Crowe, Proyas, Alex Proyas, Anthony LaPaglia, Toni Collette & More to Direct SYDNEY UNPLUGGED February 21, 2012 Ode to Sydney project boasts line-up of filmmaking talent. It has been announced that filmmakers Alex Proyas (‘Dark City’), David Michôd (‘Animal Kingdom’), Ivan Sen (‘Toomelah’), John Curran (‘The Painted Veil’), Kieran Darcy-Smith (‘Wish You Were Here’), Rachel Ward (‘Beautiful Kate’), and Ray Lawrence (‘Jindabyne’) are set to direct shorts for ‘Sydney Unplugged,’ a new anthology film that will be along the lines of ‘Paris je t’aime’ and ‘New York I Love You.’ Also stepping behind the cameras for segments are Russell Crowe (‘Texas’) and Liev Schreiber (‘Everything is Illuminated)’), along with fellow actors Anthony LaPaglia and Toni Collette, who will be making their directorial debuts. ‘Sydney Unplugged’ will be comprised of twelve stories. Each story will showcase Australia’s premiere city through a myriad of themes and storylines, illustrating the vibrant and unique cultural and social tapestries of life in one of the worlds most beloved and inspiring cities. The idea was hatched by John Polson, founder of the Sydney based Tropfest short film festival, and Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton. Production is set for later this year with Polson and Hamilton producing.