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BEEHIVE

An emotionally repressed girl hides behind her sexuality, but when confronted with an honest reflection of her short-comings, she is pushed to admit her desire and need for intimacy.

Delving deeper than your typical romantic tale, this dramatic short film looks into the heart of Penny, a tre-chic, vintage loving young woman. Set in Sydneys Inner west, Penny entertains a string of men with vintage records, cheap wine, her killer dance moves and enticing looks.
Each night intending to be innocent fun and free from responsibility, Penny leaves men wanting. Ignoring her emotional needs she begins to struggle to keep up her lifestyle as it becomes increasingly unsatisfying and destructive.

Colourful, alluring, sexy and vulnerable, this visually stylized, character driven film is inspired by European cinema and a love of the 60s youth, fashion, freedom and energy.

The Cast



Aimee Lee-Druett – Penny

Aimee-lee graduated from Actors Centre Australia’s full-time course in 2011. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television roles including The Chaser’s ‘Hamsterwheel’ for ABC and channel Nine’s ‘Tricky Business’. She has recently wrapped her second feature film ‘Mirror’ set for release later this year.


Ted Crosby – Angus

Ted is an actor/filmmaker from Sydney, Australia, and co-founder of Unpathed Theatre Company. He recently performed on stage in Nicholas Kazans ‘Blood Moon’ directed by Christopher StolleryTed is a regular guest actor on the web series Nick & Seaton’s Palace of Sexy Secrets made by Paper Moose Creative/Production. After graduating from NIDA’s Screen Actor course Ted has continued his studies with NY/Sydney based acting coach Lynette Sheldon.


Lauren Orrell – Vera

Lauren is a Sydney based actor with 5 feature films under her belt. Lauren’s first experiences on film saw her featured her in numerous commercials and film clips, for clients both Australian and International Clients. Her first Dramatic role was in the award-winning short, ‘Immured’, Directed by D’arcy Yuille. Shortly afterwards Lauren made her feature debut as ‘Lucy’ in the slasher, Voodoo Lagoon. The short film Lamb Island won her best actress at the 2010 Queensland New Film Maker awards.


Joseph Famularo

Joseph has appeared in about 12 short films, mostly as the lead child actor. A number of these have screened both in Australian and overseas film festivals, most notably ‘Julian’ directed by Matthew Moore (winner of Best Short Fiction Film at the 2013 AACTA awards), and ‘Scruples’ (‘Your Film Festival’ short film finalist shown as part of the Venice film festival), directed by Adrian Powers.


The full cast (From Left to Right) Aimee- Lee Druett, Ted Crosby, Julian Famularo, Lauren Orrell, James Shepherd, Dylan James, James Lee and Amanda Wiltshire.
For more about the full cast follow this link.
http://ehranjade.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/2099/


The Crew


Ehran Edwards

Writer, executive producer and cinematographer of Beehive, Ehran is a graduate of The International Film School Sydney in Cinematography. She has written & directed 14 shorts and worked as cinematographer/camera operator on over 20 projects including music video ‘Only Only’ by Brendan Maclean and Chance Waters 'Looking for Something'.
Have a look at Ehrans official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/EhranEdwards.Film


Alastair Wharton

In 2009, Alastair began his film career by studying Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he wrote and directed the short film ‘Cycles’. After finishing studying in 2011, he worked as 1st AD on the award-winning web series ‘SYD2030’. He was also the Director of the comedy web series ‘In Transit’ Check out the In Transit website here: http://intransitwebseries.com

Chloe Lawrence Hartcher

Currently studying producing at AFTRS, Chloe spent 2012 with her thumb deeply embedded in an array of projects. From web series ‘In Transit’ to the ‘Wear It Purple’ Promo and documentary, Chloe has worked wonders with her attention to detail and ability to inspire her team around her (and keep them on time.)
View Chloe's website here: http://chloelawrencehartcher.com


Diva Abrahamian

The stylish and marvellous Diva is lending us her midas artistic touch as Production Designer. Diva studied at The University of Technology and has worked alongside Alastair, Ehran and Chloe on various projects including ‘In Transit’, the ‘Wear It Purple Promo’ and the recent music video ‘Tonight’ by Glass Towers.


Meet the rest of the team.
For more details on each member of the crew follow this link
http://ehranjade.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/meet-the-beehive-team/


Thank you

Thank you for supporting the future of the Australian Film Industry
Whether you've come to this page as a friend, family member, colleague or total stranger/potential supporter- THANK YOU.

Links to more about Beehive
FOLLOW Beehive on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Beehive.film

Some Of My Previous Work

'Beehive’ is the third collaborative effort between Alastair Wharton, Ehran Edwards and Chloe Lawrence-Hartcher.

After working on an array of projects we wanted to make a film that would challenge us to make as well as tell a story that we felt passionate about.

Having worked with some amazing creative’s in the film industry already, our goal was to bring them all together and work on something that we are passionate about and tell a story that we feel will have great success with audiences and festivals alike.
We hoped to foster the creative talents of all the cast and crew members, encouraging them to bring their own unique talents to the production and to build a team who can continue to work together again in the future.

The Challenges

As we have nearly locked in our edit we don't see any foreseeable obstacles as we are just lining up our post production plan. We have our post crew all locked in, now we just need the funds to help us finish the film.
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A$10 +- For just $10 you receive a digital copy of the film! A download link will be sent to you once the film is completed! - You will also get a spiffy thank you on the Beehive Facebook page.
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A$15 +- As well as a big thank you on the Beehive Facebook page we will also thank you in the credits of the film!
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A$25 +- For your super contribution you will recieve a DVD copy of the film!!! - Aaaand a credit in the film. - You also get a thank you on the Beehive Facebook page
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A$30 +All GoneOur costume stylist Olivera Jovanoska hand makes jewellery for her company 'Sorry I'm Late'. She is kindly offering some delectable treats up for Beehive supporters. - We have ONE pink cupcake brooch with yummy sprinkles which is made out of clay. This brooch measures approx 7cm and can be pinned to a number of things. - As well as this gorgeous brooch you will also receive a DVD copy of Beehive and a shout out on our Facebook page. Check out Sorry I'm late at www.facebook.com/SorryImLate
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A$35 +All GoneOur costume stylist Olivera Jovanoska hand makes jewellery for her company 'Sorry I'm Late'. She is kindly offering some delectable treats up for Beehive supporters. - We have ONE set of three super cute cupcake fridge magnets which are made out of polymer clay. Oli says "They will decorate your fridge, brighten up your workspace and make you smile" - You will also receive a DVD copy of Beehive and a shout out on our Facebook page. Check out Sorry I'm late at www.facebook.com/SorryImLate
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A$40 +For all you gents, swing dancers and hipsters here is a great chance to add that all important classic bow tie to your collection! Each contributor who selects this option will get - 3 home made bow ties, one black and two coloured (made with love by writer/DOP Ehran Edwards). - A classy 'HOW TO' guide to teach you how to tie your new ties properly - A DVD copy of Beehive and of course a shout out on our Facebook page
4 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$50 +- You will be sent an A4 poster for Beehive *The first 10 people in will receive a special A3 signed copy by the Director, Writer/Cinematographer and Producer. - You will also receive a DVD copy of the film - A huge thanks on our Facebook page and in the credits of the film.
13 Chosen | 37 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$55 +For your excellent contribution to helping us make our film we have some excellent music for you. - The Rude Heads have a feature song in Beehive and are kindly handing out a copy of their EP for you. - You will also get a DVD copy of Beehive - As well as an A4 poster - And a BOW TIE!!! - And, of course, a thanks on the Beehive Facebook page and in the film credits. Check out The Rude Heads page here: https://www.facebook.com/therudeheads
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A$60 +All GoneHIS AND HERS OPTION 1 Ladies: -Our stylist Oli is offering some delectable home made treats up for Beehive supporters. You will get a pair of sprinkled cupcake earrings. Made of clay they measure 1.5cm and have a surgical steel stud backing to be kind to your ears. Guys: -You will receive a dapper bow tie hand made by cinematographer Ehran. - You will also receive a DVD copy of Beehive, an A4 poster, the rude heads EP & a shout out on our FB page. Check out: www.facebook.com/SorryImLate
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A$70 +All GoneHIS AND HERS OPTION 2 Ladies: -Our stylist Olivera is offering some delectable home made treats up for Beehive supporters. You will get a cute sprinkled cupcake necklace. Made of clay it measures 2cm and is strung on a silver chain. Guys: -You will receive 3 dapper bow ties hand made by cinematographer Ehran. - You will also receive a DVD copy of Beehive, an A4 poster, the rude heads EP & a shout out on our FB page. Check out: www.facebook.com/SorryImLate
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A$75 +For your super support our writer/DOP Ehran Edwards is going to make 5 lucky ladies a 1950's style circle skirt! Wear it with a petticoat to puff it out or take it out for a spin on the dance floor. This elegant and cute retro skirt will turn heads. You will also receive - a DVD copy of Beehive - An A4 poster - The Rude Heads EP - A Shout out on our Facebook page
6 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$100 +All Gone2 Incredible contributors will get their makeup done by Nick Plummer, who was the head of the hair and makeup department for Beehive. This reward is only redeemable on a Sundays or Mondays - You will also receive a copy of Beehive on DVD and an A4 poster - And of course a big thank you on the Beehive Facebook page and the film credits
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$120 +- Have your Hair AND Makeup done by the dynamic styling duo Samara Gildea and Aidan Hirn. - Plus your choice of the set of 3 Bow Ties or a circle skirt which you can sport with you styled look - You will also be given a DVD copy of Beehive, and A Rude Heads EP - You get an A4 poster and thank you on our Facebook page and film credits.
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A$300 +- Our incredible on set photographer is offering a photo session for each amazing contributor. - You will also get a copy of Beehive on DVD, The Rude Heads EP, an A4 poster and thanks on the Beehive Facebook page and in the film credits. Have a look at Stephens website here: http://sjgodfrey.com
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$500 +- For your absolutely breathtaking contribution you will get a double pass to our launch screening of Beehive. - A major contributor credit in the film. - You will also receive a DVD copy of Beehive, The set of 3 Bow ties and a circle skirt, The Rude Heads EP, a signed A3 poster and an enormous shout out on the Beehive Facebook page.
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013