John Polson To Produce SYDNEY, I LOVE YOU
John Polson seems to have found something to occupy his time in between running Tropfest, the largest short film festival in the world, and directing episodes of The Mentalist.
In what is technically known as a no-brainer, Polson has partnered with Arclight Films' boss Gary Hamilton, to announce a feature film made from 12 smaller films called Sydney, I Love You.
Cut in the mold of 2006 collection Paris, Je t'aime and 2009 follow-up New York, I Love You, the Sydney version will follow the format and appropriate the title from the two films cooked up by producer Emmanuel Benbihy, despite no formal connection.
Each of the 12 films will be set in a different month, starting with January and ending with December.
Polson has promised the feature will be more than just helicopter shots of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House -- so I'm going to cross my fingers for a Dural-set comedy from Nash Edgerton, a David Michôd-helmed NRL period drama focusing on the Balmain Tigers' heyday, and a Carlo Ledesma zombie short set in the Tank Stream and starring Justin Hemmes.