COVID-19 UPDATE: Australia is now practically C19 free, and open for international productions.
With remote collaboration meetings and call-backs are via video link. On-set transmitting systems like Qtake let you see at full resolution a live feed from the camera, while your local team are beside you every step of the way on Zoom, or similar video comm’s.
If the project requires ‘boots on the ground’, the film industry have been determined by the Australian Government as a vital industry for the regrowth of the economy. Consequently the Dept. of Immigration and Border Force are very cooperative when it comes to approving and fast tracking permits and travel exemptions. Quarantine regulations for international arrivals are followed while the local preproduction team steam forward.
On-set we'd have a bespoke C19 plan in action: crew & talent tested, PPE deployed, covid officer keeping a watchful eye, and social distancing practiced when, and where possible.
Off set well, under the current regulations you are free to go wherever strikes your fancy; cinema, bar, restaurant, beach, night club, concert, theatre, comedy club, bowling alley….. like I said: WE ARE OPEN AND C19 FREE !