The Chaser’s War on EverythingFilm & TV
I was doing the Bondi to Bronte cliff walk when I got the call to design the new Chaser show. It was 2005 and they were the most vital and unpredictable comedy team on Australian TV.
Employed in the role of production designer , the job soon grew to encompass the styling of the Chaser boys for the weekly show and the costuming for the sketches.
But always my favourites were the sketches. Such opportunity for scope and variety: a take on the vintage British show “Are you Being Served”, a “White Stripes” video clip, The Beatles, a seedy Chinese restaurant, Mission Impossible, The Sound of Music, an American sitcom, a sweatshop in Africa, a Trojan Horse and many many more. One of the best things about it was the fast turn around; not much time to think, you had to work on instincts. Nothing got too over processed – there was a freshness there.
Video of my work on The Chaser – all interiors filmed in studio.