Pictured: Simon Scotti, Rhys Hicks, Morgan Beresford, Byron Grieves Handley, Billi-Hunter Drury, Clementine Bourke, Emily Page, Tim Eddy and Harry O’Meara

Screenworks and Every Cloud Productions are delighted to announce that nine talented young film crew from across the Northern Rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series DEADLOCK, which begins filming in the region in August.

The youth, aged between 18 and 27 with varying levels of work experience in the screen industry, will benefit from working with a highly experienced film crew, receive a credit on a broadcast production and be paid a production attachment wage.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for these nine early career screen practitioners,” explained Screenworks General Manger Ken Crouch. “It means that these young screen workers can build their screen industry skills, connections and careers without leaving their home towns.

“While the majority of production happens in metropolitan centres, we are seeing an increase in production in the Northern Rivers and Screenworks wanted to make sure that our early career filmmakers benefited,” continued Mr Crouch.

Deb Cox from Every Cloud said, “This reaffirms Every Cloud’s ongoing collaboration with Screenworks and our shared commitment to a vibrant screen industry in the Northern Rivers. Having raised my own children in the region, I’m keenly aware of how important it is to inspire and connect youth as they’re forging their futures and I’m so excited that we have this opportunity to help.”

All nine DEADLOCK Production Attachments will work for 3 – 4 weeks depending on their role. Congratulations to:

Directing Attachment:  Tim Eddy from Lennox Heads

Art Department Attachment:  Rhys Hicks from Byron Bay

Camera Attachment:  Clementine Bourke from Byron Bay

Costume Attachment:  Morgan Beresford from Clunes

Grip Department Attachment:  Simon Scotti from Goonellabah

Lighting Attachment:  Harry O’Meara from Brunswick Heads

Makeup Attachment:  Billi-Hunter Drury from Bangalow

Production Office Attachment:  Emily Page from Goonellabah

Sound Dept Attachment:  Byron Grieves Handley from Suffolk Park

When asked how he felt about being selected for the Directing Attachment Tim Eddy said, “this is an incredible opportunity to get experience right on my door step. I look forward to making new friends and contacts and seeing a professional production from start to finish.”

These production attachment jobs were made possible through the outstanding financial support of individuals, businesses and organisations in the Northern Rivers region including Robert Bleakley, Pat Greer, John Welch, Bill Bailey, the Cornell family, Ray White Real Estate, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, SAE and Create NSW, in addition to two anonymous donors.

Every Cloud Productions’ CEO Fiona Eagger said, “Every Cloud would like to acknowledge the sponsors for having the vision to support this initiative and create employment and career pathways in the region”.

DEADLOCK is an original concept by acclaimed Northern Rivers filmmaker Deb Cox for Every Cloud Productions, developed by writer Billie Pleffer. The series is being produced by Belinda Mravicic, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox for Every Cloud Productions (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Newton’s Law, The Gods of Wheat Street).

Every Cloud has previously produced two series of East of Everything and one series of Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street in the Northern Rivers, demonstrating their commitment to the growth of a sustainable screen industry in the region.

An Every Cloud Production, DEADLOCK is presented by Screen Australia, Every Cloud Productions and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, in association with Screen NSW & Film Victoria. Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia & Film Victoria.

DEADLOCK Script Lab Workshop was developed with Bryan Elsey and funded by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Stories Program, in partnership with Northern Rivers Screenworks.

DEADLOCK Attachment Program was developed by Northern Rivers Screenworks in partnership with Every Cloud Productions, with the assistance of Goodship.

All3Media International will handle international sales.

Quotes are available from all the selected Deadlock Production Attachments on request.

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For more information contact Lisa O’Meara Screenworks Programs and Communications Manager 02 6687 1599 events@screenworks .com.au

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