GENERAL: Australian crew descends on Argentina
Tango Underpants Pty Ltd began principal photography on its highly anticipated romantic comedy, 'Tango Underpants', in Argentina today.
A playful and engrossing short film, Tango Underpants was written by John Collee (HAPPY FEET, MASTER AND COMMANDER) and stars Emma Booth (PARKER, CLUBLAND, 'Underbelly: Golden Mile').
It is being co-directed by Miranda Edmonds and Khrob Edmonds, and photographed by award-winning cinematographer, Denson Baker ACS (ORANGES AND SUNSHINE, THE BLACK BALLOON.)
'Tango Underpants' tells the story of Carolyn (Emma Booth) - a young Australian backpacker who, after a bad breakup and too long on the road, has completely lost her mojo. However, all of that changes when she reaches South America. Here she discovers, not only the wonders of the Tango dance and the people but also, the vital importance of the right underwear.
According to Miranda, the Australian crew has been blown away by the professionalism and hospitality of the Argentine crew.
“It was fabulous to land in Buenos Aires and be able to jump straight into location scouting, dance rehearsals, make-up tests and final costume fittings.”
The younger of the two siblings, Khrob expressed his excitement about working with his sister.
“Having been based in the States throughout pre-production, it’s great to finally be on the ground, to direct alongside Mandy again.”
“The first day will be interesting; we are shooting on a country road with a busload of Spanish-speaking extras, a few chickens, and a token piglet,” said Khrob.
“Luckily our leading lady is a true professional who is always up for a challenge. We are all looking forward to working with Emma.”
'Tango Underpants' was made possible through ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 crowd funding initiative, which generated over 200 pledges ranging from $5 to $2,000.
For more information or to sign up for exclusive behind-the-scenes content, visit www.tangounderpants.com.
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