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by gezyka » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:40 am

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EXTRAS NEEDED for TV Series directed by TAIKA WAITITI (director of "BOY")

JOB TYPE: WORK EXPERIENCE

CALL TIME: 7:30am at SKYCITY (Bar Three, near the Casino)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30

AVAILABILITY: Morning/ Afternoon or FULL DAY?

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual, partying/clubbing gear. Please bring a change of clothes, as you might be used in different scenes

AGE GROUP: 20 +

VERY IMPORTANT: Good attitude and good sense of humour

Unfortunately we don't have a budget to pay our extras, but we are offering the work experience and the chance to watch real professionals on a movie set. The series stars Madeleine Sami and will be directed by Taika Waititi (director of the acclaimed film BOY), so a fantastic opportunity to work with top professionals. We will feed and water you, so no worries there. We don’t provide transportation.

If the above sounds interesting, please let me know your availability (be as specific as you can regarding your available time) so I can add your name to my list. Please provide your mobile number.

If you are interested please contact:

Roberto Nascimento

Super Fumes TV

021 172 7680

robertonascimentonz@gmail.com

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#cheer# #excited2# #cheer# #excited2# #cheer# #excited2# #cheer#


The guy never rests. #lol# #inlove#
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by gezyka » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:41 am

Also, I'll change the thread title once we know what the series is called.

I wonder if it is this? Haven't heard anything about that in a long time...
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by emira » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:52 am

:o :o :o :o :o


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Not so long ago I thought how great it would be to work for this guy. I'm glad he stays busy. [image] Maybe some day I'll be able to make a coffee for him (in my dreams :P ).
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by gezyka » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:06 pm


TaikaWaititi: Directing NZ's Newest Bestest TV show: SUPER CITY starring Madeleine Sami... Day #1 - relaxed. Slightly TOO relaxed. Something is wrong.


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*changing thread title!* [image]
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by gezyka » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:13 pm


4everconchords: LOOK at this. http://bit.ly/boirRA favorite director #taikawaititi!


Super City on facebook! :D
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by gezyka » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:57 am


TaikaWaititi: WEEK #1 of SUPERCITY done. 4 to go. So funny, so dark, so wet, so $$$, so-so, so loose, so tight, so new, so fresh, so very very, so YES.


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by gezyka » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:01 am

Taika talks about Super City and Madeleine Sami a little bit in this interview (~2:25-3:55). #aziz#
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by gezyka » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:22 am

Super job for Boy director
By NICOLA RUSSELL - Sunday News
Last updated 05:00 26/09/2010


HAVING scooped seven awards at the Qantas Film and Television Awards last week with Boy, Taika Waititi is now taking a shot at the super city.

But not as Auckland Super City Mayor. The celebrated film-maker is currently directing a new TV3 comedy called Super City.

The show is to feature Madeleine Sami, well known for her performances in No. 2 and Sione's Wedding.

Producer Carthew Neal, who last produced Wa$ted said Sami plays multiple characters in the new series.

Waititi described the show to Sunday News as "a fly on the wall observational comedy."

The Boy director, who worked with Sami on TV3's RadiRadiRah, has been busy editing the programme this week in the Fumes studio on Auckland's's Ponsonby Rd.

Next week, he heads to the US for some writing and development work but will return in time for summer which he says he will spend in the far north in the "heat and ocean".

Waititi is no stranger to comedy. With Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement, he won the 1999 Billy T comedy award for their Humourbeasts duo.

He grew up in Wellington making theatre and comedy with a team of friends he still works with 15 years later.

"I grew up in the theatre world doing comedy with my mates, mainly writing comedy in the old days because no one would hire us or put us in their plays," he said.

"So we were forced to make our own stuff up. You just want to hang out with people who are like you and find the same things funny."

Waititi says his humour is influenced by British comedy.

"I grew up watching, Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Blackadder, British comedy mainly. I wouldn't say I got my humour from Charles in Charge or Benson."

Super City is still in production and an air time is yet to be announced.

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by emira » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:32 pm

Super City has its page on tv3.co.nz! #cheer#

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About Super City

ABOUT THE SHOW

SUPER CITY is a six-part comedy series starring Madeleine Sami (Jaquie Brown Diaries & Sione’s Wedding) and directed by Taika Waititi (Boy & Eagle vs. Shark).

Sami hilariously transforms into five acutely observed and very different characters all living in our country’s super city. There’s Pasha, an aging cheerleader clinging to her partying lifestyle; Azeem, an immigrant taxi driver embracing Maori culture; Jo, a closeted gym instructor in love with her best friend; Linda, the runt of her “old girls” clique fostering impoverished artists and Georgie, a homeless girl whose freedom is unexpectedly interrupted.

Super City is an edgy yet heartfelt satire. Sami’s delusional characters shock through the ludicrously awkward scenarios they find themselves in.


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Writers Madeleine Sami & Thomas Sainsbury researched potential microcosms within Auckland over six months. They spent a lot of time at the city mission, in gyms, in taxi depots, with cheerleaders and around art galleries. Through this process they created the five characters and storylines in Super City. This research also provided Madeleine with mannerisms to work into her performances.

The research period also exposed the development team to several potential performers. It was decided early in the process that ‘real people’ would perform opposite Madeleine to provide a “straight” reality to play the comedy against. Super City stars ‘Wilf’ who really works at the City Mission, ‘Lipton’ who is a real rough sleeper, ‘Paddy’ who is a real gym instructor, the cheerleaders are also real cheerleaders and Azeem’s taxi mates both drive taxis in real life.

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Sounds so interesting! I can't wait to see it! #excited# #excited# #excited# #excited#
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by gezyka » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:57 pm

Awesome! That description reminds me very much of the Summer Heights High concept (or really any of Chris Lilley's shows), but with a girl. #lol# #excited2#

Hope we get to see it at some point. :P #pray#
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by Chloue » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:57 am

Sounds great! Can't wait either to watch it! ^^
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by emira » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Madeleine Sami - the chameleon

Nicky Watson is a muse. New Zealand's favourite calendar girl was the inspiration for one of Madeleine Sami's alter-egos on the new show Super City, which will be screening on TV3 this year.

As the show's creator, co-writer and star, playing five characters, one of this country's greatest acting talents has been handed her perfect vehicle to shine.

Sami has already proven her dexterity for multiple roles, winning plaudits for her breakthrough theatre performance in Toa Fraser's hit play No 2. In Super City she plays an ageing promo girl, competitive gym instructor Iranian cabby, wealthy divorcee and homeless girl.

"Making up lots of characters is what comes most naturally to me," says Sami.

She had been working on the idea for some time before Chris Lilley's hilarious Australian mockumentary Summer Heights High hit our screens.

"I was gutted that someone beat me to it and did it so well," she says.

Despite being along similar lines, Sami says her show has more drama mixed in with the comedy. She has had expert help from director and good mate, Taika Waititi, on striking that balance.

Sami says she is hugely patriotic about her hometown, but the show's name is a dig at the newly united city's grandiose title.

"The name 'Supercity', I find it ridiculous for Auckland. It's such a huge name and Super City, the show, is about the little lives that go on inside the 'Supercity'."

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by emira » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:49 am

Eleven local entertainment picks for 2011
Thursday Jan 6, 2011

With a new year upon us, it's high time to ponder what there is to look forward to in the coming months. So here are 11 intriguing prospects heading our way in local television, movies and music...

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SUPER CITY

Comedienne-actress Madeleine Sami adopts five roles in this new TV3 series about the people of Auckland directed by her friend Taika Waititi.

While it will inevitably attract comparisons to Australian mockumentary Summer Heights High, Sami has already proved she can do multiple personalities by playing all nine roles in the stage production of No. 2, directed by Toa Fraser in 1999.

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by emira » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:54 pm

A teaser! #aziz#

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by gezyka » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:46 pm

emira wrote:A teaser! #aziz#



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