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Episodes 6 – 10 | 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 #1.6 | 27 Jun 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 0s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE:  A flooding underpass at Blackburn Train Station for years. People just want input into the works that going on within and around their community.  Let us have a voice. 

PLOT SUMMARY: With the formalities of the Investor Relations Tours now completed for both investors and media, WATERMAN sets his sights on Blackburn’s Level Crossing Removal Project.

Despite an early morning distraction from ‘Kerry Kiwi’ – a very lost, somewhat toothless, yet very jovial B-Double driver – WATERMAN walks a well-trodden path for viewers through the aged and dilapidated pedestrian underpass at Blackburn Train Station.  It is prone to frequent flooding, making it impassable to commuters.

While WATERMAN know’s the pedestrian underpass will be renovated and updated, the good residents of Blackburn are completely in the dark as to how this be made possible….and when.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Blackburn Library, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Tennis Club, Central Ave, Blackburn
  • Rear Laneway-Albert St/Railway Rd, Blackburn
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, South Parade, Blackburn
  • Roundabout-Railway Rd/Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, Platform 3
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, Railway Rd, Blackburn

Episode #1.7 | 4 Jun 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 0s

PLOT OUTLINE: “That digger is real!! That train is real!!. WATERMAN is caught up in the excitement like a broadcaster calling the dead-heat of The Melbourne Cup.

PLOT SUMMARY: A digger straddles Blackburn’s Level Crossing.  It’s DAY 1 of the 2 week shutdown of the Blackburn’s Level Crossing Removal Project.

Within mere centimetres of passing trains in both directions, the digger bores hungrily into the road.  It belches huge volumes of dirt onto the roadway.

As the rain pelts down, WATERMAN is heard yelling: “These guys are a different kind of super hero!!”.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Level Crossing, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn
  • Blackburn Library, Blackburn Rd, Blackburn

 


Episode #1.8 | 2 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 07s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: It’s been a long day documenting works on the long-overdue works to revamp and revitalise drainage around Blackburn Train Station. Surgical precision, teamwork, planning, logistics, operational efficiency – it’s all there.

PLOT SUMMARY: LXRA’s ‘Men of the Earth’ are hard at it during their 2nd day of 24 hour shifts excavating a new drainage pit.  With surgical precision, they install multiple layers of concrete slabs into the pit.  Planning, logistics and operational efficiency – it’s all there. 

The unexpected level of care of said slabs is something even WATERMAN never expected to see.

WATERMAN applauds of the professional display of teamwork and OHS safety practices playing out before him. However, WATERMAN’s rendition and retelling of ‘The reindeer in Spain…’ is hardly a crowd-stopper.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, South Parade, Blackburn
  • O’Brien Real Estate, South Parade, Blackburn

Episode #1.9 | 4 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 25s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: Commuters – on their way to their computers, in Office Cubicle Heaven – must endure 2 weeks of transition from their comfy, heated trains onto Train Replacement Buses. Office Cubicle Heaven is a 1st world problem.

PLOT SUMMARY: Blackburn Train Station is in overdrive…and it’s winter.

How are the good residents of Blackburn and commuters coping with the works that are forcing them to interrupt their usual morning and evening peak hour journey’s?

It’s a challenge. But let’s face it – it’s a first world problem.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 1
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 2
  • Blackburn Train Station, Platform 3
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, Railway Rd, Blackburn
  • Bus Interchange, Blackburn Train Station, South Parade, Blackburn

Episode #1.10 | 3 Jul 2016 | Episode Runtime: 0hr 10m 28s | watch

PLOT OUTLINE: Even news of an earth-quake alert – 5.3 in Cost Rica – can’t distract WATERMAN from witnessing and discovering a new game in town: the safety of local kids vs heavy vehicles in transit to worksite entry via Morton Park.

PLOT SUMMARY: WATERMAN eagerly introduces his foreign film crew to the time-honoured local tradition enjoying chips, chicken & vegie pies at the Blackburn footy club.

At Cottage St, WATERMAN encounters a local resident with news of an earth-quake alert: 5.3 …in Cost Rica.

There’s lots of kids kicking footy’s nearby.  Having so far escaped his attention, a heavy vehicle passes through Morton Park interrupting WATERMAN. 

Realising the safety of kids is clearly at risk, WATERMAN is shocked. There’s no traffic management of the worksite entry at the Glen Eibor Street access point to Morton Park.

FILMING LOCATIONS | Melbourne, Australia

  • Morton Park-Oval 1, Blackburn
  • Morton Park-Nth East, Blackburn
  • Cottage St, Blackburn
  • Morton Park (Nth East)/Cottage St, Blackburn
  • Morton Park (Nth East), 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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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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