The Crew

Above: 2nd Assistant Camera, Shaun McFadyen marks a tail slate for camera and sound with Sound Recordist, Lyndon Johnson in the foreground and actors Sally McLean & Billy Smedley in the background on set of Dark Arcadia. Photo by Ronan Mummery

It always takes a village to make any project, but particularly one with such high aspirations and a tight budget, such as this.

After months of development and many, many weeks of pre-production, we all came together to put Dark Arcadia on camera with a filming schedule of only three and a half days.

Then came the months of post-production, with our multi-hyphenate post-production team made up of just two people, who luckily could do every job required between them – from editing to colour grading to Foley sound to VFX and more.

The reason we were able to make this happen was down to our amazing team of producers and our extraordinary crew.

All these people have our gratitude for making this series possible, against all the odds and are listed below with our thanks:

Creator/Writer/Director:
Sally McLean

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Robina Bamforth
Anne Cleary

PRODUCING TEAM
Executive Producers: Sally McLean & Billy Smedley
Producers: Phoebe Anne Taylor, Sass Pinci & Christopher Kirby
On-set Producer & Unit Manager: Billy Smedley

PRODUCTION TEAM
First Assistant Director: Taysha McFarland
Second Assistant Director: Shan Kou
Script Supervisor/Continuity: Stefanie Fazzari
Second Unit Director: Phoebe Anne Taylor
Director’s Assistant: Isaac Reid
Production Assistant: Edvard Christie
Production Assistant: Anne-Marie D’Angelo

CAMERA DEPARTMENT
Cinematographer: Wilson Huang
1st Assistant Camera: Aleksander Pedraza
2nd Assistant Camera: Shaun McFadyen
Gaffer: Corey Clement
Lighting Assistant: Grace Chiong
Lighting Assistant: Marco Fernandez
Lighting Assistant: Cooper Dalbo
Lighting Assistant: Edvard Christie

PRODUCTION DESIGN DEPARTMENT
Production Designer: Joseph Tiernan
Art Director: Tiana Lioulios
Art Director: Patrick Whelan
Set Dresser: Jessica Bertram

WARDROBE DEPARTMENT
Costume Designer: Jill Johanson
Assistant Wardrobe: Kai Johston-Anderson

MAKE UP & HAIR DEPARTMENT
Make Up & Hair Designer: Jo Fletcher
Standby/Make Up Artist: Brooke Pearson

SOUND DEPARTMENT
Sound Recordist: Lynden Johnson
Composer: Sass Pinci

STUNTS & INTIMACY WORK
Intimacy Coordinator: Rebecca Fortuna
Stunt Advisor: Paul Rochford

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHY
Stills Photographer: Allena Tran
Additional Stills & Video: Ronan Mummery

POST-PRODUCTION
Editor, Colour Grade, VFX & Music Supervisor: Sally McLean
Sound Editor/Designer: Sass Pinci

CATERING
Chef: Aristotle Zografos
Chef’s Assistant: Cynthia Tamina

TITLE SEQUENCE
Director, Production Designer, Editor & VFX: Sally McLean
Cinematographer: Sass Pinci
Production Assistants: Billy Smedley & Sabbath Alessia

MUSIC

“A Walk In Paris”
Written & Performed by
Yevhen Onoychenko
Used under license
© Yevhen Onoychenko

“Quirky Romantic Spy”
Written & Performed by
Aleksey Chistilin
Used under license
© Lexin Music

“The Willow Song”
Lyrics by William Shakespeare
Music written by Sass Pinci
Performed by Sass Pinci & Lore Burns
Used under license
© Sass Pinci 2023. All Rights Reserved.

the producers would like to thank

Margaret Woodlock-McLean OAM, our valued Australia Cultural Fund donors and Patreon supporters,
Ivan Zulficar, Kimberly Howells and the Master and Staff at Ormond College, Melbourne

Filmed on location in the City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

“dark arcadia” was made with the generous support of