Mildura Weekly : Friday February 17 Vol 11 No 15
NEWS 21 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU obsessions are bad! For former Mildura resident Darren Collinson, his obsession with production to rival one of his all-time favourite flicks,‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. That select few towns in the country to view the finished product... to fulfil horror film dream ing money, it was about having the chance to live out a life-long dream.” As part of the deal, Darren said he had the opportunity to spend a week on the film’s set. “That was at my cost, which I was happy with,” he said. “It was amazing, I had the chance to meet all of these incredible people asso- ciated with the move world, while seeing what the movie-making ex- perience was all about – which was a first for me. “The set was just unbelievable. The crew hired a warehouse in LA, and constructed everything in there. “When I walked in for the first time my first thought was ‘wow!’ I had no idea the scale they had gone to, or the amazing crew they had on hand.” Darren said GEHENNA had been purposely written so that it could be produced on a low bud- get. “The movie ‘Saw’ was done in a very similar vein,” he said. “Around 98 percent of this movie is created using practical effects, with only one tiny scene using CGI.” Born and bred in Red Cliffs, Darren completed his secondary education at Chaffey Secondary College before moving to the Uni- versity of Ballarat where he studied graphic design. He now owns a design and ad- vertising agency – Small Dog De- sign – and has done so for the past 20 years. “My company is based in Bal- larat, and is more focused on tele- vision ad production,” Darren said. “My greatest dream, however, is to write/direct my own short feature, and I saw this as an opportunity to learn more about the industry. “It’s why this experience is something I’ll always treasure. It’s given me the chance to connect with so many different people, to the point where I’ve now been in- vited to direct an episode for a new American television show which is still in the works. “I certainly hope it can open the door for future opportunities, with my next goal to produce and direct my own short film.” Darren said the film had been “doing the film festival trail” for the past several months, with Mildura to become only the fourth Austra- lian town to see it. GEHENNA: Where Death Lives will screen in Mildura on March 8 from 7pm at the Deakin Cinema Complex. “It’s screened at a dozen places across the world so far, with the team currently working on distri- bution,” he said. “Mildura will be among a very select group to see it, with the one-night only event offer- ing 300 tickets. “Most of my family still call the region home, and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted Mildura to be among the towns where we screened the movie.” More information about the event is available online at www. facebook.com. Just search GEHEN- NA: Where Death Lives. • DREAMS DO COME TRUE! Former Mildura resident Darren Collinson has lived out a life-long dream, becoming an executive producer on the international horror flick GEHENNA: Where Death Lives. Darren is pictured ABOVE with renowned actor Doug Jones – in horror make-up – and with the film’s director and creator Hiroshi Katagiri, LEFT. OPPOSITE PAGE: Darren, INSET, had the chance to visit the movie set in LA during production, and is pictured at Spectral Motions – the company responsible for creating characters for franchises including the popular Hellboy movies. (03) 5024 4666 | email@example.com 579 Benetook Avenue MILDURA 14 Kanandah Road, BROKEN HILL LMCT 10347 www.johnsonshino.com.au Specifications: • Hino 616 Auto • 4,495KG GVM car Licence compatible • Fully Automatic • Cruise control • Electronic stability control • 4.5 mtr alloy tray with racks • 170L fuel tanks – Standard • Reverse camera • Tow bar GIVE THE DEMO A TRY TODAY! Contact our team at Johnson’s Truck & Coach Service to book your free Demo trial. THE LATEST SERIES TRAY TRUCK HINO 300 DEMONSTRATE tible DAY! BOOKYOURFREETRIALTODAY!
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