THE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
"THE MOMENT I MET YOU, I KNEW YOU WOULD BECOME A DEAR FRIEND AND A GREAT ASSET".
The Good and Faithful Servant is a short satire that I wrote during the global financial crisis, and borrows it's title from a Joe Orton play of the same name.
After going through a series of script iterations (one version set in a futuristic dystopian world) I finally settled on transposing the timeless tale of power, loyalty, and violence onto post-WW2 rural Australia.
The film was complete in late 2016 and is now doing the festival circuit. The trailer can be see above.
Sound Recordist - Krisztian Pilisko
Makeup / SPFX Artist - Elizabeth Surtees
Production Assistants - Geordie Little, Lee Gilby & Michael Caffrey
Editors - Michael Cheung & Joe Morgan
Sound Design - Dave Connolly
Original Music - Simon Gardam & Dave Connolly
Colourist - Jonathan Howard
Graphic Design - Anne-Sophie Milon
Executive Producers - Paul Steed & Brian Morgan
Mr Ryan - Jasper Bagg
Jackson - Luke Mulquiney
Dean Hoff - Charles Grounds
Man in The Lake - Ron (Dingo) Reed
Writer / Director / Producer - Joe Morgan
Script Editor - Tim McDonald
Researcher - Phoebe Ovens
Creative Consultant - Joris De Monchy
Cinematographer - Tom Chapman
1st AC - Russel Boyd
Gaffer - Peter Ryan
Production Designer - Simon Gardam
Art Director - Paddy Hay
Production Manager - Rod McMillan
1st AD’s - Holly Shanahan & Stuart Beekmeyer
Rope Access - Bouldergeist / Stuart Beekmeyer
Costume - Eagles Nest Theatre
Catering - Michele Adler & Michelle Sanderson