'Travellers in time' - Audrey Hepburn's New Beginning
April 1, 2017
The Making Of A New Musical
May 30, 2017
Almost 12,000 Views - Not Bad For An Aussie Musical ' Travellers in Time'
August 29, 2017
'Gee, that's not bad for an Aussie show'
'Hell, was that Australian, golly it was pretty good. Must have brought the cast from the USA I bet'
How many times have we heard this right? No faith in ourselves, believe the grass is greener elsewhere right? Better off watching ' Dream Girls' then some Australian show. Well, sometimes we just have to stop dreaming outside of our homeland and smell the roses around us.
Several months ago, I started a journey. I wanted to film a song from 'Audrey Hepburn and I consider Our Assets'. I wanted to create a music video from the Oz musical I'd poured my heart and soul into over the last 10 years. I could hear the snickering in the background, but as we all know 'nothing is impossible'. Well, almost 12,000 views later I think ' Travellers in Time' and my team can hold all our heads high in musical theatre circles and in art. Oh, yes it would have been nice to have a bigger budget, and yes I would have loved to film it in one of the dressing rooms in the Melbourne Arts Centre but no one offered. So, we created our magic at the very generous Bakehouse Studios in Abbotsford, who even let us stay in the space when we ran terribly overtime on the day of the shoot.
Much thanks to the band that came in to rehearse at 5pm only to discover us still there 'begging' them to let us stay. Thankfully they did and we were able to finish shooting the video. Helping each other should come naturally, cause we're all in this 'thing' called art together.
Recording our lovely ballet to heavy rock music playing of course wasn't the easiest thing in the world, but it added to the texture of the video and I believe the quality of the performances on film. Certainly helped my direction, I always direct better under extreme stress, that's just how I roll.
If you haven't seen 'Travellers in Time' then have a look and if you can, imagine us recording it with a heavy metal band playing in the same room. Remember, it's a long way to the top if ya want to rock and roll.
Magic is after all everywhere...Much love Noel Anderson xx
PS. We are looking for a producer who dreams big. Is that you? Yes, you? If it is YOU then get in touch.