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Viv and Kirsty are pleased to officially welcome Ella Macintyre to the Epic Films team.
Ella graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) in 2011, where she gained experience working in a number of crew roles on short films and features.
Having worked closely with us on the Wastelander Panda release, as well as producing our short film, Mrs. Peterson’s Birthday, Ella will now continue to work across our slate of projects and help us expand Epic Films into the future.
Ella can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Our Pozible funding campaign ended earlier today, with a final total of $25,225 given by 353 amazing supporters.
We can’t thank you enough! Not only did we reach our goal, but exceeded it by over $5000, with over $1000 donated in the last hour of the campaign alone.
We’re so excited that people want to see Wastelander Panda made, and we can’t wait to create the new episodes later in the year and show you more of the Wasteland and the characters within it.
Your support means that we will now be making three five-minute web episodes of Wastelander Panda to be released online. We’ll also be creating a production blog so that you can follow the entire production process at http://www.wastelanderpanda.com.
Stay tuned for updates as we contact you for t-shirt and hoodie sizing and begin to distribute supporter rewards.
To view the finished campaign page, go to: http://wastelanderpanda.pozible.com
We’re so excited and grateful to have come this far, and can’t wait to continue the journey with you all! Thanks again!
If you read The Advertiser this morning, you may have seen the article in Adelaide Confidential about our PANDATHON today.
For 24 hours from midnight to midnight, the whole Wastelander Panda crew will be staying awake to promote our Pozible crowdfunding project at http://wastelanderpanda.pozible.com
We’re trying to raise $20,000 to make three more episodes of Wastelander Panda. So far we’ve created a 3 minute prologue, which has had over 150,000 views since it was released online earlier this year.
This is our tally so far:
If you want to be part of the Pandathon, there are several ways to get involved:
- Donate at http://wastelanderpanda.pozible.com and spread the word to everyone you can think of.
- Follow our updates on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmsAUS
- Keep an eye on our @epicfilmsAUS Twitter account and help us promote Wastelander Panda using the hashtag #pandathon
There will be LOTS of photo & video content, as well as prize giveaways throughout the day.
We’ll also be doing live Q&A sessions, and Arcayus the panda will be making public appearances around Adelaide, so stay tuned!
All info will be on our Facebook page, which is the best way to stay in touch. http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmsAUS
What an awesome couple of days it’s been! Around midday yesterday, we were uploading our Wastelander Panda prologue to Vimeo, hoping that some of our family and friends would enjoy it and pass it on. Fast-forward to 24 hours later, and we had more than 10,000 views.
If you haven’t seen the prologue yet, you can watch it here:
The view count is now at 14,000 on Vimeo, and growing. It’s been so much fun to watch this spread online, and especially to read all of the feedback we’re getting from around the world.
Here’s a few of the highlights so far:
- Front page of io9.com
- Front page of neatorama.com
- Front page of buzzfeed.com
- Video of the day on geekinvaders.com
- Front page and a full article on French blog geekxploitation.com
- Front page on Greek blog mediagate.gr
- Front page on German blog kraftfuttermischwerk.de
- Twitter message from @eddiewhitejr: “@epicfilmsAUS, sent ur pilot to Head Of Features at JimHensonCo: “Mesmerizing! So odd and weird, yet you are glued to it. Great panda head.”
Thanks so much to everyone who has been sharing the video and helping it get this many views. Keep spreading the word!
If you want to get in touch, head on over to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmsAUS or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We like to describe the film as “Cowboys and Indians… but with Bollywood Indians.” Written by Chris Kellett and Marcus McKenzie, and directed by Chris, the film is currently in development but will hopefully be shot early in 2012.
Epic Films founder Kirsty Stark won silver at the Australian Cinematographers Society awards last night in the Fictional Drama Shorts category for her work on the s16mm Epic Films production, L’Artiste!.
Kirsty then went on to win the Cliff Ellis Memorial Award to the Active member showing the most potential, also for L’Artiste!
Congratulations to other local SA cinematographers who won awards, including:
- Maxx Corkindale
- Miles Rowland
- Nima Nabili Rad
- Nick Matthews ACS
- Gerald Wiblin
Landscape Scene is nominated in the Best Thriller category, while L’Artiste! is up for Best Australian Short. A full list of nominees is available on the festival website: http://barossafilmfestival.com/the-films/film-awards/
If you’re interested in seeing the films at the festival next weekend, they will be screening at the following times:
- Friday 28th October, 1pm, Cinema 3
- Saturday 29th October, 12 noon, Cinema 1
- Saturday 29th October, 1pm, Rolf Binder Wines Cinema A
- Saturday 29th October, 3pm, Rolf Binder Wines Cinema B
- Thursday 27th October, 1pm, Cinema 1
- Friday 28th October, 1pm, Cinema 1
- Saturday 29th October, 11am, Rolf Binder Wines Cinema A
- Saturday 29th October, 1pm, Rolf Binder Wines Cinema B
Hope to see you there!
Photos from The Beekeeper shoot, September 2011.
The shoot for our third Epic Films short – The Beekeeper – took place over the weekend.
The film, written and directed by Marcus McKenzie, tells the story of a young boy and his grandad discussing the dietary requirements of bees. But does Grandad know more about this insects than he’s letting on?
Thanks to our fantastic actors, Graham Craig (Grandad), Joshua Gutowski (Boy) and Belinda Mackey (Mother), and to all of the crew, for a great weekend. Thanks also to the Edwards family, for letting a group of strangers film on your property all weekend.
The rushes look fantastic, and we can’t wait to get started on the edit.
More photos from the shoot will be online soon, but if you want a sneak peek, like our Epic Films Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmsAUS