• Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Listen to our 3RRR FM interview! Minnesota Web Fest Nominations! September is off with a bang! #Shakespeare #WebSeries #WebFest

    Welcome to September! It’s been a busy week in the Incognita office with all the Shakespeare Republic festival official selections and nominations, as well as prepping to shoot the teaser for our next project ‘Till The Boys Come Home. More on that project in another update, but for now, we are delighted to announce (in case you missed it on our social media feeds) that Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard has been nominated at the upcoming Minnesota WebFest for Best Drama AND Best Performance (for Christopher Kirby)! We are thrilled at these nominations and congratulate everyone in the team! Monday this week, Republic creator/director, Sally McLean headed into Triple R FM to…

  • Project Updates

    Shakespeare Republic #LoveTheBard Week Two Wrap Up! #webseries #awards

    CROWDFUNDING, MORE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & … MORE AWARDS!! It’s been a busy, busy week here at the Republic office, with our crowdfunding campaign in full swing over at Indiegogo, as well as being deep in rehearsals and pre-production for the main block of filming coming up in just over 10 days!! So let’s get right to it … INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN UPDATE We are currently at 24% funded over at Indiegogo, which is fantastic!  We are so grateful to all our backers who have come to the party with this latest funding push – your support is hugely appreciated and we couldn’t do it without your help!  Thank you to all…

  • Project Updates

    Shakespeare Republic #LoveTheBard Week One Wrap Up! #Shakespeare

    SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC: #LOVETHEBARD BEGINS FILMING! What a week it has been!  We filmed our first two episodes for 2016 at the fabulous Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, rehearsals continue for the main filming block in September and we launched our first rewards-based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo! It’s all go as a result in the Republic office right now! We are very excited to have begun filming for Season Two – Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – with new and returning cast and a new concept for the work. We can’t go into much detail here, as we’ve created a special behind-the-scenes update perk on our crowdfunding campaign (which you can read about below), so it wouldn’t…

  • Discussion,  Project Updates

    A heartfelt thank you to our donors, colleagues and audiences – around the globe #artsfunding #shakespeare #makingculturehappen

    FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: I was going to write this update as a final plea to try and ensure that our current crowdfunding campaign showed that magical “100%” figure at the top of our Australian Cultural Fund campaign page.  In a world where artists tend to give 100% percent to all we do, we don’t often get to see anything achieve a 100% success rate.  And that’s okay.  Our individual Arts projects won’t be everybody’s cup of tea and that’s why we need a diverse and multifaceted Arts industry – so there is always something for everyone to see, experience and enjoy, that caters to their personal taste and sensibility and speaks to them directly.…

  • Project Updates,  Video

    Bard-Raising – Shakespeare Republic is Crowdfunding! And we have a new video!

    Join Republic members Alan Fletcher, Sally McLean and Billy Smedley as they take you through the current crowdfunding campaign for Shakespeare Republic as only they can. Yes, it’s time for some “Bard-Raising”!! (with thanks to our brilliant Sound Recordist, Tim McCormick for the title of this vid). Hear what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and how you can help! Or you can just skip it entirely and head straight to our campaign’s donation page at the Australian Cultural Fund and make your donation … your choice 😉 australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/shakespeare-republic-live/ Please note: no cast members were harmed during the making of this film, despite appearances to the contrary. We’re still not…

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