Lights, camera, action. Local Melbourne actors, writers and directors are achieving unheard of success in the fraction of time thanks to unconventional methods. These locals are securing half a million dollar investments, attaching international superstars to their projects and breaking the rules.
Bobby Galinsky is assisting these students with a whole new paradigm of teaching in Australia. "What I'm doing is taking 35 years of great success and a couple significant head-on collisions, and using that experience and know how, and combining them into methods and PLANS that any actor, actress, director, writer, or producer can put into action and get where they want to be very very quickly," said Galinsky.
From mentoring Camberwell local, Julian York, is now living his dream – working with John Cleese. And it was achieved by a process one would not normally think possible...York approached him (under Galinsky's guidance) directly to be involved in the family comedy drama he had written.
York, who formed Three Kings Pictures with two other Galinsky clients recalls "it was Bobby's influence, motivation and friendship that gave me the confidence to take my idea and run with it. The idea came to me two years prior but I never did anything about it. That seems crazy now. In only six sessions of Bobby's guidance, I had not only formed a strategy but I gained a three hour meeting with one of the world's most revered and recognised comedic artists who I'm pleased to say is in constant communication with me working through the details with a goal of being 'attached' to my project and moving to next steps "What is most powerful about Bobby's methods is that he facilitates your path, he does not spoon feed, thereby giving you 100 percent accountability," he said.
"I am continually amazed that with the world having turned upside down the past several years with finance, real estate, energy, government, and other 'forever paradigms' disintegrating---that people are still stuck into believing that years of university and endless government applications will get their dreams up onto the screen...the world has changed forever and that offers an immense opportunity for short cuts to enable Hollywood-level careers to begin in a fraction of the time it used to take----if you know those secrets and shortcuts," said Galinsky.
"I'm not knocking 'old school' methods, I'm saying there's a much better way and I have dozens of clients and students who are living proof my methods work."
Dynamo team Donato Di Giangregorio and Janet Xerri pitched the hottest teen comedy about a geek obsessed with a grocery checkout hottie to Bobby. Under his supervision and with a structured plan they have secured an offer of a USD$500k investment for their feature from a major international sponsor to start filming and secure cast. "It is absolutely brilliant and shows outside the box marketing of their script without government funding to get the project up off the ground," said Galinsky.
"The hardest part about getting your own project off the ground is getting the money for it! And where other courses would tend to skim over that small fact—and teach you how to make the greatest product possible... but not how to get the funds to do it—Bobby's course deals with the most important aspects! And he teaches in a way that's personal, fun, motivating and practical," said Di Giangregorio and Xerri.
"Within six months, we've gone from an idea to seeing our projects come alive. We have literally gone from dreaming about it, to talking about it, to making it happen!
"The impossible has become possible...and all within six months," said Di Giangregorio and Xerri.
Bobby is in high demand for his knowledge of the motion picture and television industry. Top Cat Media is currently working the $40m project, Dust and Glory. It will be produced in conjunction with "A list" US-based partners, and is slated for production in 2012, with Hollywood superstar director Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air, The Expendables 2) to helm the picture.
"I'm doing a $40m project with one of the hottest directors in Hollywood and I wrote the script. It's my dream come true...I don't have big boobs or hot legs and didn't sleep with anyone famous so it's living proof that it's not what you look like or where you're from or any of that mythical rubbish... and it's no different than anybody else's dream except I had a plan and a roadmap and a vision that was unshakeable and I can teach almost anyone with an unshakeable vision and belief to do the same," shared Galinsky.
"At the end of the day, you can be the best actor or director or writer but if you don't have a plan and the inside information to make it happen you may as well start that career at Red Rooster before they ban fast food, because that opportunity is going away in our lifetime too at this rate," he said.
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Robert Gottliebsen, Management Insights
[Published by Business Spectator 8:11 AM, 19 Jan 2012]
As a young teenager, the story of Gelignite Jack Murray captured my imagination. The great Redex trials, which in the early 1950s – before television – saw 200 cars racing around the country starting and finishing in Sydney, rivalled the impact of today’s major sporting events.
So when I heard that Robert Galinsky was going to produce a film about the Redex trial and Gelignite Jack, I had to have an interview with Galinsky for Business Spectator’s Management Insights page.
Galinsky has raised $40 million from people who love the Gelignite Jack Murray story and reckon that it is worth funding a $40 million film in Australia that would cost $90 million in the US. It’s a reminder for Australian enterprises that despite the rise in the local dollar there are many things we can do in Australia at far lower cost than the US. However, the US is investing in its productivity and narrowing the gap.
It’s also a reminder that the home market is often not big enough to undertake a major project. The Australian film Red Dog, which cost just $13 million and was aimed at the Australian audience, has already grossed $20 million and will be a successful exercise.
However the Australian market is not sufficient to enable a $40 million film to be economic, so Galinsky must aim at the US. That involves inserting an American into the plot who aims to sabotage the Redex trial. Hopefully they have not taken away the antics of Gelignite Jack.
And of course you need American expertise to tap the US market – a reminder that you need local expertise in any overseas market. Simon West (Con Air, Tomb Raider, The General’s Daughter etc) will be director.
I can’t imagine how they will portray the great radio star Jack Davey who enabled the Redex trials to capture the imagination of Australians. But nothing can replace Gelignite Jack with his Ford Mercury and the gelignite in the boot for anyone who did not let him pass.
I wonder how many other wonderful Australian characters and legions can be brought back to life and their tale exported via film.
See the full article and Bobby interviewed by Robert Gottliebsen
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