pettigrew Gaffer/ Best Boy Tom Doyle Best Boy Nick Waters Art Director/Standby John Paul (Lon) Lucini Buyer/ Dresser Anthony Miller 18
  19. 19. Standby/Supervisor Neville Kerr Wardrobe Additional Natalie Dives Make Up Assistant Virginia Ferrada Safety Supervisor Robert Simper Catering Robert Jang Casting Joseph Wijangco : I4 Casting Casting Assistant Leon Fryer Post House Tracks Assist Editor Nick Brenner Photographer Simon Cardwell Photographer Mark Rogers Unit Publicity Fiona Nix – Nix Co. Publicity for MOVIE EXTRA Vasinee JordanPublicity Contact:Vasinee JordanNetwork PublicistMovie Network ChannelsPhone: +61 02 9433 1041Mobile: +61 0410 691 161Email: vjordan@movienetwork.com.auWeb: movienetwork.com.auAddress: 6/39 Chandos Street, St Leonards NSW Australia 2065 19

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