News 07.05.18

KOJO KICKS OFF A VERY BUSY 2018



KOJO is currently in post and VFX on several projects for Australian and International filmmakers, whilst also making major investments in the expansion of two studios.

 

KOJO’S MELBOURNE STUDIO

KOJO recently moved into new premises in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond, the 800 square metre facility now offers long-form picture post and VFX to Victorian based filmmakers. The new facility includes editorial suites, DI theatre, data room, post-production producer facilities and room for 20 VFX artists.

The expansion coincides with the final design and planning stage for a major upgrade and expansion of KOJO’s Adelaide, South Australian studios. With construction set to commence in the second half of 2018, KOJO is looking to grow the studio with 15 more VFX artists desks as well as a new DI theatre and producing spaces.

PRODUCTIONS AT KOJO

Storm Boy

A contemporary re-telling of the 1976 iconic family film, Storm Boy stars Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney, one of Australia’s most successful acting exports.

Directed by Shawn Seet (Two Fists One Heart, The Code) and produced by Ambience Entertainment’s Michael Boughen and Matthew Street (Tomorrow, When the War Began) the project engaged KOJO to provide support for data, VFX management and creation, DI and delivery. The KOJO team worked closely with main VFX vendor  (and Ausfilm Member) Resin to bring this new version of an Australian classic to the screen.

Hotel Mumbai

Director Anthony Maras (The Palace) is currently in post-production at KOJO on HOTEL MUMBAI working alongside producer Julie Ryan (Red Dog).  The film is being produced by Basil Iwanyk (Gods of Egypt, Sicario), Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy (Jungle, 7 Guardians of the Tomb, and Resident Evil), Jomon Thomas (The Man Who Knew Infinity), and documentary filmmaker Andrew Ogilvie (Surviving Mumbai, The War That Changed US).

Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. KOJO is acting as the full-service post-production studio and is working on picture and sound post, DI, VFX and delivery.

 The Nightingale

Set in the harsh wilderness of Tasmania, the story follows a 21-year-old Irish female convict in 1825 who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his regiment. Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her to seek revenge on the men.

KOJO is delighted to host Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) back at the KOJO studio for her new film, with KOJO servicing all elements of the post pipeline – picture, sound, and VFX.

Pine Gap

Commissioned by Netflix and ABC, Screentime is producing a six-part series which is in the last trimester of its shoot in Adelaide. Created by Greg Haddrick (Underbelly) and co-writer Felicity Packard (Anzac Girls) and produced by Lisa Scott (Wolf Creek TV Season 2), the international political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia. KOJO is delivering picture post services from data through to heavy CGI based VFX in a 4K pipeline.

 

ICYMI 

NEW POST & VFX REBATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

The new state based ‘Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects’ (PDV) Rebate will see companies receive a rebate of 10% of their South Australian expenditure. The rebate is un-capped, automatic and non-discretionary for productions that meet the guidelines. Qualifying Expenditure of at least $250,000 is eligible, with services such as data processing, editorial, DI colour, sound, VFX and delivery all eligible  to receive the 10% rebate.

The South Australian 10% PDV Rebate compliments the Australian Federal Government’s Australian Screen Production Incentive Producer Offset (40%) and PDV Offset (30%) streams. Giving you more bang for your buck.

Review the terms and guidelines here.