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Resistance – The Movie – shooting in Canberra.

By kemposon - 20 August 2008 23

Canberra roads were closed, hotels were booked out and a who’s who of the Australian film industry desended on Canberra.

The shooting of Resistance; a Movie and twenty six episode sci-fi television series.

Resistance is the brain child of Andrew Dillon a Canberra resident who wrote and directs the show.

With an academy award winner in Andrew Lesnie (Lord of the Rings), Guy Norris (stunt co-ordinator, The Matrix) Toby Pease (1st ad superman, farscape) visiting Canberra one could be forgiven in thinking that this was a Hollywood blockbuster.

Resistance stars Nicholas Hope (bad Boy Bubby AFI winning best actor) and Canberra’s Bobby Farquhar. It is set for release in 2009.

Canberra s film industry is flourishing and Resistance will give Canberra yet another boost in elevating the Capital as a place to film.

[ED – This was briefly discussed when figuring out why Parkes Way had been closed a week ago]

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23 Responses to
Resistance – The Movie – shooting in Canberra.
Ozhair 12:57 pm 21 Aug 08

Hey! Don’t knock “They Live”, it’s a classic. It gave the world the line “I have come here to chew bubble-gum and kick @ss. And I’m all out of bubble-gum.”

Classic, I tells ya! 🙂

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:08 am 21 Aug 08

That’s the one! Ha!

Jem 10:31 am 21 Aug 08

haha – is that the one where they can only see the aliens through the special sunglasses?! Quality..!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:14 am 21 Aug 08

Based on the synopsis it sounds like a rip off of the (bad) 80’s move ‘They Live’.

Mr Evil 9:15 am 21 Aug 08

damianheffernan said :

Did anyone read the synopsis? OMG:
Resistance is the story of a covert attempt by aliens from outer space to take over the Earth and a guerrilla-style battle to stop them when most of the world won’t believe the threat exists. Its focus is on a band of super-smart teenagers at the centre of the conflict: who help save the world while dealing with school, hormones and dating.

Now I’m really afraid.

Sounds like Westfield Woden on a Friday evening.

kemposon 9:20 pm 20 Aug 08

its sold already

johnboy 9:00 pm 20 Aug 08

Sounds like fun to me.

cranky 8:58 pm 20 Aug 08

Sounds like the best part of this show is the Lotus (Drool)

damianheffernan 8:53 pm 20 Aug 08

I believe ti was a pilot and so they’ll have to now go and try to sell it.

Did anyone read the synopsis? OMG:
Resistance is the story of a covert attempt by aliens from outer space to take over the Earth and a guerrilla-style battle to stop them when most of the world won’t believe the threat exists. Its focus is on a band of super-smart teenagers at the centre of the conflict: who help save the world while dealing with school, hormones and dating.

Now I’m really afraid.

neanderthalsis 2:05 pm 20 Aug 08

Is Guy Norris (the stunt co-ordinator) any relation to Chuck?

Blamemonkey 1:53 pm 20 Aug 08

I thought what was old is new again, which is why JohnBoy is back, and he is really OLD!

peterh 1:29 pm 20 Aug 08

isn’t this new?

Deadmandrinking 1:24 pm 20 Aug 08

Why can’t someone make something new?

Mælinar - *spoiler 1:11 pm 20 Aug 08

Mr Evil, start with Firefly and then move onto Aeon Flux. Both are reasonable examples of life after George Lucas.

If you want to see something decent on film – just look up anything involving Graham Linehan.

Mr Evil 12:55 pm 20 Aug 08

Sounds like rubbish. Sci-Fi hasn’t been the same since George Lucas took inspiration from the Bible.

Why can’t someone film something worthwhile for a change. A remake of “Hogan’s Heroes” or “Gilligan’s Island” would be excellent. 😉

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