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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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girlygirl 3:00 pm 30 Mar 13

Still classified as pre-production on IMDB. Is it ever getting released, or has it run out of money?

evilone 10:14 pm 11 Nov 08

This is to anyone, everyone, the wannabe couldbe’s. If you where to take a look at the number of local people who worked on it and have national/international credits to their names you would understand that Canberra has a pool of talent already in the spotlight. And this is only galvenised by the people who are up and coming who make things like “Hobby Farm” “The Dinner Party” etc etc. People just dont wake up one day and say “Hmm, I think Ill work in the film industry” and start at the top. Does the movie Meet the Feebles mean anything to someone who likes Lord of the Rings?

We should be behind anything that helps our fledgeling industry, whether it be something sold to the world or something thats shown in shortfilm festivals. You have to start somewhere.

What ever the aftermath of Resistance is, and I hope its good news for Canberra, it has exposed people who have worked on Starwars, Underbelly, Band of Brother(Pacific) etc to the ease of working in Canberra and that there is talented people here in most technical sides of the industry.

And to anyone who complains about my spelling, you need to do something else with your hands than type on a keyboard.

Kindest regards

The Guy Who Swings a Boom

Silverback 11:34 pm 07 Sep 08

I think this could be a watershed production for Canberra. TV shows like this are hugely popular overseas, and target a great demographic – the young impressionable minds looking for a hero who is like them. Australia make some of the most successful programming in the world in this market – H20, Farscape, Ocean Girl etc. If this show gets picked up, it will be a huge boost to Canberra’s profile overseas. Kudos to all involved in getting the production shot here in Canberra, including the local authorities for helping them out. It will greatly help professionals to know that you can do such things in the ACT. Well done to those involved, and looking forward to hearing more about how it goes.

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