Nexus Production Group is a filmmaking and entertainment collective driven by originality, creativity, and passion. Our skills are as diverse as our range of output and we strive for quality and artistic integrity in every project we undertake. Individually, each member of NPG is a unique emerging or accomplished artist; together, we are growing and only limited by imagination. Nexus Production Group is Ivan Malekin, Sarah Jayne, Patrick Siscar and Clara Pagone.

 

Please browse the website to learn more about Nexus, who we are, what we do, what we are working on. And visit often. There is always something new.


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In Corpore Begins Pre-Production

May 2016


 

As one film wraps, another begins.

 

In Corpore is another ambitious feature by Nexus and a return to relationship dramas and mumblecore, a genre we love due to the improvisational nature, the spontaneity, and the intimacy of the director and actor relationship such conditions encourage.

 

Dealing with love, sex, monogamy and infidelity, In Corpore will begin filming in Melbourne in June before continuing in Malta, Amsterdam, and concluding in New York.

 

And we're pleased to annouce we will once again be working with fellow Nexus member Clara Pagone, who will be playing the leading role of Julia for both the Melbourne and New York chapters.  This is our third film with Clara, following Reckoning in 2012 ans Zina in 2016. 

 

To keep up to date with all the news, casting announcements, shooting details, behind the scenes photos and more about In Corpore, follow the Facebook page here.

 

               

 

Clara Pagone will play leading lady Julia in In Corpore.

 


 

Choir Girl Wrapped

May 2016


 

And that's a wrap!  After six intense weeks of filming across numerous Melbourne locations from Collingwood to Coburg to our base in St Kilda and a long stint at Docklands Studios, months in pre-production, three years in development, a false start last year, a world-wide search for cast, ups and downs and everything in between, feature film Choir Girl is wrapped!

 

This black and white arthouse drama, directed by John Fraser, is by far the biggest and most challenging film we have ever undertaken. But the challenge has been met - the footage looks fantastic and the performances of the steller cast (Peter Flaherty, Sarah Timm, Krista Vendy, Jack Campbell, Andy McPhee, Kym Valentine, Jillian Murray, Lee Mason) are powerful and poignant.

 

It will be another few months of hard work at our post production house Roar Digital with editor Patrick McCabe to craft and hone the cut, before heading to sound design with Gerard Mack, but we are very excited by what we have seen so far.  And we know the end result will be worth all the sweat, the tears, the stress, and the long, long hours on set and behind the scenes.

 

Choir Girl is coming in 2017.  Look out for it. Much more info about the film and the official website here.

               

 

 

Jillian Murray as Anne and Peter Flaherty as Eugene share a scene in Choir Girl. Photo by Garth Ernstzen.

 


 

Daughter & Zina Win at Worldfest

April 2016


 

We're proud to announce our film Daughter won a silver Remi Award at WorldFest Houston in the longer short category and Zina also took out a Platinum Remi for short black comedy.

 

Worldfest is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and with over 4500 entries in the various film categories, we're thrilled to take home a double header of awards.

 

You can watch Daughter now via Vimeo on Demand while stay tuned for more festival annoucements about Zina:

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/daughter

 

You can also watch our other short films Mirror of Filth and El Western plus our gross out comedy Dace Decklan: Private Eye on Vimeo On Demand:

 

https://vimeo.com/npgroup/vod_pages

 

               

 

 Remi Awards for both Daughter & Zina.

 


 

NPG Films on Vimeo On Demand

April 2016


 

NPG are pleased to annouce we have released a selection of our films on Vimeo on Demand, available for you to stream or download and watch from the comfort of your own home.

 

Led by Daughter, our award-winning short film and awareness project dealing with gendered violence and starring Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why:

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/daughter

 

Mirror of Filth, our hard-hitting short dealing with relationships, bitterness, sex and emptiness, and how we can be absent even when we are most exposed, lonely even when we are the most intimate. Starring Jamie Wilson and Whitney Duff.

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mirroroffilth

 

 

El Western, a silly send-up of spaghetti westerns from yesteryear featuring mismatched love, outrageous characters, guns, quips, whips, and, naturally, a high noon showdown. Starring Karl Beck and Leoni Leaver.

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/elwestern

 

And Dace Decklan: Private Eye, our first feature, a crazy cult mix of action, animation, and abusurdity, oozing with love and lust and and comic style violence.  Starring Tom Vogel, Stevie Hall, and Heath Novkovic.

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dacedecklanprivateeye

 

So check them out, stream or download, grab some popcorn and a drink, sit back and enjoy a small selection of films from Nexus Production Group.  And follow NPG on Vimeo.  There is bound to be more films released in the future.

               

Poster for Daughter featuring Katherine Langford

 


Poster shot for Mirror of Filth featuring Jamie Wilson and Whitney Duff

 


 

Daughter Wins Grapple Award

March 2016


 

Over the first weekend of March an eclectic mix of people gathered in a Brunswick warehouse on Hope Street for the inaugural Anarco Film Festival.

 

Daughter was one of the films screening and took out the Grapple Award for being a film with a wordly reach that is tackling - or shall we say grappling - with the issue of violence against women and equality.

 

It was a wonderful and relaxed night filled with good food, live music and some interesting films. Ivan and Sarah Jayne of NPG really enjoyed their night and are happy with the award Daughter secured.

 

For more on Daughter go to the website:

 

http://www.daughterstkilda.com/

               

Sarah Jayne accepts the Grapple Award.

 


Award winning laurel from the Anarco Film Festival.

 


 

Zina at Setting Sun Yarraville 

March 2017

 

Nexus Production Group's short film Zina, which was written by our late friend Russell Boyd, has been selected to screen in Yarravile as part of the Setting Sun Film Festival.

 

The short film explores the wild side of attraction, while touching on the desperation and isolation felt by a woman who is alien to Australian culture, and stars Nexus team member Clara Pagone along with Frank Fazio and Peter Flaherty.

 

See Zina at The Sun Theatre for the festival which takes place between the 27th - 30th of April. The exact date will be announced on our Facebook page here.

               

  

Still from Zina - exploring the wild side of attraction.

 


 

Pre-Production Begins on Choir Girl

February 2017

 

Pre-production officially began today (Feb 13th) on feature film Choir Girl with a packed schedule of auditions for supporting roles. Thanks to everyone who attended - so much talent on display, so many difficult choices to make.

 

Choir Girl is an arthouse drama which tells the story of a lonely photographer and an underage prostitute who becomes his muse. 

 

It is writer / director John Fraser's feature debut.  Ivan Malekin of Nexus Production Group is producing and he is joined by a talented cast and crew.

 

Principal photography is in April so there is sure to be many ups and downs and frenetic plans, location scouts, prop hunting, discussions, annoucements, adventures between now and then as we put it all together to make sure cameras are ready to roll.

 

There always is - that's the wild ride that is filmmaking - and this is our biggest project by far so we're full of nervous energy and excitment.      

 

So tune into the official website below as well as our social media.  It will be full of updates, news, and more details about the film.  We'll also keep a weekly blog so you can follow the journey of making of an indie film:

 

http://www.choirgirlfilm.com/

 

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Lead actors Peter Flaherty and Krista Vendy join director
John Fraser to help with auditions.

 

Choir Girl teaser poster.

 


 

Friends, Foes & Fireworks Wraps

Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

 

Nexus Production Group's ambitious feature film, Friends, Foes & Fireworks was shot on New Years Eve 2016, all in one night. NPG managed to complete all of the scenes at 7 locations in St Kilda all in one night, with 6 actors and a small crew.

 

This mumblecore style feature film is by far one of the highlights of NPG's productions, and a challenge for producer's and director's Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin.

 

The shooting style was improv in both acting and camera and what was achieved on the night is something very special. 

 

NPG have big plans for this groundbreaking film and you can follow the progress on the film's social media and brand new website:

 

www.friendsfoesfireworks.com

               

  

Official poster for Friends, Foes & Fireworks.

 

 


 

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~ Daughter screening at Reel Syndey Festival of World Cinema - May 13th to 14th, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Sydney - Details to come here.

 

~ Mirror of Filth screening at Victorian Indie Movie Night - 7pm, May 29th, Loop Bar, Melbourne - Details here.


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