The smaller the town, the darker the secrets…. Stinson Creek
Recently I was asked to design a poster for a new webseries being made here in the Blue Mountains. It is the brainchild of the talented Joanne Samuel of 3 Sisters Youth Theatre and was filmed by JAH Media. I have worked with these two companies before and I just love their passion and vision so of course I said yes.
The story is set in a fictional school and involves murder, mystery and mayhem. The young actors and actresses involved in this production all carry themselves in such a professional manner, especially considering their ages. This is in part, due to the fact that they are great kids but I’m also sure that their professional attitudes have a huge amount to do with the mentorship of Joanne and the team who work with them on a regular basis. On Saturday, their hard work got rewarded and they got to see the first of the series at the iconic Mount Vic Flicks which is an institution in the mountains.
The kids were picked up in a beautiful vintage bus provided by Fantastic Aussie Tours and transported to the gorgeous little mountain village of Mount Victoria. Mount Vic (as it’s affectionately known) is a beautiful place and has a quaint little picture theatre. If you ever get the opportunity to visit and see a movie there, take it. It is like stepping back in time. I just love the place. When the bus arrived, the star treatment began with the red carpet provided by Purple Sky Productions rolled out for them. After much excitement and pride from family and friends who were there to watch, they were interviewed and treated like Hollywood royalty, before heading in to the theatre to watch themselves for the first time on the big screen.
The little theatre was packed and the excitement was at fever pitch. But when the lights went down and the title came up on the screen the silence was suddenly deafening. You could almost hear the nerves in that silence and I felt for those kids. However, they had no need to be nervous. Once the series started, their acting spoke volumes. Teenage angst and drama jumped off the screen amidst the murder and intrigue.
As most will know, I don’t cover events anymore, but since I had created the poster and felt so involved, I had to take a few sneaky shots. There are some talks in progress at the moment regarding the distribution of this fantastic production so hopefully there will be news soon on how you too can see Stinson Creek Until then, here are a few photos of the gala event on Saturday. And huge kudos to Joanne, Nick and everyone involved.