Hotfrost Productions is currently in Pre-Production for a pilot episode of Town Centre, a brand new, fresh and cheeky Aussie TV comedy. The plan is to launch the pilot in the form of 5×5 minute webisodes as a way of road testing the concept and building an online audience and then take it to the next level to develop a full series.
We have already assembled a fun, determined, energetic team of volunteers with lots of experience and support. We are working on a show that is not only funny and charming but has huge market potential.
We are looking for a Production Manager to start working ASAP. Someone who is organized, loves to solve problems creatively, has experience with small budgets and can bring their own sense of fun and enthusiasm to our project. We already have a production student assistant as a support for this role. This is a voluntary role. You will receive credit and a copy of the show.
Rehearsal week: 2nd April to 5thApril
Pre-Production weeks: 8th April to 19th April
Shoot dates: Mon 22nd April to Sat 27th April (not shooting on Anzac Day).
Read more about the story and style of the show below.
Town Centre is a narrative comedy about the eccentric retailers of Town Centre, a derelict rural shopping mall struggling to compete with local giant Centro Plus. Enter Stanley, a city-bred fugitive on the Witness Protection Program. Finding himself the new manager of Town Center, Stan hosts a myriad of events to attract customers and turn Town Centre around. Swinging between misguided enthusiasm and blatant opposition, the unpredictable retailers frustrate his every move. Maintaining a secret identity, saving the Centre and keeping his misfit shopkeepers happy, proves to be the challenge of a lifetime.
The style of Town Centre is in the same absurd vein as Stupid, Stupid Man, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Arrested Development. It is richly Australian in that it is set in a fictitious NSW country shopping centre with a collection of odd, endearing characters as they wrestle with consumerism, multiculturalism, political incorrectness and ultimately the threat to their local shopping centre and jobs.
Phone: 0411 052228