Sarah Chong cast and crew screening a success
Sunday 10th April

The ‘Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself’ cast and crew screening went off with a bang at BAFTA last Thursday. The film screened to a full house followed by a drinks reception for cast, crew, industry and supporters. Thank you to everyone who attended! Tickets for the world premiere at LOCO on the 21st [...]

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Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself to premiere on opening night of LOCO!
Sunday 13th March

Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself has been selected for the opening night of LOCO, the London Comedy Film Festival, on the 21st April at the BFI Southbank. We are also lucky enough to be featured on the front cover of the program! You can find more information on the screening here. Tickets go [...]

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‘Land’s End’ shortlisted for Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists Choice Grant
Wednesday 8th July

We are very pleased to announce that ‘Lands End’ has been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists Choice Grant! The project which is written by Ben Strebel and Natasha Hoare and directed by Ben Strebel is one of seven short films shortlisted from over 1,200 applicants. For more information click here

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Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself* on the condition we raise 8K
Thursday 18th June

Our writer Elaine is being held hostage in the 70′s until we raise the remainder of the money for our short film ‘Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself’. Sound crazy? it is. Check it out for yourselves here The film is supported by the Creative England Funny Girls initiative with Big Talk Films and [...]

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Alexandra Blue selected for EIFF Talent Lab
Wednesday 3rd June

In some fantastic news Alexandra Blue has been selected for EIFF Talent Lab with feature film project ‘The Brother’ (writers: Tony McKiver and Cormac Deane). Alex will attend 5 days of industry workshops as a guest of the festival in June this year and is one of seven producers selected from the UK and worldwide. [...]

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Bluebird Productions at Cannes
Wednesday 13th May

Bluebird Productions will be attending the Cannes Film Festival and Market this year, as Alexandra Blue takes part in the Producer’s Workshop hosted by the Marche. Alex is also working for Element Pictures and will be assisting them during the festival on The Lobster (Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos) starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, which is screening [...]

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Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself short film is green lit by Creative England!
Saturday 9th May

We are very excited to announce that ‘Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself’ has been greenlit by Creative England for its Funny Girls initiative, run in partnership with Big Talk and Baby Cow, as part of the BFI NET.WORK. The initiative aims to find “bold, entertaining and original stories” from new female screen comedy [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob wins Audience Choice Award at Dungog
Sunday 1st February

In some slightly delayed news, we recently found out Welcome to Iron Knob won the Audience Choice Award at Dungog Film Festival! Many thanks to the local residents and businesses of Dungog who make this prize possible, we truly appreciate it.

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Welcome to Iron Knob nominated for an Australian Academy Award
Wednesday 8th October

We are very pleased to announce that Welcome to Iron Knob has been nominated for Best Short Film at the 2014 AACTA Awards! Only 5 shorts are nominated for this prestigious award which will be announced on the 27th January 2015. Writer/Director Dave Wade and Producer Alexandra Blue will attend the ceremony in Sydney next [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob selected for Raindance Film Festival
Tuesday 2nd September

In some fantastic news, Welcome to Iron Knob will be having it’s UK premiere at Raindance Film Festival in London! This is a fantastic festival – not only is it Academy Award accredited, it has premiered films such as Pulp Fiction, Ghost World and Memento! We have two screenings, Thursday 2nd October at 6.20pm and Friday [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob travels Australia!

Welcome to Iron Knob has been travelling Australia as part of the Sydney FF travelling festival! The tour goes to over 20 locations annually which you can view here The next screening is in Wollongog, where we screen with feature film Palo Alto on Sunday 31st August at 6.30pm.

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Her Name Was selected for Miami Short Film Festival!

‘Her Name Was’ has been selected for Miami Short Film Festival! The festival runs from December 5-12 2014.  Congratulations to Writer/Director Annie Nguyen and all the cast & crew! For more information click here.

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Welcome to Iron Knob wins Best Screenplay at Sydney Film Festival
Sunday 15th June

Dave Wade has won the Best Screenplay Award at Sydney Film Festival for Welcome to Iron Knob! Dave was there to receive the award in person at the Gala Awards Ceremony at the State Theatre along with DOP Maxx Corkindale.

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Welcome to Iron Knob to screen at Palm Springs International Film Festival
Monday 9th June

We are pleased to announce that Welcome to Iron Knob will have it’s international premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival! Palm Springs is an Academy Award Accredited Festival and over 90 of the films which have screened there have gone on to receive Oscar Nominations. The festival attracts around 135,000 people and celebrity attendees have [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob wins BEST SHORT FILM at St Kilda!
Sunday 1st June

In some stellar news, last night St Kilda Film Festival announced Welcome to Iron Knob as the BEST SHORT FILM for 2014 out of the Top 100 Australian Films! The prize was a $10,000 cheque AND this award makes Welcome to Iron Knob eligible for the Academy Awards (a.k.a The Oscars!) Our Cinemetographer Maxx Corkindale also took [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob nominated for 6 awards at St Kilda Film Fest!
Saturday 31st May

The nominations for St Kilda Film Festival have been announced, and Welcome to Iron Knob is up for 6 awards! We have been nominated for: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Maxx Corkindale) BEST EDITING (Sean Lahiff) BEST SCREENPLAY (Dave Wade) BEST DIRECTOR (Dave Wade) BEST COMEDY BEST SHORT FILM The prize for best short film is $10,000 and the winner [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob scoops up the awards at SASA!
Saturday 17th May

In some tremendously exciting news, Welcome to Iron Knob was a big winner at the South Australian Screen awards last night. The film took home: BEST SOUND DESIGN (Russell Alexander) BEST SCREENPLAY (Dave Wade) BEST COMEDY and… BEST FILM! Alexandra Blue also received an award for Emerging Producer of the Year. The team are over the moon, [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob selected for SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday 7th May

In some more great news, Welcome to Iron Knob has been Selected for the Sydney Film Festival and is nominated for the 2014 Dendy Award for Best Short Film! We will screen on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of June in Sydney, for more information and tickets click here.

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Welcome to Iron Knob selected for St Kilda Film Festival!
Thursday 1st May

We are very pleased to announce that Welcome to Iron Knob has been selected for the 2014 St Kilda Film Festival! The film screens as one of Australia’s Top 100 Films on SATURDAY 31 MAY 4:45 PM at THE ASTOR THEATRE, Melbourne. For more information and to book tickets click here

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Upcoming Screenings of Welcome to Iron Knob at SASA
Wednesday 23rd April

Welcome to Iron Knob will be screening at The Mercury Cinema as part of the South Australian Screen Awards. We have not 1 but 5 screenings, so you have plenty of dates to choose from to get along and see it! SASA: Best of SA Comedy Sunday 25th May 5.00pm http://mercurycinema.org.au/products/film-fiestas/best-of-sasa-screenings-2014/sasa-best-of-sa-comedy/ SASA: Southern Heartland Saturday 17th [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob Receives 4 SASA Nominations!
Thursday 10th April

In some very exciting news, Welcome to Iron Knob has been nominated for 4 awards at the 2014 South Australian Screen Awards: BEST SHORT FILM (Alexandra Blue & Dave Wade) BEST COMEDY (Alexandra Blue & Dave Wade) BEST SCREENPLAY (Dave Wade) BEST SOUND DESIGN (Russell Alexander) The Awards night is on Friday 16th May at The Mercury [...]

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More South Australian screenings for Welcome To Iron Knob!
Wednesday 5th March

Welcome To Iron Knob is part of the Flickerfest Best of Australian Screening in Adelaide on 29th March! Here is your opportunity to see the film if you missed the premiere, or if you love it that much you want to see it again! For more info click here The film is also screening at the Kangaroo [...]

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Welcome to Iron Knob selected for Flickerfest!
Monday 16th December

In some fantastic news, Welcome to Iron Knob has been selected for the Academy Award Accredited FLICKERFEST Film Festival 2014! We will screen as part of the “Best of Australian” category on Sunday 12th January 6.30pm at Bondi Beach in Sydney. For more information you can visit Flickerfest

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Welcome to Iron Knob comes 2nd in Audience Choice Award!
Monday 28th October

After the premiere of ‘Welcome to Iron Knob’ at Adelaide Film festival we received the wonderful news that the film came 2nd in the Foxtel Audience Choice Awards for short film! We were also the most popular live action short film! Thanks to everyone who voted for us, and to all the cast and crew [...]

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Leaving on a jet plane
Tuesday 22nd October

In some very exciting news, Alexandra will be leaving on a jet plane to go to London to undertake an internship with the amazing WARP Films! Warp are known for wonderful indie hits such as This is England, Donkey Punch and Submarine and recently won the British Film Institute ‘Vision’ award. Alex is looking forward [...]

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Whyalla premiere of ‘Welcome to Iron Knob’ announced!
Wednesday 4th September

We are pleased to announce the Whyalla premiere of Welcome to Iron Knob as part of the Adelaide Film Festival regional roadshow! The screening will be on Thursday 24th October at 7pm at the Whyalla Middleback Theatre as a double bill with Muscle Shoals. And the best part – it’s free! We would love to [...]

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Behind the Screens Interview on Radio Adelaide

Alexandra Blue was interviewed on ‘Behind the Screens’ on Radio Adelaide about ‘Welcome to Iron Knob’ – you can have a listen via the online podcast at at aprox 19:30 to get an exclusive peek at the making of the short film! https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/the-festival-is-coming/

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Welcome to Iron Knob premiering at Adelaide Film Festival
Monday 2nd September

‘Welcome to Iron Knob’ has been the lucky recipient of Adelaide Film Festival Investment funds, and is now set to premiere at the festival this October! Saturday 12th October 4pm at Piccadilly Cinema. Save the date and book your tickets fast, it’s sure to sell out! Stay tuned for more news on a special AFF [...]

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A Small Town Problem… now known as WELCOME TO IRON KNOB!

A little update on our short film ‘A Small Town Problem’…. it is now known as ‘Welcome to Iron Knob’! Stay tuned for more exciting updates very soon…

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That’s a Wrap!
Friday 17th May

We have wrapped shooting on ‘A Small Town Problem’! And what an incredible experience it was. A big thanks to the amazing cast and crew who made the shoot an absolute breeze and a whole lot of fun! Special thanks as well to all of our crowdfunding supporters, who enabled us to shoot the film [...]

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Linda Cropper starring in A Small Town Problem!
Tuesday 30th April

We have been lucky enough to secure the wonderful Linda Cropper for the role of Marg in ‘A Small Town Problem!’ Linda is most recently known as Geraldine Proudman in the hit TV Series Offspring and worked with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on The Pacific. One of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished actors, Linda [...]

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We made it! A Small Town Problem crowd funding a success!
Tuesday 2nd April

It was very close, but with only minutes to go on the clock we reached our crowd funding target of $20,000 for A Small Town Problem! A huge thanks goes to the 190 people who donated to help us get over the line. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters! The funds will [...]

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Her Name Was – FxF Screening
Friday 29th March

Her Name Was will be having a second showing as part of the MRC’s Frame By Frame screening at the Mercury Cinema on Tuesday April 16th. Arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are $5 at the door with discounted drinks available in the foyer after the screening. We will also be selling our [...]

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Her Name Was at Byron Bay

Her Name Was was selected for the 2013 Byron Bay Film Festival! This was the film’s interstate premiere, and we were pleased to be selected from a huge number of entries which went through 3 shortlisting stages!

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Her Name Was nominated for Best Animation at SASA!
Wednesday 13th March

Her Name Was has been nominated for Best Animation at the South Australian Screen Awards this year. We are honoured to be considered up with some amazing other projects including Figaro Pho (Australian Academy Award winning TV series!) and Sleight of Hand  (Australian Academy Award Nominee). A big congratulations to our talented Director Annie Nguyen, [...]

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A Small Town Problem launches Crowdfunding Campaign!
Thursday 7th March

We are making a short film funded by the South Australian Film Corporation called ‘A Small Town Problem’. But we have a problem of our own! Help us make the film by donating funds to allow us to shoot on location in a real small town! Check out our video talking about the film and [...]

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You’ve got mail!
Monday 7th January

Want to stay up to date with all that’s new in our world? Have we got the thing for you! Sign up to the Bluebird Productions mailing list to get our newsletter filled with fun and exciting things like photos, videos, what we are up to and what is cool. Just visit the contact page [...]

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A Small Town Problem gets SAFC Short Film Fund!
Friday 14th December

I’m thrilled to announce that we have been granted the South Australian Film Corporations $50,000 Short Film Fund  for A Small Town Problem! A SMALL TOWN PROBLEM Producer: Alexandra Blue Writer/Director: Dave Wade Co-Producer/DOP: Maxx Corkindale The story: After a young boy accidentally shoots a stranger with his fathers gun, it is left to the [...]

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Bluebird Productions website launched!
Monday 5th November

Hoorah! The Bluebird Productions website is now up and running. I’m excited to share details and news of all of my projects with you. A big thank you goes to the team at KOJO for their wonderful work on the site. Please feel free to sign up to my mailing list (via the contact page) [...]

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