The games industry in Australia is entering a new era, with the Digital Games Tax Offset and increased direct investment in games from Screen Australia and state screen agencies. IF examines how the support will stretch beyond developers alone to benefit visual effects and post-production companies and creatives who have traditionally worked in film and television.
Fresh from helping create Australia's first fully virtual production shoot for John Curran's psychological thriller 'Mercy Road', director and producer Alex Proyas will again use the techniques to build the world for a feature adaption of classic sci-fi play 'R.U.R'.
VFX supervisor Andrew Robinson talks to IF about using virtual production to create the environments for John Curran's 'Mercy Road' ahead of its screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
John Curran's psychological thriller 'Mercy Road', starring Luke Bracey, will be released in the US later this year following a distribution deal with Well Go USA.
For rising actor Nicole Pastor, having agency in place of an agent has proved no barrier in taking the next steps in her career.
When Alex Proyas wrote the short film Mask of the Evil Apparition, he did not set out to evoke the tone of his 1998 sci-fi thriller Dark City, which set in a nightmarish world with no sun.