Aussie short for US comedy begins production

Shane JacobsonMini Studios will start production of the short film The Apprentice in Melbourne this week, for inclusion in a feature produced by Peter Farrelly and Charles B. Wessler, of There’s Something About Mary fame.

It will be directed by Steve Baker and Damon Escott, with funding from Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

A spokesperson for Film Victoria said the decision to support this project was made last week.

The Apprentice is one of 24 comedy shorts that will be released as one film by Summit Entertainment.

The cast includes American actor Anton Yelchin and Shane Jacobson and Colin Lane. The other shorts will feature Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Anna Faris, Elizabeth Banks, Seann William Scott, Gerard Butler, Johnny Knoxville, directed by people such as Brett Ratner, Mike Judge and Farrelly himself.

Encore will publish an interview with producers Mini Studios tomorrow.


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