Final scene in the can.."Tomorrow When The War Began".
Marsden's popular book "Tomorrow When The War Began"
has been adapted into a feature film, and shot in Sydney at Fox
Studios, and on location in the Hunter Valley. The Tomorrow Series
detailed the invasion and occupation of Australia by a foreign power.
Q Branch team provided electrical expertise required for a complicated
special effects scene, which involved elements such as explosions,
diesel burns, and break-away models. The Special FX team was lead
by Lloyd Finnemore, and the Miniatures department was lead by Tom
Davies. Andrew and the Q Branch team designed a specialised lighting
control system which enabled the installation of around 70 high-efficiency
miniature street lamps into the model, in way that was safe and
allowed the lights to operate under the difficult conditions caused
by the flames and explosions.
The film is expected to be released
in the second half of 2010.
The team recently finished work on Hugh Jackman's "X-Men
was shot at Fox Studios in Sydney, and on locations around Sydney
including Cockatoo Island, a disused Naval ship construction facility
and a former prison.
Q Branch team also recently attended the premiere of Baz Lurhmann's
"Australia" in Sydney. After many months
of work, the result was a well-polished epic with stunning cinematography
and wonderful story-telling. The true star of the film being new-comer
Brandon Walters, who plays "Nulla".
recently released is
"$9.99", a 1/6th
scale animation which comes from writers Tatia Rosenthal
and Etgar Keret, and follows the 2005 short film "A Buck's
was the head of the Set and Props Department, and Andrew was responsible
for modelmaking and electronics.