Creative Process: Bali 2002
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BALI 2002 is the true story of how everyday heroes from Bali, Australia and beyond defied the odds after the 2002 terrorist attacks, to bring order from chaos and hope from despair.
The show had a 10 week pre production and 6 week shoot. In that time, we filmed many different locations, from 5+ different hospitals, a morgue, jungles and on the main Jalan Legian street build – keeping everyone in Art Department flat out from start to finish!
The build was a large task, with many things to factor in – while trying to be as accurate as possible on such a sensitive event. The set had to be adapted due to size limitations, but an incredible feat was achieved by all involved.
Production Designer: Tim Ferrier APDG
A visit to the location, where the set build would take place, in Rosehill, NSW.
While work to design the set had begun, the Locations department was hard at work to find a piece of land to build it. It had to be large, away from noise, and not too far from the city. A piece of land was finally found in Rosehill NSW which ticked most of the boxes. The set was shaping up to be a “T” intersection, so one of the major factors was the placement and direction of the set for light.
Plastering, painting and scenic work begins
While the build continued, a team of plasterers came in to start plaster work on the set. This was followed by the first layer of painting… Then a layer of scenic – of fire and explosion damage.
Meanwhile, construction started to lay the roof tiles, one by one…
The aftermath of the bombings on 12 October 2002.
Promo art for Bali 2002, courtesy of Stan