PAPER PLANES

SITCOM PILOT

MY ROLES:

Writer & Director, Producer, Editor

PRODUCTION YEAR:

2009

DURATION:

23 minutes

SYNOPSIS:

They weren’t blonde enough for SUMMER BAY

They got lost on their way to RAMSAY STREET

Their exchange to SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH was denied

These year 12 guys had no place on AUSTRALIAN TV...

UNTIL NOW!

Watch this pilot episode take-off as you meet Jackson, Lachlan, Ruben and Pat. The best buddies are excited to be starting their final school year, until Mr. White (Mark Mitchell) instructs them to get haircuts for photoday...

PRODUCTION NOTES:

With an all student crew we shot this 23-minute pilot in 5 x 10 hour days; a massive accomplishment for all involved.

The show discovered a new talent in Andrew Faulkner, who played the incorrigible Ruben. Based on his standout performance, Faulkner secured an agent and has since hosted KIDS’ WB and featured in several ads. Jenna Rosenow, who played the guest role of ‘Sex Hair’, went onto star in the long running soap opera, NEIGHBOURS.

The four leads are based on my teenage friendship group. Most of what happens in the show was inspired by real life scenarios.

I’ve written scripts for five other episodes as well as a 13-episode outline. Please contact me to request a read of the material. 

AWARDS:

‘Best Director’ Award at Swinburne’s Graduate Screening - 2009

 

CAST:

Ruben: ANDREW FAULKNER (Kids WB)

Pat: Sweeney Young (Neighbours)

Jackson: JOEL FAMULARO

Lachlan: MATT SMOLEN

Sex Hair: JENNA ROSENOW (Neighbours)

Francis: RHYS MITCHELL

Mr. White: MARK MITCHELL (Round The Twist)

Jackson’s Girlfriend: REBECCA LAVINDI

Hot Hairdresser: Anna Jennings-Edquist (Neighbours, The Pacific)

Flamboyant Hairdresser: STEPHEN LOPEZ

American Hairdresser: ASHLEY MARDESIC

Asian Waitress: JESS YOUNG

Young Ruben: CASEY ASPIN

CREW:

Written & Directed by: LACHLAN RYAN

Producers: TIMOTHY WATTERS, LACHLAN RYAN

Cinematographer: JARROD THEODORE

Editors: JEMMA REA, LACHLAN RYAN

Sound design: LACHLAN HARRIS, NICHOLAS THEODORE

Music by: LACHLAN HARRIS

Art Director: JEAN ANNE LEONG

1st AD: DAVID CLUNE

2nd AD: DAVID BRODER

Camera Assistant: JOHN PAUL BEIROUTY

Gaffer/Clapper: BEN OSBORN

Continuity: JEMMA REA

Production Design: SUMMER DEROCHE

Visual Effects: LACHLAN RYAN

Hair & Makeup: ALICE GREY, EBONY STIRLING

Gaffa: BRADLEY ANDREW

Continuity: STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Runners: OKEITO SHORTTE, JONATHON SUMNER

Stills: HOLLIE FIFER

Location Scout: MELISSA BOURNE

Titles Designer: JONATHON SUMNER, ANNA BILLINGHAM

Script Editor: JORDAN BOND

Digital Colourist: LACHLAN RYAN

SPECIAL THANKS:

CHUMBA CONCEPT SALON, PAN ASIAN, KAOS, MANHOR, MISTY’S DINER, TRINITY, COLLEGE COLAC, WESLEY COLLEGE, YODGEE, GSA STUDIO, SALON 7, CAHILL CLIPS, STUDIO 57, HAIR GALLERY, VIDAD NARAYAN, TIMOTHY DEVINE, ELLIE YILDIZ, ROBYN & DES RYAN, VERONICA & ROBERT HAY, VIVIENNE & BRUCE WATTERS, SIAN DAVIES, JAMES VERNON, JILL HOLT, DENNIS NICHOLSON, ELVIS VITTAL, NIALL PEAVY

 

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