GENERAL: The first episode of The Legend of Gavin Tanner, a brand new, 5-part Australian comedy series has been released on YouTube at http://youtu.be/PGffNIt7pEc.
Created by, written by and starring Matt Lovkis, directed by Henry Inglis and produced by Lauren Elliott, the series follows the misadventures of Gavin Tanner, a West Coast Eagles-loving, weed-dealing big mouth who is utterly convinced he’s the biggest legend in Balladeen. The problem is, no-one else agrees.
Gavin’s dodgy plans, schemes and boasts are invariably exposed and brought crashing down, causing mayhem for his girlfriend Trish, played by Emily Rose Brennan (Underbelly: Razor), apprentice Damo Liam Graham, Trish’s mum, Lynette played by Nicola Bartlett (Little Sparrows), Gavin’s best mate Rabbit, played by Vito de Francesco and Rabbit’s girlfriend, Angel played by Tegan Mulvany, as well
as the greater community.
The character of Gavin Tanner has been alive online and interacting with his audience daily since the release of his first ever instructional video, How To Deal Weed in 2010. After the release of his latest promo video last week, Gavin Tanner’s Friend Request, he has received over 2000 new friend requests from all over the world.
Touted as Chopper meets Kath & Kim, The Legend of Gavin Tanner was made possible by Western
Australia’s $70,000 HyperLink production fund, an initiative of the Film & Television Institute (FTI) and ScreenWest, designed to assist Western Australian filmmaking teams to develop their production, storytelling, financial and project management skills to professional industry standards.
Mad Kids, founded by Lovkis, Inglis and Elliott is a digital, film and television production company based in Perth, Western Australia. The company’s mission is to produce hilarious, entertaining, laugh-out-loud,
remarkable, eye-catching, fresh, obscene, irreverent and surprising content. Mad Kids were the only West Australian team out of 25 Australian teams commissioned by the ABC for
Fresh Blood, an ABC Entertainment TV and Screen Australia initiative designed to discover the next generation of Australian comedy performers and producers. Mad Kids’ three-part comedy series The Write Stuff with Noel and Carl Pennyman will debut on ABC iview in 2014.
The Legend of Gavin and the Trophy featuring Sean Walsh and Bob Charteris is now live on YouTube and The Legend of Gavin and the Loop will be released next Wednesday 23 April. See all of Gavin’s videos at www.gavintanner.com.
CAPTURED LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI THEATRE DIRECT FROM MOSCOW SCREENING FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON FROM SATURDAY 10 MAY The 2013-2014 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Season concludes this May with the rare ballet MARCO SPADA. (read more)
The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2014. Applications are for events taking place during the 2014-15 financial year commencing 1 July 2014 (until 30 June 2015. (read more)
The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque continues its survey of British cinema in ‘The Last of England: Thatcherism and British Cinema’. (read more)
Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Sign License Agreement with Sony Mitsubishi Kagaku Media to Produce Professional Discs
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On the 18th of March, staff and students from five creative industry schools came together to shoot JMC Academy’s first ever Cinema commercial for Val Morgan, entitled ‘Follow it’. (read more)