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Funding Approval Details

Making Muriel

Project Making Muriel
Fund Production Finance
Year 2017
Round 59
Type Factual - Single
Company In Films Pty Ltd
Producer Nel Minchin, Ivan O'Mahoney
Synopsis

With unprecedented access behind the scenes at the Sydney Theatre Company, Making Muriel exclusively captures the production of Muriel's Wedding - The Musical from start to finish. From the first open auditions, where drama school graduates alongside musical theatre veterans try their luck in front of the intensive panel of creatives, through to the callbacks, workshops and final casting rounds, it becomes clear: casting Muriel is no easy task - Toni Collette's Muriel has created big shoes to fill. P.J.'s very personal connection to the film (Muriel was based on his real life sister) makes it even trickier to find that special performer, and, unlike the movie, this version of Muriel needs to sing and dance as well! But this is not just a theatrical behind the scenes film as Making Muriel also interweaves the origin story of the musical's underlying film. Archive and interviews with P.J. Hogan, the film's producers and original cast members offer a warm retrospective and personal insights into who Muriel really was, and how a movie that launched multiple Hollywood careers continues to resonate so strongly at home. Making Muriel will be the perfect film to follow the launch of a major new New South Welsh theater work.

Disclaimer The Total Finance amount reflects the total advanced through various Screen NSW programs of assistance, but does not take into account any amounts that have been repaid or recouped. Market travel may not be listed where it relates to a slate of projects (as opposed to one title). It should be noted that as historical data is added to the website the Total Finance amount below may be subject to change.
Fund
Applicant
Finance
Production Finance
Nel Minchin
$ 45,000.00
 
Total Finance
$ 45,000.00