Kasey Is Missing a community engagement project I worked on in association with ICE (Information & Cultural Exchange) a happening organisation that funds, supports and connects various emerging and professional artists from a spectrum of disciplines. Situated in the heart of Parramatta.
This 5 part web series is the result of several years of collaboration with Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services (NCNS). From story development to performance workshops to several weeks of shooting and hours of editing, this process allowed us to collect local stories over several years and developed them with the community into a narrative.
While it is fiction, the story and performances align themselves closely to the truth. The performer’s are not acting, they are being. Very little dialogue was written and this keeps the verbal exchanges honest and more authentic. The result is a beautiful observational piece exploring the joys and pains of being young.
And heres a review from Margaret Pomeranz movie review show Screen….
READY FOR THIS completed filming this week. It’s the latest from Blackfella Films (Redfern Now) & Werner Film Productions (Dance Academy).
Set in inner city Sydney, it follows five Indigenous teens who have come to the city to explore their dreams.
I had the great privilege of working on Ready For This as Dramaturg. I got to work with the ensemble of young actors for a 4 week intensive prior to the shoot with continued rehearsals throughout.
Directors: Daina Reid, Adrian Wills and Tony Krawits.
Will be aired on ABC3 later this year.
‘Nadia Townsend as Dr. Charlotte Wallace gives a stand out performance that gets funnier as she moves through her word association analysis of the world around her. She benefits enormously from the best written lines of the show, and takes full advantage of the opportunity Durang has given her’ – Lisa Thatcher
By Don Groves – IF Magazine
Grant Cartwright, Nadia Townsend, Stephen Carracher and Rosie Lourde head the ensemble cast in Restoration, a 3-part,
Cartwright (whose credits include MTC’s The Crucible and web series Death Star PR) will play Oliver Klein, who awakes to find his memories restored into a body that is not his own.
Townsend (City Homicide, Knowing) is cast as Emma Laws, a technician who works at Restoration Life Services, the facility which enables people to have their memories downloaded for back-up so when death happens, those memories can uploaded into a new body.
Style me Romy dressed by Flannel
Hermes Christmas Party dressed by Flannel
YEN MAGAZINE issue #48
Lungs filled with water, hearts seized with dread; not long married, too soon dead.
Tuesday – Saturday 8 pm, Saturday Matinees 2 pm, Sundays 7 pm
Written by Daniela Vlaskalic Directed by Paola Unger Cast Rachael Dyson-Macgregor, Zoe Ellerton-Ashley, Eloise Oxer Costume/ Set Design Kat Chan Lighting Design Lisa Mibus Sound Design Chris Wenn
Book tickets from January 10, 2012 online at www.northcotetownhall.com.