Seeking Talented Crew For Australian Espionage Thriller

By May 11, 2015 Jobs

Tradecraft is an espionage thriller feature film about two female ASIO spies—an idealistic analyst and a jaded operative—who cooperate to stop a terrorist attack. Think of Crimson Tide meets The Bourne Identity.

We’re seeking the following crew members:

Producer
Cinematographer
Production Designer
1st AD
Continuity
Sound Recordist
Sound Designer
Line Producer
Costume / Make-up
Stills
Stunts
Production Manager
Production Assistants
Runners

To give you a snap shot of the film we are going to make, award-winning writer/director Ben Phelps and writer/editor Gabe Dowrick created this two-minute sizzle reel: http://www.benphelps.com/tradecraft/

SHOOT DATES:

The shoot is divided into main unit and second unit: June/July 2015 and Nov/Dec 2015. More details available upon request. The first half of the shoot is scheduled for Sat 20 June–Sun 19 July 2015.

BUDGET & LOCATION:

We recently financed our film with private investors and we’ve been granted incredible sponsorship, including equipment (ie Arri Alexa), studio rental, studio lighting and post-production facilities at the former AFTRS studios in North Ryde. So we’re now in pre-production, scheduled to shoot in 7 weeks.

It will be an ambitious shoot on a microbudget. We’re driven by a passion to collaborate on a political Espionage Thriller that’s led by active female characters, the type of story that’s rarely (ever?) produced in Australia. To do that, we want to work with a combination of emerging talent and experienced cast/crew who share our enthusiasm. Some roles will be award rates, some roles will be deferrals and some roles will be unpaid internships.

FILMMAKERS’ BACKGROUNDS:

You can read/watch our previous films, check out our festival success, and find out more about us at our websites: http://www.benphelps.com and http://www.gabrieldowrick.com

CONTACT:

If you’re interested, please contact writer/director Ben Phelps:

m. 0413 131 788
e. mail@benphelps.com