Check out the trailer here for HBO series ‘True Detective’, set to air in 2014. The series follows two detectives played by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, as they hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana, a 17-year case that takes both a professional and personal toll on both men.
The series has been shot by cinematographer Adam Arkapaw and while this is only a teaser, it certainly looks stunning. Adam was recently DOP on miniseries Top of the Lake and has shot features Snowtown, Animal Kingdom and Lore, recently winning the Gold ACS Award for the film.
The dark, comic thriller Moving Parts is coming to NIDA’s Parade Playhouse at the end of July. The play stars Colin Friels as the owner of a jewelry store who’s transaction with a customer, played by Josh McConville, leads to a greater examination by both men of the world around them. The play is written by ad man David Nobay and directed by award-winning music videos director Steve Rogers, with an incredible team behind the scenes also courting a lot of attention. Cameron’s own Russell Boyd is lighting designer, having won an Oscar for his cinematography on Peter Weir’s Master and Commander and Margot Wilson is costume designer, having worked on films that include John Hillcoat’s Lawless, Terrence Malick’s The Think Red Line and Ray Lawrence’s Lantana.
This is certainly a play not to be missed, especially with such an incredible team both on and off the stage. Running July 25-August 10, tickets are available here.
‘Moving Parts’ design team pictured above , L-R: Russell Boyd, Margot Wilson and production designer Steven Jones-Evans
Cameron’s is thrilled to announce that screenwriter Kris Mrksa has joined the agency. Kris is best known for his work on ABC’s The Slap and Channel Nine’s The Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away, The Golden Mile and A Tale Of Two Cities. Recently Kris wrote for ABC’s Janet King and Devil’s Dust. Kris also co-wrote the TV1 telemovie The King which was nominated for a 2008 AWGIE.
Cameron’s is thrilled to announced that Jeremy Sims has joined the agency as a writer/director. Jeremy is a popular and well-known figure in Australian artistic life, working as an actor, director and producer across theatre, film and television.
In 2006, Jeremy produced and directed the feature Last Train to Freo, the film receiving 3 AFI Award Nominations and 5 FCCA Award Nominations.
His second feature Beneath Hill 60 in 2010 was nominated for 12 AFI Awards, 5 IF Awards and 8 FCCA Awards, including Best Director and Best Film across all three award ceremonies. Jeremy received an ADG Award nomination and was awarded the Alfred P Sloan Feature prize for Beneath Hill 60 at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Jeremy has directed theatre for many of Australia’s leading companies, including The Shape of Things and The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness for the STC and many more through his company Pork Chop Productions, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hamlet at Belvoir St, and The Return at Griffin Theatre. His production of Last Cab to Darwin for Pork Chop, Black Swan and the Sydney Opera House in 2003, was a smash hit and toured nationally in 2005.
Jeremy is currently in the financing stage on the feature film Last Cab, which he co-wrote with playwright Reg Cribb. He will produce and direct the film for his company Pork Chop Productions. He has a number of other projects in development including a feature and television miniseries.
This Sunday, The Time of Our Lives premieres on ABC1. The series comes from Amanda Higgs and client Judi McCrossin, with Judi also acting as co-producer and principal writer and further client involvement from Blake Ayshford and Kris Mrksa as writers. The 13-part series is set in Melbourne and follows the Tivolli family, siblings navigating their 30s and 40s as they deal with relationships, children, careers and mortgages. The series stars Claudia Karvan, William McInnes, Shane Jacobson and Justine Clarke.
The show’s already receiving great press -
The Guide explains, “McCrossin’s acutely observed, funny and at times wonderfully moving opener sets up the series in fine style.”
Also Michael Idato writes, “Time of Our Lives is first and foremost a family drama, but a profoundly sophisticated one… Creators Amanda Higgs and Judi McCrossin have delivered a worth successor to Australia’s genre of sharp, truthful relationship dramas… A perfect drama for our time.”
You can watch the trailer here and otherwise, don’t forget to tune in on Sunday at 8:30pm or catch up on iView.
Cameron’s are thrilled to announce that actors Jennifer Hagan and Drew Forsythe have joined the agency. Jennifer and Drew are both prolific actors who have worked across theatre, film and television. We welcome them to the agency and look forward to working with them in the future.
Novelist and children’s author Jesse Blackadder has just won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association in the USA, for The Raven’s Heart. The award was presented in New York City and Jesse was there to collect it. We heartily congratulate her on this great, and well-deserved, achievement!
Jesse’s latest novel for adults is Chasing the Light. She has a series of children’s books soon to be published; the first is Stay: The Last Dog in Antarctica. Jesse was a recent guest of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Congratulations to clients that won at the ACS 2013 National Awards for Cinematography held on Saturday 25th May. These include Mike Molloy who was inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame, Simon Ozolins who won an Award of Distinction for Commercials and Adam Arkapaw, winning the Golden Tripod for Lore in the Features Cinema category.
You call read the full list of winners here.
Aaron Blabey has won his second major award in a week, taking home the APA Book Design Award for Best Designed Children’s Cover of the Year, in conjunction with Penguin designer Elissa Webb. This time the award was for his latest book, The Dreadful Fluff (Penguin Books). Earlier in the week Aaron won a NSW Premier’s Award for The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon.
Aaron is one of Australia’s most beloved children’s authors. When he is not working on new books, he is an ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
Visit Aaron’s website at www.aaronblabey.com.
With pilot pick-ups announced last week by the US broadcast networks, it’s great to see two projects with clients attached getting through. There’s Rake, which we announced last week – to read more more about it and check out the trailer, click here. The latest to go out with a trailer is NBC’s Crisis, directed by Phillip Noyce. The drama follows top players in Washington, from CEOs to the President, as they’re pulled into an international conspiracy when their children are taken hostage and used as leverage. It stars Dermot Mulroney, Gillian Anderson and Australia’s Rachel Taylor.
You can view the trailer here.