La Verite Films

Film Victoria funded Directors’ Attachment

Sarah recently completed a Directors’ Placement on the Network 9 crime drama reboot Halifax Retribution. The seven week attachment included pre-production, production, and post production. With the opportunity to direct splinter unit work; drone footage, driving, night city, etc.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to work on a local production with real scale, an experienced director, and a brilliant crew.”

Seeing firsthand the challenges and opportunities that a production like Halifax offer a director has been a timely introduction to longform with Sarah’s crime drama, Use of Force, in advanced stages of development.

“Rebecca Gibney returning to her much loved role as forensic psychologist Jane Halifax is joined by Anthony La Paglia.”

Filmed on location during a bitterly cold Melbourne winter, the script saw the crew move from windswept rooftops of city buildings to rustic rural locations. Cinematographer Geoffrey Hall took full advantage of Melbourne’s recent growth for the city under siege story with expansive city skylines featuring day and night.

“Seeing Mark Joffe working with the stellar cast and managing to execute a punishing schedule was impressive.”