Dec 16 2021: Premiere Screening of “5 Days” short film

Studio 138 will be hosting a screening of the short film, 5 Days, along with the music video for Whisperhead’s Paranoia.

When: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Where: Black Box Theatre, upstairs Western Plains Cultural Centre Community Arts Rooms (block of old classrooms backing on the Gipps Street)

Tickets: $5 (see link below)

What: Film screening (approx 12 mins), music video screening, Q&A with the crew and performers. The whole event will go for approximately 45-60 minutes. Light refreshments will be available.

Please note: the film features occasional coarse language, horror themes and mild violence – viewer discretion is advised.

About 5 Days: in a world overrun by monsters, four young women must put aside their differences and work together to have any hope of survival.

5 Days was written as a lock down project in 2021. Rehearsed via Google Meet, the short film was shot in Dubbo in October 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the screening.

Pay for your tickets securely online ($5 each) using PayPal.

Ausmusic Month | Dubbo edit

Picture of intersection of Church and Macquarie Streets, Dubbo

November is Ausmusic Month. Ausmusic Month is all about celebrating Australian music, and supporting the local music industry. Studio 138 thought it would be a great idea to curate a collection of Dubbo music and musicians. Below you’ll find videos and Spotify playlists performed by local musicians.

Click here to send an email if you think there’s something or someone we should add to the list.

It’s no news that musicians have done it tough over the last 2 years. Supporting local musicians isn’t hard – this list is a good place to start. How else can you support local musicians?

  • Play their music on Spotify (this is one of the easiest)
  • Go watch them live
  • Watch their streamed performances
  • Watch their videos and react and comment (if you have something nice to say)
  • Follow their social media accounts
  • Buy their merchandise (not always possible, but nice if you can)
  • Love it? Share it! Spread the word to the people you know

Watch it

Music videos by Dubbo musicians

https://www.onjam.tv/wesley-house-players/rehearsed-staged-readings-of-local-writers-wesley-house-players-dubbo

Studio 138 presents Small Space Gigs featuring The Mudflappers

Live @ 5: Small town singer in her slippers

Through lockdown and beyond, we’ve loved The Creative Voice Studio’s Camilla Ward’s short, fun and sometimes moving Sunday sessions. Each week, Camilla invites her audience to suggest songs which usually results in a unique and quirky mashup performed by the multi-talented Camilla. Themes covered so far include the 80s and TV themes. Things don’t always go to plan (it is live, after all), but the Sunday sessions with Camilla, ably assisted by husband David and the family pooch, are always a joy to watch. Catch the sessions live on The Creative Voice Studio page on Facebook. Watch the replays via the YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYbowjSt8hBhM761O9L6dg/featured

Listen

Under Western Skies 2020

Civil Hands

Eraser

Turn on the Lights

One Proud Monkey

Clinton Hoy

New original music: “Settle the Score”

Dubbo band, Indistinct Chatter, have released their latest song, Settle the Score, featuring singer Andrea Ayling.

Listen to Settle the Score on streaming services:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3RbxJ1hx0Xk2ADfU46NLmW

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/settle-the-score-feat-andrea-ayling-single/1577670181

YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOyKMaHNrc&feature=share

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/settle-the-score-feat-andrea-ayling-single/1577670181?uo=4

Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com.au/albums/B09B1NBP1T?trackAsin=B09B1PWBHZ

Settle the Score was written by Indistinct Chatter member, Michael Davis, who wanted to write a powerful ballad that resonated with women.

“I wasn’t really sure where the song was going or how good it could be until the first time I heard Andrea sing it. I knew I wanted her to be the one to record it. In my view she transforms the song into a potent message that’s difficult to ignore. Is it a happy ending or is it a tragedy? I’ll leave that for the listener to decide.”

Dubbo talent, online with love

So a lot of shows and music events have been cancelled over the next couple of weeks but that doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on being entertained by some of Dubbo’s most talented. Here is a collection of some of our favourites we’ve put together for your enjoyment – click here to send an email if you think there’s something or someone we should add to the list.

Watch it

Music videos by Dubbo musicians (free)

Recorded live theatre – Rehearsed: Staged readings of local writers ($5-$10)

A recording of a unique evening of local actors presenting rehearsed readings of the work of Dubbo writers by Wesley House Players. Plays, poems, short stories, monologues – exploring life’s big – and little – questions. Ticket = 1 years access.

https://www.onjam.tv/wesley-house-players/rehearsed-staged-readings-of-local-writers-wesley-house-players-dubbo

Dubbo short films (free)

A selection of short films made in Dubbo or by filmmakers from Dubbo.

“A Woman’s Touch” short film ($5.50, 365 days access)

Watch “A Woman’s Touch” on demand: click picture to find out more

When an aspiring, small town actress, lands the audition of a lifetime, she must choose between giving the director what he wants, and what he needs.

A comedy/drama shot in Dubbo, NSW as part of the Script to Screen Workshops in 2018/19 made possible through the support of Create NSW and Dubbo Regional Council. Dubbo Filmmakers is a not-for-profit established to promotes screen creation in Dubbo and surrounding areas. Revenue raised from the film will be put towards our programs and projects to develop local skills and talent and encourage community participation.

A Woman’s Touch was screened as part of the 2021 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. Watch it here:

https://www.onjam.tv/dubbo-filmmakers-inc/a-woman-s-touch

“Seeing” short film (free, contributions optional)

Watch the award winning Dubbo made short film online – click the picture for link.

Seeing is a supernatural suspense drama about a young woman forced to choose between saving the lives of innocent children and saving her own life.

Izzi, 26, has become a recluse as her ‘gift’ meant she started losing herself to darkness. A former colleague begs her to help the police find who has responsible for a spate of missing children. Will Izzi agree and risk herself? Or will she walk away with children still disappearing?

Seeing was entirely shot in Dubbo with local cast and crew. Watch it online:

Studio 138 presents Small Space Gigs featuring The Mudflappers (free)

Author live reading: Val Clark reads her novel “Lost: A N’arth Chronicle” (free)

Fifteen year old Shannon Mackay, kidnapped and transported from Earth to the dying world of N’arth, has only one way back-save N’arth. Will she survive assassination attempts, betrayals and slavery and fulfil her quest? Armed with her wits, determination, courage, a sword, and eventually a few friends, she embarks on a perilous journey.

Award winning Dubbo author, Val Clark, reads her young adult novel Lost: A N’arth Chronicle in a series of Facebook Live videos. (Tip: go to the last video to get to the first chapter).

https://www.facebook.com/narthishere/videos

Live @ 5: Small town singer in her slippers

Through lockdown and beyond, we’ve loved The Creative Voice Studio’s Camilla Wards short, fun and sometimes moving Sunday sessions. Each week, Camilla invites her audience to suggest songs which usually results in a unique and quirky mashup performed by the multi-talented Camilla. Themes covered so far include the 80s and TV themes. Things don’t always go to plan (it is live, after all), but the Sunday sessions with Camilla, ably assisted by husband David and the family pooch, are always a joy to watch. Catch the sessions live on The Creative Voice Studio page on Facebook. Watch the replays via the YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYbowjSt8hBhM761O9L6dg/featured

Listen

Under Western Skies 2020

Civil Hands

Eraser

Turn on the Lights

One Proud Monkey

Clinton Hoy

Romance Rules Film Festival: Monthly results, April 2021/22

Romance Rules Film Festival celebrates all things romance – the good, the bad and the ugly! To find out more or to enter your film, see:

Romance Rules Film Festival

April results – official selections & finalists

“Entanglement”, May 7+8 @ studio 138

Studio 138 is pleased to be hosting Entanglement as part of the Dubbo Fringe on May 7 and 8, 2021. Entanglement is a collaboration between Voices of Women, Dubbo’s Outback Writers and Australian women writers. Among the incredible female performers who will be presenting these diverse works is Studio 138’s very own Georgie Saunders.

During Entanglement, you will immerse yourself in laughter, surprise and wonder and change the way you think about Australian storytelling.

A dress handed down over generations, a woman who takes her phone on a date, an eerie airport experience in COVID, finding a connection to the earth on country, locked down in a cupboard with only a mop to talk to, and notes to your younger self.

Tickets:

Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 7.30 pm: https://www.123tix.com.au/events/16159/entanglement-a-multi-arts-experience

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 7.30 pm:
https://www.123tix.com.au/events/16160/entanglement-a-multi-arts-experience

Entanglement is supported by Orana Arts.

Romance Rules Film Festival: Monthly results, March 2021/22

Romance Rules Film Festival celebrates all things romance – the good, the bad and the ugly! To find out more or to enter your film, see:

Romance Rules Film Festival

Free event: Kids Rule Film Festival, Feb 5-6, 2021

Cartoon of kids playing

Studio 138 invites you and your family to the latest edition of the Kids Rule Film Festival. The festival features short films of all genres – comedy, drama, documentary, animation, music – from around the world, including some films by kids for kids.

The films are suitable for children 6 to 12, some with mild scary themes.

You will also have the chance to vote for your favourite films.

Tickets are free but bookings are essential and strictly limited. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you not attend.

Available sessions are (approx 1 hr):

Friday, February 5, 7 pm

Saturday, February 6, 2 pm

Saturday, February 6, 5 pm

Fill out the form below to book your seats.

Program

Winners – Audience Favourites

Thank you to all the amazing filmmakers from around the world who took part in our film festival. Our audiences loved all the films. Below are the two films that received the most audience votes in their respective categories:

Short films for kidsKenya’s Symphony, USA, directed by Carlos Douglas Jr

Short films for kids by kidsEarth Is Not A Bin, United Kingdom, directed by Betsey Blacklock Johnson

Finding Studio 138

Park at and access from Myer car park, Dubbo (off Brisbane Street). You will see signs for Studio 138 to the right of the rear of Myer.

New music: “Rising Sun” performed by Indistinct Chatter

Rising Sun is Dubbo band, Indistinct Chatter’s, take on the old folk song House of the Rising Sun. Rising Sun is in a soft rock ballad with orchestral elements, and a scorching guitar solo performed by Wez Thompson on a Gibson 1960 reissue Les Paul with Humbucker pickups. The amp was an ML Sound Lab Amp SIM of a Van Halen 5150 Mark 3 Head.

The music video has a stylised 1950s retro-Noir film and tells the story of a young couple whose life falls apart thanks to drinking, gambling and gangsters.

Director’s statement (Daniel Rutter)

“The Rising Sun video came about after I was approached by Mick, lead singer of Indistinct Chatter to direct the script for a music video written by Erifili Davis. The song was Rising Sun, a version of the old folk song, House of the Rising Sun.

“The concept of the video was rather interesting as Erifili had centered it around a 50s gangster feel, and I saw the opportunity to try a Noir style of filming. I’ve always wanted to do a noir film so this was my chance. While I strayed a little from the noir look, I felt it to be pretty close to my original vision.”

Indistinct Chatter

Vocals + Guitar – Mick Davis

Guitar – Jackson Peackock

Bass – Daniel Rutter

Drums – Kirk Watts

with Guitar (solo) – Wez Thompson

Post audio production

Wez Thompson, Hot Trax Recording

Music video

Director / Cinematographer – Daniel Rutter, Daniel Rutter Films

Writer / Art director – Erifili Davis, Studio 138

Editor / Colorist – Daniel Rutter

‘B’ camera operators – Jackson Peacock / Marcello Davis

Producer – Erifili Davis

Actors

Boy – Jordan Davis

Girl – Milla Ross

Gambler – Thomas Roberts

Gambler – Beau Carter

Gambler – Oliver Burn

Body guard – Daryl Rodda

Man in park- Archie Creenaune

With thanks

The Establishment Dubbo

The Milestone Hotel

About Studio 138

Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate.

Follow Studio 138

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studio138dubbo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studio138dubbo/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClHQBBYPj29N67PRGFfYGow

Coming soon: “Rising Sun” music video

Studio 138, along with local band Indistinct Chatter and Daniel Rutter films, has been working on a music video for the song “Rising Sun”, a version of the folk song “House of the Rising Sun”, made famous in the 1960s by The Animals.

Above is the teaser trailer and we’ll be releasing the full version November 11, 2020. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the full version when it drops.