Western Sydney shines in Another Crack in the Wall

Set in Western Sydney, Another Crack in the Wall follows a stressed grandmother (played by local actor June Holmes) trying to keep it together the days before pay day is tested when her grandsons (young actors Deren Sen and Sam Dwyer) accidentally crack a wall in their rental property.

StillSearchin’ Productions were pleased to join the talented team from Gemme de la Femme Pictures for their second short film in their ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ series. Another Crack in the Wall, directed by Bina Bhattacharya, features cast, crew and locations completely sourced from Western Sydney.

Check out the behind the scenes reel here!

StillSearchin’s Ross Page, Jonathan Chapman and David Bradford had a ball shooting at Merrylands in Sydney’s west as Cinematographer, Assistant Director and Sound Supervisor respectively.

“It was a pleasure working alongside Bina” Ross says. “Her knack for working with actors to deliver the best possible performance is second to none.”

Bina and June met through the Western Sydney Filmmakers Hangout - a local networking event for the ever-growing community of film participants to celebrate the diverse film culture and collaborative spirit that exists in the western suburbs of Sydney. Together they wrote and workshopped a scene based on June’s personal experience.

“June is an incredibly versatile and experienced actor” Bina says. “No other place delivers in terms of skill, talent and heart than Western Sydney. And when it comes to actors, June is certainly a force to be reckoned with!”

Filming has wrapped and currently sits with Gemme’s editor Alexander McGhee. The project will screen alongside other chapters from the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ series at a special launch in July. Follow StillSearchin’ Productions and Gemme de la Femme Pictures to stay up to date with the latest happenings for Another Crack in the Wall.

A big shout out to Ben Cartwright for his art department skills, and Gail and Hannah Dwyer for their patience on set.

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