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Episodes 11 – 15 | 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.

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© 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 #1.11 | 8 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 32s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: WATERMAN is livid. LXRA has so far failed to acknowledge or respond to his concerns about safety risks to local kids at Morton Park. Worksite operations update – Lean. Green. Seen it. Believed it!

PLOT SUMMARY: When it comes to safety risks and local kids, WATERMAN won’t be holding back on this topic.

He’s speechless. It’s going to be escalated ‘up the chain’ and addressed. WATERMAN doesn’t suffer fools.

In the meantime, there’s more work to do documenting Blackburn’s Level Crossing Removal Project.  Last night saw the appearance of ‘The Lean Green Fighting Machine – The Incredible Hulk of Bulk’.

And boy…did it put on a show.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Level Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Library, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Fresh Dentistry, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, South Parade, Blackburn

Episode #1.12 | 8 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 08s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE:Unwanted worksite presence’ – like hell! WATERMAN cuts loose with a bitter verbal response. His sudden lack of professionalism doesn’t reflect well on his sucessful meeting earlier that day with a mysterious executive in the Private Equity Fund market.

PLOT SUMMARY: “Victoria is a great place to do business.  Melbourne is a great place to do business”.

Although pressure has been rising throughout the tour, so far WATERMAN has given little away and maintained his composure.  Until now. 

Has LEWIS got under his skin? What does he mean?: ‘WATERMAN’s presence on the worksite is unwelcome’ Has BELLAMY got under his skin? What is she on about? ‘Wants WATERMAN to discuss his “personal issues” with her?’.

‘Personal issues’!? There are none!

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Level Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Library, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Fresh Dentistry, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, South Parade, Blackburn

Episode #1.13 | 9 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 11s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: The pressure grows. MASTON – an investigative journalist for a prominent national newpaper – makes an unexpected appearance on WATERMAN’s horizon. Corruption coverup? MASTON wants headlines. She’s the last thing he needed. 

PLOT SUMMARY: Blackburn’s Level Crossing Removal Project continues. Rail services are still shutdown. WATERMAN’s been busy scoping out progress of works along the Blackburn rail corridor immediately behind Maddocks Sports.

During an encounter with a local footy club parent, WATERMAN learns that sometime ago, a little boy from a local family wandered alone onto the train tracks near Cottage St.

GM calls. It’s not like the CEO of STM Asia Pacific Construction to be cagey.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Carpark-Nth East, Blackburn Train Station, Railway Rd, Blackburn
  • Rear-Maddocks Sports, Unit 10/11 Mary St, Blackburn

Episode #1.14 | 9 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 11m 05s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: Cost blow-outs? Can’t be – WATERMAN’s consultancy fees are a matter of public record. What on earth could MASTON want? Is the issue operational?

PLOT SUMMARY: Has MASTON got under WATERMAN’s skin? Why is she sniffing around a sleepy suburb like Blackburn?

LXRA ‘Men of the Earth’ continue works to restore Blackburn’s Level Crossing to good working order and meet their deadline for Monday’s reopening.

STM’s CEO calls again. More hassle from GM. More pressure. Why on earth has WATERMAN’s Private Equity Fund Executive called a surprise media conference? WATERMAN’s completely at a loss. 

The whole situation? It’s a dog’s breakfast.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Solway Lane/Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Carpark-Nth East, Blackburn Train Station, Railway Rd, Blackburn, Melbourne, AustraliaLevel Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn

Episode #1.15 | 9 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 11m 07s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: Kids, bikes & trucks don’t mix. Safety risks – kick & chase. WATERMAN’s anxieties about the safety risks to local kids bubble up to reveal a deeply personal loss.

PLOT SUMMARY: In light of an Exec level meeting between WATERMAN, GM and HANDLEY late into the previous night, little adds up. Nothing is making sense. With the review of the issues WATERMAN has raised to date, there was agreement on his handling of them.  But now…?

Rattled, WATERMAN finds himself back at Morton Park where the local club is thumping the visiting team. But as kids kick and chase footy’s behind the goals…if one ball bounces the wrong way…

Kids, bikes & trucks don’t mix. Safety risks – kick & chase.

WATERMAN loses it, revealing a deep personal loss.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Fresh Dentistry, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Level Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Rear Carpark-East, McGrath Real Estate, Solway Lane, Blackburn
  • Morton Park-Oval 1, Blackburn
  • Morton Park-Nth East, Blackburn
  • Morton Park (Nth East)/Glen Eibor Ave, Blackburn
  • Morton Park (Nth East), Blackburn
  • Morton Park, Glen Eibor Ave, Blackburn

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

trailers
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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.

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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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