Time Commanders – BBC2
Time Commanders was a series of programmes made by Lion TV and PlayGen for BBC Two. The programmes were originally hosted by Eddie Mair (BBC PM, BBC iPM, BBC Newspod and Any Questions) and more recently by Richard Hammond (Top Gear, Total Wipeout, Blast Lab, Invisible Worlds, Tech Head). The show featured a specially made game engine to reenact historical battles and the BAFTA nominated soundtrack by Jeff van Dyck.
Decisive Battles – The History Channel
Decisive Battles was a television show on the History Channel that depicted historic battles. It ran for thirteen episodes. The show used the game engine from Rome: Total War to present 3-D versions of the battles and the BAFTA nominated soundtrack by Jeff van Dyck. The show was hosted by actor Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers, Gossip Girl) who traveled to the sites of the battles. Reruns of the show air on the History International channel.
Crooked Business was written and directed by Chris Nyst, a Gold Coast lawyer and screen writer who won an AFI award for his screenplay Getting Square. The film is a criminal comedy of errors set on the glitter strip of Australia’s Gold Coast and is infamous for its foul-mouthed crim patter.
Luke’s Story was written by Luke Bradnam, an Australian radio and TV personality, known for his larrikinism and irreverence. The fun-loving script is based on a boring thirty-two year old pet food salesman who desperately wants a story to tell. He decides to sell everything he owns and gamble it all in one bet at the casino.
The Hat’s Last Roll
The Hat’s Last Roll was written and directed by Chris Nyst, a Gold Coast lawyer and screen writer who won an AFI award for his screenplay Getting Square. The short film was his first foray into directing. Starring ‘Aussie’ Joe Bugner, The Hat’s Last Roll was filmed over two-days. The plot follows the fate of hit-man Johnny (Bugner) after an unfortunate ‘accident’ befalls local mob boss King Aldo.