The War that Changed Us
To commemorate the 100 years since WWI, the ABC commissioned a TV series depicting the lives of a number of Australians during WWI. Much of the events were recorded from their personal diaries and then re-enacted for this series. The series was filmed in Perth Western Australia. I was lucky enough to score a very small acting role and spend a day on set. It was the biggest project I had been on it was an exciting experience to be involved in such a large scale production. They filmed a lot of it down at an old army base just past Fremantle. It was a huge production, with marquees for cast and crew to eat meals; fully catered hot buffet lunch prepared by a number of on-set chefs; a couple of portables with several full-time make-up artists, a huge building just for hanging all of the soldiers uniforms…
I got to play the role of an injured German soldier. I shaved off my goatie/beard for the role, just leaving a moustache. I was in two scenes: In one of them I was lying in a hospital bed while a nurse came over and checked my shoulder wound and the other scene was my lying on my stomach with my shirt ripped open while a nurse was surgically removing a bullet from of my back. I had to pretend that I was only half sedated and grimace throughout the procedure. I got to meet lots of other actors, and most notably share a change room and have a chat with Myles Pollard, yes ladies, the guy from McClouds Daughters 🙂
Above: Screenshots/photos, not video.