New Australian suspense film is wrapped, editing begins on ‘Offing David’
By Borgus Productions
Jul 21, 2005, 09:41

Sydney, NSW, — Borgus Productions announced the completion of principal photography on OFFING DAVID after nine months of production in the Sydney area, more than 50 volunteers, and approximately 24 hours of raw footage. Final cut of the independent feature film is expected around September.

OFFING DAVID is a quirky suspense film starring professional Sydney actors of short film and commercial fame. In the lead role is Daniel Richard Harkham, a student of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company. Sharing the screen is Adam J. Yeend, Brendan Clearkin, Sascha Raeburn, and Russell Jeffrey, along with dozens of extras.

Directed by the award-winning American radio producer Jeff Bays (Not From Space), here is a laughable story about murder in the wrong place at the wrong time. It follows two jealous university students who decide to eliminate their friend David, and almost get caught at every turn. With moments of tension and drama, the filmmakers promise it “won’t put you to sleep!”

“We had a great time filming even with the obstacles we faced,” says OFFING DAVID Director Jeff Bays. “Cars broke down, people broke down, cameras broke down, we got rained on, had traffic problems, train cancellations, missed rides, and just about everything else that could go wrong on a no-budget feature. But we managed to adapt and work together in the face of filmmaking disaster.”

OFFING DAVID Producer Craig Moore says it’s all about enthusiasm from so many people working together on a common goal. “You can't put the magic on screen without the dedication of a talented group of actors and crew of which we were lucky to have both.”

“Without the amazing talents of the cast, the quality of the production wouldn’t be anywhere near what it has become,” says Moore. “The fact that people gave up significant amounts of their personal time for the production shows that the independent film industry in Australia is as strong as ever.”

Audiences will get to see a movie that looks like film, but was actually recorded digitally. The latest Panasonic DVX100A pro-digital camera technology is quickly becoming the independent filmmaking standard because of its low cost and stunning resemblance to film.

Approximately 24 hours of raw footage will now be edited into a 90-minute feature. Post production includes editing, visual effects, sound, and music scoring. The music will be a mix of Australian rock along with a full score by Portuguese conductor Joáo Camacho.

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