New web series fosters local film talent
PODCASTS and web series are gaining popularity around the globe, now Dubbo Filmmakers Inc is leading the charge to create a web series made by local people, all aimed at building skill sets in the area as well as making the end product itself.
“To The End Of The Earth” (TTEOTE) is a six-part web series and a large collaboration of filmmakers and creatives from Dubbo and the Central West.
According to producer Kellie Jennar, the storyline is about a middle-aged woman, Joan, who after being raised in an orphanage has created a family of her own with a collection of foster children.
“Joan declares out of the blue she is going on her first overseas trip, despite financial struggles, with her loving and loyal husband, but will be leaving behind her foster children,” Ms Jennar told Dubbo Photo News.
“Joan and her husband John are very secretive about their destination – where are they going, what is the secret that Joan has been keeping, and will it tear her family apart?
“Each episode, we learn more about Joan, her husband and each of her four foster children.
“This is a story about family, secrets and the bond that keeps people together,” she said.
Everyone working on the production is a volunteer, donating their time and services, but it still costs a lot of money to create a web series. You can support the web series, with great perks available.
More than 30 people were involved in the filming of the first episode, some travelling from Rylstone, Parkes, Mudgee, Orange and Wellington to be involved.
Ms Jennar said that commitment proves Dubbo is fast becoming known as the film production capital of the central west.
Peter Aland created the series concept, which was further developed in a writers’ room with a team of five other writers.
Episode 1 of TTEOTE will screen at the One Eye Film Festival, Dubbo’s own short film festival, on November 16.
Ms Jennar said the series was made possible by sponsorship from Domino’s Pizza Dubbo and Dubbo Priceline Pharmacy in Macquarie St.
Dubbo Filmmakers Inc. is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation that provides training, networking production and screening opportunities for filmmakers in Dubbo and the Central West.
People of all ages and all experience levels are welcome to join Dubbo Filmmakers Inc.
For more information about Dubbo Filmmakers, go to the website at: www.dubbofilmmakers.com
Cast and crew working on the locally-produced web series “To The End Of The Earth” are pictured during filming earlier this month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED