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Upcoming Projects

The purpose of this page is to identify the upcoming projects of various club members. By doing so, other members and potentially new members can identify project opportunities where they may seek to be involved. Please note: Unless otherwise identified, all of these are collaborative projects and are unpaid.

Together

'With all of the bad things that are happening in the world right now, I think we need a message of togetherness and true unity. I believe that starts with personal reflection and then we can find kindness toward each other.'

Marielle Heller

The idea of 'Together' is to have a series of stories/docos each on it’s own with a theme of creating happiness by sharing time, energy and commitment to another person (or animal, organisation, hobby etc). Like 'YANA' (You are not alone'), the film will be tied together with narration. As John Dunne said “no man is an island’ so the stories created in this project will be about discovering that and realising that it is better together. Another aspect of this is finding yourself and being happy in your own shoes ie 'getting your shit together'. The harmony and comfort of togetherness is perhaps the end point of these films (although it may be shown in a subtle manner). 

 

Format of Films

It is envisaged that the films can be in various formats

  • Fiction

  • Documentary

  • Mockumentary

  • Docustories

 

Length of Films

There is no hard and fast rule to this. Ideally all the films will be roughly 7-20 minutes but something outside of this is fine (even up to a feature length). However the idea of each film is that it can be filmed simply and there is little need for major props, sets or exotic locations. 

 

 

How Many Films

No limit at this stage but if we could get 5-6 together that will be brilliant. Perhaps one good one to start with may be the aim.

 

Mood of Films

The most important aspect of the process is the quality of the script/story. The stories can have difficulties in them ie conflicts to solve (all stories do) but ultimately it should be uplifting ie the idea of 'finding togetherness helps the spirit soar'. A good story above all makes us feel and moves us in some way (hopefully not to leave the theatre). If possible, I would like each of the films to contain elements of humour.

Together Ideas

The sky is the limit. But, just off the top of my head (grey) some themes could be

  • An old couple in their last years of life

  • A lonely man discovering a mens group

  • A woman/man and their dog

  • Finding your sexuality (a gay couple)

  • Someone who never expresses problems confides in someone

  • Finding yourself

  • A pub choir singing together (documentary about the pub choir)

  • A single mum and her son/daughter

  • Discovering your birth mother/father

  • A series of unfortunate events but someone is standing beside you

  • A newly married couple

  • Changing the world (a youth rally for climate change)

  • A disabled person and their carer (finding the right carer)

  • Story from Mens Wellbeing

  • Black dog ride for mens' health

  • Handicapped Basktball

  • A Womens Shelter

  • Indro Hub

 

What Will Happen to These Films

  • Streamed on Vimeo Streaming

  • Shown at the Cinema

  • Entered into film festivals

  • Distributed at a later date after on youtube

 

Completion Date for showing March 2005

Progressive

Jan – March 2024 ; The Ideas for Films

Jan – October; – filming

Oct – Jan ’25 Editing

Jan, Feb 2025 Publicity

 

Timeline (will vary but just to aim for)

What do we need

  • Essentially storytellers who are able to come up with a good story and turn that into a script. 

- Brisbane Movie Makers are willing to assist in providing crew for the filming

Budget

Essentially these will be produced on a zero budget. Those involved in the film making process ie scriptwriters/actors will have a show reel that they can provide for prospective employment in the film industry if they wish to pursue that. Any costs will be born by me (Peter Waterman). It is envisaged that there will be no money made from the production and distribution of these films 

 

Please let me know if you are interested in being involved in this project.

(Note: specific 'Together' short films are also listed on this page).

peter@peterwaterman.com.au

Fishers of Men

This will be a documentary about a married couple  and their vision in rehabilitating prisoners and feeding the homeless. It focusses on the sense of togetherness from ex prisoner in FOM. A carwash is central to their program.

Shooting first interviewon 9th April.

Need 2 cameras

Drone operator.

Contact: peter@peterwaterman.com.au

 

Logline: Two dancers, one dance, no choice

 

Shona and Josh are ballroom dancers in their spare time. They work at MacDonald’s where Shona is his superior. Currently they are entered in a tango competition. Shona treats Josh abominably, bullying and harassing him. Josh, much younger, looks after his disabled mother.

 

So how does Josh get his revenge?

 

They are due to perform the tango at a local competition. Before they go on, Josh gives Shona a rose to keep between her teeth. As they whirl away onto the dance floor, Josh whispers to her, “Smile, Shona; smile.”

 

Shona smiles as the droplets of blood pucker her lips.

 

* * * *

 

 

Some challenges of the film:

 

Filming in MacDonald’s. 

Finding costumes/uniforms for Shona and Josh.

The other dancers won’t be a problem in the competition as we’ll say the dancers are being filmed by Zoom and simply dancing behind a camera so their efforts are being Zoomed in to a central judging panel.

 

We are at the beginning of this process so dates for filming are not established, but we need cast and crew – specifically:

 

CREW

Director

Assistant Director

Cameraperson

Editor

Gopher

 

CAST

Josh – teen/twentyish man

Shona – twenty-ish woman

Possibly fifties woman – Josh’s mother

Through Gritted Teeth

The Ritual

The Ritual is part of the ‘Special Ones Collection.’

This story is an invitation to the audience to share in the events of one morning where Alice prepares for a ceremony to farewell the parts of her loss to breast cancer.

The message is poignant and the viewer has an insight into Alice’s experience of heartbreak and dark night of the soul—to return with hope as an invitation to renew her vow with life.

The story of Alice in ‘The Ritual’ is for every woman facing or has endured breast cancer.

There are only three characters – Alice, another character referred to as The Leader and the third character who is referred to as “The Other Person.’

 

There is minimal dialogue. It is very much more plot/character driven and I have written with off-screen voice-over narration in some parts. 

 

I don’t have a concrete filming date as yet and I am meeting with Heather on the 16th Feb to discuss a forward moving schedule.

Will advise more then.

 

Kind regards

Deborah K Bates

deborahkbates@bigpond.com

Parkrun

Parkrun will be a small part of the 'Together' project. (still awaiting final permission). What I need on the day of filming is; 4 cameramen; 2 drone operators; and a runner to wear an action cam. This will happen between 6-8-30am on a Saturday morning at Wishart. Again let me know if you are willing for an early creative start.

Breakfast at Peter's place afterwards.

Contact: peter@peterwaterman.com.au

The Lady Beatles

This film will be about the friendship of two girls enhanced by their love of music.

Half the filming is complete, however we are waiting for approval from BCC and Albert St Uniting Church.

 

We are looking to shoot soon and will need two camera operators;

 lights and sound.

Date to be advised.

Contact: peter@peterwaterman.com.au

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