Title: 'The Contract' – Seeking Production Manager for Unique Pitch Project

Seeking expressions of interest | Outstanding Production Manager

Bring to life ‘The Contract’ – the first project from script incubator ‘A Fistful of Scripts’.

Project possibilities? Take your pick:
Stand-alone project | pitch project to present to commercial networks | web-series in 3 parts | TV series in 6 parts

Either way you’ll get an IMDB credit.

In April 2011, ‘A Fistful of Scripts’ presented ‘The Contract’ as a short play in a cold reading format. At 12 minutes in length, the audience was thoroughly captivated and engaged to the point of insisting the script was better suited to a TV series format.

Amazingly, the talented cast remain fully committed to the project, ready and raring to go (given sufficient notice among other things).

WHO
Production Managers interested in this project are welcome to register interest.

Expertise and success as production manager, 1st or 2nd AD is critical and crucial – ideally you’re gun in people management, admin or a 1st class paperwork ninja. Deadlines and communicating are your specialty. Proofread callsheets at midnight? Must enjoy working in a professional, collaborative manner outside the square & beyond the usual funding models. To secure this gig, ideally you have initiative, are always on the front foot, anticipating tasks & resolving issues with common sense timeliness.

Primarily, I am seeking a DOP to help bring this project to life. I need help accumulating location footage & sound around stations such as Blackburn, Heatherdale and various stations along the Frankston line which are being torn apart, dug up and rebuilt. Initially I need the DOP and soundie on board with their own equipment for at least two days of location filming.

The production manager will take care of cast and crew agreements, logistics and communication. Whether you stay on to shoot the indoor scenes with the cast is up to you.

WHAT
The script is available for review.

In terms of project outcome, the script works equally well as a stand-alone item, a pitch to present for consideration to commercial networks or at the very least a web-series in 3 parts. Take your pick.

Either way you’ll get an IMDB credit.

Being set in the construction industry and particularly around train stations undergoing a rebuild, Melbourne is rife with opportunities to capture construction crews at work in an observational, documentary format.

The purpose being to have footage on hand for titles and end credits. Also to help add context and/or act as ‘fillers’ and/or ‘padding’ to enhance the scripted scenes, overall story, it’s setting and add real-world realism.

Available upon application at our BLOG site, please see stills provided in the Youtube trailers compiled into teasers. These stills aim to provide plenty of guidance as to the tone and style I am seeking to portray overall. Note, while the stills are evocative they lack action.

HOW MUCH?
Paid gig. Remuneration will be discussed with successful applicant(s).

WHY NOT?
It’s ambitious. But – per the details below – much of the groundwork has already been done.

Callumny Films feels now is the ideal time to bring to life ‘The Contract’ as the first project from the incredibly successful, respected and well-received series: ‘A Fistful of Scripts’. The script incubator began mid-2010 running at Theatreworks, St Kilda during the outstanding tenure of General Manager Dan Clarke, who has now moved onto bigger, greener commercial pastures at The Melbourne Arts Centre.

ABOUT THE CONTRACT | short, 12-15 minutes
STM Asia Pacific Constructions is pinning its future to its biggest ever project: ‘Eastern Metropol Train Station’.

The worst storm in 100 years wreaks havoc on the city and its new landmark, causing $60 000 in damages and clean-up costs per week.Friendships fracture. Fingers point. Accusations fly. Alliances shift. Spin and counter-spin.

It’s every man, woman and back-stabbing bastard for themselves.

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