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CLIP #1 :  JAMES BOGLE – DIRECTOR, ‘CLOSED FOR WINTER’

Anyone who meets James can only be struck by how deeply he thinks about life and the world. Making a film about a missing person – and the fallout from that tragedy – allowed him to find the poetry in the pain. Yet he couldn’t help wondering, how do you make sense from the senseless? His answer is honest and engaging.

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CLIP #2: JAMES BOGLE – DIRECTOR, ‘CLOSED FOR WINTER’

Making a film about such a serious subject as a ‘missing person’ is a delicate task for any director. Such stories usually only dwell in a public forums like Reality TV or sensationalist headlines… Director James Bogle pondered the challenge he’d taken on with ‘Closed For Winter’…

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CLIP #3 : SIENNA DEAN – ASSISTANT WARDROBE

Sienna impressed me mightliy with her intellect and insight into the world, even before I turned on the camera. Her life has been touched by a ‘missing person’. She hadn’t spoken about it for some time. Her answer is brave and moving.

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CLIP #4 :  JENNY BICHARD – SAFETY SUPERVISOR

Jenny has had an interesting life – she’s been a nurse and an ambulance worker. Her line of work is one that allows her to see people in highly vulnerable positions – and to help and support them. Her answer is candid, wise and instinctive.

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CLIP #5 : TRAVIS KALENDRA – 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Travis was possibly the busiest man on set! When he was finally able to find 5 minutes for an interview, he left a heartfelt impression. Travis reacted to the question with genuine and empathy.

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CLIP #6 : JAMES CURRIE – SOUND RECORDIST

James is the kind of fellow who sees the ‘big picture’. With a reputation that precedes him, he has had a long film career, having worked on many seminal Australian films. It has made him wise in many ways; his answer was articulate and deeply felt.

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CLIP #7 : MICK KILDARE – ASSISTANT UNIT MANAGER

Unit managers have a massive job; they have to be on their toes 24/7, watching everything, making sure everyeone is okay and being looked after… It helps if you like people and have a big heart. Mick Kildare is a fella with both of these qualities. He was open and honest in his answer, and spoke with compassion.

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CLIP #8 : HEATHER WALLACE – STANDBY COSTUME

Nabbing Heather between set duties was not an easy task – she was on call pretty much all day, every day. Nothing could have prepared me for her answer though – her life had been touched by a missing person. While she found it difficult to talk about, she brings rare insight into the experience. Her answer is brave and articulate.

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CLIP #9: NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, “Elise”.

Natalie had a lot on her shoulders while making ‘Closed For Winter’. Getting her character ‘Elise’ right would be a delicate operation – a balancing act between empathy, emotional authenticity and performance. Natalie did a lot of research for the role, that of playing the sibling of a missing person. She had already considered the question way before I had asked it – she had to, the part demanded it. Her answer is direct, empathetic and intelligent.

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CLIP #10: TONY MARTIN, “Dr. John Mills”.

Anyone who meets Tony Martin doesn’t forget him – he is impressive on every level: passionate, intelligent, someone who understands how precious life is and also to live it well… In the moment. Tony brought all of these qualities to “John Mills”, a kind man wrestling with the secrets of the past. Tony is very serious about life – as his answers reveal.

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CLIP #11: PAUL RANFORD – Line Producer

Adelaide born-and-bred, Paul also had thought a lot about the story of ‘Closed For Winter’ and was keen to talk about the themes central to the film’s story. Paul’s job on the film was looking after the day-to-day budget, but his answers clearly demonstrate that he had plenty else on his mind. His answer is forthright and from the hip.

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CLIP #12: MARK JACOBS & BOB BAINBRIDGE – extras/police divers

Mark and Bob are the real deal – while they played extras in the film, their day jobs are as police divers working for the Water Operations Unit with South Australia Police Search & Rescue. They have to search for missing persons on a regular basis. They give insight into the reality of the vocation, the ups and downs, and how they deal with it. As you might imagine, it’s not easy.

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Clip #13: CLAIRE MARSHALL – Director’s Assistant, Child Drama Coach

Claire was close to the action every day on the set, helping the child actors with their roles and also working closely with adult actors and the director. She had been involved in research and had empathised much with Elise, Natalie’s character. She learned much on the job, as her answer shows…

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Clip #14: BEN GRANT – Producer

Ben Grant had been with ‘Closed For Winter’ and “Elise” from the beginning, nurturing this character’s story from book to screen for over a decade. For Ben Elise was very real, and not just because he had to help make her so for the film. His answer is personal and perhaps the most surprising of the ‘Closed For Winter’ cast and crew.

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8 Responses to “Interview Clips & Forum”

  1. ruslan Says:

    That’s some great work you’ve done there


    1. Thanks Ruslan – and for visiting this page. Maybe you could let us know what you think of the film after you see it? And the story – what was your reaction to it? Megan

  2. Ben Says:

    Wow – these clips are fantastic. I have never had anyone go missing from my life, nor do I know anyone who has been exposed to that situation. But after watching these clips I have a fairly good idea of just how horrendous an experience it must be for the people who are left behind, particularly parents and siblings.
    One of the posts, by Sienna Dean, moved me very deeply. I can still sort of see the anguish of her half-brother’s dissapearance written on her face. My heart goes out to her.

  3. Alvaro Says:

    Great to hear from the director and the lead actress. It’s a great insight before seeing the movie on the big screen.

  4. Tilly Says:

    Wow – I’ve only had enough time to see the first few clips. What amazing stuff. Sienna’s clip had my heart in my mouth…. I just want to give her a hug.

    I’d never really thought about what an enormous ripple effect a disappearance has on family/friends/acquaintances.

    I’m looking forward to coming back to watch the other clips…. and seeing the movie.

    Thanks, Tilly

  5. Andrew Says:

    I thought ‘Closed For Winter’ was a deeply moving and very unique film. Thank you for creating this forum — I’ve really enjoyed exploring it!

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