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Show 2.29, “Circles, Seniors and Pandas”

Panda and The Bat.

It’s not often the dark knight and an anthropomorphic panda have a photo opportunity but that’s the beauty of AvCon, Adelaide’s anime and video game convention. The story behind this photo (although feel free to make up your own) started last year when the web series Wastelander Panda racked up 90 000 views in the first 5 days of is online life. Since then they’ve successfully crowdfunded over $25 000 and are in the process of filming the next stage of the series. We spoke to writer/director Vic Cocks and producer Kirsty Stark back at the start of the year about their amazing success and we thought it was time to follow up and see where Arcayus, the panda from the wasteland, is now.

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Jonathan Brown, creative director of wemattermedia.com

When Channel 10 came to the decision to axe their morning chat show, The Circle, they defended the choice claiming low audiences and costly production. What are we losing when our commercial channels cancel homegrown content in favour of cheap imports, like Entertainment Tonight and The Insider? Jonathan Brown, media commentator (@JB_AU) and creative director at wemattermedia.com, had a few things to say on the matter. Is Australian TV in crisis?
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The Mercury Cinema’s Seniors on Screen is a film club which allows those over 50 to not only watch new and favourite films, but to take part in the creative process and even try their hand behind the camera. The program includes film screenings, workshops, forums and guest speakers set to run all the way til December.

Radio Adelaide’s Angus Randall spoke to The Mercury Cinema’s Mat Kesting about the upcoming season. You can listen to Angus chatting to Mat Kesting on the Radio Adelaide Breakfast blog.

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Show 2.03, “A Wastelander Panda and His Few Best Men”

Director Stephan Elliott. Source: The Daily Telegraph

Stephan Elliott usually writes all the films he directs but he decided for a change of pace for his new film A Few Best Men. Dean Craig, the screenwriter behind Death at a Funeral, penned the script with a British cast in mind but Stephan was adamant he would film his next project in his home country. I asked him about translating the British script to an Australian setting and why he is sick of weddings.

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Wastelander Panda Prologue from Epic Films on Vimeo.

And that is the tale of the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Or at least it’s a taster of the tale. Adelaide production company Epic Films made this prologue to show the world their vision of Arcayus, the Wastelander Panda. The video has struck a chord with thousands of people worldwide with over 90 thousand views in the first five days of uploading. Writer, director and editor Victoria Cocks and producer Kirsty Stark came in to the studio to tell us the origins of the story and how they’re going to make their series. (And just how hot was it for the guy in the panda suit).

If you want to make Wastelander Panda a reality you can donate at their fundraising page and keep up to date via Epic Films facebook page.

Download: Kirsty Stark and Vic Cocks

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“Kadinchy” – Pogo
“Mickey (Remix) – Olivia Newton John, from A Few Best Men
“It’s Nice To Be Alive” – Ball Park Music
From The Vaults: “The Boys Are Back In Town” – Thin Lizzy, from A Knight’s Tale
“Monkey Dance” – Washington
“You Like It” – 8 Bit Love, from ABC TV show twentysomething

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