The Staging Post is a project driven by John Lagerlow to rescue the disused federation post office building in Trundle.

After retiring from the family business in 2007, John again took up studying his old love of film making and earned an Advanced Diploma in Screen from Tafe Randwick and a Post Graduate qualification in Directing from AFTRS. He is also qualified in Training and Assessment.

John began the Trundle Film Society in April 2017 and membership has being growing ever since. John also runs Central West Films and has made a number of short films locally since arriving in Trundle in 2014.