Friday, 25 March 2011
Keep an eye out for Profile's very own Cal Wilson, Lisa Fineberg and Paul Verhoeven, who will be taking the stage in the 25th Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which runs from 30th March -24th April 2011. Please see below for details on the shows, and click on the title to purchase tickets.
Cal Wilson - The Great Intender
Cal Wilson has the best of intentions. She still plans to send out thankyou notes following her wedding (three years ago), and totally intends to complete her 2003 tax return. She fully intends a lot that has never happened... until now.
Brilliantly back on the stand-up stage after five years of surfing various airwaves, Cal is finally getting around to doing a show about putting things off.
Join Cal on a journey of exuberant self-flagellation as she opens the closet of procrastination and dives in head-first. This show goes out to anyone who’s ever delayed, dilly-dallied or spent too much time youtubing 'funny cats dancing'.
As seen on Sleuth, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here.
Lisa Fineberg - Mermaids Can't Ride Bikes
Lisa spent 8 years working as a professional Mermaid. She has also never learnt to ride a bike. To add to her embarrassment John Safran stole her undies on national television.
Join Lisa in her debut solo show where she explores her obsession with Mermaids, attempts to learn how to ride a bike and tries to get her undies back. It will be fun. Even if you're not into crustaceans.
Paul Verhoeven - Lords of Luxury
What happens when you throw together two commercial radio hosts, a stand-up comedian, a Triple J broadcaster and a trained monkey named Raoul, and get them to write something funny?
Well, first, the monkey dies. We just did not know what to feed him. Vale Raoul. And second, you end up with a strange, wonderful and in no way hubristic sketch comedy team! Presented by four semi-shevelled Gen Y hipster nerds – Paul Verhoeven (Triple J), Luke Ryan (2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival sell-out Luke's Got Cancer), and Matt Saraceni and Dan Debuf (NovaFM's Action Battle Team) – THE LORDS OF LUXURY are definitely destined to become one of the most acclaimed comedic endeavours in all of human history.
Expect laughs. Expect tears. And expect sketches that were obviously written with a monkey in mind, which are now being performed by Matt.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tiffiny Hall will launch her book Weightloss Warriors on Friday 1st April 2011.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011Charli Robinson is the first ever solo host of The Dirt, the Today network’s half hour show at 7pm, which covers ‘stars, gossip, scandal’ in the celebrity world.
Friday, 25 February 2011Maude Garrett is the new co-host of Hot30 Countdown. Monday to Friday nights, 7pm – 10pm nationally on the Today Network.
Friday, 04 February 2011Profile Creative client Anna McGrath has been selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus, a creative academy and networking platform for 350 filmmakers from all over the world, as part of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, one of the most highly regarded film festivals in the world
Friday, 17 December 2010
BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Wilfred II, Episode 7 “Dog Star” Jason Gann, Adam Zwar, SBS
Friday, 26 November 2010
BLONDE beauty Tiffiny Hall, a martial arts expert and ex-Gladiator, is set to give the trainers on The Biggest Loser a run for their money.
Hall joins the next series of the hit TV weight-loss competition where four families of four will compete for the winning title.
"I see it as an amazing opportunity to give Australia their black belt in health," she said in a statement.
Filming began in Sydney last week with the show due to air early next year.
Hall joins veteran Biggest Loser trainers Shannon Ponton and Michelle Bridges, plus Steve "Commando" Willis who also joins the series full-time this year.
Hall will help train four siblings, Ponton two parents and their two children, Bridges four male relatives, and the Commando four cousins.
Friday, 26 November 2010
‘SPAARTAN AWARD’ WINNER ANNOUNCED!
2010 DigiSPAA Digital Feature Film Competition
Sydney, Wednesday 17 November, 2010 - The winner of the prestigious ‘SPAARTAN Award’ for the 2010 DigiSPAA Feature Film Competition, sponsored by Movie Network Channels, was announced today at the Screen Producers Association of Australia’s (SPAA) annual conference.
Little Sparrows, directed, written and produced by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and co-produced by Eva Di Blasio wowed the judges with its sincere charm and heart, taking the major prize from a pool of strong contenders. Shot entirely in Western Australia where Camille resides, and on Red One format, Little Sparrows tells the delicate story of three sisters who are forced to make tough decisions when their mother’s breast cancer returns and they must face the reality of their last Christmas together.
As winners of the esteemed DigiSPAA digital filmmaking competition, in its sixth year running, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Eva Di Blasio have secured one of Australia’s most lucrative film competition prizes. They walk away with a package totaling over $50,000, including $10,000 in film equipment hire, $15,000 cash, $20,000 worth of post-production courtesy of Movie Network, a guaranteed screening of their film on the Movie Extra channel, and a return airfare and free registration to the prestigious CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The world premiere of Little Sparrows took place in June at the Sydney Film Festival where it received high accolades, and went on to garner positive receptions at other festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival, and most recently - the Rome International Film Festival, where Camille secured and signed a film distribution deal in the US and Canada. In deed Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Eva Di Blasio are rising talents, and are an example of the escalating calibre of filmmakers the annual DigiSPAA Feature Film Competition continues to draw.
Runner up The Fall Guys, produced by New Zealander Rhys Cain is a gritty, edgy crime comedy about three college buddies who stumble across three cases of premium grade heroin. The story is told in flashback as each of the men are interrogated by police, pushing the friends deeper and deeper into a world they clearly know nothing about.
The Fall Guys and Little Sparrows – both superb films, highlight the differing styles and subject matters from filmmakers attracted to the competition this year.
Antony I. Ginnane, president of SPAA and co-curator of DigiSPAA commented:
“‘Little Sparrows’ is an incredible achievement. It takes subject matter which could have resulted in a Lifetime disease of the week TV movie, and turns it into a searingly moving tale of love and loss and understanding. It’s packed full of real emotion. Producer/Writer/Director Camille Chen and Producer Eva Di Blasio are talents to watch and worthy recipients of this year’s SPAARTAN Award”.
“Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen has an intense filmmaking style that propels audiences into an emotional journey with the characters. Produced by Eva Di Blasio, ‘Little Sparrows’ is a must see”, says Daniel Scharf, DigiSPAA Co-ordinator and judge.
2010 DigiSPAA judges included Antony I. Ginnane, President of SPAA and IFM World Releasing Inc.; Geoff Brown, Executive Director SPAA; Daniel Scharf, Producer of Geoffrey Wright's AFI Award-winning Romper Stomper; Colleen Meldrum, Program Director, Movie Network Channels and Stacey Edmonds, Producer/Director of I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer.
DigiSPAA is a creative project of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) an industry body that represents Australian independent film and television producers on all issues affecting the business and creative aspects of screen production.
EDITORS NOTE: BIOGRAPHY
YU-HSIU CAMILLE CHEN, Director, Writer and Producer, Little Sparrows
Born in 1975, Camille grew up in the city of I-Lan situated on the North East coast of Taiwan. After high school, she attended the University of Utah, in the United States, where she majored in film studies with an emphasis on writing and directing.