Ross Grayson Bell stands behind a chair, hands rested on the high point of its iron frame. He is slight and compact, with a powerful smile. Dressed in mauve and purple, with clipped silver-brown stubble, his look is casual but cool. The most exciting thing about Fight Club, he says, is the scene in the […]
In episode 4 Thomas Mai speaks with Ross Grayson Bell, producer of Fight Club on how to work with the studios and how to be an independent producer. Is TV the future for producers and should we all be writing screenplays?
29 Oct 2014 – 31 Oct 2014 – Kuala Lumpur. This three-day master-class provides a thorough introduction to all the elements involved in producing feature films. This master-class is appropriate for new filmmakers and individuals with experience producing commercials or music videos wishing to progress into feature film. Over the course of three days participants […]
Joining forces with Hobart-based screenwriter, Daniel Weavell, we have created a proposal for a 26 x 1/2 hour, mystery adventure series, SEAL BAY, set on Tasmania’s spectacular Bruny Island and submitted it as part of the Screen Tasmania/ABC Spotlight Initiative. SEAL BAY is the story of an unlikely friendship between a grieving, 12-year-old boy and […]
I was in Brisbane today to meet with writers John Lonie and Matthew Ryan for a new TV project about a theatre director, banished to regional Queensland, whose only hope of redemption is to revive the local theatre. Imagine a show with the heart of A COUNTRY PRACTICE married with the droll humour of Christopher […]
In the build up to screening a 35mm print of FIGHT CLUB for the Gold Coast Film Festival next week, I was interview by Majella McMahon for Screen Magazine. Describe Fight Club in five words? You are not your fears. What was your role and did it change your career? The movie exists because of […]
I am in Hong Kong to turn the unlikely rise of Barry Cox, from school drop out in Liverpool (UK) to Cantonese-singing pop sensation, into a movie. BBC Films is financing the new draft. Commercial director James Rouse is attached to direct. I am also producing with Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Ellen Dux.
On the 10th anniversary of the cult classic, the story of how it began…(by Helen O’Hara) It was one of the most controversial films of 1999, a bitingly funny, pitch dark look at modern consumer culture and the difficulty this generation has in connected in any meaningful way. That, or an ultraviolet fascist fantasy, depending […]
Set up the Special Purpose Vehicle, Black Bean Sauce Ltd., in partnership with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman’s See-Saw Pitcures and Ellen Dux to own the rights to Barry Cox’s life story, the basis for the feature film, ONE IN A BILLION.
Pedro Almodovar, who previously held the option on Tom Spanbauer’s pan-sexual Western, has agreed to develop a new draft of Craig Lucas’ adaptation with the eye of making it his first English-language film. Set in Idaho at the turn of the last century, the story tells the tale of an abandoned, part-native American boy who […]