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Help me bring $1 million film production to Canberra

By swantonjohn - 13 October 2006 31

My name is John and I’m a top 8 finalist in the Project Greenlight Australia filmmaking contest — a bit like Australian Idol for filmmakers.

The winner is given a $1 million budget and guaranteed theatrical release for their feature film, in my case a comedy about Canberra.

The top 8 contestants were required to make short films, with audience voting deciding which contestants go through to the top 4.

The short films were televised on Foxtel’s Movie Extra, and assessed by a panel of judges. In my case, all 3 judges (Megan Spencer, Jeremy Sims and Mick Molloy) gave me the thumbs up and recommended the audience vote for me.

You can view the short film I made (starring Bud Tingwell) and vote for me online at Project Greenlight, and you can also vote by texting ‘John’ to 1999 7222 (cost 55c).

Voting closes midnight Sunday, so vote early and vote often, and help me bring a million dollar film production to Canberra!

If you have any questions about the contest, leave them in the comments section and I’ll try and answer.


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VYBerlinaV8 8:08 am 14 Oct 06

There needs to be a scene that appeals to bogans – perhaps a recumbant cyclist dropping a burnout on a new dragway, then being chased by VG. Cue the Benny Hill music.

Oh, the movie about the crazy chick and the blog would be rated R, although I don’t personally want to direct (or perform in) the sex scenes.

Ari 4:45 pm 13 Oct 06

The scene where his beau persuades him to take his (very wobbly) first ride would be a corker.

Absent Diane 4:16 pm 13 Oct 06

i reckon bonfire falling in love with a recucumbant biker could make a more interesting plot.
The story of a brave man Torn between the love of his life and a hatred for cyclists.

bonfire 4:14 pm 13 Oct 06

its the annoying bobbing orange flag.

they can cycle, but they cant hide.

johnboy 4:07 pm 13 Oct 06

there needs to be a ‘car chase’. i suggest a stanley steamer mowing down recumbent bicycles ala mad max 1.

As if you could catch a nimble recumbent in your stanley steamer

Thumper 3:46 pm 13 Oct 06


(Cue dramatic music)

Thumper 3:45 pm 13 Oct 06

I’ll write the car chase music.

Probably need a sax to get that Benny Hill feel.

Absent Diane 3:45 pm 13 Oct 06

what about instead of a camel having a character named The Hindmarsh Drive Camel of Fear.

bonfire 3:33 pm 13 Oct 06

there needs to be a ‘car chase’. i suggest a stanley steamer mowing down recumbent bicycles ala mad max 1.

Danman 3:30 pm 13 Oct 06

Recumbent Bicycle hounds of hell.

Maelinar 2:28 pm 13 Oct 06

I want a camel in it.

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