Friday, May 31, 2019

MY LIFE IS MURDER (Series)







CJZ's new crime drama series, My Life Is Murder comes to the Ten network this year.

Staring Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry and Ebony Vagulans, the show follows Alexa Crowe as she juggles the frustrations of own life while solving a series of vicious and baffling crimes.

With a focus on technology and social media to help provide the clues, this 10-part series provides a good dose of light hearted yet dramatic entertainment.

The team at Chroma produced several hundred VFX shots across series providing solutions for stunts, location and production design, including unique opening titles for each episode.

My Life is Murder comes to Network Ten in July.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

FRAYED (Series)







Frayed is a very funny yet bitter sweet, riches to rags tale set in the late 1980's. Written and starring Sarah Kendall and featuring a great supporting cast including Kerry Armstrong, Robert Webb, Diane Morgan and Matt Passmore it follows the story of a wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to her true past in Newcastle, Australia.

This Australian / British co-pro was produced in 4K HDR by Guesswork, with Chroma producing hundreds of VFX shots for the 6 part series, including production design enhancements, stunts and location augmentations throughout.

Frayed comes to ABC and SKY UK this year.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

AUSTRALIAN GANGSTER (Miniseries)







Australian Gangster is the latest crime drama from Roadshow Rough Diamond, producers of the critically acclaimed Romper Stomper.

This two-part miniseries follow the self destructive trajectory of a local Sydney thug as he attempts to balance a normal suburban life with a glamourous crime lifestyle.

Chroma delivered over 200 shots for the 2-part, 4K series including stunt and location augmentation and a wide range of production design enhancements throughout.

Australian Gangster comes to the Seven Network in 2019.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

THE INBESTIGATORS (Series)







Gristmill latest kids series, The Inbestigators is an adorable comedy drama focusing around an investigative agency run by children, with the grown ups at Chroma providing several VFX shots for the show.

The Inbestigators comes to ABC Me and Netflix in 2019.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

THE FLIP SIDE (Feature)







Eddie Izzard stars alongside local talent Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie and Tina Bursill in The Flip Side, directed by Marion Pilowsky. The film follows Henry (Izzard) as he returns to Adelaide to rekindle an old romance, but as always it's complicated.

Chroma provided a wide range of VFX for the feature, from location augmentation to production design enhancement.

Friday, June 15, 2018

UNDERTOW (Feature)







Miranda Nation's debut feature Undertow stars Laura Gordon (Saw V), Olivia DeJonge (Better Watch Out) and Rob Collins (Glitch).

Undertow is a confronting look at obsession and loss as a photo-journalist struggles with miscarriage coupled with the suspicion of her husbands affair, growing into a dangerous infatuation to find out more about his mistress and her own inner darkness.

Chroma provided VFX for the feature from surreal visuals to numerous production and location enhancements.

Undertow premiered at MIFF 2018.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

REFLECTIONS IN THE DUST (Feature)







Reflections in the dust is a confronting feature from Australian filmmaker Luke Sullivan.

Shot in stark black and white and staring Robin Royce Queree and Sarah Noubolt, an unknown event has destroyed civilisation leaving a daughter and father to wrestle with the past in a world with no future.

Chroma provided several visual effects shots for the film which comes to screens in 2019.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TRUE STORY S2 (Series)







Hamish and Andy's True Story returns for a second series and even taller tales.

The team at Chroma return to provide an eclectic mix of visual gags for the show, including CG integration, location augmentation, stunt enhancement, animation and dozens of production design solutions.

Keep an eye out for True Story S2 coming soon!

Friday, May 11, 2018

MS FISHER'S MODERN MYSTERIES (Series)







Spun off from the highly popular Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on ABC, this new series on the Seven Network makes a move from the roaring 20's to the groovy 60's in fine style.

Miss Fishers Modern Mysteries stars Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted) as Peregrine Fisher with Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not the boy next door) as her police counterpart and an excellent supporting cast, the series has a lot of fun with an era of Melbourne's history that was an exciting time for change for women, much like the 1930's with the original series.

Following on from our work on the original series (and upcoming feature film!), the team at Chroma provided a huge range of visual effects across the 6 part series, including location augmentation, stunt and practical enhancement, CG integration and many production design and editorial solutions.

Don't miss Miss Fisher's Modern Mysteries on Seven.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (MiniSeries)







Joan Lindsay's classic novel 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' comes to life in this sprawling miniseries from Foxtel.

Directed by Larysa Kondracki (Walking Dead/Legion) and Michael Rymer (Hannibal/Queen of the Damned) and produced by Jo Porter and Brett Popplewell for Fremantle Media.

The team at Chroma produced over 800 shots for the 6-part series encompassing a huge range of VFX techniques including set extension, location and live action augmentation, CG integration, surreal illusions, stunts and atmospheric effects, in addition to an extensive range of technical fixes, digital removals and production design enhancements throughout. Chroma also provided editorial support, pre-visualisation, asset creation and footage acquisition during production.

Chroma's unique production solutions enabled an optimised shooting schedule, increased visual scope and provided solutions to many logistical issues with extensive VFX supervision both on location and in studio.

Picnic at Hanging Rock comes to Foxtel and Amazon in May.

Monday, January 1, 2018

ROMPER STOMPER (Series)







Cult classic Romper Stomper returns as an epic long-form series from Stan.

Shot in 4K and the first Australian drama to post produce in the HDR format, Romper Stomper is a high stakes drama that follows a new generation of right-wing activists as they clash with their anti-fascist counterparts. The series is Directed by Daina Reid, Geoffery Wright and James Robinson, and produced by John Edwards and Dan Edwards (Roadshow Rough Diamond) for the Stan service.

The team at Chroma produced all of the 4K visual effects for the 6 part series, ranging across hundreds of production design enhancements throughout, from location augmentation and CG integration to stunt and action sequence enhancements.

Romper Stomper hits the Stan service New Years Day.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BROTHERS' NEST (Feature)







Directed and starring Clayton Jacobson (Kenny), real life brother, Shane Jacobson (Jack Irish, The Dressmaker) and screen veterans Kim Gyngell and Lynette Curran, 'Brothers' Nest' is a darkly funny tale that follows two criminal siblings as they return home with a plan to finally deal with their cruel patriarch, but conflicts soon arise as the true past is revealed.

Chroma provided over 100 VFX shots for the feature ranging from production design enhancement, CG integration and environmental effects to stunt enhancement and live action augmentation.

Keep an eye out for Brothers' Nest in 2018.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

GLITCH S2 (Series)







Following up on the award winning first series, Glitch returns with a second season in 2017.

Now a Netflix Original, season two was entirely produced in 4K and continues the intriguing story of the 'risen' with all the twists and turns fans of the show expect.

Having produced the VFX for the original series, Chroma's team return once again to deliver a huge range of visual effects for series two with over 400 shots delivered ranging from location augmentation and production enhancement, right through to stunts and surreal CG elements.

The Matchbox production is directed by director Emma Freeman and Tony Kravitz and produced by Julie Eckersley. Glitch S2 heads to the ABC this year and is certainly not to be missed!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SUNSHINE (Series)







Starring a diverse cast including Anthony LaPaglia, Wally Elnour and Kim Gyngell, this confronting story, set in the titular suburb of Sunshine, follows South Sudanese Pro basketball hopefull Jacob as he gets swept up in a police investigation.

Chroma provided all visual effects for the drama with many production enhancements and location augments throughout the four part series.

Sunshine is produced by Essential Media, directed by Daina Reid and heads to SBS later this year.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

DEADLOCK (Series)



Everycloud productions latest drama, Deadlock has just completed post production.

This 5x12 short-form youth oriented series was written and directed by Bille Pfeiffer and produced by Belinda Mravavic. The limits of friends and family are tested when a mysterious car crash unearths a darker side to a seemingly idyllic community.

Chroma produced over 100 shots for the 5 part series in addition to opening titles and investment support.

Look out for Deadlock in 2018.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RIOT (Telemovie)







Jeffery Walker's latest feature 'Riot' revisits the drama and bravery behind the first 'Mardi Gras'.

After a pushes to decriminalise homosexuality stalled in 1978, a group of Sydney activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. Starring Damon Herriman, Kate Box and Xavier Samuel the film celebrates the events 40th anniversary.

Chroma provided some technical VFX for the production.

Riot comes to the ABC in February.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FINAL BLAKE TELEMOVIE FOR ABC (Telemovie)







You can't keep a good show down with The Doctor Blake Mysteries returning for a swansong telemovie on ABC in 2017. All the familiar faces are back too but with new surroundings as Lucien heads to Melbourne.

The team at Chroma returned to join the long running Blake family with a huge range of production, location and stunt enhancements. And this final chapter in the ABC series didn't disappoint, becoming the most watched drama in 2017 with over a million viewers - especially great news for the Seven network who have recently commissioned several new telemovies for 2018.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SISTERS (Series)







We have just put the finishing touches on EndemolShine's latest series, Sisters.

With a huge cast and direction from Emma Freeman, Corrie Chen and Shannon Murphy, this feel-good family drama follows Julia Belchly as she deals with the revelation of her fathers bizarre death bed confession.

Chroma produced over 200 shots for the 7-part series, which comes to Network 10 in 2017.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ODDLANDS (Short)







With it's post apocalyptic setting, unique characters and dystopian style, Oddlands is certainly not your average production. Matchbox and the Back2Back theatre company, together with director Bruce Gladwin created the short which went on to premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2017.

Chroma provided a hundreds of visual effects for the film including production design support, location and stunt enhancement, digital animations and technical fixes throughout.

Monday, June 12, 2017

GET KRACKIN (Series)







The Kate's return once more to take down another classic Australian TV trope, the cheezy morning show format, in the form of ABC's Get Krackin!

Produced by Guesswork Television, the 8-part series rips the morning show format a new one, with all of the salty language, razor sharp wit and fourth wall breaking fun from the same team that brought you The Katering Show.

Chroma got sucked in too, tricked into providing a range of visual gags and digital tweaks throughout the series with some of the most bizarre requests we've ever seen. And the shows authentic interlaced video style required our team to produce all the digital trickery in the 50i format. Technical!

Set your alarm early and start your day with Get Krack!n on the ABC this August.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

ROSEHAVEN (Series)







Popular Tassie-based sitcom, Rosehaven returns for a second series in 2017.

Chroma produced several VFX shots for the series including landscape augmentations, production design enhancements and technical fixes.

Rosehaven comes to ABC in 2017.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (MiniSeries)







Another Australian music icon has had their story brought to life in 'Olivia Newton-John' from Fremantle Media, starring Delta Goodrem, directed by Shawn Seet (Peter Allen / The Code) and produced by Margot McDonald (Dead Gorgeous / Mystery of a Hansom Cab)

Following on from the success of similar bio-dramas such as INXS, Molly and most recently Peter Allen, 'Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly devoted to you' chronicles her rise through the 60's and 70's from her early beginnings in Australia and the UK, to her 1980's breakthrough into the US with Grease, Xanadu and more.

Chroma have produced a huge range of VFX for the two part series, providing production design solutions across the many locations and eras and including complex archival integration, CG set extension, extras duplication, technical correction, motion graphics, opening titles and much more.

'Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You' comes to the Seven Network this year.

Friday, June 2, 2017

WATER (Short)







Chroma have completed work on a fascinating new short from Director John Harvey.

'Water' is set in a sparse post-apocalyptic landscape where we follow pregnant traveller, Layla as she wanders a bleak wasteland in search of water, only to find she's not alone. The 16 minute film features a wide variety of visual effects and CG integration to tell it's simple but powerful tale. The team at Chroma provided VFX and broadcast design for the project.

Keep a look out for WATER at festivals this year.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY (Series)







Matchbox Pictures present Seven Types of Ambiguity, a psychological mystery based on the well known novel by Elliot Perlman that explores the complexities of relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love. With direction by Matthew Saville , Glendyn Ivin and Ana Kokkinos and a diverse cast including Hugo Weaving, Alex Dimitriades, Susie Porter and Xavier Samuel, this series is not to be missed.

Chroma produced a range of VFX across the six-part series from stunt sequences and location augments to practical effects and production design enhancements.

Seven Types of Ambiguity comes to the ABC in 2017.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

TRUE STORY (Series)







Well travelled radio duo, Hamish and Andy are returning to screens once again after their long running 'Gap Year' series with a brand new show, True Story.

Each week, the boys discuss a real life tall tale with their studio guest, then brought to life in hilarious recreations featuring dozens of cameos from some of Australia best known actors and comedians.

The attention to detail that goes into the 10 episode series has kept us busy too with a huge range of locations, stunts, visual gags and other production solutions requiring the team at Chroma to use every trick in the book, from advanced compositing and live action augmentation to CG animation and integration, opening titles and more.

True Story with Hamish and Andy comes to NINE in June.