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Mr Fallen and Ms Martin established EoR Media after meeting at the University of Canberra

Gabby McMillan:27 September 2005: Former students Matthew Fallon and Marisa Martin have transferred their media skills to Canberra's film scene with their involvement in film festivals, competitions and the establishment of their production company, EoR Media. Their recent success includes setting a record for being the first team to make the top 10 over four consecutive years at Newcastle's The Shoot Out film festival in July. Mr Fallon, Ms Martin and a team of around 13 others, including Film Production Society (FPS) president Kris Kerehona, had only 24 hours to make their short film, 'Thursday'. The team also made Shoot Out history by making a movie on 35mm film - feature film quality - within the limited time period. 'Thursday' follows the aftermath of a tragic event and the minute that follows when you know life will never be the same. Mr Fallon said it was a "big project requiring many resources" so most of the team worked on the project in Canberra before driving to Newcastle to submit it by the deadline.

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'Thursday' was screened at local short film festival Short::Season Spring'005 at the National Museum of Australia on 9 September.

Mr Fallon and Ms Martin, who are also the festival directors, said the festival is important to Canberra's film scene.

Mr Fallon said people enjoyed watching Canberra stories on the screen.

"The festival is a celebration of Canberra filmmakers' work," he said.

Ms Martin said it was good to see first-time filmmakers getting the opportunity to screen their work.

"There were a few rattled nerves but overall it was a really good night," she said.

Mr Kerehona's first film 'Trinkets', which was also made at The Shoot Out Film Festival with fellow FPS member Josh Birse, was screened on the night.

Mr Fallon and Ms Martin have produced television commercials as well as a music video clip for local band Switch 3 which has been shown on ABC's Rage.

Mr Fallon and Ms Martin met while studying media at the University and have since gone on to form EoR Media (Enemies of Reality Media), direct the Canberra Short Film Festival and co-ordinate the Lights! Canberra! Action! Filmmaking Festival.

LOCAL FILMMAKERS HAVE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TOP TEN

Shootout Film Festival, Newcastle

Matthew Fallon and Marisa Martin and their team have made a ShootOut Film Festival record by being the first team to make the Top 10 for four years consecutively. They also made ShootOut history by being the first team to complete their film on 35mm film inside the tight 24 hour deadline with their film Thursday.  Matthew has previously won awards for script writing and sound design for the films Monday and Tuesday.  This film marks the technical high point for the EoR Media team with their shootout entries.  Their film was a story told in a single shot, in slow-motion, in reverse on film.  The film is about the aftermath of a tragic event and the minute that follows when you know that your life will change forever.  The premise of the Shootout film festival is that it requires teams of filmmakers to include 5 items
designated by the festival at 9pm on Friday night and submit their films by 9pm on Saturday night.  Contestants are not allowed to edit their footage, they must shoot in sequence.

The film will screen in Canberra at the short::seasons spring'005 film festival with other films made for the Shootout by Canberran teams.  7pm, Friday September 9th,
National Museum of Australia, Free Entry, 18+ only. 
http://www.theshootout.com.au/

FILM DEVELOPMENT FORUMS

Australian Film Commission - 2005 Film Development Guidelines - National Film and
Sound Archive

The Australian Film Commission invites you to AFC OnScreen and the 2005 Film Development Guidelines Launch and Drinks on Tuesday August 9th at 6.30pm at The National Film and Sound Archive Theatre, McCoy Circuit, Acton.
Karin Altmann, Film Development Project Manager will brief participants on new initiatives and funding program changes. This will be followed by AFC Onscreen, a celebration of AFC-supported films, showcasing some of the brightest and best short production recently funded by the AFC.

The program will be: Mind The Gap (short drama), Medusa, First Date (animation),
kNOT@home (documentary), Fritz Get Rich (animation), Plains Empty (Indigenous)

Please join Karin and your colleagues from the ACT film industry for drinks and snacks after the films.

Karin will also be available on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August from 10am until 5pm for one-on-one filmmaker meetings of one hours duration. It is essential that time
with Karin be booked in advance, please forward project details and a brief synopsis, along with 'preference meeting time' to Erik Holmberg
(
e.holmberg@afc.gov.au)

COMPETITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

LOCAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

short::seasons film festival

Submissions close: August 12th

Canberran short film festival short::seasons is calling for submissions of short films for the next festival short::seasons spring'005.  The films can be about anything, have been made at any time, preferably under 15 minutes - the only real
requirement is that it have a Canberra connection - either a Canberra production or a Canberran writer or be shot in Canberra.  This festival is a showcase of the great
work being done by Canberran filmmakers - it is not a competition.  It is free to submit your film and the festival screening is free also.  short::seasons is calling
in particular this season for Canberran entries to the Shootout Film Festival in Newcastle, after the success of a Canberran Team this year.  For more information
and an entry form visit
http://www.shortseasons.com.au/ or email shortseasons@hotmail.com  The screening will be held on September 9th at the National Museum of Australia.


FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN CANBERRA - CAST AND DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIRED
Independant Feature - The Last Resort
David Farrell, Writer / Director of his first feature film 'The Last Resort' is seeking an experienced DOP. The film is to be shot on DV with 2 SONY VX 2000 Cameras in January 2006 for approximately 12 days. For this Thriller / Drama he is also
seeking a male actor aged 20 - 30 to play the role of 'Gordon' and a female aged 20 - 30 to play 'Celeste'. Both are leads. Applicants should email him directly at
hoytsdave@hotmail.com

TV PRESENTER AUDITIONS

Channelvision on TransACT
Channelvision is currently sourcing talent for a number of television presentation positions and is seeking full bios and photographs of suitable candidates.

Email bio's to
stephen@channelvision.com.au by COB Tuesday the 26th of July. 
Further enquiries can be made to Stephen Henderson by calling 0407 943132.

CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CALLING FOR ENTRIES

The Tenth Canberra Short Film Festival

Submission deadline: September 1st

The Canberra Short Film Festival is celebrating its tenth annual festival in 2005 and with this is wanting to have the biggest and best festival to date.  Australian short films of up to 30mins duration are being called.  Four competition categories with increased cash prizes: National Category $2,000; Canberra Category $1,500; Youth: 25&Under $1,000; Youth: Schools $750.  The festival itself is happening over October 21 - 23rd at the National Museum of Australia.
More information on the program closer to the festival dates.  For more information and an entry form visit the website
http://www.canberra.edu.au/filmfest/ or email
canberrashort@iinet.net.au

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