Welcome to the site of Luke Winzar's graduate film, 'Jack Caine'.

 

This revenge-western zinger, shot in Ballarat Victoria, Australia tells the story of a young Prospect miner who strikes gold, gets robbed, gets tough and gets even.

 

This page is the best way to stay up-to-date with our crew's bar fights and film progress, as well as digging into the best info on who we are, how to get in contact and how to support this awesome project.

 

The Film

Jack is a gold prospector in the 1850s Victorian Gold rush in Ballarat. He strikes big only to have his treasure robbed from him by a notorious band of bushrangers known as The Bradshaw Boys.

Jack must take matters, and the law,

into his own hands to get back

his gold, taking on the gang,

one at a time until the final,

climatic shootout with the gang's

infamous leader Martin

in the local town bar.

The main offenders
Producer Claire Brown Director/Writer Luke Winzar Cinematographer Eren ercan

The Queen of email-wars, Claire would rather cut off her own arm than back down from an argument. Coming from a doco background, this is her first big short and she's got the clipboard ready. A smooth talker and a quick shot, Claire will probably rise from the grave to give her own euology.

This is Luke’s 3rd directorial film but his 1st big budget piece. When he took pen to paper the words came from his passion for westerns and having grown up in the Ballarat area. Wrangling up a good crew he’s hoping everyone can have a darn tooting good time and make one hell of a western!

21 years old, Eren Ercan strives to create a fun and exciting frame and set. Having been involved in films that have been entered into Cannes Film festival, Shortlisted into TropFest and on the Big Screen at Moomba. His recent achievements include producing a television commercial for Prime7 and having his photographs published on Fox Sport.

Production Designer Al Currie Sound Designer Ben Stendell The man himself Thomas Caine

With a background in talent management, Al has worked with some of Australia’s biggest music artists. Returning to finish her Bachelor of Film and Television whilst working at Channel Seven as a talent producer and now production coordinator, Al is excited to escape excel spreadsheets and bring her creativeness to the production design of ‘Jack Caine’. YEE HAAAAA!

In Ben's first short film collaboration with Luke Winzar he says he's most excited about boot clink s and snake bites. Studying sound in film and television at Swinburne University for the past three years, we're sure to see Ben up some tree recording a warble for 80% of the shoot out.

Apart from being our prettiest red-head on set, Tom is a graduate of the 18 month part time acting program at 16th Street Actors Studio in Melbourne, Victoria. Over the course of the 18 month program Tom worked with some of the finest acting teachers in Australia along with international teachers and outside the program he took part in additional scene study classes with Chris Edmund, former head of Acting at WAAPA, Elizabeth Kemp's 6 day Character Dream Workshop in January 2015 and continued Meisner training with Justin Lehmann. Basically, he's bloody good.

Because Jack Caine is a student film, we need all the help we can get! We'll be hosting a few fundraiser events and a crowdfunding page later in the year, but until then... If this project sounds like a good bandwagon to jump on, where that be for funding, talent or exhibit, please email Claire with the link below and she'll be in touch! Thank you to the phenomenal support from our lecturers and peers at Swinburne University.

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The Film
The main offenders
Producer Claire Brown Director/Writer Luke Winzar Cinematographer Eren ercan
Production Designer Al Currie
Sound Designer Ben Stendell
The man himself Thomas Caine
Because Jack Caine is a student film, we need all the help we can get! We'll be hosting a few fundraiser events and a crowdfunding page later in the year, but until then... If this project sounds like a good bandwagon to jump on, where that be for funding, talent or exhibit, please email Claire with the link below and she'll be in touch! Thank you to the phenomenal support from our lecturers and peers at Swinburne University.