The Matrix Behind the Scenes

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Network Ten Australia

When the official behind the scenes programme was made by a US production company is was very US biased, and gave almost no recognition to the fact the film had been made in Australia, utilising significant Australian talent. For example, two of the three special effects companies who went on to win an Academy Award for special effects was based in Sydney. For this reason the show was rebuilt with new content and hosted by Angela Bishop.

I was responsible for the section of the programme on special effects and managed to hunt down the second unit director, a local Sydney commercials director, who was responsible for the famous helicopter scene. I organised an interview, which I produced, where he also provided me exclusive video of their tests prior to filming.

I then edited much of the show.