Aurelio Costarella and Guy Gross join Tango Underpants team

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Tango Underpants Pty Ltd is proud to announce two new internationally renowned additions to its team – fashion designer Aurelio Costarella and film composer Guy Gross – ahead of its 31 January fundraising deadline.

Tango Underpants is a playful and engrossing short film, written by renowned screenwriter John Collee (HAPPY FEET, MASTER AND COMMANDER). 
It is being directed by Cottesloe Films’ Miranda Edmonds and Khrob Edmonds; and executive produced by former CEO of ScreenNSW Tania Chambers and Impian Film’s CEO Stephen Van Mil. 

Western Australian golden girl Emma Booth (PARKER, SWERVE, CLUBLAND) is attached to play the lead.

“The calibre of people attracted to Tango Underpants is constantly amazing us,” said Ms Chambers.

“We are over the moon that an internationally acclaimed designer such as Aurelio Costarella has agreed to create what we know will be a stunning tango dress for Emma.”

According to Mr Costarella, Emma Booth is the epitome of the Costarella woman.

“As a young lady, Emma is undoubtedly chic, bold, confident, discerning and design savvy.”

“The way I read it, our dress will symbolise a similar transformation in her character and we are excited to be able to play such a critical role in the film,” Mr Costarella.

Ms Edmonds agreed, saying the involvement of both Costarella and Gross was ‘a huge coup’.

“Guy is a multi-award winning film and television composer – one of our country’s best! While Khrob and I like to aim high, I’m not sure we ever imagined Guy composing original music for one of our short films,” said Ms Edmonds.

Tango Underpants tells the story of Carolyn – a young Australian backpacker who, after a bad breakup and too long on the road, has completely lost her mojo. However, all of that changes when she reaches South America. Here she discovers not only the wonders of the Tango dance and the people, but also the vital importance of the right underwear. 

The film was inspired by a short story written by Carolyn Swindell. 

To date the team has raised over $106,000 through its Pozible campaign. The initial target of $25,000 was raised in 24 hours and triggered a $75,000 grant through ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 Crowdfunding Initiative. Pledges can be made via until midnight tomorrow, Thursday 31 January.

Tango Underpants will to be shot in Western Australia and South America in 2013 by award-winning cinematographer Denson Baker ACS (ORANGES AND SUNSHINE, THE BLACK BALLOON)

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