ArtSpear Entertainment is an independent production company located in Brisbane, Australia. It was formed in early 2010 by Rita Artmann and Joe Bauer and specialises in film and visual media production.
In 2011 Artspear Entertainment produced the feature film The Killage – which has been accepted into a number of upcoming international film festivals, including but not limited to: Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London; Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, England; and Spookie Movie International Horror Film Festival and Trailer Competition in Arlingtion, USA. This year also sees their first brand new TV series The Void goes to air late October.
ArtSpear Entertainment aims to bring decent work to talented young actors and filmmakers in Australia and to employ people based on their ability and not on their renown. Their ultimate goal is to put the Australian film industry on the map by expanding the possibilities for what an Australian production can be.
Rita Artmann states “So many of our best and brightest go to America because they can’t get interest for the projects they want to make here. It would be wonderful if Australian filmmakers could focus on entertaining their audience and didn’t have to incessantly promote the “Australian identity” (whatever that is) or first consider the nation’s tourism industry just to get a grant”.
The Void is a new comedy series focusing on a group of unappreciated young filmmakers trapped by contract on a never-ending (12 years and counting) feature film project called The Void, under the direction of a woeful, yet inexplicably pretentious twat with a seemingly limitless supply of funding.
It is a sit-com that intercuts with skits – “a skit-com” and airs every Wednesday night at 9.30pm on 31Digital TV from the 26th of October for a six week series.
First conceived in mid-2009, The Killage is a schlock-horror/comedy that pokes fun at films in the “slasher” genre.
A group of eleven recruits, composed entirely of excruciating social stereotypes, and one dorky camp instructor, embark on a weekend-long work retreat in the quasi-wilderness of northern south-east Queensland.
Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel (sic), The Killage is a wacky, fright-filled journey into the darkest recesses of the human intestines. For more information on ArtSpear Entertainment log onto www.artspear.com
What: The Void
When: Wednesday 26 October 2011 6.30pm (first of a six week series)
Where: 31 Digital TV