May 3rd, 2012 by Glendyn

I can’t show too much from the shooting of Puberty Blues just yet… but here are some photos taken on set over the past few weeks. They kind of remind me of postcards.

I’ve just finished directing Episodes 1 and 3, I’ll edit them for few weeks and then head back out to shoot episodes 5 and 6. The wonderful Emma Freeman is currently out on the front line directing Episodes 2 and 4.

If there was a hand scribbled note on the back of each these ‘postcards’ it would read…

“I’m having an absolute ball! Wish you were here! x”


  1. Scott Says:

    beautiful shots. looking forward to the series.

  2. Matthew Kentmann Says:

    Will Occy be making a guest appearance?

  3. natalie Says:

    Oh stunning shots my dear. Ollie wants a pair of those plimsolls for real. I think you might need to create a new word for this… have you found a word that marries cringing and beauty yet?

  4. Thomas Says:

    Glendyn..sublime…what camera and lens you shooting on. Particularly the man at the baths…i’m sure its a painting..They straight out of the camera or they been graded..loof forward to some Thomas

  5. Jack Says:

    A lot of Teal and orange going on there hombre.

  6. Glendyn Says:

    Yes it looks like that! But considering everything I’ve shot ever seems to have a colour pallet made up of browns, blues and reds I think ‘teal and orange’ (which yes, are secondary colours to red and blue!) it’s quite the progression! ; )

  7. Glendyn Says:

    Hi Thomas, I use a Leica digital rangefinders cameras (M9p and M8) and Leica M glass (most of those shots are with an early 80’s 50mm Summicron). All have a little tweaking in post. Thanks!

  8. Glendyn Says:

    Hi Matthew, not at this stage, although apparently he is the kid who says “Girls don’t surf!” in the film. Aparently young Occy was on the beach and saw the girls walking along with the board and shouted it out. Bruce Beresford then grabbed them and put them in the film! Or so the legend goes…!

  9. Max Says:

    I was here and I had a lot of fun ! I was only an extra but everybody were nice with me !

  10. Glendyn Says:

    Hi Maxou, Glad you had a good time. Which scene? Might see you again, come up and say hi! Thanks, Glendyn

  11. Max Says:

    I was a waiter ! It was a scene in the Stand Arcade Building. Good moment, vibes and impression that I keep ! Most of all for someone who would like to enter in this industry…. Thanks for that !

  12. Zoe Says:

    Woah! One orange lampshade and I was back to being five again. Which was 1978. What year Puberty Blues? PS Looking good, dude.

  13. jodie couper-lal Says:

    Puberty Blues was such a realistic film in the nature of being a teenager back in those days, everyone watched it.

    Crystal Cylinders t-shirts, king gee shorts, desert boots, tongue pashing, panel vans, monaro’s, vaseline for virgins…they were so iconic back then..

    Girls who rode horses were apparently good lays, everyone knew a Freida and high school was a breeding ground of future crims, druggos and knocked up nightmares, my how we have evolved…or have we?

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with this classic film. Oh and it’s for real that girls didn’t surf much or even swim with the boys, that would have messed with their hair, and, you had to have the perfect flick do back then.

    Can’t wait, well done Glendyn, Jodie

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