This is the entire 23 minute pilot for The Bazura Project, made in 2005 – a full year before our first episode went to air. A dispiriting insight how the show was created, the pilot includes:
- a pretty funky opening title sequence that was never used again
- the exact same Sixth Sense opening from episode 1.01
- a feature story we would largely recycle in episode 1.10 when we were too tired to do a new idea
- an interview with Melbourne International Film Festival director James Hewison, who was gracious enough to help us out with the pilot before returning to do the show proper in episode 1.10
- red carpet interviews with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, perhaps the biggest names we ever had on the show, and yet they still couldn’t make it to broadcast
The pilot is presented for the sake of completeness, and features none of the crisp, polished production values that viewers would come to expect from the show. Not our show necessarily, but some show.
The four-and-a-half minute pilot trailer was included on the DVD sent to television networks, and is included here for the sake of those who can’t bring themselves to sit through the entire pilot itself. And for those who can’t bring themselves to sit through even the trailer, we applaud your priorities.
Shannon and Lee join Emma Race and Richard Marsland on Channel 31’s The Breakfast Show to promote the special/ridiculous 3D episode of The Bazura Project.
First aired on 19 July 2007
Lee joins Emma Race and Justin Kennedy on The Breakfast Show to talk about the upcoming one-hour special Election 2007: Countdown to a Letdown.
First aired on 23 November 2007
The special kicks off with a rundown of everything you need to know about the upcoming election, from Prime Ministers-in-waiting to rock star candidates.
What were the top ten moments of the 2007 election? Emma counts down the highs, the lows, and the downright incomprehensible.
What’s it like to vote for the first time? Adam is about to cast his first ever ballot, and invites us to relive the wonder and profound disappointment of democracy through the eyes of an 18-year-old.
If John Howard wins the election, it will be his fifth consecutive term. But are you smarter than him? This spurious question is used to justify this ephemeral pop culture reference.
How does a party form government? Do we actually vote for the Prime Minister? In what way do our politicians resemble 1950s comedians? Lee explains the federal process as he stands in front of state parliament and hopes nobody notices.
Can one single seat determine an entire election? This is one superstition that’s backup with historical data.
Ever wanted to be a politician? If so, we can only assume you’re a sick, corrupt bastard. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to help you learn all the tricks of this awful, awful trade.
There are so many confusing terms associated with elections. In an effort to make them more confusing, we accidentally explain most of them.
Politicians are often considered sleazy, but what about the people who speak to them? Lee asks a federal candidate out on an interview under the creepiest of pretexts.
There’s nothing look a good instructional video. And this is nothing like a good instructional video. Shannon and Lee present a complete run down on everything you need to know before you cast your ballot.
Want to know what will happen on election day (in 2007)? Then listen up as Emma, Adam, Shannon and Lee give their predictions on what will happen on the big day.