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Discworld trailer

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 pm

I don't know if anyone knows about Snowgum they are making Troll Bridge a privately funded film using unknown actors in Australia and part filmed in New Zealand it looks good so far.
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Postby RJH » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:04 pm

I just featured it on my blog, so looking forward to watching it. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:35 pm

It should be good I'm getting the DVD sent to me when it's finished, but I wont be going to the premier in London. :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:38 pm

Both trailers are on this link - http://www.snowgumfilms.com/trollbridge/trailers.html on the Snowgum website (the first one with young Cohen is hilarious! :lol: ). They look much better on the full screen view :wink:
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Postby Molokov » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 am

Daniel Knight (writer/director) has been trying to make this for 8 years now :) He founded Snowgum Films to attempt the Troll Bridge adaptation, and what you're seeing now is actually the /second/ variant.

Early on, in the dark days of the internet, a handful of people donated some money for the promise of a DVD. Back then, when Troll Bridge began production, it would have been the first live action Discworld adaptation - this was after the Cosgrove-Hall animated versions of Soul Music and Wyrd Sisters, but before anything at all had been done by The Mob/Sky One.

In the end, timing and lack-of-financing got in the way, and there was a fan made version of Lords and Ladies filmed in Germany, and the person who'd volunteered to do the troll CGI found his day job took up too much time, etc etc. So it got put on the back burner, and Daniel got on with making other more affordable films - including "Run, Rincewind, Run" for Nullus Anxietas, the first Australian Discworld Convention in 2007.

At NA2 (2009), we were treated with some early test footage of the "prequel" part featuring Young Cohen battling two entire armies. This was a completely rewritten and re-shot version of the prequel part - the original has Cohen defeating an evil wizard and saving a young vestal virgin. But armies are more epic, even if the special effects weren't complete, and each army was basically the same ten guys in different costumes.

Fast forward to Nullus Anxietas III in April 2011, and Daniel launches the Kickstarter campaign for Troll Bridge - if they can raise $45,000 by July, the film will definitely get made. If not, he will finally give up on the project after 8 long years.

By the time the closing of the Kickstarter rolls around, it's hit $82,000. Almost twice what they'd asked for.

So they flew to New Zealand and shot some of the footage there. There's still a fair bit more to shoot (pretty much all of the main part of the story on the bridge), and a lot of post production work after that, but now that it's funded, it's definitely going to get made.

I caught up with Daniel and his girlfriend in Melbourne about a month ago, and we chatted about their time in New Zealand and what the shoot was like - some good stories there!

Daniel will be one of our visiting lecturers (guest of honour) at the Unseen University Convivium next July, and he did mutter under his breath that it's possible we might be able to see some of the bridge footage by then. I suspect this means the Troll special effects won't be complete, but it'll still be a nice treat to see anything new out of this!

By the way, even though the Kickstarter has closed, if you would still like to donate some money in order to secure yourself one of the available rewards (including DVDs, Blu-Rays, Posters etc), then you can read about it at http://www.snowgumfilms.com/trollbridge/backing.html

Hope to see some of you at Unseen University Convivium 2012!
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Postby AuntyVague » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am

Thanks for the update Molokov!

I was fortunate to see "Run, Rincewind, Run" at the first convention, but haven't been back to one since and thought the Troll Bridge project must have run out of steam. It's great news to hear that it is going ahead again and the trailers look fantastic.

I probably don't have much chance of getting to Adelaide next year, but it's great to see (via your convention link) that the 2013 convention will be back in Melbourne again :)
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Re: Discworld trailer

Postby Antiq » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:34 pm

I can't imagine a more perfect Cohen! I hope this project get's completed :pray:
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Re: Discworld trailer

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:05 pm

And just because we can now... :twisted:





Save us all a journey :bow-yellow:

And yes - they've got tons of money so it will get finished! :clap:
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Re: Discworld trailer

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:54 pm

Antiq wrote:I can't imagine a more perfect Cohen! I hope this project get's completed :pray:

Oh! it will Antiq the funding is there and it should be completed by next year,hopefully in time for the DWCon in Brum. :)
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Re: Discworld trailer

Postby Molokov » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:59 am

Snowgum Films have posted Trailer III to Troll Bridge today
(This was shown at Unseen University Convivium, then Dymocks Melbourne Pratchett Palooza, then the UK Discworld Convention, then by the NADWCon Seamstresses' Guild at WorldCon/ChiCon. This is the internet premiere)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgBPIZr ... e=youtu.be

The will also be uploading the behind-the-scenes mini-documentary later tonight (which also was screened at some of the above Conventions)
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Re: Discworld trailer

Postby Molokov » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:56 am

And here's the behind the scenes doco: http://youtu.be/r0mdfA87VtQ
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