Illustration by Mike Watt
According to Popcorn Taxi:
‘Sydney Unplugged’, which will commence production in late 2012, will be a compendium of 12 stories, showcasing the city of Sydney. One expects the results to be something akin to ‘Paris, J’Taime’ and ‘New York, I Love You’.
Produced (by) Tropfest’s John Polson and Gary Hamilton (A Few Best Men) the list of directors involved in the project is impressive, to say the least: Alex Proyas (Knowing), David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), Ivan Sen (Toomelah), John Curran (The Painted Veil), Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here), Liev Schreiber (Everything is Illuminated), Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate), Ray Lawrence (Lantana) and Russell Crowe (Texas), will be joined by actors Anthony LaPaglia and Toni Collette in their directorial debuts.
Ahem. Sounds amazing. Or some might say "phenom!" as in "phenomenal" shortened. But I would never say that - it's the worst abbreviation ever.