In ‘Jacks’, we’re living in a stylised environment: a heightened reality in terms of the colour palette. The set is bold and the lighting is vibrant, with lots of neon. It’s almost retro-inspired and could be a set from any time in the last 20 or 30 years. Sian Laycock, Production and Costume Design, 13th… Continue reading
Above: From JACKS  a Visul and 13th Street Films production. Cinematography: Trimedium This is my first time in a short film! My friend and actor Sen Shao called me and asked if I wanted to cast for the role of Yang in ‘Jacks’, which is a crime comedy written by Joel Stephen Fleming. Sure… Continue reading
Actor Sen Shao plays ZHI, a cold-blooded professional killer in crime-comedy short film ‘Jacks’. Sen is tall and lean; kit him up in black and he’s the quintessential assassin. ‘Jacks’ is written and directed by Joel Stephen Fleming, and is a collaboration between 13th Street Films and Visul production company. Above: From JACKS  a… Continue reading
Award-winning Brisbane-based writer director Joel Stephen Fleming has a new short film in the works. His company 13th Street Films is in collaboration with producer Derek Griffiths, and here’s how Derek announced it on Facebook via his Visul brand. Once I have the idea I don’t write anything straight away. I let the idea tell… Continue reading
Opening Night for the three-day Australia Independent Film Festival 2019 (AIFF) in Brisbane was Friday Nov 1. It featured the festival’s best short films, or “Australian shorts” as they call it. I know almost nothing about film and wanted to see what good short films are like. The thought that I might even meet someone… Continue reading
Sen Shao was born in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, famous for its terracotta warrior historical site. His parents moved to Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, a burgeoning technology hub of nearly 13 million residents, considered to be China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, before he came to Australia in 2010. When Sen arrived in Brisbane he could barely… Continue reading
Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.
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