Brief

Using limited time and resources (8 days) create a high production-value look for the historical documentary: The Great Australian Lockout. Create a compelling one hour TV documentary for the History Channel.

Solution

This film was shot with extremely limited crew and cast over about 8 days. The re-enactments were mostly shot with a skeleton cast in and around the Hunter Valley, NSW, with the larger crowd scenes shot over one day using lots of locals. Cleaver use of lenses, light, and frame gave a sense of scale and scope beyond what was available. The film was then brought to Good Eye Deer for post. Edit, fine cut, and grade were done in house before the project was mastered in Sydney.

Credits

Director: Jason van Genderen
Producers: Greg Hall & Diane Michael
Cinematographer: Gavin Banks
Editor: Gavin Banks
Music composition and sound design: John Roy

The Great Australian Lockout website