The 1970s nostalgic Australian comedy, Swinging Safari, celebrated its world release this week and the Cutting Edge team let the good times roll at Sydney’s Moore Park premiere.
From the mind of writer-director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Swinging Safari features an all-star Australian cast including Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell and Jeremy Sims. Set in mid-’70s Australia, in a period of bad hair, bad style, bad choices and good times, a 200-tonne blue whale is washed up on a local beach, and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia.
Meanwhile behind closed doors of a classic suburban cul-de-sac – and the sexual promiscuity of their parents – the mums and dads celebrate in other ways by joining the sexual revolution. However, just like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.
Picture post, sound, title design and 239 visual effects shots were provided for Swinging Safari from Cutting Edge’s Sydney studio. We proudly contributed to Swinging Safari with environmental digital matte paintings, fireworks, screen inserts, and computer-generated beached blue whale, VFX shots. Dailies management, editorial hire, conform, grade, online and QC and deliverables were supplied to local film distributor, Becker Film Group, and the international sales agent, WestEnd Films.
Swinging Safari hit’s cinemas January 18th.