The Matchbox pictures team based in Melbourne and comprised of a swag of AFTRS alumni, is going from strength to strength and yesterday we spied a post on the production company's facebook page that shooting had begun on Underground - right next to the picture of the Logie awards they picked up on Sunday evening for My Place and The Slap.
Underground the first project from Matchbox for a commercial network was written and is being directed by Robert Connolly (BA Producing, 1995) and the telemovie is being shot by Andrew Commis (MA Cinematography, 1999) and we are sure when the full list of credits roll out we will spot a few more AFTRS alumni on the credit list.
Underground also sees Anthony LaPaglia reunite with Robert Connolly (they previously teamed up on the feature Balibo) and sees Rachel Griffiths and newcomer Alex Williams on board. Focused on Julian Assange's younger days as part of a group of schoolboys in Melbourne who were hacking into the some of the biggest corporate and military organizations in the world, at the dawn of the internet age, as Helen Bowden the telemovie's producer describes it.
There are expectations the TV movie will be aired in the US through NBC as the U.S. studio has a large financial interest in Matchbox Pictures.
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