Yearbook, the web series is a creative collaboration by a group of Perth actors. We are fortunate to be working with award-winning director, James Bogle, who is leading an exceptional crew made up of WA industry professionals.
We are also excited to be working alongside experienced actors Cara McCarthy (The Heights), Daniielle Alexis (Wentworth) and Soa Palelei (1% / Outlaws).
Our public fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 . We are asking for your help to complete our production. Your donations will be specifically going towards the cost of crew, post-production and festival entries.
Yearbook (working title) is a teen dramedy web series that explores the high school experience of two sisters, Samantha and Ella.
The series follows Sam, a senior in her final year, and her younger sister, Ella, a freshman. This year will be full of surprises as they navigate the highs and lows of school life at Hollywood Hills High while keeping their secret.
WHERE WE ARE AT
Yearbook is now starting pre-production, with filming dates set for July 2020.
Through our GoFundMe campaign, we aim to raise funds for;
1) Our crew. Making a web series requires a vast array of skills and expertise. Our crew are all local industry professionals with knowledge and abilities to make Yearbook happen. Funds from our campaign will be used at all stages of production including post-production editing,
2) Film festival entry fees. The distribution of a film is a vital stage of the story-telling process but it is very costly. We will need to cover film festival charges for each submission in each category: i.e. Best Actor, Best Director, as well as conversion and delivery charges.
Involvement in film festivals will allow the work of our cast and crew to be showcased on a national and international scale, and viewed by countless industry professionals.
JAMES BOGLE DIRECTOR
James has co-written and directed four theatrically released feature films, CLOSED FOR WINTER (2009), IN THE WINTER DARK (1999), MAD BOMBER IN LOVE (1993) and STONES OF DEATH (1989) and one theatrically released feature documentary, WHITELEY (2017), which won four 2017 AACTA's (Best Director, Best Editor, Best Music Score, Best Sound). Before WHITELEY James was engaged as drama director on THE WAR THAT CHANGED US, a four-hour drama-doc series for ABC TV (nomination Most Outstanding Factual Program at the 2014 Logies).
In 2018, James was set-up director on the first serialized drama series to be filmed in Perth, Western Australia, THE HEIGHTS, an ABC/NBC co-production (to be released on ABC1 in February 2019).
In all, he has directed more than 70 episodes of television drama including 14 episodes of LOCKIE LEONARD season I & II, (Winner, Best Children’s Drama Series Logie 2008, Winner Best Children’s Drama Series, AFI Awards 2007) and 2 episodes of the Broome based award-winning courtroom drama series THE CIRCUIT II (nominated for Best Direction of a TV Drama by Australian Directors Guild, 2011).
James served as a board member at Western Australia’s state film funding body, ScreenWest from 2001-4, and as an Executive Committee Member for the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Directors Guild from 2010-12.
James also directs television commercials, teaches tertiary film studies and drama classes, and works as an industry consultant with a special interest in the development of young and indigenous filmmakers.
ALI ROBERTS WRITER
Ali has worked in the industry as an actor, acting teacher and agent . She has credits as an on-set acting/ dialogue coach and casting consultant. Her credits include Parallax (2004), All In the Name (2013), Stormworld, Wormwood, Good Pretender, and 3rd Night.
Ali Roberts studied acting in Perth and London, she has a Masters in Communications Studies (Directing, Writing, Producing).
The Ali Roberts Studio was founded in 2001, to train and encourage actors to follow their acting passion.
Some of the actors Ali has trained are Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers, Stranger Things), Melissa George (Home & Away, Grey's Anatomy, The Slap - AU & US series, Heartbeat), Holly Barrett (Life in Pieces), Freya Tingley (Jersey Boys, Once Upon A Time, Hemlock Grove) and Josephine Langford (Wish Upon), Cara McCarthy (The Heights), Keala Kern and Henry Mendez (ITCH), James Bingham (CBS)
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