New web se­ries fos­ters lo­cal film tal­ent

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By JOHN RYAN

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

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