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Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Filming has officially begun on Blue Sparrow Entertainment's debut short film, The Creatives.

Over the next two weeks, The Creatives will be filming on location at the South West Sydney Business Enterprise Centre in Smeaton Grange, New South Wales.

While current COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult for film production across New South Wales, the team behind The Creatives have ensured that all COVID safety protocols are enacted on set.

Some of the measures that have been put in place for filming include scheduling scenes to limit the number of cast and crew that are on set at any one time, making mask-wearing mandatory for crew members at all times, and for cast members at all times except for when they are actively filming a scene, coating all on-set surfaces with Anti-bacterial, anti-viral surface protection and wiping down all surfaces before and after use.

According to producer, Kate Jirelle, enacting the social distancing protocols on set has been difficult, but worth the effort.

"Running a film set during the time of COVID-19 has posed a lot of logistical challenges for us" she said. "But it has been well worth the effort to be able to create an opportunity for artists to work on their craft during this time".

The final cast for The Creatives has been finalised with the roles of David Turner and Wendy Matheson now filled.

In the role of David Turner, the overconfident intern at Whitman Marketing's biggest client, Phoenix Cologne is Brayden Palmer.

Brayden is an actor and writer based in Sydney. After winning the AAFTA Carmen Duncan Scholarship in 2019, he has worked on a number of upcoming productions including Rain Dance, We Kill Clowns, and Where There's Smoke, There's Fire - a short film which he also wrote, directed and produced.

Brayden Palmer will play the role of David Turner

Barbara Hastings will round out the cast of The Creatives in the role of reporter, Wendy Matheson.

As an actor, her feature film credits include Anne Sykes in the upcoming Australian romantic-comedy, Love You Like That, Margaret in On Halloween, Brooke in Blue World Order, Dr. Laura Watkins in Terminus, Kat’s Mom in Out of The Shadows and Janine in Christmas Down Under. She has also appeared in numerous online works and stage productions.⁣

In addition to her acting, Barbara is also a sought-after dialect coach, who has worked on feature films such as Terminus and Blue World Order, and award-winning short films 12.12.12 and Collateral Damage.⁣

Barbara Hastings will play the role of Wendy Matheson

Blue Sparrow Entertainment are pleased to announce the talented Matt Rudduck as the latest addition to the cast of The Creatives.

When The Creatives begins filming later this month, Matt will be stepping into the shoes of the loveable Matt Whitman, As the youngest member of the Whitman Marketing empire, Matt Whitman is a man struggling to find his own voice under the suffocating shadow of his overbearing family members.

Matt Rudduck, on the other hand is a talented creative who has tried his hand (and succeeded) in many varied aspects of the film industry during the last twenty years.

Most notably known for his role as Joe Sanderson on ABC's Blue Water High, his other credits include shows such as The Pacific, Total Control, A Place To Call Home, All Saints, and Water Rats.

Matt studied theatre at the Actor's Centre Australia and recently returned from LA having completed a 10-week intensive with AAFTA, where he was signed to FullScreen Media. Aside from acting, he also has a successful career as a film composer having scored multilple feature films, short films, video game prototypes and other forms of online media.

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