March 12th, 2012 by Glendyn
Head down in pre-production. Locations, script, camera tests, casting and more.
Location scouting and recce-ing has been the main focus, but all the elements including wardrobe and make-up are coming into play. Because we are recreating 1970’s Australia, everything we see through the lens has to be considered and designed.
We have houses, businesses, streets and a whole high school to lock in. Luckily the ocean and parts of Cronulla beach are the same as they’ve alway been : )
It’s actually quite amazing how many houses are out there essentially ‘untouched’ and still ‘living in the 70’s’. Homes where newly weds built the house, moved in, bought all their stuff and then were just content to keep it that way. Quite nice really. So far removed from the consumerism of today. It says something about the period as well. Things were built to last then and why replace it, if it isn’t broken?