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28 April

Metro Screen

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Successful 2014 Breaks & Raw Nerve Funding Recipients

Metro Screen would like to congratulate the successful 2014 Breaks & Raw Nerve Funding recipients. The eleven teams have embarked on the journey of getting their scripts onto the screen in the development hot house before going into production later this year.

Past Breaks films have screened internationally at festivals including Palm Springs Short Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival and locally at The Dendy Awards and Flickerfest among many others.

The 2013 Breaks production, The Woodcutter, directed by Tommy McSweeney and produced by Kieran Cato, screened this month on ABC2's First Date, Worst Date short series and can currently be seen on ABC iview.


The 2014 Breaks Teams are:

Head Light  Director Petrice Graham and Producer Milena Gozzo

How To Get Clean  Director Eden Falk and Producer Alex White

Meat   Director Sunday Emerson Gullifer and Producer Lauren Eisinger

My Grandmother’s Country  Director Lorina Barker and Producer Fran Dobbie

Notes From The Underground  Director Andrew Dalziel and Producer Juhyun Pak

Summer Nights   Director Grégoire Lière and Producer Chloe Lawrence-Hartcher

The Driver Director Tim Russell and Producer Michael Wark

The Widow  Director Katie Found and Producer Katarina Mandic


2014 Raw Nerve Recipients:

Last Bites Director Dane McCusker, Producer Jasper Marlow and Writer Christopher Squadrito

Long Lost Director Kerrinne Jenkins, Producer Nic Douglas and Writer Harry Windsor

The Passenger  Director Alexandra Edmondson and Producer Pauline Findlay.

Industry News



Screen Producers Australia announced that “Australian screen producers have called on the ABC to quarantine expenditure on television drama and children’s television programming, regardless of any funding cuts to the ABC in the upcoming May Federal Budget.”  Read more…..


Entertainment Fellowship 2014

The Inaugural Village Roadshow Entertainment Group/Animal Logic Entertainment Fellowship is open to undergraduate and recent graduate students.  Applications open: March 31 - May 31. The 3 month program includes 3 days a week at Village Roadshow Pictures’ office in Los Angeles and 2 days at Animal Logic’s office in Burbank.


Central West on Screen

Metro Screen recently conducted an intensive 2 week workshop in Dubbo for burgeoning documentary makers. Under the instruction of Andrew Barnes, from Geagle Productions, participants learnt the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking from sound, lighting and camera through to conducting interviews, producing, directing and post-production.


Film Festivals Australia Launch video

With the support of City of Sydney and Screen NSW, the Lord Mayor Clover Moore officially launched the Film Festivals Australia program and online calendar at Paddington Reservoir in Sydney on Thursday 3 April 2014.  Watch the video of the the Film Festivals Australia Launch event.


Screen Producers Australia Briefing Session
Are you a producer looking to change the industry? If you are interested in learning more about the behind the scenes mechanics of our industry and how you can be involved then join us for this important briefing session with Screen Produces Australia. Wednesday 30 April, free entry, book now.

Metro Screen Doco Premiere at Vivid
The Metro Screen Digital Kitchen presents SCREEN 2030: MAKING MY CONTENT PAY, an online documentary exploring the future careers of emerging content makers from some of the industry’s key thinkers. A premiere screening and panel discussion will be held in front of an audience at The Lounge at Vivid Ideas Exchange on Friday 6 June, tickets are limited.



Jobs in Post Production are a growth segment of the screen industry.  Metro Screen offers a skills driven learning pathway to provide you with the core practical knowledge to embark on a career in Post Production. Our two courses, The Post Production Supervisor and Introduction to AVID Editing, will give you both an overview of Post Production and knowledge of the industry standard editing program, AVID. If you want to take your career in this direction we are offering a discounted bundle for these two courses, please email Peter Ireland on for further information.

The Post Production Supervisor    Closing soon!
A film, television show, or any screen content is only ready for audiences when it has completed post production, incorporating the picture edit, visual effects, colour grade and sound work.  Learn how to be the expert guide through the post production path. Course runs from Sat 17 May 9:15am to Sat 31 May 4:15pm.

Introduction to AVID Editing 
Good Editors are in demand, Beyond Productions is currently seeking an experienced Avid edit assistant. AVID Media Composer is the preferred software of many professional editors, especially in television.  Courses run on weekends from Sat 17 May 9:30am to Sun 25 May 4:30pm and again later this year.


Metro Screen digital Post Production facility approved by Screen Australia

With the recent production of the documentary Skimpy by Humming Tree Productions, our upgraded edit suite has become a digital Post Production facility approved by Screen Australia. The post production team spent the last 6 weeks editing the documentary at Metro Screen on the NEW MAC PRO 2014. Boasting a 3.0GHz 8-core processor with 64GB of RAM, a Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each and a 8TB PEGASUS 2 Thunderbolt RAID, it is now lighting fast to edit on Final Cut Pro Studio 2, AVID Media Composer and Adobe CC.



The Seymour Centre has launched New Wave: Sound, as part of Vivid Sydney, including The Adventures of Prince Achmed a cutting-edge work of New Music - fun for everyone!
To WIN one of four double passes to see The Adventures of Prince Achmed on Saturday 7 June at 5pm, email with “Prince Achmed Metroscreen” in the subject line.



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