Each show costs in region of $30,000 to produce and currently we're self funded and donating our time and equipment to keep it going.
We've been using a donate-to-view paywall but would love to make the show free for everyone. Your support enables us to make this happen.
Thank You! - Love, Stonewall Cast & Crew x
The Stonewall Hotel, Create & Cast and Undefine Media present this exciting new weekly multi-camera LIVE stream community entertainment show starring Minnie Cooper. The show launched on Saturday 28th March at 8pm and runs for 10 weeks.
Executive Producer Mike Worsley explains: “We wanted to make this series because we felt it was necessary to bring the queer community together whilst in isolation as venues have been asked to closed and many people feel cut off. What better way than putting on a raucous, fun, uplifting comedy show full of variety and content that everyone can watch and interact with from their homes. One that will lift spirits and support those in the community who are on their own at this unprecedented time. By supporting our show, we can support and keep entertaining you. Just because we’re all stuck indoors doesn’t mean the party has to stop!”
Technical Production Director Jim Wild adds: "This is a ground breaking, rapid "concept-to-air" TV quality production with zero budget and a tiny team. It's mind-blowing what we've been able to pull off!"
Series Producer Yasmin Kara adds: "It is a joy to be making fun engaging content at a time like this, I'm impressed with how everyone has rallied and we can't wait to make this in the safest of environments"
Filmed at Sydney’s iconic Stonewall Hotel on Oxford Street, Live From Stonewall is packed with glittering variety, comedy and musical performances from Sydney drag icon Minnie Cooper and co-host Steven Milne. Plus our audiences are treated to a weekly pumping soundtrack from superstar guest DJs including DJ Sveta, Domenic De Sousa, Beth Yen, Ray Isaac, Dan Murphy and James Alexandr. We’ll be also be chatting to special guest celebrities, comedians, musicians and some of our community heroes. Things will get cheeky with our sexy barman Ivan, but we’ll also be keeping it clean and sanitised thanks to Pam Demic, the Masked Cleaner!
Guests including Charlotte Crosby, Tanya Hennessy, Justin Hill, Tim & Rod (The Amazing Race), Rhonda Burchmore, Hans and Robert Reid have already joined us on our socially-distanced stage or live from their living rooms! More special guests to come this series include Nikki Osbourne, Angie Kent, Greta Lee Jackson, Mitch Tambo, Anthony Callea, Melissa Tkautz, Jake Gablonski, Silvie Paladino and more!
This show aims to keep the queer community and our allies connected and supported during this unprecedented time with help and advice. We’ll discuss the LGBTIQA+ community at large and take a light-hearted look at the news and current affairs, play the latest music videos from Artists around the world, and reviewing the best queer films for viewers to stream in partnership with Queer Screen and SBS On Demand, as well as chatting on air with YOU, our viewers and giving away some amazing prizes! Broadcasting as a donations-per-view event, Live from Stonewall is a ground-breaking series allowing audiences to interact with live entertainment whilst in lockdown, offering community support, plus 10% of proceeds each week being donated to a chosen charity. The rest is distributed between production overheads and paying the freelance crew wages, who will be working for free each week in lieu of a split from the online viewing donations. It allows freelancers affected by job losses due to COVID-19 to keep working. The production has been designed to run to the highest safety standards and with social distancing rules applied to all talent and crew on set, in a private location completely closed to the public.
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