Sunday, July 4, 2010
Everyone has to start somewhere
I had to travel five hours the other day to see the in-laws for a birthday, and it was a great weekend, but here's the funny thing. They live in a small country town called Chinchilla. (yes a town named after a small cat/rodent like creature once harvested for fur, go figure)
That's not the funny thing, ok well, it's mildly amusing, but this picture of me in front of a house is the reason I'm grinning - It's the childhood home of one Dr. George Miller, the director of Mad Max, Mad Max II: The Road Warrior, Mad Max III, Lorenzo's Oil, Witches of Eastwick and of course Happy Feet, and numerous producing and TV credits. His website is http://www.drdstudios.com/ (if you've got qualifications, check out the jobs section.)
The wide open roads and flat horizons around the highway into Chinchilla are very similar to the ones near Lara, north of Geelong where the original Mad Max was filmed.
Looking at the place, it brings home everyone has to start somewhere, and this is where George and his brothers spent their time as kids. Doesn't matter where you are, or where you grow up, it's up to you what you do with your filmic aspirations.
On another front, there is movement on the licensing of Eskimo Joe's song, I'll report back soon!