• Behind The Scenes,  Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Shakespeare Republic Season Two finishes its festival run, plus … our next project looms for 2020 …

    Eva Torkkola with Sally McLean & Billy Smedley at the 2019 Sydney WebFest Awards Night It has been a busy, crazy year for the Republic team and we have sadly neglected this blog as a result, for which we apologise! That said, if you are a subscriber to our newsletter, you will have been getting regular updates and if you have been following our social media, you’ll be pretty much fully in the loop. But for those who aren’t doing those two things, then here’s a quick recap of the past six months to round out 2019 … MELBOURNE WEBFEST 2019 Above: Kate Whitbread, Mike Cowap, Ron Brown, Sally McLean and Clayton…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Noosa International Film Festival trip, David Williamson interview & more Speaking Daggers news! #Shakespeare #film #filmmaking

    Part 2 of our final quarter ’round up of news from the Republic featuring Speaking Daggers and O, Mistress Mine … read on to find out about our latest clutch of awards and more! Over the past three months, we’ve  had our short film Speaking Daggers continue on it’s international film festival tour, and what a run we’ve been having! Since our last update, the film has been officially selected for the Cape Town International Film Festival in South Africa, Île Courts International Short Film Festival in Mauritius and the Fisheye Film Festival in the UK, where it was also nominated for “Best Hair & Make Up”! We were also delighted to…

  • 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

    It’s a big two months of screenings coming up for the Republic! #Shakespeare #LoveTheBard

    We have a big two months coming up for the Republic! Both Shakespeare Republic and Speaking Daggers had a HUGE April run of screenings and it’s not letting up from here! To answer people’s questions about where they can see our work (in particular the short film that won’t be available online at any stage, due to distribution agreements in place), here is where you can catch us on the big screen around the world through to June! SPEAKING DAGGERS Screening Schedule May/June 2018 Unrestricted View Film Festival (2 screenings) Saturday April 28 at 2.00pm at the Vintage Mobile Cinema, London UK Buy Tickets: https://www.unrestrictedview.co.uk/buy-tickets/?ee=1472 Sunday April 29 at 1.30pm at the…

  • 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,  Video

    “O Mistress Mine” by Jaron Natoli music video – from the original soundtrack of “Speaking Daggers” #shakespeare #film

    Incognita Enterprises​ recently produced and launched the Shakespeare Republic short film, Speaking Daggers at the Arts Learning Festival​ at ACMI in conjunction with Independent Schools Victoria​. While the film is doing the festival circuit, which means we can’t release it online just yet, we are delighted to share with you instead this music video for the song O Mistress Mine from the soundtrack of the film, composed and performed by award-winning Melbourne musician Jaron Natoli​, who also played “The Troubadour” in the film. Featured in the music video are Speaking Daggers cast members Christopher Kirby as “Benedick”, Sally McLean as “Beatrice”, Scott Major as “Falstaff” and Billy Smedley as “Prince…

  • 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,…

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