In Corpore

June 14, 2017

On New Years day Nexus Production Group wrapped their bold, one night fully improvised feature film, Friends, Foes & Fireworks, a drama inspired by the Mumblecore film movement and its influencers such as Greta Gerwig. Friends, Foes & Fireworks explores the friendship of five Melbourne actors, exploring how over the course of the night their relationships become tested as realisations are reached. Although this film is keeping them busy in post production, with a completion date set for early July, NPG have been simultaneously working on their next improvised feature film, In Corpore.
in corpore

In Corpore

On New Years day Nexus Production Group wrapped their bold, one night fully improvised feature film, Friends, Foes & Fireworks, a drama inspired by the Mumblecore film movement and its influencers such as Greta Gerwig. Friends, Foes & Fireworks explores the friendship of five Melbourne actors, exploring how over the course of the night their relationships become tested as realisations are reached. Although this film is keeping them busy in post production, with a completion date set for early July, NPG have been simultaneously working on their next improvised feature film, In Corpore.

Story wise, In Corpore is also an exploration of relationships, yet it delves deeper than
Friends, Foes & Fireworks, with its focus set on individual couples and how each couple
explores love, sex, monogamy and infidelity in their own way. In Latin the word ‘In Corpore’
means ‘in body; in substance’. The film explores the desires of the body and how much
substance they hold in relation to the desires of the soul, hence the fitting title.

With locations set in Europe, Australia, and America, this is sure to be a challenging and
interesting shoot and a stunningly beautiful film. The first section kicks off filming in
Melbourne mid June, over two days. From there NPG are personally and professionally
making the move to Malta in August, where the second section will be shot with a small
Maltese cast and crew. Amsterdam and New York locations will make up the tail end of the
film, with the latter being the story which will bring closure to the first relationship, which
began in Melbourne.

Taking on the lead role of Julia, and filming in both Melbourne and New York with NPG, is
Clara Pagone, a St Kilda born actor, producer and writer, currently performing and
collaborating in New York City. Since her career began in 2007 Clara has added a much
deserved list of credits and achievements to her name both in Australia and internationally.
Recently, Clara’s work has allowed her to partake in the Inaugural SITI Company
Conservatory and she became a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for her
excellence in the Arts.

Joining Clara in the filming process for the Melbourne section of In Corpore is a strong
support cast of local talent, including the much loved theatre and film actor Don Bridges
and independent actor and writer Naomi Lisner, who join the cast as Julia’s parent’s Tim
and Anita. Around Julia will be her friends, played by a wonderful cast of some of
Melbourne’s finest acting talent.

Like their pervious feature film, NPG will shoot In Corpore with a low budget mentality,
staying somewhat true to the Mumblecore film genre, but again intentionally adding more
drama to the genre’s traditional recipe. The production will be driven by raw performance
and passion, rely on natural light where possible, which will allow the actors to in turn
embody their characters in a setting that feels realistic. Shot hand held and fully
improvised, even in camera.

Both feature films, In Corpore and Friends, Foes & Fireworks move away from the
traditional methods of filmmaking and NPG co-directors Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne
enjoy this new found minimalistic process as they feel it is more exciting, challenging and
less ‘paint by numbers’ compared to their previous films. Both directors look forward in
anticipation to shooting ‘In Corpore’, and they can’t wait to see what evolves this time
around.

To follow In Corpore on Facebook –

https://www.facebook.com/InCorporeFilm/

For more details on Nexus Production Group

http://www.npgroup.com.au/ 

For more details on Friends, Foes & Fireworks
https://www.friendsfoesfireworks.com/