The Loop launched on SBS OnDemand as part of the SBS Short Film Festival on September 13th 2019.
Developed during a series of disability rights awareness and digital media workshops in 2018-19, the Loop is a result from our collaboration with Arts Access Victoria, Lorcan Hopper and his family, an amazing crew and actors from Company AT and several cultural and educational institutions in SA. Developed and produced with support from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, the SA Film Corporation and SBS.
Auteur Lorcan Hopper is a proud disabled man who will stop at nothing to see his semi-autobiographical soap opera brought to life.
The Loop is an absurd journey into disability, authorship and representation. First-time television director Lorcan Hopper twists the world of soap operas to share his experience of disability. But with a documentary team filming Lorcan’s every move, can the cast and crew match the intensity and professionalism he demands? Heartfelt, hilarious, and always unexpected, The Loop is soap opera like you’ve never seen it.
A big thanks to all the participating artists, our community supporters and funders for making the Loop happen.
A Change Media Production
Writers / Directors - Lorcan Hopper and Johanis Lyons-Reid
Producers - Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell
Associate Producers - Piri Eddy and Sandra Hopper
Director of Photography - David Tang
Camera Operators - Mira Soulio and Tim Carlier
Grip - Tim Carlier
Sound Recordist - Mylene Ludgate
Set and Costume Design - Meg Wilson
Hair and Make Up - Anita Rutter
Editor - Johanis Lyons-Reid
Colourist - David Tang
Composer and Sound Mix - Justin Pounsett
Stills Photographer – Piri Eddy
Kaila Pole - as herself/ Caroline
Keava Hopper - as herself/ Megan
Sam Bateman – as himself/ James
Star Theatre - Luke Bartholomew
Flinders University Drama Centre - Richard Back and Cameron Mackness
Michael Tessari - additional gear support
Australian Dance Theatre - Loop teaser venue
Arts Access Victoria - Gaelle Mellis, Kath Duncan, Veronica Pardo
Bonnie Paku - Loop teaser Camera Assistant
South Australian Film Corporation - Gaelle Mellis and Beth Neate
Consultant Producers - Julie Byrne and Kristian Moliere
Developed with support from the Australia Council for the Arts Community Arts funding, as part of Change Media’s What Privilege initiative 2018-2019.
Produced and filmed in South Australia.
Developed and financed with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation and SBS
©2019 Change Media, Lorcan Hopper and Johanis Lyons-Reid