Author Archives: Gerry-Built

About Gerry-Built

Male, Teacher, father, Canberran bred (and almost born)...
former student at Marist, Canberra...
former Scout and Scouter...

“Galore” trailer released on YouTube

By 17 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

“Galore”, the feature film which wrapped production in Canberra just on 12 months ago has released a teaser trailer, in conjunction with their official selection to the Berlin International Film Festival.
Many locals appeared in the film as extras (and even bit-parts), and several of the crew were recruited from the local film community. [...]

Kids: how loud is too loud in Canberra?

By 3 October 2013

Following lunch at a Belconnen fast food ‘restaurant’ outdoor playground today; when I gave my kids the 2 minute warning I was smuggly and rudely told my children were being too loud by another parent (“oh good, does that mean we’re only going to be subjected to the yelling and screaming for another two minutes!?”). [...]

“Me and My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse”. Final hours of Crowdfunding

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Me and my Mates Vs the Zombie Apocalypse Crowd Funding Video **Strong Language Warning** from Daniel Sanguineti on Vimeo.
As a member of the crew, I wanted to let you all know that the crowd-funding campaign for local zombie feature film, Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is now inside its final two days. [...]

“Galore” film debuts in Melbourne (MIFF)

By 30 July 2013

People of Can-brah might be interested to know that the Feature Film , “Galore” shot around Canberra and directed by former Kambah lad, Rhys Graham – freatures at MIFF next week…
Those angry Kambah residents that took up to 12 minutes extra to access their Gleneagles homes one evening and all those that were [...]

But what will the dogs drink? Images of Canberra

By 1 July 2013
But what will the dogs drink? Images of Canberra

One for Grammar Nazis.
I spotted this in Kingston over the weekend… I wanted to get a red marker out and correct it!
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Road works for winners

By 11 June 2013
Road works for winners

Verbruggen street in Melba is the subject of some roadworks.
I’m going to suggest that plenty of rules are being skipped.
Anyone want to take a stab?
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Ask RiotACT: Could Your Car be a Star?

By 6 November 2012

Hi fellow Rioters! I count myself lucky to have scored myself a gig with the Art Department on a feature film currently shooting in Canberra. Galore was written and is being directed by Rhys Graham, who grew up in Canberra.
My reason for approaching Rioters for assistance is simple; the script calls [...]

Interesting sign placement in Charnwood

By 2 October 2012
Interesting sign placement in Charnwood

Having been intrigued by the fencing off of a large parcel of land adjacent Charnwood shops for some form of development, I looked for any indications.
Look where they’ve placed the DA notice; hardly accessible to read.
I took a photo of it – but it required me to stand on Lhotsky Street…
Hope [...]

Did you catch the strange clouds last night?

By 6 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE
Did you catch the strange clouds last night?

Hey RA!
I took this photo last night of the spectacular clouds over Canberra.
I only had my iPhone, which didn’t cope well with the available light; but I was hoping if this got posted, others who got better shots might post them.
This formation lasted less than ten minutes and is seen over the [...]

Barr leaves ACT Education and Training Portfolio

By 25 November 2011

Great news, following the crap-house job Barr has done of the Education portfolio…
Welcome Message from Chris Bourke MLA, Minister for Education and Training:
Dear staff of the Education and Training Directorate
I am very pleased to be appointed as your minister. I come from a family which was committed to life-long learning before it became a slogan. [...]

Jamison protected from play equipment menace.

By 6 November 2011
Jamison protected from play equipment menace.

Obviously, the play equipment at Jamison Centre has gotten a little frisky… It appears to have been cordoned off to protect us all…
Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Lucas AB2
Flash: Off
Film: Big Up
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Issues with TransACT

By 17 October 2011

Last weekend, starting Saturday morning, mother-in-law had issues with her (TransACT connected) land line in Dunlop. Her line dropped out completely, with no ability to phone out or take incoming calls. This also had the effect of causing her monitored security system to go offline (blue light flashing outside and annoying warning ping inside). [...]

Ring, ring!!! “…goodbye”

By 29 January 2011

Has anyone else been receiving calls with nobody on the calling end, a long pause, then an automated “goodbye”? We had 2 last night, one well after 10pm, and another today at 130pm…
Any idea who it is?
I rather suspect it has something to do with the lovely people that ring telling me my [...]

Where’s the water going?

By 13 July 2010

A friend, who has lived in the first stage of Macgregor West for about 18 months, recently received an unusual water bill; featuring excess water charges of well over $400.
This is unusual for many reasons, but mostly because it is only her living there, and besides the usual washing and toileting, she uses [...]

Demise of Belconnen Family Practice

By 20 April 2009

I just called Belconnen Family Practice to make an appointment to see my doctor, only to be told he is deceased and the Practice no longer exists as of March 27… Now I have to find a new Doctor, as the practice which has taken all the patient files seems to have little interest in [...]

More butts out windows… (another rant)

By 23 January 2009

3.40pm this afternoon, my wife and I were driving down College Street, and pulled up behind a dark blue Pulsar (or similar car), the mid 20′s female driver and passengers puffing away on cigarettes… of course, the inevitable happened, as the lights turned green and the car started off, the driver threw her cigarette butt [...]

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