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Crew on location in the Flinders for Wanted, photo credit Tom Hoffie

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Professional Opportunities

This page lists current open opportunities for South Australian screen professionals available on SAFC supported productions, and through SAFC supported initiatives.

The SAFC will also issue call outs via this page on a project by project basis for its Professional Crew Attachments and Targeted Diversity Attachments programs.

Employment opportunities on productions are managed by the relevant productions. Please note the SAFC is not involved in the general hiring of crew, talent or extras for productions.

Firebite – Casting Call for First Nations Extras

First Nations Australians based in Adelaide are being sought for extras roles in new original series Firebite, being filmed in South Australia.

No experience is required and the roles are paid.

Filming is August to November 2021.

To apply, please email casting.kymmyk@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Full name;
  • Age;
  • Contact phone number;
  • Please confirm you live in Adelaide;
  • Please provide a head and shoulders photo of yourself;
  • Please provide a full long photo of yourself.

Please note: Employment opportunities on productions are managed by the relevant productions. The SAFC is not involved in the general hiring of crew, talent or extras for productions.

About Firebite

From AMC Studios and See-Saw Films, Firebite is a high-octane fantasy series that follows two First Nations Australian hunters, Tyson and Shanika, on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert.

The series is created, written and directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah, Sweet Country) together with Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards), and is filming in South Australia including at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios facilities.

Find out more about Firebite here.

Netflix Post Production Attachments – Heartbreak High
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Netflix have announced a national call-out for two Post Production Attachment opportunities available on the upcoming reboot of Heartbreak High, with Fremantle Australia Productions.

The two Attachment roles are Post-Coordinator Attachment and Assistant Editor Attachment.

This is a chance to work on the reboot of the 1990s popular teen series. You will be able to work hands-on to learn the process from pre-production to the time the episode delivers and is ready to stream on Netflix.

Post-Coordinator Attachment

Netflix is seeking someone who has a desire to become a Post Production Supervisor. Previous experience creating or managing schedules, budgeting and Google Suite is preferred.

The candidate will be hired full time by the production company, Fremantle Media Australia, as a Post Coordinator attachment under the expert guidance of the Post Supervisor and an experienced Post Coordinator.

The candidate will also:

  • Gain insight into post production workflows and systems from pre production through delivery;
  • Assist Post Supervisor/Coordinator on scheduling, budgeting and other deliverables;
  • Help ensure that the early stage of post production runs as smoothly as possible.

Requirements/Expectations:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident status;
  • Work based in Sydney, NSW;
  • Understanding of the post production process (ie: editing, mixing, colour grading)
  • Are committed to a career in post production and are seeking to build on existing skills and knowledge;
  • Ability to work to deadlines, show initiative and attention to detail;
  • Understanding of how to prioritise and respond accordingly;
  • Comply with the Producer’s workplace rules and requirements for safety and behaviour;
  • Comply with all lawful and reasonable directions given to the Attachment by officers or employees of the Producer during the Term of the Attachment;
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information.

This role runs 27 September, 2021 to 21 January, 2022. It is a paid position for a 50 hour work week. It runs for 17 weeks and will take you through the full post process from pre-production to delivery.

Assistant Editor Attachment

Netflix is seeking someone who has a desire to become an Assistant Editor or Online Editor. This is a highly technical position so previous experience with editing software is preferred (Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve).

The candidate will be hired full time as an Assistant Editor attachment under the expert guidance of the 1st Assistant Editor where they will work closely with the editorial team.

They will also:

  • Be provided with an editing system (Avid) to perform some of the daily AE responsibilities;
  • Assist with the management of all media, providing basic technical support to the edit team;
  • Gain hands-on experience assisting with the ingest of footage from multiple cameras and shooting formats;
  • Assist with the creation of the turnover materials to picture, sound & music departments for the finishing processes;
  • Gain a greater understanding of post production workflows and systems;
  • Help ensure that the early stage of post production runs as smoothly as possible.

Requirements/Expectations:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident status;
  • Work based in Sydney, NSW;
  • Understanding of the post production process (ie: editing, mixing, colour grading);
  • Are committed to a career in post production and are seeking to build on existing skills and knowledge;
  • Ability to work to deadlines, show initiative and attention to detail;
  • Understanding of how to prioritise and respond accordingly;
  • Comply with the Producer’s workplace rules and requirements for safety and behaviour;
  • Comply with all lawful and reasonable directions given to the Attachment by officers or employees of the Producer during the Term of the Attachment;
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information.

This role runs 27 September, 2021 to 21 January, 2022. It is a paid position for a 50 hour work week. It runs for 17 weeks and will take you through the full post process from pre-production to delivery.

Netflix and Fremantle are committed to building an inclusive and diverse screen industry. They encourage applications from practitioners who self-identify from any of the following underrepresented groups: First Nations, Deaf or hard of hearing, disabled, individuals who are neuro-diverse, gender disparity, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ communities, a care-giver returning to the workforce and those from regional and remote areas.

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Applications Close: 20 August, 2021

About the Heartbreak High Reboot

Netflix has commissioned a reboot of the much-loved Australian young adult series Heartbreak High. Inspired by the original ‘90s series, but totally reimagined for a new generation, Heartbreak High will make its global debut on Netflix in 2022.

Fremantle Australia will produce the eight-episode series for Netflix in Sydney with Dutch production company NewBe, which acquired the rights from Brian Abel, partner of the late Ben Gannon, who created and produced the original.

Developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

All 210 episodes of the original series of Heartbreak High are streaming now on Netflix.

Main image: Crew on location for Wanted, photo by Tom Hoffie

Crew on set of Red Dog, photo by David Darcy copyright Red Dog Film Project Pty Ltd

Crew & Services Directory

The South Australian Crew and Services Directory provides information about local screen industry professionals and support services. All practitioners listed have had their credentials approved against set criteria by the SAFC.

If you are an experienced Crew Member, Production Company or Support Service Provider in South Australia and can serve as a resource for the South Australian screen industry please create an account and register for the directory – listings are free!

Image: by David Darcy copyright Red Dog Film Project Pty Ltd