Tuesday 22 November 2011

"Danger 5"

The long-awaited first episode of Danger 5 has finally been released. An action comedy series set in a bizarre, 1960s-inspired version of World War II, Danger 5 follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Hitler. The team consists of the finest group of special operatives the allies have to offer: Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Ilsa from Russia, Claire from Britain and Pierre from Europe.

The six-part series has been created in Adelaide, using all local key creatives and production crew, by 23 year-olds Dario Russo and David Ashby. These two also created the low-budget cult internet series Italian Spiderman. Russo is directing the series and co-producing with Kate Croser of Cyan Films, while Ashby stars in the role of Jackson.

I first saw this back in February 2011, at the Adelaide Film Festival. The wonderful thing about film festivals, you get to see local stuff first. (And thanks for the ticket, Michael. I owe you one.)

Russo has described Danger 5 as “an eclectic visual blend of 1960s Italian-inspired cinematography, merged with Japanese, Godzilla-esque miniature and pyrotechnic effects, all stitched together with the dry, bold sensibilities of the Sean Connery era Bond films."

What more could you ask for?

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