THE COURT COUTURIER [90min Feature Film Pilot for 13 X 52min TV series]
The Court Couturier, is a fashion comedy TV-series starring a real British-born Australian Fashion Designer – Wayne Cooper. Cooper studied and became a Barrister in the UK before abandoning the profession in Sydney Australia and becoming one of Australia’s success stories in Fashion. A colourful character, Cooper once derided super-model Claudia Schiffer for wearing the wrong shoes on one of his catwalks, ripped up a copy of Vogue in front of an audience, and even punched out an event host!
Stanley Finkelsteinenberger works in his mother's kid clothing store in the tiny town of Bethlehem, Tasmania, Australia and dreams of working in the international Fashion business. He summons the courage to massages his CV and surprisingly lands a job as assistant to Australian Fashion icon - Wayne Cooper. Stanley, now Sydney London, lives the dream, but quickly realises the gilt, gold and glamour of fashion requires navigation through shark infested waters.
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Kostas Metaxas began his career in Magazine Publishing in 1986 as the Editor/Publisher of 2 magazines - Vive la vie [Live the life] and Vive la Cuisine [ Live for Food]. Since 2000, he has diversified these titles into Broadcast Television and has produced over 300 hours of documentaries on these subjects. This work has afforded him the luxury of meeting with the crazy creative people who inhabit the international world of the arts, fashion, design, jewellery and gastronomy. It is no surprise that 27 years later, he is using this creative landscape to create a new genre of feature where he combines the essence of a creative industry with a fiction narrative, drawing upon the richness, diversity and reality of that "universe".
Wayne Cooper [WC] WAYNE COOPER Stanley Finkelsteinenberger aka Sydney London TIM CONSTANTINE Runway Toddler JORDY JONES Liz Fink DIANNE FREY Celia Ching Ching Chow NAOMI PANG Willy Wong DANIEL WU Bobby Bling KRISTIAN BEDDOW Ruby JAMAICA ZUANETTI Pearl KELLIE TORI Morticia Van den dun Deel & Lucinda ELIZABETH SHINGLETON Shirley Krankenhausenheimer CELESTE MARKWELL Penny Bang Bang Soo JENNA ROTHWELL Aaana Gamotosoisou EFFIE STJEPANOVIC Ping Ling Lee , Joshua Lieberman , Patel Mukkerjee, Achilles Kologlyptis ANGE ARABATZIS Humphrey Mohammed-Smythe JIM KOUTSOUKOS Dave the Cameraman IAN SEYMOUR Hercules the Cameraman CHRIS CHRISTOU Rakis Hairdressers JAMES & STAVROS
Feature Film Screener available on request.