Follow the progress of the upcoming Epic Australia WWI Feature Film, Beneath Hill 60 as it goes overseas and onto DVD. From the Development, Pre Production to the Shoot and Post Production up to it's release in the Cinemas and now on DVD and BLU RAY, from Paramount, from August 19, 2010.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tunnels, Costumes and Publicity - July 20th

Attention to Detail: 
The Art Department have been working hard to ensure the tunnels look authentic. Dressing the set with mud, dust, moisture, slime and all the rest make these pristine wooden boards look like the real WWI tunnels looked back in 1917.

While construction of new tunnels continues at the same time...

On Wednesday 15th, Simon Ward and Victor Paull from WIN TV came to the office to shoot for their evening news programme. They toured the Costume and Art Departments, before heading out to the tunnel sets!

Inside the tunnel set - Victor Paull shoots a piece-to-camera with WIN TV host Simon Ward.

We have been getting a huge amount of publicity from the Local media here in Townsville, all very positive, getting the word out about Beneath Hill 60.

Paula Tapiolas, from 630 ABC North Queensland's Breakfast Show came into the Production Office to record a live Broadcast with exclusive interviews with the Heads of Department: Ian Sparke (Costume Designer), Wendy Cork (Civillian Costume Designer), Bill Leimbach (Producer), David Roach (Writer), Toby Oliver (Director of Photography), Dan Oliver (Special Effects Manager), Jeremy Sims (Director), Brendan Cowell (Lead Actor), Mim Weger (Extras Casting) and Shane Thomas (Makeup and Hair Designer).
The show was a terrific success and ABC North Queensland had a huge amount of positive feedback from the listeners!

Here's Paula interviewing David about the script and storyline:

...and talking to Shane about Makeup and Hair Design:

But even though this was all taking place in the Costume Department, the mending, designing, conditioning, creating and adjusting and detailing never stops in that place!

Here are the tireless Costume boys - Luke Sparke (Costume Stand-by) in the foreground, and Alex Becconsall (Assistant Costume Stand-by) in the background - pouring over their work on the Costumes:

But wait, there's more!
There have also been a couple of articles in the Townsville Bulletin - Townsville's local newspaper, about Beneath Hill 60 in Pre Production and the reception of the film by the city at the official Launch Party held on Saturday night at the Exchange Hotel.

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Beneath Hill 60

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