Caroline Brazier won Best Actress in a Leading Role in an Independent Production for I Want To Sleep With Tom Stoppard, the show produced by Feverpitch Entertainment, on behalf of Tamarama Rock Surfers, at the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards.
The Sydney Theatre Awards are run by a group of theatre critics to celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of theatre in Sydney. The Sydney Theatre Reviewers are Elissa Blake (Sun Herald), Jason Blake (Sydney Morning Herald), Chris Hook (Daily Telegraph), Deborah Jones (The Australian), Darryn King (Time Out Sydney), Jo Litson (The Sunday Telegraph), John McCallum (The Australian) and Diana Simmonds (Stagenoise website).
The 2013 Awards took place at Paddington RSL on Monday 14th January 2013
Nominations for I want to sleep with Tom Stoppard:
Best New Australian Work – Toby Schmitz
Best Supporting Actress in a leading Independent Production – Wendy Strehlow
Best Actress in a leading Independent Production – Caroline Brazier
Presenters at the Awards ceremony included Amanda Bishop, Wayne Blair, Mitchell Butel, Zoe Carides, Trudy Dalgleish, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Alice Livingstone, Michael Scott Mitchell, Lara Mulcahy, Tommy Murphy and Guy Noble.
Feverpitch Director Nick Bolton guest lectured to the students of the MBA in Screen Arts and Business at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Nick was representing Viocorp, and lecturing on Online Video Distribution
Agenda items included
- How do we consume content
- Local and international facts and stats
- About me, Viocorp and Feverpitch
- Content v Distribution
- Online video platforms On-demand v liveBREAK
- By industry sector
- The future
- Questions and Answers
Saturday 6th October 1pm-4.30pm
Nicks powerpoint presenttaion can be viewed here on Slideshare
Feverpitch Founder Nick Bolton worked for online video technology company Viocorp for 8 years, and indeed is still involved in this very successful business.
Viocorp organised a Digital Communication Forum which brought together industry experts from some of the most innovative organisations to help you develop and implement strategies to maximise the opportunities that online video presents today. Nick was asked to contribute an overview of Preparing Your Talent.
Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, New South Wales,
Wednesday 19th September 2012
8.30am – 11.30am
Nick was asked to speak about:
Preparing your talent to be video ready – Tips on how to prepare your talent: C level executives, Finance Professionals, Lawyers etc for starring in corporate video.How to write a brief/treatment.
Speaker: Nick Bolton, Fever Pitch.
Here are the slides,
An on-demand video recording wil be available here soon.
For now, here are some template documents mentioned in the presentation
We are pleased to announce that our short film “Dreams of Evolution” will be screened at “Songs Interwoven of Lights” at the Queensland Poetry Festival, Sunday 26 August at 5pm as part of the 2012 QPF Filmmakers Challenge! www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com
“I can think of nothing sadder than a goldfish in a bowl. Swimming in tight circles, such a lonely soul…”
These are the opening lines of Dreams of Evolution, a poem that features in Kate Toon‘s crowd-funded self-published poetry book Gone Dotty.
We’ve all pondered the existence of a goldfish in a bowl. Maybe this goldfish will help us ponder our own existence and encourage our own dreams of evolution turn into reality.
Writer: Kate Toon
Director: Nick Bolton
DOP: Jonathan Adams
Producer: Nick Bolton
Narrator: Kim Knuckey
Sound Operator: Nick Bolton
Goldfish Poo wrangler: Kate Toon
Props: Nick Bolton
Editor: Steve Fanale
Grading : Jonathan Adams
Cast: Hercules II
With thanks to Emma Newman, Jim Hodgson, Toby Levins
Frame rate 25fps
Duration: 3m 54s
Camera: Canon C300
Dreams of Evolution by Kate Toon
I can think of nothing sadder than a goldfish in a bowl,
Swimming in tight circles, such a lonely fishy soul.
With your tiny bulbous eyes, that pine to see the sea,
Longing for a little lover, to share your dull eternity.
All you have for company is a silly plastic weed,
Nothing to look forward to, except tomorrow’s feed.
Some pathetic grubby pebbles form your universe’s base,
I see nothing but depression written on your orange face.
Is your memory so short that this all seems brand-new?
Or is that 18-second thing entirely untrue?
Do you ever go to sleep, in the darkness of the night,
And dream of evolution, growing wings and taking flight?
Such iridescent beauty, you’re the bauble of the sea;
If you were my finned captive, I’d be sure to set you free.
Written by Kate Toon
Published in the poetry book Gone Dotty
Nick Bolton received a very pleasant phone call from NIDA asking to come and speak to 3rd year students as part of their Industry Week.
The session is called: The Co-op: Staging your own production:
The Actor emerging into the industry, now more than ever needs to be proactive in creating work and managing their careers. The Co-op is one way of creating self employment and keeping alive their craft and skills. The aim of this session is to advise and provide insight into how to put up a production/work/film, what kind of pitfalls to watch out for and who to approach with your work – possible questions to answer:
Nick Bolton will be joined by Phil Spencer at Tamarama Rock Surfers and Skye Kunstelj NIDA Independent Program, which is the program that Sam Atwell and Nick were selected for, with their new work ‘SET’ which runs in April 2013 at NIDA.
We’re really looking forward to hearing this discussion to see what Nick, Phil and Skye have to say. Nick says “I wish the Producer wasn’t neccessary because I believe everyone should be a producer”.
But a producer is neccessary because it frees the key creatives up from the administrative elements so they can concentrate solely on developing the artistic process to the best of their abilities.
NAFA‘s Show Fest Film Festival is now in its 9th year. Nick having spoken at NAFA Choc Tops meetings twice on internet distribution now sees him qualify as a 2012 Judge.
Last years event was excellent (read my mini review here)
Join us on the 22nd August, come on down to the lovely old Randwick Ritz for some great films and a fun after party!
Show-Fest 2012 – International Short Films Spectacular!
Announcing our 2012 finalists: http://www.nafa.net.au/festivals/finalists
Seven Australian films vs two international…
See the films. Meet the stars. Hear their stories. Special guest – Logie Award Winner!
Wed 22 August, 6.30pm, Ritz Cinema Randwick.
Advance bookings at MOSHTIX – Special deals!
Buy tickets at Ritz Cinema.
On the 23 August 2012, the public voting closes for Sydney’s 2012 Mobile Awards and on Thursday 30 August, the Awards Night takes place at The Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills.
Our very own Nick Bolton (Founder, FeverPitch Entertainment) will be on the panel of judges this year.
Click here to see this years Finalists: http://mobileawards.com.au/MA2012/finalist_list.asp?f=Finalist
We would love to see you there!
Date: 30th August, 2012
Time: from 7.00pm till 11.00pm
Venue: The Beresford Hotel, 354 Bourke Street Surrey Hills, NSW
Price: $150.00 / Ticket inc booking fee GST
Dress: Business casual
6.00pm – 8.00pm, Wednesday 29 August, 2012
$10 Booking Fee
Metroscreen, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oatley Road & Oxford Street, Paddington NSW
Imagine having 3 million people see your film or thousands of people paying to download your content. At the next Metro Screen Connect event you can gather together with three industry experts who have helped many independent film projects, TV concepts and online content to find and build audiences.
Come along to Metro Screen to hear from practitioners who have been breaking new ground and making their own rules to engage audiences. From DIY screenings to torrent distribution, find out from the experts what works and what doesn’t and where they see the audience-building landscape is heading. What are the alternatives to the traditional distribution paths? How do filmmakers connect to an audience?
• John L Simpson, Titan View Media (The jammed, Men’s Group, 33 Postcards)
• Ahmend Salama, Creative Director DLSHS (The Tunnel, Cedar Boys)
• Nick Bolton, Viocorp, (Australia’s leading internet broadcaster) Feverpitch Entertainment
Guest moderator – Dean Francis, writer/director
Feverpitch enjoyed a visit to AFTRS for the weekly Friday on My Mind talk, this week with Neil Peplow – see info below
In Australia, it is oft commented that we don’t have the audience size, the budget, the scale, compared to England.
Neil presented the graph above comparing the industry in 2010. You could hear the audience gasp at how in many criteria, Australia is far better placed to foster feature film development.
A Call to Producers: Adapt or Die
Shooting Fish and Waking Ned producer Neil Peplow will provide an international perspective on the current play of feature film financing and will explore the myriad of challenges facing local producers and filmmakers.
A former chairman of the New Producers Alliance in the UK, Peplow has acted as producer, co-producer, Head of Production and Executive Producer on 16 features and most recently the Showtime TV series LA LA Land. Prior to relocating to Australia, to take up the position as Director of Screen Content Division at AFTRS, Peplow was responsible for the UK Film Council‘s new three-year strategy for film: ‘A Bigger Future 2‘.
Neil firmly believes it is more crucial than ever for filmmakers to adapt to a shifting financial landscape, new models for distribution and changing approaches to content creation. He will share with us his experience of working as a producer and executive producer in the UK during a significant time of change.
This session is a must for executive producers and producers.