WORLD-CLASS OP­POR­TU­NITY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

FILM TWO pals, in­clud­ing a Perth man, have taken Juras­sic Park fan fic­tion to another level, liv­ing out an ex­pe­ri­ence you could hardly dream up in a Hol­ly­wood script.

In 2014 Ti­mothy Glover and UK-based friend Jack Ewins had an idea for a web­site based on a ru­moured char­ac­ter set to fea­ture in Juras­sic World.

The web­site would fill in the gaps be­tween the ad­ven­tures of film three and the latest film re­leased ear­lier this month.

The pair’s aim was to en­cour­age other fans of the Juras­sic Park fran­chise to con­trib­ute, but it was not long be­fore the big play­ers came call­ing.

In April 2014, Mr Glover woke to 20 fran­tic mes­sages from Mr Ewins and a mes­sage from Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures.

Uni­ver­sal loved what the pair had done and was ask­ing them to build the of­fi­cial web­site.

Mr Glover, who un­til re­cently lived in Au­bin Grove, said the pair would spend hours each day trawl­ing through the en­tire Juras­sic in-world uni­verse – movies, games, books and mem­o­ra­bilia – look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion for fresh con­tent and to make sure they were not cov­er­ing old ground.

In Septem­ber 2014 the friends were flown out to Los An­ge­les to meet the film’s mar­ket­ing team and di­rec­tor Colin Trevor­row.

The trip of­fered them the chance to see early screen plays, film stills, videos, web­sites, and pro­mo­tional ma­te­rial.

From there the real work be­gan, with the pair fly­ing home to con­tinue to cre­ate as the film’s re­lease date ap­proached.

Juras­sic World has gone on to earn more than a $1 bil­lion.

Whether or not their web­site had any­thing to do with the film’s suc­cess – Mas­rani Global has gener- ated more than 2.5 mil­lion page views – Mr Glover said he was grate­ful to be part of a film se­ries he had loved since the first in­stal­ment in 1993.

“It’s im­por­tant for me each day to keep a level head about this won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

“Colin and Uni­ver­sal didn’t have to in­vite us onto this pro­ject, but they did. They’ve lit­er­ally changed my life.”

Pic­ture: Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures

Jack Ewins and Ti­mothy Glover at the Juras­sicWorld pre­miere.

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