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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Friday, September 8, 2017

Creating my book cover, brilliant production design for 'Welcome to the Office', BMM film making, marvelous Maleny and a sneak peak of 'Hannah' - a new Australian Feature length movie Rom/Com I was lucky enough to be Producer of . . . you heard me - Producer!

My book - 'The Advocates of Gaia' was a big step for me and to make the cover design - refer to last post, I actually made card board cut outs to cast shadows on paper to get the effect I wanted. Here's the setup and the photos to give you an idea how practical is sometimes best . . .
The mud pan was from a photo I had taken years ago and scanned in and colour altered - I think the design incorporates many elements pivotal to the novels themes and story.

welcome to the Office - production design on steroids . . .

The short film I was in earlier this year shocked me with the level of production design for a short 1 minute film exercise. The guys and girls at Griffith did an awesome job and the film had an appearance by another actor who was also filming with us on the feature Australian movie - 'Hannah' (more later) . . .





PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHY JUST FINISHED YESTERDAY FOR A NEW AUSTRALIAN FEATURE FILM - HANNAH -(TITLE COULD CHANGE) and I was there for it - including the month and a half planning and getting it ready for filming. Although I was still fatigued from illness, I soldiered on . . . 
This is the beginning of a photographic journey I will be sharing on the amazing experience I have just had on the set of this brilliant film . . .

Saturday, July 15, 2017

 Another film I did - Welcome to the office - a comedy

This was for Griffith film School in Brisbane and created and directed by the amazingly talented crew from the school and Director Maddy Healy - (Madeline Healy) - so enjoy, regards Gregus

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Advocates of Gaia - The Reaching Tower - My first Novel

Well, after a whole lot of time, sleepless nights and a whole lot of typing - my first novel is finally here . . . All 160,000 words of it - IT'S AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE - BUT THIS IS AMAZON'S LINK . . .

The Advocates of Gaia: Book one - The Reaching Tower by [Pleming, Greg]


For Larry and Laura, two lonely and different children, in one night they learn that their lives, up until now, have been nothing but a lie! And – their mother informs them of something so unbelievable, so life-changingly deceitful, that they are left completely gob smacked and stunned by what they hear!
Curiously, from that moment on, their world becomes so fantastical, so incredible and so utterly unbelievable that even in their wildest imaginings nothing could have prepared them for the things to come . . .
Welcome to The Advocates of Gaia – The Reaching Tower, the first novel about two children coming of age in a futuristic and dystopian society and a property where time and the grime of the world is kept out by the very fabric of the walls surrounding it.
A property where adventure is real and a part of everyday life and where people are strange, unusual and amazing; and are celebrated for being different. A place where earth energy and nature is revered, respected and embraced for all of future kind. A place the children finally feel at home at. A place where all things are possible and anything can and will happen.
A place where they will ultimately have to fight – fight for the very future of everything and everyone around them. A place where their protection and Ancestral legacy will be called into question and ultimately, they will have to fight or die . . .
A property where incredible and treacherous things start happening around the giant pinnacle of rock, The Reaching Tower, in the center of a vast lake inside the massive estate of Auchenflower. The Reaching Tower – a place where great secrets lie and great mysteries are found – and where the children will ultimately fight and be . . . the ones who fight for the future of everything . . .


Friday, May 5, 2017

Horror Movie Hapenings . . . as 1st Assistant Director . . .

Recently, I was asked to be a First Assistant Director on an Indie Horror Movie Feature filming in Queensland and it has been great fun, but exhausting, and a real 'bloody' blast. We have been filming on location all over South East Queensland and quite a bit at a beautiful, tranquil dairy farm near Mount Tamborine . . . the hills will never be the same again!

Photos for all you peeps . . . CLICK FOR LARGER

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PICKUP ADR (automated dialogue replacement) IN POWDERFINGERS RECORDING STUDIO and the Tsunami of plaster across the kitchen.

Late last year I got a call from the Director of 'Pickup' regarding re-recording dialogue for the film and adding another line to bridge a gap and make the film SEVEN minutes long for the huge Trop-fest film festival. Originally, the film was twenty something minutes and I only ended up doing one line - but it was where I did it . . . in PowderFingers actual recording studio here in Brisbane.

And, one of the guys was the lead guitarist Mr Haug - who I thought looked familiar, but, did not realise until he went somewhere else in the studio and I asked a tech guy. He seemed like a lovely guy and the session went well.

It was a great experience and I learnt a lot . . .

CATASTROPHIC PLASTER FAIL - right across the kitchen tiled floor and couch fabrics.

Well, it was exactly how it sounds - the plaster reservoir made of darker clay, failed and the whole six kilograms of mix just washed from high on the kitchen bench - to everywhere all over the lounge room. Thank god it was tiled - and that it was wet and sloppy - so it washed out of all the couch material. It was ridiculous - yes I was ridiculous - for why, you ask, were you doing it in the house, in the kitchen and next to the living room - well - I was a complete and utter idiot!
Oh well - I learnt heaps from the experience and have now made custom designed mould crates and wooden reservoirs that are all bolted together and can literally be disassembled from around the cast - so this is a good thing - but took up sooo much time. 
This is what the face would have looked like - for now I have to start all over again . enjoy!

Stay happy peeps!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pick UP film online . . . my film and Tim Smit interview from the ABC - one of the most awesome people alive . . .

This is a film I was in last year - Played Gordy and had a blast.

While filming I was still sick and fat, I was really overweight - for me - Thank god I have lost it all and look thin again.

The virus I now have is soooo annoying - it leaves me feeling mainly fatigued and with Chronic Fatigue like symptoms - but I am determined to get something done every day . . .

Back from the whinging . . . I'm in the first five minutes and the listed as Greg Phleming - yes, that's right - incorrectly in the credits - but i'm fourth lead - so this is great!

I spoke to the brilliant Director today about it, he was sooo sorry and he is a real champ and will fix it later. I've got to say - the passion of Chris Nance is commendable - he is a great guy who is real and personable, so thanks Chris for putting me in your film and trusting me with so much dialogue!

The whole team on this film was so professional and fun to be around - it was a really long day and the end result speaks for itself!

And I get to swear on film for the first time ever - the F bomb people:) hehe - I'm bad . . . sooo naughty. 

My film - The Reaching Tower is officially in production . . .

That's right - it's official - the film is starting to roll along and is being helped - all going well - By a Brisbane production mob and club, so things are looking up!!

I have been madly doing script work, actors scripts and now Storyboards, and sculpting and doing creatures and it will be good! It has been a monumental job and we will be casting for it soon, so very exciting. Sorry about being a lazy whore with posting, but I have been a bit unwell - I will try to post regularly, but my glands keep me from doing things; the pain - darn the glands, oh well.

Tim Smit interview on the ABC - inspiration and what one person who dreamed, can do . . . 

Tim Smit: creating the Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his work in Cornwall, southern England, where he instigated two much-loved projects.
Tim spent most of the 80s writing and producing pop music, and amassing and losing a fortune in the process.
He then moved to Cornwall, where he happened across an abandoned Edwardian estate which had lain untouched since WW1.
Tim and colleagues faithfully restored the Heligan estate's vast grounds and structures to their former glory.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are now among England's most-visited public gardens.
Tim's more recent project, completed in 2000, is described by some as the eighth wonder of the world.
The Eden Project is a series of enormous geodesic domes housing tropical and Mediterranean biomes, built in the crater of a former clay pit.
Further information
Tim was awarded a knighthood in 2011
This interview was recorded at WOMADelaide 2017
Duration: 48min 14sec

This is a Tim Smit interview from ABC - he is now one of my all time greatest inspirations . . .

Anyway, hope you enjoy this belated update and stay well friends, regards Gregus