Casting callout for new surf drama

Swellnet Dispatch

Do you surf? (dumb question)

Are you enthusiastic and competitive? (ambiguous question)

Do you like to appear in front of the camera? (now we're getting somewhere)

Beginning next February, Werner Film Productions will begin shooting a new surf drama in Victoria. The producers are seeking lead and supporting roles for the show. Candidates can come from anywhere within Australia or New Zealand.

So, if you're an enthusiastic and competitive surfer (either male or female), and you're aged between 16 and 21-years old you fit the bill.

Best of all, no acting experience is necessary.

Click here to apply.

 

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 4:17pm

Paging Coral Durant .

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amb commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 5:27pm

paging Gary G

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:38pm

Any truth in the rumour that it's being directed by Vic Local?

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:49pm

There's a few cameos for angry old surfers. Fuck, that's going to be an easy role to cast down here.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Clive Rodell commented Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 at 5:31pm

Damn, I was hoping Vic would be short of Old Angry Guys, then I could apply for a role. :)

Clive Rodell

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:43pm

Young hot ripper surfer (NorthWestSouth) arrives in new beachside town and falls under the influence of a local guru (Gary G).

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:46pm

and when you say 'falls under the influence'.......

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zenagain commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:53pm

Rohypnol.

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icandig commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:43pm

Lol. You win the day zen.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:21pm

Gary's probably more of an amyl kind of a guy.

On that, Amyl and the Sniffers get full marks for running with that as their band name.

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evosurfer commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:50pm

Well home and away all the main male rolls are kiwis ive noticed
the V8supercars are dominated by kiwis so here is another good
Australian job oppertunity for kiwis.
Australians are hopeless even the bunnies are owned by a kiwi and
half of all the leauge teams are kiwis. Thank goodness for AFL

IF im not surfing im racing

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:08pm

Evo you know Dusty Martin, the leagues best player, easily, is half Maori?

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Spuddups commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:41am

It’s all good, you guys own all our banks. A bit of leverage there if the going gets tough.

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evosurfer commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 2:19pm

Hey Goofyfoot
You know I have no clue who he is. What little I watch of leauge
I would of thought all the best players were kiwi Im not a fan of it
my daughter is I will ask her.

IF im not surfing im racing

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:51pm

Paging Blowfly the Pious II

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 6:59pm

The script is brilliant. It follows the adventures of Rick Payne, a young surfer from a wave tank in Tullamarine who travels to Torquay for the winter.

He takes a train and bus to Torquay with plans to stay with a surfer that he met in Tullamarine six months previously. He finds the friend tending bar at a seedy gentlemen's club.

At the bar Rick meets up with two pro surfers, Alex and Mark, and stays with them at the house of Lance Burkhart. In the morning, he goes out surfing with Alex and Mark and realizes that surfing in the ocean is totally different to surfing in a wave tank. He is not as good as he had initially thought. During this scene he gets in the way of Gary G, who is leader of a local group named "The Mucca Mad Boys". This causes Gary G to wipe out and leads to a confrontation where Rick is chased off the beach, after he realizes his stuff was stolen from the beach by another member of The Mucca Mad Boys.

With nowhere to go, he fortuitously runs into Turtle. Payne also meets and falls in love with Kiani, a beautiful local girl, coincidentally the cousin of Gary G, who helps him acclimate to the local culture and customs. Turtle introduces him to Chandler, a surfboard shaper and soul surfer, who teaches Rick about soul surfing and Rick masters the art of appreciating and riding the waves. Rick is a talented graphic artist who helps Chandler design a more contemporary logo for his surfboards.

The film's antagonist is Lance Burkhart, a famous, top-ranked surfer whose competitive and materialistic values conflict with the spiritual teachings of Chandler ("You still have a single-fin-mentality"). The film climaxes with a surf contest on the Winkipop as Rick ends up competing against Lance in a duel of skills and beliefs. During the final round, Lance cheats by pulling on Rick's cord, causing him to wipeout. Chandler, initially hostile towards competitive surfing, is outraged, but Rick reminds him that it wasn't about winning, but going the distance.

As Rick prepares to leave for college in Melbourne, he thanks Chandler for his friendship and lessons. While waiting for his flight, Rick is greeted by Turtle and Kiani. He shares a goodbye kiss with Kiani, and Turtle shows Rick a newspaper catching Lance in the act, who was disqualified. Rick promises to come back to Torquay.

There's a few parts to fill but I'm sure some of the crew on Swellnet will put up their hands.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:04pm

lol the tulla connection was gold

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:05pm

I had you shortlisted as Chandler VJ. Hope you are cool with that?

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:12pm

Oh definitely.

I'm trying to spin a 'game of thrones' plot into this surf flick.

Local ripper Jon Snow is sent to the Wall at Mt Duneed to join the Night's Watch and defend the surf kingdom against an army of the dead. Queen Danerys has 3 police choppers to combat the forces of the dreaded Froth King who will be unleashed. Summer is Coming.

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tango commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:58am

Summer is Coming.

Now there's a three-word slogan that chills me to the bone.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:22pm

Nice VL but disappointing you set it the drama in the current day. Set in the late 70s could have referenced the Bird Rock, the pub going off, the dealers, the Rip Curl parties, the Hare Krishna farm behind Aireys Inlet, hitching the Geelong Rd with boards ....

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:36pm

Wtf. That was beautiful!

I am the bone

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Spuddups commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:43am

That’s a great story. It has all the necessary ingredients.

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Oceanbeach commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 9:55am

An alternative ending could be a scene of Rick spray painting 'locals only' onto a retaining wall or stormwater pipe at the beach, the camera then pans out to the ocean and the setting sun

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Vic Local commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 10:17am

You jumped the shark Oceanbeach.
You don't build up 90 minutes of sexual tension for a "locals only" ending. Kiani needs some loving at the airport, and it's an ending that just screams sequel.
In the next episode, Rick returns to Torquay after graduating only to find out his surfing nemesis has shacked up with the love of his life. To win her back, Rick and Burkhart have a big wave surf off at a mystic spot just east of winkipop. The surf champ wins the girl. The sequel is called "The King of Boobs"

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Oceanbeach commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:07am

what the hell was rick leaving Kiani at the airport for anyway? Nia Peeples was smoking hot never made sense to me..

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Bnkref commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:28pm

You're more likely to find Gary G lurking in the dunes or in front of a web cam.

Does he even get in the water?

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Clive Rodell commented Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 at 5:38pm

Now, I'm still old, but not as angry Vic Local. Confused, but bemused. Covid has obviously given you time to dig out all your unpublished novels. Thanks, brightened my day, if you know Mick Sowry, let him have a look at the script, because he'll be able to add more 'clever' confusion. :)

Clive Rodell

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:14pm

Is this a 1970's Gold Coast Bully Ad " Hot Schoolies for Toolies Blue Movie"

Pretty sure swellnet could lose their licence running this suss ad!
Too late: tbb logged it into iconic xxx Surf Letters / Ads
https://www.swellnet.com/news/digging-in-the-crates/2019/11/26/tell-us-w...
Tell ya wot! Qldurrz will swap Qld /VFL Grand Final for Vicco/GC Bikini screen test.
Think the crew are right about the Ultimate Wave Pool Parade.

We'll just pretend the mix up never happened.

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tubeshooter commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:41pm

Speaking of cameos , maybe the producers could work in an appearance from Jimmy Slade and his entourage of bikini clad girls from the Surf Ranch taking over lifeguard duties at the Tulla Tub. The collective acting skills would be inspirational .

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Vic Local commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:32am

It would be pretty hard to work in a plot where jimmy swims into a cave at the tulle tub to retrieve a surfboard, only for it to get eaten by a giant squid. But I'm sure it could be done somehow.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 7:51pm

Young hot surfer, new to town, tries to infiltrate group of 4 hardcore locals. To his horror, he discovers they are donning masks of ex-Premiers of Victoria, and robbing local cafes to get $27.50 for fuel money to get to their dream wave in the next shire... The 50 year storm arrives at Bells Beach and he watches the leader paddle out at Waimea.

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 at 8:25pm

That plot seems familiar.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Spuddups commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:45am

You could flip the story and have them paddling out at 30ft Waimea but riding 2ft onshore Bells.

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legrope1 commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 9:09am

being almost 70 may be a hindrance?

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Craig commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 9:22am

You'd get a spot easy Lenny ;)

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tango commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:03pm

Angry old man in me: Just what we need, another trumped up bloody circus to get more people in the water...

Grommet in me: Geez, wish I was 21.

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Gary G commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:36pm

Nice Synopsis, Vic.

The only thing Gary would recommend you change to make it more realistic is the climax: any film starring Gary G typically features multiple climaxes

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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zenagain commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:43pm

Multiple climaxes and this soundtrack.

https://youtu.be/GDPUWdjAiFk

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:50pm
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zenagain commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 5:10pm

Ha ha!

Definitely.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 6:30pm
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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 2:59pm

Local young ripper surfer can not come to terms with the death of his beloved dog. He buries it in the wastewater reclamation area of the local treatment plant and is shocked when the next day, it returns to him, happy to see him and very much reanimated. Word gets around and soon teenagers are burying their dead pets at the wastewater plant and the pets are returning to the coastal town. Ripper surfer notices sometimes his dog seems a little weird, but puts it in the back of his mind.

Meanwhile, the local science teacher discovers that coronavirus is in the sewerage, after a sample comes back positive after the school excursion day! He's really concerned that no good will come from these reanimated pets as they could possibly be Covid Dogs. The people in the town shrug off his warnings as the surf's been pumping.

The ripper surfer's little brother is hit by a foil in the surf. It's tragic, he's dead and gone. But the lads carry him and bury him at the wastewater plant. He returns, but seems pale and has begun to go for Collingwood...

Then all hell breaks loose as dead grommets and pets tear the town apart, George A Romero style.

(Surf movie can totally use this, it's never too late to adjust the plot, eg Rise of Skywalker)

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Oceanbeach commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 3:40pm

The local science teacher decides to bring back the karate dojo he trained at in his youth and teach the local townspeople to fight an ancient distinctive style of Karate 'metro kook'

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:08pm

Yes I think we can use this, work in the 'hero's journey' with the karate in a flashback.

But if you asked me what my ideal movie was, it would be "Bad Taste" just with an Australian coastal town instead of a NZ coastal town. Chooma Island 2 comes really fucken close.

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amb commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 4:18pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3J0iwwsq-w

I don't wanna be buried there.

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zenagain commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 3:50pm

Ha ha! Lovin' it fellas.

If I had the time i'd love to have a go putting my little plot together. I reckon I could tie a few of you guys in there. Vic would be a no-brainer.

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