• Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    St Kilda Film Festival Recap #shakespeare #shortfilm #speakingdaggers #stkildafilmfest

    Is it June already!? Time for an update! Or rather, a re-cap of our wonderful experiences at the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival – two weeks to the day after the Closing Night. May was a huge month, for many reasons, but particularly due to Speaking Daggers being an official selection for the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival, as well as Republic creator, Sally McLean being invited to be on the panel “Let’s Talk Web Series” for the festival alongside fellow web series creators Warwick Holt, Leanne Tonkes and Alyce Adams. The Opening Night of the festival was huge with 3,000 people cramming into the Palais Theatre, St Kilda to…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Speaking Daggers officially selected for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Shakespeare Film Festival in UK!

    We are delighted to announce that the short film, Speaking Daggers, which grew out of the Shakespeare Republic universe, produced by Incognita Enterprises in conjunction with Independent Schools Victoria and released at the inaugural Arts Learning Festival at ACMI in May this year has received it’s first film festival official selection! The film will have it’s UK premiere at The Shakespeare Film Festival, run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of the Filming Shakespeare: Crossing Borders Short Film showcase in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday, September 23rd! Additionally, the film has received a “Highly Commended Finalist” from the Jury President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and is a finalist in the “Films inspired…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Shakespeare Republic officially selected for the Festival de Cine de Fuengirola!

    So delighted to announce that we have been officially selected for the Festival de Cine de Fuengirola as part of their inaugural Fuengirola Web Fest for 2017! Many thanks to the judges and organizers for including us in this fascinating line-up of series. Partnered with Vancouver Web Fest and BAWEBFEST, this first edition of the FWF will happen in September as part of the main International Film Festival taking place in this beautiful town on the Costa del Sol.  Here is the official announcement: http://festivaldefuengirola.com/diez-webseries-internacionales-competiran-seccion-fuengirola-web-fest/ For those who don’t speak Spanish, here is the English translation of the linked article: “Ten international webseries will compete in the Fuengirola Web Fest section 11 / Agosto / 2017…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    New project for Shakespeare Republic: “Speaking Daggers” the #Shakespeare film!

    We are so delighted to announce that since releasing the final episode of Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two), we have filmed and have nearly completed post-production on our first commissioned film project for the Republic universe: Speaking Daggers! Starring Michala Banas, Nadine Garner, Christopher Kirby, Sally McLean, Scott Major, Faran Martin, Jaron Natoli and Billy Smedley, Speaking Daggers tells the tale of eight Shakespeare characters from five different plays who meet in the one setting and has been produced by Incognita Enterprises in conjunction with Independent Schools Victoria. Speaking Daggers will premiere next week on May 3rd as part of the Arts Learning Festival in Melbourne at ACMI Federation Square,…

  • Project Updates,  Video

    Welcome to our new Production Partner: Mr Moto! #SpotTheScreen #Shakespeare #LiveShow #LoveTheBard

    We are so delighted to be able to officially welcome to the Republic team, our latest Production Partner – Mr Moto! The leading Melbourne Arts marketing distribution company, Mr Moto is primarily known for the distribution of printed postcards, posters and flyers around Melbourne theatres, cafes and tourist information points. ¬†But in recent years the company has branched out to the digital world and is now also responsible¬†for over 70 digital screens around town, promoting a variety of theatre, music and live performance events. Mr Moto have been a core part of the Melbourne Arts scene promotional efforts since their founding in 1985 and we are so thrilled and grateful…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Shakespeare Republic at @MelbWebFest! #screening #melbourne #shakespeare

    This week we are prepping to attend the upcoming Melbourne Web Fest (running from July 1-3), here in our fair city, but first we will be at the MWF “Spotlight on Melbourne” screening this Thursday, June 30th at Loop Bar to celebrate some of the fantastic creativity coming out of Melbourne onto the world wide web with a showcase of Melbourne web series – of which Shakespeare Republic is one! As you’ll see in the above video, Shakespeare Republic creator, Sally McLean, with Co-Producer, Billy Smedley attended the MWF Launch last month, to discover (much to their delight) that Shakespeare Republic had been selected to screen as part of the…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Shakespeare Republic Officially Selected for the 2016 Melbourne Queer Film Festival

    We are delighted to announce that Ben Steel’s episode of Shakespeare Republic as “Jules” (“Juliet”) has been Officially Selected to screen at the 2016 Melbourne Queer Film Festival on April 5th as part of their “Web Shorts” program! We are especially delighted to be accepted into MQFF, as the screening is happening at the hub of all things cinema, ACMI at Federation Square, right here in our home town of Melbourne! We are so thrilled to be a part of such an iconic festival and have the chance to see the episode on the big screen, in a cinema, with an audience – alongside such a great international line-up of content. The…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Project Updates,  Team,  Video

    Do you have a favourite Shakespeare play? Would you play Shakespeare nude? Hear from our cast on this and more during the Shakespeare Republic Season One Launch!

    Welcome to a big week for Shakespeare Republic!  This week we finally begin screening the series after many months of planning and hard work from all the cast and crew and we couldn’t be more excited! Further to our post about our fabulous launch event held last week at the lovely Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne, we can also finally release the full video filmed by the talented Paul Anthony Nelson of Cinema Viscera and hosted by Special Guest, Shane Savage from, among other things, Australian Web TV phenomenon, Chris & Josh The Webseries where he plays “Chris” as well as co-writing and co-producing (really, it’s so exciting to see how well…

  • Project Updates

    Shakespeare Republic Launch Party Announcement!

    The Republic is delighted to announce that bookings for our Official Season One Launch are now open! While we are still busily filming and editing, there is nothing like a deadline to keep one (or a team) focused and so it is with great pleasure that we can announce the date of our Launch Party! DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 TIME: 7pm for drinks and finger food (Screening begins at 8pm) VENUE: The Courthouse Hotel, 86-90 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria COST: FREE! RSVP: To ensure your name appears on the guest list and you get your free glass of bubbly and some tasty finger food, please click on the…

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