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NOWHERE MAN: Jim Schembri’s Interview with Aussie director David Caesar

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NOWHERE MAN: Interview with Aussie director David Caesar about Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows

Part of the fun David Caesar had while making Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows was discovering the low-cost, liberating thrill of drone cameras.

The film features some impressive overhead shots as the main characters deal with a destructive presence. Caesar recalls how getting equivalent aerial shots back when he made Idiot Box in 1996 involved expensive helicopters and 35mm cameras.

He loved the drones so much, he’s thinking of getting a license so he can fly one on his own. 

Caesar prepares to shoot with the Nowhere Boys leads.

Caesar prepares to shoot with the Nowhere Boys leads.

The Book of Shadows – not to be confused with the awful Blair Witch Project sequel – is a finale of sorts to the hugely popular Nowhere Boys TV series, a two-season sci-fi adventure created by Tony Ayres. About a group of teenage boys who can cross into parallel dimensions, the film is slated to screen on ABC-TV soon after it completes its theatrical release.

Caesar comes to the film as a veteran director. His films include: Greenkeeping (1992); Idiot Box (1996); Mullet (2001); Dirty Deeds (2002); and Prime Mover (2009).

On TV, Caesar’s diverse CV encompasses: RFDS; Wildside; Water Rats; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries; Bad Cop, Bad Cop; RAN: Remote Area Nurse; Rescue Special Ops; Power Games – The Packer-Murdoch Story; and Underbelly.

Girl power: Things get hairy in Nowhere Boys when Tegan (Angourie Rice, second from right) shows up.

Girl power: Things get hairy in Nowhere Boys when Tegan (Angourie Rice, second from right) shows up.

In this interview, Caesar discusses his take on the movie and the difference between directing somebody else’s creation versus an original work.

Please enjoy.

 

The David Caesar interview:

(For more on Caesar, click on to Part 2 at the end of the video)

 

A trailer for the film:

 

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