We’re so proud of what has been pulled together and crafted by our amazing creative team, bringing together the talents and expertise of local production crews, and our own talent at the helm from start to finish – including an entirely Synergy cast of 38.
Not a trained bird, nor on a string… to achieve the exact timing of the sudden swoop of a real Aussie fright fest, our magpie was painstakingly built and animated from scratch. Over hours and hours of build, texturing and lighting design; not to mention hours of YouTube videos of Magpie swooping! All culminating in a realistic, and much-loved, magpie swoop thanks to the artistry of an incredibly talented animator.
A very big thank you on behalf of Synergy, and the Synergy creatives to the CJZ Production team who have brought Gruen together every single week, across 11 years and for bringing us along for the ride of the past two seasons, and to our own production team, cast, and creatives that made Hallos happen.
Synergy Creative Team
Creative Director: Jason Perelson
Senior Creative: Erin Collett
Designers: Corinne Steele, Carmen Lorkin, Cameron Porombka
Senior Manager: Samantha Clark
Managers: Murray Barton, Suzy Kuo, Rachel Coggan
Directors: Jason Perelson & Erin Collett
Cinematographer: Tobias Ridewood
Script: Jason Perelson, Erin Collett & Murray Barton
Grip: John Waterhouse
Editor & Animator: Liam Newton (Nimic Productions)
Sound Design & Mix: Michael Brogan (Nimic Productions)
Producer: Murray Barton
Makeup: Corinne Steele
Production Assistants: Ashley Parker, Mathew Ong, James Robertson
Runner: Kiera Kruttschnitt
Cast: Brendan Sloane, and the Synergy family.
BTS Photography: Jessica Harris