Way to be part of the zeitgeist, team!!!
Way to be part of the zeitgeist, team!!!
We’ve just wrapped shooting on block 1326 at Neighbours where I had the pleasure to be attached to lovely and talented director Laurence Wilson.
The last couple of months have been a fantastic opportunity to dig in and learn the ins and outs of directing Neighbours. What a ride! I’m still in Erinsborourgh for at least another few weeks.
Last year I was lucky enough to do an attachment with Scott Hartford-Davis on Home and Away.
I heart TV directing!
Just wrapped shooting on block 1322 of Neighbours where I have been attached (see picture) to the fantastic and generous director Peter Sharp.
I can’t help but learn in the story avalanche that is Neighbours! An amazing team, I am super excited to be in Erinsborough until the end of June.
After a successful, critically acclaimed season of Sidekicks at Trades Hall in Melbourne, the Sidekicks tour comes to an end.
Thanks to the audiences, the staff, organisers and crew members of Adelaide and Melbourne festivals, the volunteers, the VIP guests, the fellow participants, and the Sidekicks team!!!!
Here’s what they said:
“The talent behind this edgy romantic dramedy have nailed it by embracing and conquering the low-fi properties…Terrifically flustered hot-blooded performances from Ilic and Brennan gobble up a heavy downpour of dialogue like high-powered beasts from a Woody Allen joint, providing Sidekicks a big heart and a smouldering sense of first world righteousness, somewhere between the pedantic minutia of Seinfeld and something more bittersweet – like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Blue Valentine.”
Luke Buckmaster – Crikey
“Crackling-with-energy two-hander…extremely clever rapid-fire dialogue, in the screwball romantic comedy tradition… The outstanding set piece in terms of performance and staging is the confused hook-up of CB and Mac leading to an artfully staged sex scene and disastrously awkward morning after.”
David Southwell – Herald Sun
“It’s beautifully directed by Louise Alston, who gently leads her actors through their journey on a tiny postage stamp stage , and excels with every laugh, nuance and emotional curved ball.“
Coral Drouyn – Stage Whispers
“Put the polished “Sidekicks” on your must-see list before it migrates to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival because Ilic and Brennan are likeable, hilarious, talented and just so darn watchable.”
Kelly Mildenhall – Adelaide Theatre Guide
“This is what the Fringe is really about. Two talented performers slug it out for just over an hour with a great script and minimal everything else. A great show that reminds us of the avant-guard style of theatre that thus festival was built upon. Definitely see this show.”
Matt Byrnes – Talk Fringe
Sidekicks is winning fans at the Adelaide Fringe festival where it has already picked up a 5 star review from the Adelaide Theatre Guide
The show is getting it’s “festival legs” in the Adelaide Fringe which promisses good things for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival run March 28 to April 6.
Our cool little indie theatre hit, Sidekicks is getting ready to go on the road!
Tickets are now on sale for
In Adelaide we’ll be at the Stag Hotel 299 Rundel Street (across the road from Garden of Unearthly Delights). Show starts at 7pm and afterwards you can show your ticket to get $5 off your steak and a $5 bottle of wine at the Stag’s famous restaurant! In Adelaide we only have 6 shows, so make sure you book for a show March 8-10 & 15-17.
At the Melbourne Comedy festival you can catch Sidekicks at the Trades Hall Bookshop at the romantic time of 10pm! Only 9 shows possible from the 28th March to the 6th of April
This summer, Dan Ilic spoke to Louise Alston, Jim Minns and Nikos Andronicous about indie film, “mumble core” and what it takes to get your film OUT THERE… on ABC 702
Notoriously frank theatre review site, “Sh@*t on your play” named Sidekicks the 3rd best play in Sydney for 2012!
“Stephen Vagg’s play was not only a witty spitfire examination of the support players in romantic comedies, it was brave enough to cast two actors, Dan Ilic and Emily Rose Brennan, who could clearly identify and express those roles in the most endearing and comedic way possible….. one of the highlights of the independent season …Kudos to director Louise Alston for bringing out the best in actors and writing“
Read more HERE
Edit on short film Photocopier is about to start after a successful two day shoot on the 1st and 2nd of December. Locations included a scrap yard in Hornsby, a photocopier shop in Wetherill Park and a law firm in the CBD of Sydney.
Actors Tom Stokes, Emily Rose Brennan, Drayton Morley, Veronica Milsom and John Shrimpton did amazing work and the spectacular crew did likewise!
Delivery date is scheduled for Dec 21.
Special congratulations to super-producer Eva di Blasio who has been named as the recipient of the AFTRS Los Angeles internship… she prepared her application while she was producing Photocopier!
See more on-set pics here thanks to Louise’s couch-surfer houseguest Emilie Matyja.
Producer Eva di Blasio and director Louise Alston are in pre production for a short film called Photocopier. Written by Stephen Vagg, the comedy stars Tom Stokes (from Railway Man with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth) and Emily Rose Brennan (Underbelly). Shooting will be on the 1st/ 2nd of Dec with a fantastic crew including DOP Nicola Daley. Post production crew is made up of Louise’s long time collaborators Andrew Soo (editor) Caitlin Yeo (composer) and Adrian Bilinski (sound design). Locations include a top law firm with views of the harbour bridge!