Deadlock attracts opportunities for regional youth in the Northern Rivers 1

Deadlock attracts opportunities for regional youth in the Northern Rivers

Deadlock attracts opportunities for regional youth in the Northern Rivers 1

Every Cloud Productions and Screenworks are delighted to announce that nine talented young film crew from across the Northern Rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series Deadlock, which begins filming in the region in August.

The youth, aged between 18 and 27 with varying levels of work experience in the screen industry, will benefit from working with a highly experienced film crew, receive a credit on a broadcast production and be paid a production attachment wage.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for these nine early career screen practitioners,” explained Screenworks General Manger Ken Crouch. “It means that these young screen workers can build their screen industry skills, connections and careers without leaving their home towns.

Deb Cox from Every Cloud said, “This reaffirms Every Cloud’s ongoing collaboration with Screenworks and our shared commitment to a vibrant screen industry in the Northern Rivers. Having raised my own children in the region, I’m keenly aware of how important it is to inspire and connect youth as they’re forging their futures and I’m so excited that we have this opportunity to help.”

All nine Deadlock Production Attachments will work for 3 - 4 weeks depending on their role. Congratulations to:

Directing Attachment:  Tim Eddy from Lennox Heads

Art Department Attachment:  Rhys Hicks from Byron Bay

Camera Attachment:  Clementine Bourke from Byron Bay

Costume Attachment:  Morgan Beresford from Clunes

Grip Department Attachment:  Simon Scotti from Goonellabah

Lighting Attachment:  Harry O'Meara from Brunswick Heads

Makeup Attachment:  Billi-Hunter Drury from Bangalow

Production Office Attachment:  Emily Page from Goonellabah

Sound Dept Attachment:  Byron Grieves Handley from Suffolk Park

When asked how he felt about being selected for the Directing Attachment Tim Eddy said, “this is an incredible opportunity to get experience right on my door step.  I look forward to making new friends and contacts and seeing a professional production from start to finish.”

These production attachment jobs were made possible through the outstanding financial support of individuals, businesses and organisations in the Northern Rivers region including Robert Bleakley, Pat Greer, John Welch, Bill Bailey, the Cornell family, Ray White Real Estate, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, SAE and Create NSW, in addition to two anonymous donors.

Every Cloud Productions’ CEO Fiona Eagger said, “Every Cloud would like to acknowledge the sponsors for having the vision to support this initiative and create employment and career pathways in the region”.

Deadlock is an original concept by acclaimed Northern Rivers filmmaker Deb Cox for Every Cloud Productions, developed by writer Billie Pleffer. The series is being produced by Belinda Mravicic, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox for Every Cloud Productions (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Newton’s Law, The Gods of Wheat Street).

An Every Cloud Production, Deadlock is presented by Screen Australia, Every Cloud Productions and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, in association with Screen NSW & Film Victoria. Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia & Film Victoria.

Deadlock Attachment Program was developed by Northern Rivers Screenworks in partnership with Every Cloud Productions, with the assistance of Goodship.