Bon Scott fans will undoubtedly be elated as progress moves forward on the widely-reported documentary rockudrama, Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC Unauthorised. High Voltage Productions has officially enlisted Emmy Award wielding cinematographer, John Barnhardt, of Barnfly Productions to collaborate on filming of the proper trailer for the project. This has been verified after talks commenced between High Voltage Productions and the filmmaker.
News surrounding the project has been somewhat sparse for the past few months as a potential deal with NBC Universal in London was nixed due to internal conflict within parent company between Universal’s film and music division. Sony, a subsidiary of Universal, now controls AC/DC’s music catalogue, although Albert Productions surely retains options and artistic influence.
The teaming of Barnfly Productions and High Voltage Productions, along with the expertise of Barnhardt, is proof-positive that the project and its principals are moving forward. Barnhardt, a former college film instructor, left the seemingly secure surroundings of academia to cast out and pursue his own passion. Fast-forward six years and the cinematographer has not only scored a coveted Emmy, but has and is traveling the world shooting for Charleston, SC. based Litton Entertainment for eight years, and his work is seen on multiple networks.
According to High Voltage Productions, “John Barnhardt was recommended to us and some within our team were familiar with his work and unredoubtable work ethic.”
The film’s writer and star, Rob Liotti, stated, “John’s work and vision deserve no apologies. He is the real deal. He is an ardent Bon Scott fan, so he gets it. I am certain he will bring a great dynamic to the effort as we move forward. Face it, the better he is, the better I look,” he laughed.
Director J.R. Getches commented, “The addition of John to the team brings considerable experience and resources to the production side of the project.”
It is unclear as to whether the filmmakers are approaching Litton Entertainment, but High Voltage Productions has not ruled out the possibility that letting me be a viable company and we feel may benefit from an interest in this film production.
" As of this time, we have not engaged in any negotiations with Litton Entertainment. However, John [Barnhardt] is clearly associated with and works for them. Naturally, it would make sense to attempt to get an audience with Mr. Morgan at Litton if the opportunity presented itself," Liotti stated.
High Voltage Productions can be reached at ozmoviecasting