Screen Producers Australia recently announced the finalists of the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards.
The Awards look for outstanding screen content and to recognise the role producers play in creating for the Australian screen and in developing production businesses. So the production team here at Electric Pictures are really pleased to have our series The War That Changed Us make the finals for the category of Documentary Television Production.
If you are a member of SPA you can vote for the awards – there are many great productions to consider in various categories. The awards night is at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne, on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 as part of the 29th SCREEN FOREVER Conference.
And as promised in an earlier post, we reveal the scene for the Gallipoli landing in The War That Changed Us was shot in Perth at Woodman Point Recreation Camp in Munster. Other Gallipoli scenes were shot at Spearwood Hill, and trench scenes at Haynes Dump. The Cottesloe Civic Centre was a double for Paris when visited by soldier on leave, Archie Barwick, and is also where we shot the Industrial Workers of the World rallies.
The still above was shot at Haynes Dump in Perth. If you look closely (4th person in from the left) you can see Myles Pollard, who plays the soldier Archie Barwick, has a camera strapped to his torso as he runs across the terrain during a charging scene.