Chandon Pictures

Continuing / 7:00pm Movie Extra (Australia) AU 30 min.
Follows the misadventures of a struggling video production company called 'Chandon Pictures.'

Season 2

8 Episodes

Tom and Lucy are desperate for Nick to rejoin the team and use an aging rock star as a draw card. Larraby's script demands international attention. Carmichael comes back from Singapore and Tom has to find a job.
May 07 2009
Nick has quit Chandon Pictures. The team are hired to help a sales trainer train his team. Larraby has written a script, and the ensuing contractual haggling divides an already fraught team.
Apr 30 2009
Pack 2x06
Cousin Larraby's banker boss, Jodee, wants his trendy nightclub filmed. The team smells an opportunity to attach Jodee as a feature film financier. Warwick joins the Chandon team as Co-Executive Producer.
Apr 23 2009
A busy executive unlucky in love hires the Chandon team to film her online dating message. Tom's heart is broken and patched back together by the attentions of his muse. Meanwhile, Lucy is finding love with a lawyer.
Apr 16 2009
The team are hired to help sell the house of a retiring gynaecologist but Tom senses the prospect of a creative collaboration. The well-established relationship of the doctor and his wife isn't all what it seems.
Apr 09 2009
An old school friend of Lucy's reconnects just to catch up… and to sell some great cosmetics, pyramid style. A chance meeting with a beautiful young girl reignites Tom's passion for the big picture films.
Apr 02 2009
The Chandon team is hired by Lucy's father to shoot a video to help sell the greyhound farm where she grew up. A day in a semi-rural farmland is a fine backdrop for the team to re-discover their passions for the simple life.
Mar 26 2009
Tom has returned from Hollywood, and the Chandon Pictures business is up and running but with Carmichael moving to Singapore, a new employee is welcomed to the fold, cousin Larraby. They are back on wedding videos but with a twist — this time they are asked to film a wedding for a couple who are renewing their vows to include a 'swingers' clause. Dion and Kelly are keen to explore the freedom of 'The Lifestyle' and the Chandon team are ready to capture all the action.
Mar 19 2009

Season 1

8 Episodes

Reverend Bevan is front page news — could this be Tom's big break to seal the deal with Eddie? After all he has the exclusive footage. Shane, a stand-up comic, needs an audition tape to break into Hollywood on Jay Leno. Chandon Pictures agree to film him at open-mike night at the Comedy Store. Is Shane any good? Can he make it to Hollywood? Eddie Connoly wants to sign a contract for "Bevan's Heaven". Lucy is anxiously awaiting news from the Bank. Nick is expecting twins. Carmichael needs money to re-stump the house. They're all close to the edge and need these deals — badly.
Dec 29 2007
It's termite-killing day and Nick has resigned, conditionally, saying that they have to get the Bank job or he's out. Tom finally gets his meeting with Eddie Connoly, the great game show producer. Could he be their new backer for "Bevan's Heaven?" It's presentation day at the Bank. As a relieved Lucy finishes her PowerPoint presentation, it's Tom's turn — can he and the Chandon video win over the suits?
Dec 22 2007
Not everyone is pleased to learn that the financial backer is also sleeping with Tom — could this really be 'the girlfriend?' John has terminal cancer and hires Chandon Pictures to film his last will and testament. It's the usual straightforward video to his sons — no emotion — just straight from the will. Tom thinks John can do much better — after all it's his final message to his sons, so he agrees to a re-shoot. Tom has a meeting with Helen's business manager, Mr. Gilbertson to sign the contract and discuss the plan.
Dec 15 2007
Andrew, an old friend of Tom's from school, is certain his wife, Annabelle, is cheating on him. Tom sees this as a great opportunity to step into the role of more than a private investigator — 'a documentary will have more context' — and he sells Andrew on the idea. Meanwhile Carmichael and Lucy keep trying to persuade Tom to work on the bank pitch, but Tom is certain that his idea for a feature documentary, "Bevan's Heaven," will be the next big thing. All he needs is financing. Nick and Tom head off on their first night of detective filming, while Andrew stays behind with Lucy to… talk. Tom surprises everyone with an announcement that he has the financing for "Bevan's Heaven" from a big admirer of Chandon's work — so they crack open the champagne.
Dec 08 2007
Helen is a dog-lover in the twilight of her life. Chandon Pictures have been hired to film a documentary on her Corgi, Champion Charles Wink Monte Carlo (or Winky for short) and it's to be a canine tribute to the dog she loves so much. Tom knows full well this is not going to be his next claim to fame, but the money's good and it's an easy job. However it's really not that easy getting what they want from interviews with Daphne, owner of Daphne's Dog Grooming Service, and Helen's daughter, Maggie — and it gets tragically worse when it comes to filming the star of the show, Winky. Meanwhile, Tom has a coffee with Zoe, who worked with him on 'Bonzo: The Clown That Killed a Child.' Zoe is now the Associate Producer to Eddie Connoly's Northern Lights, the king of game shows. Eddie has a desire to make a doco and Tom is desperate for an introduction.
Dec 01 2007
Tom's brother, Carmichael, has a potential contract for Chandon Pictures that Tom shouldn't refuse: filming training videos for his bank. Lucy is thrilled at the thought of a steady income. And the money will help with the serious termite problem that's been discovered in their house. However Tom has other, much 'bigger picture' ideas, such as filming the birth of a new church, 'One God' — helmed by the priest from the Cousin Love wedding. Rev Bevan is a charming but breakaway priest, a maverick outside the traditional church who is hell bent on propagating world peace — or is it really world domination? Touting tolerance for every religion, One God will shun no one — or so Reverend Bevan claims. That is until his most devout follower Gabby makes an unwelcome appearance at his first sermon.
Nov 24 2007
Samantha Howarth sat in the second row at school, and Tom remembers clearly that he sat just behind her. That was Year 9 — a long time ago…and now here she is in his office, after all these years. Samantha works in administration at the school, and she needs Tom's help for Careers Day, where former students who have become successful experts in their field of employment, return to speak to the kids and inspire them about the work they do. Tom is elated, thinking he's being invited to speak… until Samantha asks him to film the event. For free. Tom's ego is crushed, but he pushes his way into a deal with Samantha to get the headmaster, Graham Tucker to allow him to talk too. When Tom walks onto school grounds he isn't exactly greeted with respect by the students. A bid to impress them with a juvenile ball game in the bathroom ends in a random act of violence, and lands Tom in the headmaster's office. It seems that things haven't changed much for Tom since leaving school. As the students file into the auditorium, Tom is devastated to discover that the keynote speaker is a very successful banker, Carmichael…. his younger and much more successful brother. But Tom is determined not to let Carmichael steal all the limelight.
Nov 17 2007
Cousins 1x01
Tom can't seem to get away from the usual wedding video — but this isn't the usual wedding. Sherbert and David are getting married. They are in love and have been since childhood. There's only one problem — they're cousins. Tom struggles to be compassionate about this project, but it could just be his next 'Bonzo: The Clown That Killed A Child' — a documentary about 'love against all odds — overcoming prejudice.' Of course, the family just wants a nice, proper video — one they can show their friends and family. The cousins aren't allowed to be married in the church, so it's to be a small affair, held at David's parents' house, beside the pool, where the happy couple first met when they were young. They have found a priest, Reverend Bevan who is willing to perform the service. Despite some awkward moments, the wedding goes ahead without a hitch… well, almost.
Nov 10 2007