We are launching an occasional series which looks at indy productions of fine films in detail. Undertow remained true to itself through long development and challenging financial obstacles to a release in early 2020. Emerald Production links three very different women into an excellent team which learnt a lot from the experience. Here we cover the story from inception to completion of the film.
In 2009, Lyn Norfor, Prue Williams and Sheila Jayadev came together at the Centre for Screen Business in the Australian Film Television and Radio School. It was a rigorous training environment which emphasised the need for working together and the value of new business models.