At the start of each year we like to plan out the year ahead of time so that we can commit to certain projects that need our attention for completion. This year is a HUGE year at Wingman Pictures, with several film projects planned and some smaller projects in the making.
The big priority this year is to get “The Fastest White Man In The World” into full development. This will be Matt Norman’s feature film directorial debut. The film tells the story of Australia’s fastest man, Peter Norman, who in 1968 was not only the silver medalist of the 200m at the Mexico City Olympics but who also stood side by side with fellow athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos in the famous “Black Power Salute”. Matt’s final chapter to ten years of telling this story to the World through the International Award winning documentary feature “Salute”, and the book “The Peter Norman Story” by Pan Macmillan, will finally be told to a Worldwide audience on the big screen.
Matt is currently on the second draft of the screenplay and, in collaboration with his partner, Ian Hale, is bringing on partners to help get this story told.
Matt Norman is currently in post production on the short film “To The Tap” which tells the story of the part Aboriginal People have played in conservation and water management throughout Victoria’s waterways to maintain drinkable water in our towns and cities. We’ve come along way in the last century and we continue to use traditional methods to manage and conserve our waterways. Executive Produced by Nova Peris who was also involved in Matt’s recent award winning short film “I’ll stand with you” for VICSPORT.
“The Gary Oliver Story” will be the first film released exclusively on YouTube for Free through Wingman Pictures International. The film is currently in Post Production and tells the story of Martial Artist Gary Oliver who has spent a life time practicing and teaching several styles of Martial Arts. This will be the first of many local stories that we want to share about Normal people with extrodinary skills or stories to tell. We hope to continue making these short documentary films each year as a way to celebrate what it is to be human.
“Blackmob Heroes” is the amazing but sad documentary film that examines the heroic efforts of Australia’s Aboriginal Soldiers who have been forgotten. Rare stories of these heroes from history that will really make you appreciate the amazing efforts of these men and woman in a time that didn’t acknowledge their sacrifices as fellow Australian’s. This film will be the first to fall under the “Biome Project” which we’ll discuss more on in the near future.
2020 has shaped up to be a very busy year for Wingman Pictures International. There are other projects that we’ll also announce over the year that we’re currently getting involved with. Right now we think this is enough of a tease for what’s coming. We hope you’ll join us on this journey and look forward to showcasing our 2020 lineup on screens everywhere.