"All the world's a stage. Some of us are just better players."23 February 2010Comedy23 mins
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE... SOME OF US ARE JUST BETTER PLAYERS.
A documentary crew detail the struggle of Unbelievable Productions' visionary leader, Madeleine LaRoy (Sally McLean - THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS, LOWDOWN), to stage a revolutionary reboot of Shakespeare's MACBETH (in space), with the help of her faithful best friend/choreographer/costume & set designer/tea lady/everything else, Deirdre Snowflake Fleckman (Perri Cummings - NEIGHBOURS, BLUE HEELERS).
Madeleine enlists young drama school graduate Scott Johnson (Nathan Strauss - RACV’s “Jason”) and alcoholic veteran of the stage Desmond Darke (Paul Dawber - BASTARD BOYS, SATISFACTION, NEIGHBOURS) to help her mount her astounding vision.
To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events.
A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.
Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.
This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.