Dead Boring – A Light Comedy About Sex in the Afterlife

Dead Boring is an amusing and entertaining short film created by students studying at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School. Having been shot in stereoscopic 3D, Dead Boring is one of the first productions of its kind to be completed in Australia.

The official Dead Boring website promises – a light comedy about death, love and sex in the afterlife’s. The movie centres around a ghost called Dawn who has been stranded in a derelict hotel all alone with no one to haunt, for many decades. All Dawn wants is someone to pass the time with and she finally gets her wish when a handsome man called Tommy unsuspectingly enters her afterlife.

Tommy is an ageing rock star with little on his mind beyond drugs and sex with attractive naive groupies. His career as a musician is failing fast but he continues to live the rock n roll dream and he no longer cares what other people think of him. One day whilst out looking for fun, Tommy and his latest squeeze fatefully break into ?‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§Lost Pleasures Retreat’s, the abandoned hotel where Dawn resides.

Dawn is a fun and spirited ghost who killed herself in 1932 when she was jilted by her fiancé on the day of her wedding. Her time as a ghost has been long, lonesome and friendless and when Tommy arrives at the house he awakens in her unfulfilled sexual desires, and she is uncontrollably drawn to him.


(Dead Boring Trailer – 3D Version)

Dawn kills Tommy in the hope that she will secure an eternity-long companion, but things fail to go to plan when Tommy resents his premature death. Tommy did not want to die, and furthermore, he certainly does not want to spend perpetuity with the woman who killed him. He does his best to avoid her, but despite the animosity, Dawn is determined to win him over.

Dead Boring tells the tale of two lonely people desperately in need of love, who learn to embrace friendship and intimacy.

This comical short was created in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D and was written and directed by Dave Edwardz. The Sydney based filmmaker felt that a 3D format would help enhance the ghost effects and would therefore be good for the films story line. ‘We fundamentally believed that the 3D would create a more immersive audience experience that replicated the lonely world of the characters’ Edwardz states.


(Dead Boring Trailer – 2D Version)

Dead Boring is currently being presented on the international film festival circuit and you can follow its progress and look out for screening dates at www.deadboring3D.com.

CAST
DAWN: Krew Boylan
TOMMY ZEITGEIST: Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
JESSICA: Kate Bell

CREDITS
WRITER & DIRECTOR: D. Edwardz
DOP: Robert C Morton
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Natalie Beak
EDITOR: Emma McKenna
VFX: D. Edwardz
COMPOSER: Dave Barber
SOUND RECORDIST: Chris Frith
SOUND DESIGNER: Andy Finn
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rob Morton
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Natalie Beak
EDITOR: Emma Mckenna
SOUND DESIGNER: Andy Finn
ORIGINAL MUSIC: David Barber
SOUND RECORDIST: Chris Frith
Produced by
Australian Film Television and Radio School
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Brad Smith & Adeline Gibson
FOCUS PULLER: Charlie Sarrof
CLAPPER LOADER: Joseph Michaels
STEREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: James Wright
CONTINUITY: Jaime Lewis
BOOM OPERATOR: Daniel Rossie
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kevin McGrath
LOCATION MANAGER: Anna Hamilton
PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Maggie Ralston
UNIT MANAGER: James Raue
CATERING: Ben Howell
RUNNERS: Rudge Hollis & Nathan Lawrence
1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Ian Page
2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Craig Foster
2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Glenn Porter
GAFFER: Steve Carter
GRIP: Paul Gray
GRIP ASSISTANT: Kristian Bruneteau
BEST BOY: Luke Cross
ADDITIONAL ELECTRICS: Joel Froome
ADDITIONAL ELECTRICS: Shan-Ree Tan
COSTUME DESIGNERS: Natalie Beak & Emily Christian
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Sofia Rodi
MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: Tenny Boyajian
STANDBY PROPS: Cyrus Kaye
ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTs
Page Azzopardi
Josh Zammit
Emma Braud
Shan-Ree Tan
Madelaine Warwick
VFX LEAD: D. Edwardz
VFX ASSISTANTS
Melissa Mai
Jessica Smith
Craig Foster
Miguel Zaragoza
STEREO POST PRODUCTION: Robert C Morton
VFX DATA MANAGER: Craig Foster
ON SET DATA WRANGLER: James Wright
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Campbell Brown
ONLINE EDITOR: Emma McKenna
FOLEY ARTIST: Mia Stewart
SOUND MIXER: Andy Finn
MUSIC MIXER: Geir Gunnarsson
STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER: Erin Langford
DIRECTOR’sS ASSISTANT: Gareth Cowen
EPK: Annette Sicari

DIGITAL COLOURIST
Warren Lynch
Intercolour

MUSICIANS:
The Michelle O’sYoung String Ensemble
Anton Schroeder
Bridget Bolliger
Aaron Flower
Paul Panichi
Courtney Johns
Celia Craig
John Lewis
Matthew Ockendon
Cameron Undy
Jamie Cameron
Miho Hongo

CONDUCTOR: Edward Primrose

Recorded at AFTRS studios

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Erin Langford
Geoff Stoddart
Paul Nicola
David Booth
Thomas Lorrimer
John Bowring ACS
Leonard Coster
Christian Gazal
Chris Swinbank
The students and staff of AFTRS

www.deadboring3d.com




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