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Episodes 1 – 5 | The Contract: PROJECT Waterman [season 1]

The Contract: PROJECT Waterman

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PG Documentary, Drama, Miscellaneous 180 Minutes

When the safety of local kids in WATERMAN’s community is put at risk by train & public transport sector works around a local football oval, the infrastructure consultant must choose between his job and his own moral code.

get the inside view from the industry outsider

Australia’s future – now more than ever – needs public transport infrastructure

Web Series | 2021 PG | Season 1 | 17 Episodes
Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m

get the inside view from the industry outsider
Australia’s future – now more than ever – needs public transport infrastructure

WATERMAN is an infrastructure consultant overseeing project timelines for STM Asia Pacific Construction and the Victorian State Government.

When the safety of local kids’s in his community is put at risk by train & public transport sector works around a local football oval, WATERMAN’s professionalism is tested. His work obligations are gradually eroded by internal corporate politicking and a moral duty to acknowledge his own conflicts of interest: safety, destruction of trees and works around the local train station.

Pressure builds further when WATERMAN reveals a deep personal loss.

An investigative journalist with a folio of glossy A4 photo’s confronts WATERMAN, demanding comments about alleged worksite corruption. Suspecting a whistleblower, WATERMAN is forced to seek answers from a dubious industry source. Corporate espionage. Black Ops. Call it what you want – it’s risky. It’s his job.

How much danger is WATERMAN prepared to put himself in?

Web Series | 2021 PG | Season 1 | 17 Episodes Runtime: 11 x 0hr10m, 6 x 0hr11m
documentary, mockumentary, docufiction

Global Partners – ott-vod-svod-aod Consulting, content licensing and distribution queries welcome.

Callumny Films – seller profile | content buyers

© Wise Words Media and Callumny Films 2010 – 2021 all footage and stills

Forget the idea’s economy – it’s garbage. Australia’s future lies within the public transport infrastructure sector. Join WATERMAN’S ‘public relations tour’ around Melbourne’s exploding construction activity for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the biggest train network infrastructure project’s this country has ever seen.
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‘The Contract: PROJECT Waterman’ is Australia’s newest webseries.

© Wise Words Media and Callumny Films 2010 – 2021 all footage and stills


A landmark achievement has been released for international audiences around the globe by Wise Words Media and Callumny Films:  The Contract: PROJECT Waterman.

A uniquely original concept, the mockumentary webseries specifically references an original script by SEAN McINTYRE – ‘The Contract‘.

Added to the recent launch of a new, highly innovative digital series ‘this life’, Wise Words Media and Callumny Films are making an impact statement on the undeniable economic importance of Australia’s digital and infrastructure sectors.

Essentially, The Contract: PROJECT Waterman is a ‘spin-off’ of ‘The Contract‘ – which had its public debut at A Fistful of Scripts, a script reading series, in April, 2011 (Theatre Works, St Kilda Melbourne Australia).

A Fistful of Scripts is an innovative script development incubator produced by Wise Words Media in association with Callumny Films.

Consulting, content licensing and distribution queries welcome.

[season 1]

production  | 30 Nov 2014 – 16 May 2021

filming | 16 May 2016 – 11 Jul 2016

post – production  | 11 Jul 2016 – 16 May 2021

released 17 May 2021

trailersepisodes

1 – 5 | 6 – 10 | 11 – 15 | 16 – 17

Callumny Films TV | this public transport life – trains

STM Asia Pacific Construction | meet the team

Episode #1.1 | 30 Nov 2014 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 11m 19s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: WATERMAN opens his tour with a project worksite review at Ringwood Train Station. Completed in January 2016, the $66m upgrade of the railway station was initiated in September 2014.

PLOT SUMMARY: Opening his tour presentation, WATERMAN is a Public Transport Infrastructure Consultant for STM Asia Pacific Construction.  In a broad, sweeping and comprehensive PR presentation, WATERMAN welcomes investors and media to STM’s ‘Investor Relations Tours’.

The upgrade of the railway station in Ringwood – and the separate demoliton and renovation of the entire Eastland retail precint – serve as a concrete, real-life example of the project partner achievements and capabilities. 

WATERMAN addresses the The Contract awarded to STM Asia Pacific Construction.  Due to commercial confidentiality, a visit to the site of Eastern Metropol Train Station is regretfully not possible.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Ringwood Train Station
  • Biz Hub, REALM, Whitehorse Rd, Mahroondah Highway
  • Eastland Shopping Centre
  • NunawadingTrain Station
  • Parliament Train Station
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 1
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 2

Episode #1.2 | 16 May 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 0s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: News of KANE’s fate shakes the entire team at STM Asia Pacific Construction to the very core.  WATERMAN’s worksite specific prereview nearly doesn’t happen – an early morning emergency media call sees him fronting a hungry media pack about KANE’s ‘workplace incident’. 

PLOT SUMMARY: Trains packed with peak hour commuters speed past a demonstration of works underway at the Blackburn Level Crossing Removal Project. Mere metres separate the trains from workers unloading and storing 15 metre lengths of iron wire tubes 

Unknown to investors on the tour, a dangerous work-place incident has occurred involving KANE – a valued member of STM Asia Pacific’s workforce. WATERMAN has already fronted a hungry media pack at the work-site in the early morning hours.

WATERMAN finds himself at the centre of a media storm giving an off-the-cuff, unauthorised, raw ‘door-stop’ media conference. News of KANE’s workplace incident shakes the entire team at STM Asia Pacific Construction to the very core.

As the day unfolds, WATERMAN navigates STM’s investor relations tour through 5 various locations within Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Cottage St, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 1
  • Level Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Level Crossing, Union St, Windsor
  • Windsor Siding, Union St, Windsor
  • EastLink, Whitehorse Rd, Mahroondah Highway, Ringwood
  • Box Hill Central, Station St/ Rutland Rd, Box Hill

Episode #1.3 | 17 May 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 01s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: The ‘New Gold Rush’ Media ‘famil tour’ continues. A finance investment jourmalist is clearly intent on throwing ‘curveball’ questions at WATERMAN: ‘What’s your vision for Melbourne’s public transport infrastructure?’.

PLOT SUMMARY: The demand for growth in Melbourne’s public transport network is self-evident.

The investor relations tour strikes awkward moments as WATERMAN wades into murky areas while adressing questions from the media.

The media ‘famil tour’ is soon joined by investor’s. WATERMAN directs the participants through a dizzying array of 7 more locations throughout Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs.  ‘The new gold rush’ is coined by WATERMAN to describe the spectacular rush of commercial and residential apartment tower developments throughout Melbourne’s CBD and suburbs.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Pillars Art Installation, Power St, Southbank
  • Power St Loop, Power St, Southbank
  • Epworth Richmond Emergency Department, Erin St, Richmond
  • Eastern Audiology, Lennox St, Richmond
  • Melbourne ENT Group, Lennox St, Richmond
  • Punt Rd/Wellington Pde, East Melbourne
  • Punt Rd/Swan St, Richmond
  • St Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders St
  • ACMI, Flinders St
  • Federation Square, Flinders St
  • Flinders St/Market St
  • West Melbourne Train Station, Barwise St, North Melbourne
  • North Melbourne Metro Train Station, Barwise St, North Melbourne
  • Barwise St/Laurens St, North Melbourne
  • North Melbourne Football Club, Arden St, North Melbourne
  • Collins St/William St
  • Collins St Arch, Collins St
  • Blackburn Library, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Tennis Club, Central Ave, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 2
  • Laburnum Train Station, Platform 1

Episode #1.4 | 21 May 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 0s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE:  It might be his day off but…WATERMAN’s attention is caught by a spectacular display of ‘big boys, big toys’ while passing by Level Crossing Removal works at Heatherdale Train Station.

PLOT SUMMARY: WATERMAN’s not ‘banging on about ‘workplace safety’ today. He’s merely reflecting on how well the level crossing removal works at Heatherdale Train Station are integrating into the local area.

A distant digger seems to be an escapee from the set of Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ movie. Is the digger eating large chunks of someone’s backyard? The pictures tell the story.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Heatherdale Train Station
  • Level Crossing, Heatherdale Rd, Heatherdale

Episode #1.5 | 26 Jun 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 20s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE:  Nature is dying.  Early on a Sunday morning, LXRA contractors are conspicuously hacking into the row of majestic cypress trees that have adorned Blackburn’s Morton Park for decades.

PLOT SUMMARY: Nature is dying.  Where are the public consultation sessions?

Maybe the Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society will be able to have their say on behalf of the good residents of Blackburn? Since its inception in 1959, the Tree Society has been active in fighting to preserve and enhance the natural environment in the City of Whitehorse.

WATERMAN’s weekend is spent documenting the works. He reflects on the value of public parks as an amenity and admits to a conflict of interest: he’s a local resident.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Morton Park (Nth East)/Cottage St, Blackburn
  • Morton Park (Nth East), Blackburn
  • Blackburn Tennis Club, Central Ave, Blackburn
  • Jolimont Train Station, Platform 1
  • Richmond Nth Train Station, Platform 1
  • Tram Stop 18-Hoddle St/Victoria Pde (Collingwood), East Melbourne

TECH SPECS

Production Studios | Wise Words Media, Callumny Films

Type | TV Series

Countries of origin | Australia

Format | SD

Audio Languages | English

Dubbing Languages | Nil

© Wise Words Media and Callumny Films 2010 – 2021 all footage and stills

Callumny Films – seller profile | content buyers

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[season 1]

trailersepisodes

1 – 5 | 6 – 10 | 11 – 15 | 16 – 17

Callumny Films TV | this public transport life – trains

STM Asia Pacific Construction | meet the team


[season 2] 

PLOT OUTLINE: Accused as a Whistleblower, Waterman returns to the Public Transport Infrastructure Sector after 5 tumultuous years of professional and personal turmoil.

PLOT SUMMARY: Accused as a Whistleblower, Waterman returns to the Public Transport Infrastructure Sector after 5 tumultuous years of professional and personal turmoil.

Struggling to adjust to life after a savage beating changed his health and outlook on humanity forever, Waterman accepts a recommendation to return to the site of the Blackburn Level Crossing Removal Project. He reluctantly revisits the former worksite.

After relocating away from the area to recover from his injuries, it is the first time he has seen the area since works on the Blackburn Level Crossing Removal Project were completed.

Upon the recommendation of his psychologist and a ‘return to work’ HR colleague, he reluctantly agrees to undertake a professional review of the changes that have been implemented in the area around Blackburn Train Station.

Season 2

under construction

production | 16 May 2021 –  tba

filming | 16 May 2016 –  tba

post – production | tba – tba

trailersepisodes

1 – 5 | 6 – 10 | 11 – 15 | 16 – 17

Callumny Films TV | this public transport life – trains


Monday 3rd May 2021
Series is getting a make-over with 7 new episodes, new branding ahead of being made available for content licensing & distribution sales: Vuulr.comFilmwallet.com, BingeTV and others.

More new episodes, more WATERMAN: Callumny Films TV ( youtube 2021). Final test – spec episode to be made public.

SYNOPSIS | episode 11
Level Crossing Removal – Blackburn | Project: WATERMAN
https://lnkd.in/gu3CEdk

WATERMAN recounts previous nights works featuring the biggest & greenest public transport infrastructure asset ever seen in Blackburn. All throughout his commentary, it’s plain & obvious that his personal & professional boundaries are no longer blurred.

His concern for Blackburn residents, OHS & safety is highly admirable, but…will this come back to haunt him?

PROJECT: Waterman
get the inside view from the industry outsider
Australia’s future -now more than ever – needs public transport infrastructure
trains | infrastructure#thispublictransportlife

Trains | Blackburn
Public transport | Level Crossing Removal
Melbourne, Australia
Filmed mid 2016 and mid 2020

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film producer | bio

CALLUMNY FILMS | currently being approached by distribution platforms for their buyers for our film, webseries and video content.  A new, recent development, this new demand for a global distribution outlook from new partners is a great fit.

Since 2015, Wise Words Media and Callumny Films has set their competitive advantage towards:

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As content creators of digital & audio content, Wise Words Media and Callumny Films announce launch of CoVid-19 safe, digital offerings:

With launch of new, highly innovative digital series ‘this life’, Wise Words Media and Callumny Films are making an impact statement on the undeniable economic importance of Australia’s digital and infrastructure sectors.

Public transport first addressed in 2016 via unique mockumentary web-seriesPROJECT: Waterman‘.


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