• Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Speaking Daggers gets US festival premiere, more interviews & nominations! #webfest #webseries #shakespeare

    October already!? So much has been going on! SPEAKING DAGGERS We are delighted to say that Speaking Daggers will have it’s US Film Festival premiere next month at the Peak City International Film Festival in North Carolina! We are so delighted to be able to bring our latest work back to the same festival that was the first one to award Shakespeare Republic, Season One last year with the Silver Gaddy Award for Best Mobisode or Web Short for Episode 6, “Sonnet 18”. Huge thanks to the judges and congrats to the Daggers’ team! SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) has received a swathe of nominations over the past…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Two more official selections for Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard! #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    So absolutely delighted to announce that Season Two has been officially selected for the Portugal International Film Festival in their Web Series Category! Huge thanks to Jose and the Jury for including us! The Bard now heads to Portugal in September! Dziękuję Portugalię! Niech żyje Bard! We are delighted to announce that Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) has also been officially selected for the 2017 International Online Web Fest! Long Live The Bard! And finally, we have released a taste of our behind the scenes footage from Season Two of Shakespeare Republic, soon to be released as a full documentary. Interviews with cast and crew will be shot in the coming months…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Featured,  Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    #CINEGoldenEagleAward & #AustinWebFest wins, festival announcements & more! It’s all go at the Republic! #shakespeare #webseries

    What a month we’ve just had!! So much has been going on here at the Republic and we have plenty of news to share! June saw Season Two officially selected for three more festivals – Baja WebFest (Mexico), Miami Web Fest (USA) and Tuscany WebFest (Italy) (who selected us from the official selections at Austin WebFest, which made us an “invited” series, which was awesome!). June 30-July 2 also saw us screen at Melbourne WebFest as an official selection and nominee for Best Australian Drama.  We love this festival, not just because it’s in our home town! Not only is Melbourne Web Fest in our home town, but it also is…

  • Project Updates,  Screenings & Festivals

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard Season Two festival run has begun with a bang! #shakespeare #webseries

    In case you haven’t been following our social media profiles, we thought we should post here on the site that we are absolutely delighted to share with you the exciting news of these official film festival and webfest selections for Shakespeare Republic Season Two! To date, we have been selected for Austin WebFest, Sicily WebFest and Melbourne Web Fest, where we have also been nominated for Best Australian Drama!  We were also selected as part of the Academy Award Qualifying (for short film), festival – St Kilda Film Festival – as part of their “Australia’s Favourite Web Series” showcase, where we screened on May 21 alongside 9 other web series from…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E13 #DeanHaglund as #Iago #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two, Episode Thirteen, featuring the fabulous Dean Haglund as “Iago” from Othello is now available for your advance viewing pleasure on our YouTube Channel and you can view this new episode here: https://vimeo.com/210675216 “I follow him to serve my turn upon him …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Iago” played by Dean Haglund as he plots his revenge – scheming in plain sight like the viper in the blossom. “… I am not what I am.” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E12 Sally McLean as “Beatrice” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “Too cursed is more than cursed …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Beatrice” played by Sally McLean – a rebel with a love of life and penchant for parties, who, despite her fine dresses, high heels and glamourous lifestyle knows a woman is more than the sum of her parts. “… Father, as it please me.” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras Sound Recording, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick Digital…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E10 Shane Savage as “Helena” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “… I love your son.” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Helena” (Hellinus) from “All’s Well That Ends Well”, played by Shane Savage, as he faces the mother of the man he secretly loves, who also happens to be his boss. “Let not your hate encounter with my love for loving where you do …” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras Sound Operator, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E9 Tariro Mavondo as “Cleopatra” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “All’s but naught …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Cleopatra” played by Tariro Mavondo as she faces the loss of the man who gave her strength and was taken too soon from her side. “… This case of that huge spirit now is cold …” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Featuring: Christopher Kirby as “Thomas More” Wahibe Moussa as “Katherina” Falon Ryan as “Edmund” Shane Savage as “Helena” Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Video

    Alan Fletcher as a Silver Fox – S2E8 “Making Of” featuring Alan Fletcher & Nadine Garner #ShakespeareSunday #WebSeries

    Come behind the scenes of Alan Fletcher’s episode as Jaques to see what happens on our only Sunday shoot (hint, we’re a little hysterical), how much fun a smoke machine is on set, how awesome both Alan Fletcher and Nadine Garner are to work with (as well as all our other cast and crew) and the emotional psychology behind the choices of some of the shots from Director, Sally McLean. Featuring Alan Fletcher, Nadine Garner, Falon Ryan, Billy Smedley, Jahran Schansemma and Troy Malcolm (Cast), Sally McLean, Shane Savage, Shaun Herbertson, Tim McCormick, Cassie de Colling, Jo Fletcher and Marg Woodlock-McLean (Crew). Filmed at The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne by…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E7 Michala Banas as “Hamlet” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Seven of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see! We are delighted to be able to bring you the fabulous Michala Banas, playing “Hamlet” for your viewing enjoyment. “I have of late, though know not why, lost all my mirth …”  Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Hamlet”, played by Michala Banas, as she faces the realisation that no matter how much you appear to have, you are, in the end, only human. “What is this quintessence of dust?” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Featuring:Shane Savage as “Helena/Helinus”Ruby as herself Directed & Adapted by Sally McLeanWritten by William ShakespeareProduced…