A beautiful short film that I recently worked on was Foal, shot in Canberra’s Namadgi National Park, at the historic Orroral Homestead. It is an amazing location, and an experience where shooting amongst kangaroos, and other Australian wildlife on a daily basis, will never be forgotten.
Foal was Written and Directed by the talented Vanessa Gazy, who along with experienced Producer, Lyn Norfor, brought together some very skilled film industry people, from crew to highly experienced actors such as Geoff Morrell.
Foal was shot over a one week period, and experiencing 10 different weather patterns in one day was the norm!
Foal is currently doing the short film festival circuit. Wishing Vanessa the very best with it – as it truly is a beautifully written, acted and shot film. The on-set images taken by Martin Ollman (below) shows how spectacular the environment/set was.
Hair, make-up and special effects by me.
HOMESTEAD – AUSTRALIAN SNOWY MOUNTAINS, 1915
A wide tableau: a single-story timber homestead dwarfed by craggy, snow-capped mountains and a moody Park sky. Pale, alpine light touches green, mauve, gunmetal grey. We move in on the house slowly, in to the three human figures who are at the front of the house – flanked on one side by a chestnut FOAL, and on the other by a KELPIE: a mismatched coat of arms. The tableau is captured in slow motion, movement slurred, like aquarium creatures.
Director/Writer: Vanessa Gazy
Producer: Lyn Norfor
Aurora: Tess Haubrich
Thomas: Geoff Morrell
Joe: Ben Hoetjes
Annie: Lola Bennett
Photograph Credit: Martin Ollman
Hair, Make-Up + Special Effects Artist: Veronica Colvin