This week has been pretty hectic (hence a slightly shorter blog today) and it has highlighted the importance of teamwork and assigning different jobs to different team members and working together towards the overall goal. While Ivan and Daniela were glued to their chairs in the office, filling in forms, filing permits with 3 different councils, speaking with accountants, lawyers, government officials and generally dotting the ‘i’s' and crossing the t’s, Lucinda was off in meetings over at our Post Production Facility, Roar Digital, talking with the Director, Script Supervisor, Photographer, Production Designer and Graphics Designer in order to ensure certain important elements needed for filming would be in place and locking in final changes to the script. Outside of the office and meetings, our Production Designer, Fiona, and our Art Director, Sarah, have been scouring the props stores, tips, auctions, garages, clothing stores and antique stores of Melbourne, Geelong and even Ballarat to secure some of the props and costumes needed. The office is overflowing with people, costumes and props so needless to say, we can’t wait to get into Docklands Studios!
The week has culminated in a great meeting with Film Victoria and though we still have so much work to do, we’re all getting pretty excited with how things are moving along and the progress we’re making in locking in locations, cast and crew and with just 3 weeks left of Pre-Production, we’re feeling pretty solid as a team. We would also like to take a moment to recognise that Wednesday 8th March was International Women’s Day, in recognition of this, we are very proud to be a film crew made up of an equal amount of men and women, especially on a film such as Choir Girl, which in itself and amongst other things, is an exploration of misogynism.
Blog written by Lucinda Bruce & Daniela Ercoli