A crowd-funded comedy from ex-Love Child and Winners & Losers performers will screen next year on 9GO!
Method comedy shorts is co-created, produced and stars Jerome Velinsky (Love Child, Here Come the Habibs) and Tawni Bryant (Winners & Losers, Fat Tony & Co) as 2 down-on-their luck actors, who go to extremes in order to break into Australia’s entertainment industry.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise production funds, Method won the ‘Spotlight’ award at the 2017 Melbourne WebFest and attracted Screen Australia funding.
The cast also includes Jaspar Bagg, Kaarin Fairfax, Dan Hammill & Don Bridges. Filmed as comedy shorts, they will air in a telemovie slot on 9GO! in 2018 but 3 episodes are already available online.
“The idea of Method was born from Tawni and I reflecting about our own horrific audition experiences”, says Velinsky.
“A lot of the material is, believe it or not, real stuff that has happened”, adds Bryant. “We’d like to think of Emma and Ryan as extremely heightened versions of ourselves who are way more selfish and self-absorbed than we are in real life.”
Producer Kirstin Sargent said, “Australian screen creatives can make content that is up there with the very best international comedies, right here in our own backyard.”