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Crowd Funding for Bruce Goold Doco

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Crowd Funding for Bruce Goold Doco

Bill Leimbach has been producing his own passion project for the last 12 months: BRUCE GOOLD: LIFE & TIMES & ART. It’s a documentary about renowned and celebrated Australian artist, Bruce Goold, and his fascinating voyage through the history of Australia’s post-war art world. We have filmed 34 interviews with people who have connected with Bruce and his work over the last 50 years. Now, we’re looking for funds to go into post-production to shape it into a full hour Arts program for Australian and international...

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LaPaglia for Bob McPherson

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Banjo & Matilda | 8 comments

LaPaglia for Bob McPherson

We are coming into the final throws of pre pre-production on BANJO & MATILDA. Our budget for the film is now just under $10 million and our cast in building up around Xavier Samuel, with people like Anthony LaPaglia, Brian Brown, Michael Caton, Jeremy Sims, Jack Thompson, Matilda Brown, Sean Keenan, Gyton Grantley and the lovely Lisa Hensley. Currently, we are keeping two important roles open. The first one is Christina McPherson, the Australian leading lady, whose Scottish tune became Banjo Paterson’s muse for Waltzing Matilda. The...

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Departure Lounge wins Best Comedy at AACTAs Social Shorts

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Departure Lounge wins Best Comedy at AACTAs Social Shorts

Last month, the Departure Lounge team took home the title of Best Comedy at the 2015 AACTAs Social Shorts competition after AFI / AACTA Members, and the general public were asked to vote for their favourite films. You can still watch the film online here       Director Paul Andersen and Producer Bill Leimbach will be dancing their way to the Awards night! Congratulations to the other winners: DRAMA The Tender Dark dir Lily Rolfe INDEPENDENT Life’s a Drag dir Robin...

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You’ll Never Take Me Alive.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Banjo & Matilda | 3 comments

You’ll Never Take Me Alive.

While we wait for some resolution on the Trademark rights issue on the words, WALTZING MATILDA, we move forward under a new title. We will now use the working title BANJO & MATILDA.  It’s still the same film, with the same script. It still has Xavier Samuel playing Banjo Paterson, with new cast coming on everyday. It’s still set to shoot in the first half of 2016 and still planned to be a winner with distributors TRANSMISSION.  The Trademark fight with IP AUSTRALIA for the two words WALTZING and MATILDA will go on for...

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Xavier

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Banjo & Matilda | 1 comment

Xavier

Our very own Banjo Paterson, Xavier Samuel (Adore, Fury, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is one of a cohort of talented Australian actors making big waves in Hollywood – now he’s come home to make his Belvoir debut in our Downstairs Theatre with Andrea Demetriades (Janet King ABC1) and Benedict Hardie (The Water Diviner). Two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity from two of the hottest playwrights around. Get tickets...

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Michael Caton has a big connection to Winton…

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Banjo & Matilda | 11 comments

Michael Caton has a big connection to Winton…

Vision Splendid special guest, TV and film star, Michael Caton has a few things to say about the festival…

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Vision Splendid Festival 2015 – films, music, stars.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Banjo & Matilda | 4 comments

Vision Splendid Festival 2015 – films, music, stars.

The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is back! On the 26 June – 4 July, Winton QLD will be alive with films, music and industry professionals. Lucky Country Productions producer/director Bill Leimbach will be hosting breakfast and running a master class on Weds 1 July where he’ll be chatting about his next feature, Waltzing Matilda which is currently in development, as well as speaking about the successes behind his last one, Beneath Hill 60. Catch our extravagant Bollywood short, Departure Lounge, an upbeat feel good...

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Waltzing Matilda gets some airplay in a conversation with Richard Fidler.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Banjo & Matilda | 9 comments

Waltzing Matilda gets some airplay in a conversation with Richard Fidler.

While we were out at Winton last month, Richard Fidler sat down and conducted an interview with some of the locals who have the inside information on the story behind Waltzing Matilda. Great interview to get stuck into.  

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Short highlights reel of Xavier Samuel – the new Banjo

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Banjo & Matilda | 10 comments

Short highlights reel of Xavier Samuel – the new Banjo

Here’s a short version of Xavier Samuel’s acting career. In four minutes, 26 seconds you can see the power of the Australian who will play Banjo Paterson.

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Departure Lounge

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 653 comments

Departure Lounge

It has been a busy few months. At the tail end of a reconnaissance trip out to Winton, for our Waltzing Matilda movie,  the producer’s wife had a tragic horse accident and was airlifted/evacuated to Townsville General Hospital, with a broken pelvis and femur bone. Eight weeks in the hospital bed without movement was the doctor’s order. What would Bill the Producer do for that time while he tended to his wife Karen? Make a short Bollywood film, what else? Bill’s long time friend and fellow producer of BENEATH HILL 60 (also shot in...

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