Key Grip for upcoming short film

Yoobee School of Design

Job details

Yvanna Phillips
14 Dec 2012
Work type
Work classification
Management & Admin, Screen & Sound, Culture & Heritage


7-minute short film - "The Fort"

This is a student project with a crew of 12. It is being shot with the guidance of industry professionals, including director Michael Miller. It will have the high production values expected by film festivals worldwide and will be submitted to national film festivals upon completion.

We are looking for an experienced Key Grip to join the team. You will work closely with the DP to produce an immaculate looking short film.  

The shoot will be a maximum of 4 days between Monday 17th and Thursday 20th December. Catering will be provided for all shoot days.



Little Jimmy has created a private space, a fort of sorts, which allows him to feel like he has some control over his world. Completely safe in his aloneness, his childish fantasies, heroes, and best dance moves come out to play. But the walls of his imaginary world are not as thick as he imagined them to be.

Everything comes under threat when Gemma comes crashing through the walls. Her very presence here could destroy the life that Jimmy thinks he needs for his survival. Meanwhile, Gemma has inadvertently found a world she thought she had long left behind.

They have just begun to form a tentative alliance when Jimmy finds out that Gemma’s parents are buying the farm (and by extension, the fort) from his parents. Have the children found in each other an ally for change, or an enemy who threatens the very fabric of their existence?

Key skills

- Experienced at rigging outdoor & indoor lighting set-ups.

- Great team player, punctual and professional. 

How to apply


Yvanna Phillips

021 145 8618

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Yvanna Phillips

2 Dec 2012

Interests Filmmaker & photographer