Wild Vista was contracted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 to produce a short documentary on the cultural and historical significance of the New Fortune Theatre. The Centre for Emotions had worked with Wild Vista on another major filming project, and were keen to engage our services again after seeing the final product. Located at The University of Western Australia, the New Fortune Theatre is unique as an exact reconstruction of the Fortune Playhouse, built in London in 1600. It is therefore a significant resource for research, teaching, and performance.
The aim of the documentary was to showcase the value of this one-of-a-kind theatre. The subject matter was complex and involved eliciting interviews from a number of experts in the field. This required a carefully planned approach to all stages of production, skilful scriptwriting and interviewing, creative cinematography, and a sharp attention to detail.
The end result was an informative and moving documentary which received praise from academic establishments across Australia. It serves as an important means of promoting the theatre and the Centre for Emotions both locally and internationally.