LAST RIDE Director Glendyn Ivin To Helm Epic GALLIPOLI Series

Simon de Bruyn, Contributing Writer
Australian television network Channel Nine has begun developing a TV series about the 1915 Gallipoli landing during World War I which they've humbly announced will be the "most ambitious television drama in Australian history."

While it's exciting that an epic Band of Brothers-style series about Australian and New Zealand soldiers fighting side-by-side in the most lionized battle in Australian history is being made, of particular interest to Twitch readers is that Glendyn Ivin will be at the helm as series director.

After winning at Cannes with his short film Cracker Bag, Glendyn made Last Ride, which features arguably a career-best performance by Hugo Weaving. He's since turned his sights to epic television, directing both the Beaconsfield mining disaster mini-series and episodes of the acclaimed mini-series Puberty Blues.

Production on the series will begin next year with the series to screen in 2015, the same year as the 100th anniversary of the battle. 
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  • I have made that exact argument about Hugo in Last Ride. He's AMAZING in it.

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