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NAFA Chat | How to shoot a 90 page feature in 10 days!
Guest Speaker | Serhat Caradee. Topic | How to shoot a 90 page feature in 10 days! Bio | Award-winning Australian filmmaker Serhat’s films have screened at over 50 local and international film festivals, winning numerous prizes and awards. He recently wrote, directed, and produced the feature film ‘A Lion Returns’ which is due for completion later this year. His first feature ‘Cedar Boys’ won the Audience Award at the 56th Sydney Film Festival, screened at five international film festivals and garnered many nominations and accolades in Australia, including AWG, ADG, IF, and an AFI (AACTA) nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Serhat is currently lined up to direct the film adaptation of the Australian true-crime sensation ‘Beyond Bad’, the story of Katherine Knight (“Australia’s Hannibal”). The film, titled ‘Killer Country’, has attached the actors Jessica Marais, Kate Box, Laura Gordon and Anthony Gooley so far. He will also direct the Canadian–Australian adaptation of best-selling American author Michael Prescott’s book ‘Kane’ next year. His company Bonafide Pictures has a number of other projects in various stages of development with support from Screen NSW, Screen Australia, and other production companies. Serhat also comes from an extensive background in theatre, drama, and performing arts studies. His experience covers all aspects of stage, TV, and film. His recent acting credits include the award-winning Australian TV series “East West 101” and “The Principal”, also the 2016 US sci-fi series “Hunters” (produced by Gale Anne Hurd and created by Natalie Chaidez). An AFTRS Directing graduate, Serhat also teaches casually at UNSW, Sydney Theatre School, and NIDA. Date | Mon 15 October, 6.30pm Location | The Horse, 381 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Admission | $10 / All welcome. Proudly presented by NAFA ǀ

The Horse Hotel

381 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 · Sydney

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Calling all Sydney movie-making talent! The Sydney Film Industry Meetup Group is a collective of Professional, Semi-Professional and Amateur performers, film-makers and crew from all over Sydney. The purpose of our group is to share ideas, nurture talent and just get out there and make good films! Come to a local Film Industry Meetup to have fun and make friends with people on BOTH sides of the camera. Watch screenings, critique films, set up filming groups, match writers with directors, directors with cast and crew and much more. It's apparent we have some marvelous talent right here in Sydney - and bags of willpower to make something magical happen! We've had TEN enormously successful Meetups, we made a dozen shorts for Tropfest 2008, and now we are currently developing a sci-fi/mystery/thriller TV Series to be finished by Christmas 2009, and then complete a feature in 2010! So come along. Be part of something VERY special! Previous experience is NOT necessary (although highly regarded) - the main thing is that you SHARE the PASSION and want to get out there and make something HAPPEN! Looking forward to meeting you soon! Best regards, Ian Nicholson DoP of 'Between the Flags' - Winner of Best Comedy and Best Male Actor at Tropfest 2007.

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