Australia at TIFF 2013

Australia at TIFF 2013
Australia at Tiff
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The Railway Man
Felony
Mystery Road
Tracks
Around the Block
Canopy
Cover image The Railway Man
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Aim High in Creation
All This Mayhem
The Babadook
Charlie’s Country
The Darkside
Galore
Healing
The Last of the Great Apes
My Mistress
The Mule
Patrick
Predestination
The Rover
Ruin
Son of a Gun
These Final Hours
The Turning
Wolf Creek 2
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Fell
Kill Me Three Times
Now Add Honey
Cut Snake
Paper Planes
Partisan
Sucker
Backtrack
The Dressmaker
Rest Home
We’re delighted to introduce you to the Australian films at the
Toronto International Film Festival.
The Railway Man will have a Gala world premiere at the festival,
while three Australian films, Felony, Tracks and Mystery Road,
will screen in the Special Presentation programme.
Around The Block and Canopy will have their world premieres in
the Discovery programme.
Inside you’ll also find the latest details on upcoming titles.
Screen Australia is Australia’s major film funding agency.
We provide investment for the development and
production of Australian film, television, documentary
and interactive media, as well as resources for industry
and business development.
We wish you a successful and enjoyable TIFF.
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The
Railway Man
Drama | 116 mins
Director Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson
Producers Andy Paterson, Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley
Cast Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine,
Stellan Skarsgard, Hiroyuki Sanada
Sales
CAA – North America
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SCREENINGS
Fri 6 Sep
18:30
Sat 7 Sep
08:15
Sat 7 Sep
11:00
Thu 12 Sep 09:45
Thu 12 Sep 11:00
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Roy Thomson Hall TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 P&I
Elgin Theatre
Scotiabank 2 P&I
Elgin Theatre
Gala Presentation – World Premiere
Based on a remarkable autobiography, The Railway Man
tells the epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer
who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour
camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers
that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much
of his treatment is still alive, and sets out to confront him
and his haunting past. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and
starring Academy Award®-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine
and Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a
powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.
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Felony
Thriller | 105 mins
Director Matthew Saville
Writer Joel Edgerton
Producers Rosemary Blight, Joel Edgerton, Michael Benaroya
Cast Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney,
Melissa George
Sales
The Solution Entertainment Group
In Toronto
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Publicist
Maxine Leonard PR
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Special Presentation – World Premiere
SCREENINGS
Tue 10 Sep 21:00 Wed 11 Sep 11:00
Wed 11 Sep 11:45
Thu 12 Sep 14:30
Sat 14 Sep 19:15 Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after
a tragic accident that leaves a child in a critical condition.
One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other
will attempt to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise
and unravel the truth?
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Elgin Theatre
Elgin Theatre
Scotiabank 3 P&I
Scotiabank 14 P&I Scotiabank 1
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Mystery Road
Murder Mystery | 118 mins
Writer/Director Ivan Sen
Producer David Jowsey
Cast Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten,
Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton
Sales
Arclight Films
In Toronto
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Publicist
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SCREENINGS
Sat 7 Sep 19:15
Sun 8 Sep 13:45
Mon 9 Sep 15:45 Sun 15 Sep 18:15
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Special Presentation – International Premiere
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Scotiabank 11 P&I
Scotiabank 2 Scotiabank 1
Detective Jay Swan returns to his outback hometown to
investigate the murder of a teenage girl found in a drain
under the highway.
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Tracks
Drama | 110 mins
Director John Curran
Writer Marion Nelson
Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
Co-producers Antonia Barnard, Julie Ryan
Cast Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver
Sales
Hanway Films
In Toronto
Chiara Gelardin
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SCREENINGS
Tue 10 Sep 18:00
Wed 11 Sep 14:45
Wed 11 Sep 11:15
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Special Presentation – North American Premiere
From director John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here
Anymore) comes Tracks, which tells the remarkable true story
of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who
leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost
2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied
by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off
on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way,
she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan
(Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. The film,
adapted from Davidson’s own memoirs, was produced by Emile
Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame).
Elgin Theatre
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Scotiabank 1 P&I
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Around
the Block
Coming of Age/Inspirational | 104 mins
Writer/Director Sarah Spillane
Producers Su Armstrong, Brian Rosen
Cast Christina Ricci, Matt Nable, Damian Walshe-Howling,
Madeleine Madden, Ursula Yovich, Trevor Jamieson,
Daniel Henshall, Jack Thompson, Hunter Page-Lochard
Discovery – World Premiere
Around the Block is about breaking cycles and building dreams.
Set in a contemporary, tough inner-city precinct, this is a story
of love, revenge and triumph, as an unconventional American
drama teacher encourages her students to confront their past
and take control of their future.
Sales
Arclight Films
In Toronto
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Publicist
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SCREENINGS
Fri 6 Sep
18:45
Sat 7 Sep 11:30
Sun 8 Sep 16:15
Wed 11 Sep 14:15
Fri 13 Sep 21:00
10
Scotiabank 14
Scotiabank 10 P&I
Scotiabank 3
Scotiabank 8 P&I
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
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Canopy
Wartime Drama | 84 mins
Writer/Director Aaron Wilson
Producer Katrina Fleming
Co-producers Mabelyn Ow, Aaron Wilson
Associate Producer Royston Tan
Cast Khan Chittenden, Mo Tzu-Yi
Sales
Odin’s Eye Entertainment
In Toronto
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Publicist
Strategy PR/Consulting
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SCREENINGS
Sat 7 Sep
18:15
Sun 8 Sep 21:45
Tue 10 Sep 18:45 Wed 11 Sep 11:45 Fri 13 Sep 14:45
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Scotiabank 5 P&I TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Scotiabank 7 Scotiabank 7 P&I TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Discovery – World Premiere
Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot
down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night
devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in
search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture,
Canopy is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of
war and nature and its impact on humanity. Aaron Wilson’s
breathtaking film marks the debut of an exciting new voice in
Australian cinema.
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screening schedule
Fri 6 Sep
THE RAILWAY MAN
18:30
Roy Thomson Hall
Gala Presentation
Wed
Sep
Tue
1111
Sep
felony
11:00
Elgin Theatre
Special Presentation
AROUND THE BLOCK
18:45 Scotiabank 14 Discovery
tracks
11:15
Scotiabank 1
P&I
canopy
11:45
Scotiabank 7
P&I
felony
11:45
Scotiabank 3
P&I
Sat 7 Sep
THE
RAILWAY MAN
08:15
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
P&I
THE RAILWAY MAN
11:00
Elgin Theatre
Gala Presentation
around the block
14:15
Scotiabank 8
P&I
tracks
14:45
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Special Presentation
Thu 12 Sep
the railway man
09:45
Scotiabank 2
P&I
the railway man
11:00
Elgin Theatre
Gala Presentation
felony
14:30
Scotiabank 14 P&I
AROUND THE BLOCK
11:30
Scotiabank 10
P&I
canopy
18:15
Scotiabank 5
P&I
mystery road
19:15
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Special Presentation
Sun 8 Sep
mystery road
AROUND THE BLOCK
canopy
Mon 9 Sep
mystery road
13:45
Scotiabank 11
P&I
16:15
Scotiabank 3 Discovery
21:45
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Discovery
15:45
Scotiabank 2 Fri 13 Sep
canopy
14:45
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Discovery
around the block
21:00
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Discovery
Sat 14 Sep
felony
19:15
Scotiabank 1 Special Presentation
mystery road
18:15
Scotiabank 1 Special Presentation
Special Presentation
Tue 10 Sep
tracks
18:00
Elgin Theatre Special Presentation
canopy
18:45
Scotiabank 7
Discovery
Sun 15 Sep
felony
21:00
Elgin Theatre
Special Presentation
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AIM HIGH IN CREATION!
ALL THIS MAYHEM
THE BABADOOK
CHARLIE’S COUNTRY
A revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North
Korea’s late Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il, with a ground-breaking
experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film,
based on the rules of his 1987 manifesto The Cinema and
Directing.
All This Mayhem (aka The Pappas Brothers) is a searing
account of what happens when raw talent and extreme
personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-beforeseen account of drugs and the dark side of professional
skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas’ intense bond
and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a
spiralling world of self-destruction.
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband,
battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house,
but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
A tragi-comic portrait of Charlie’s struggle to understand
how he should define himself as an Aboriginal in modern
Australia. From one of Australia’s most acclaimed directors,
Rolf de Heer.
Genre Documentary
Writer/Director Anna Broinowski
Producer Lizzette Atkins
Sales
North America XYZ
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ROW High Point Media Group
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UPCOMING
Genre Documentary
Director/Producer Eddie Martin
Producers George Pank, James Gay-Rees
Sales Entertainment One
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Genre Psychological Thriller
Writer/Director Jennifer Kent
Producers Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Cast Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall,
Hayley McElhinney
Sales Entertainment One
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Genre Drama
Devised by David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer
Writer/Director Rolf de Heer
Producers Nils Erik Nielsen, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
Cast David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Bojana
Novakovic, Peter Minygululu
Sales
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THE DARKSIDE
GALORE
HEALING
THE LAST OF THE GREAT APES
Caméra d’Or-winning director Warwick Thornton (Samson &
Delilah) assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny and
absurd true ghost tales from across Australia and brings
them to life with some of Australia’s most iconic actors as
the storytellers. Honest, matter-of-fact firsthand accounts
illuminate a black perspective on the other side.
Billie and Laura, two reckless teenage best friends, share
everything, except for Billie’s biggest secret: she’s crazy in
love with Laura’s boyfriend.
A powerful, redemptive drama charting the relationship
between two men from very different backgrounds, who find a
common bond through the most unusual catalyst.
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Rhys Graham
Producer Philippa Campey
Cast Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan,
Toby Wallace
Sales Entertainment One
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Genre Contemporary Drama
Writer/Director/Producer Craig Monahan
Writer Alison Nisselle
Producer Tait Brady
Cast Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Jane Menelaus
Sales Lightning Entertainment
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The world’s great apes are in desperate trouble. Their very
survival is under threat. They now have a new champion, Holly
Carroll – someone prepared to stand on the barricades and
fight for them.
Genre Documentary/Drama
Director Warwick Thornton
Producer Kath Shelper
Cast Deborah Mailman, Bryan Brown, Aaron Pedersen,
Shari Sebbens, Sacha Horler
Sales Artscope
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UPCOMING
Genre 3D/IMAX Documentary
Writer/Director Jeremy Hogarth
Writer/Producer Norm Wilkinson
Presenter Holly Carroll
Sales
America and Asia Park Entertainment
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Europe NWave (IMAX)
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MY MISTRESS
THE MULE
PATRICK
PREDESTINATION
What starts as a beautiful and strangely innocent affair
between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S&M
mistress soon becomes more dangerous in My Mistress, an
unconventional and provocative love story.
In 1983 a naive man was pressured into smuggling drugs
from Thailand to Australia. This first-time mule was
promptly detained at Melbourne Airport by suspicious
Federal Police. Alone, afraid and concealing lethal narcotics
in his stomach, the mule made a desperate choice; to
withhold the evidence... literally.
For three years Patrick has been lying mute and immobile, a
patient in a clinic for the comatose. When young nurse Kathy
starts working at the clinic, Patrick figures out how to utilise
his pent-up power with deadly effect. A reimagining of Richard
Franklin’s 1970s chiller.
A temporal agent on his final assignment must recruit his
younger self, while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded
him throughout time.
Genre Romantic Drama
Director Stephen Lance
Writer Gerard Lee
Producers Leanne Tonkes, Steve Kearney
Cast Emmanuelle Béart, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake
Sales LevelK
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UPCOMING
Genre Crime
Director Tony Mahony
Writers Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson
Producers Angus Sampson, Jane Liscombe
Cast Hugo Weaving, John Noble, Angus Sampson, Leigh
Whannell
Sales Entertainment One
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Genre Horror
Director Mark Hartley
Writer Justin King
Producer Antony I Ginnane
Cast Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Damon
Gameau
Sales Bankside Films
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Genre Sci-fi Thriller
Writers Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig (based on a short story
by Robert A Heinlein)
Directors Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Producers Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan
Cast Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Sales Arclight Films
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THE ROVER
RUIN
SON OF A GUN
THESE FINAL HOURS
Ten years following a collapse of the western economic
system, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap.
Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian
outback. When a gang of thieves steal his car, they leave
behind the wounded Rey. Forcing Rey to help track the gang,
Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that
matters to him.
A fable of violence and love in modern-day Cambodia.
A visceral, tautly-paced heist thriller, centred on a complex
relationship between Australia’s public enemy number one
(Ewan McGregor) and his young protégé (Brenton Thwaites).
A troubled young man makes his way to the party-to-end-allparties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of
a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship will lead
him on the path to redemption.
Genre Thriller/Western
Writer/Director/Producer David Michôd
Producers Liz Watts, David Linde
Cast Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David
Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior
Sales FilmNation
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UPCOMING
Genre Romance
Writers/Directors/Producers Amiel Courtin-Wilson,
Michael Cody
Cast Ros Mony, Sang Malen
Sales XYZ
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Genre Crime Thriller
Writer/Director Julius Avery
Producer Timothy White
Co-producer Janelle Landers
Cast Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander,
Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, Tom Budge
Sales Altitude Films
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Genre Apocalyptic Thriller
Writer/Director Zak Hilditch
Producer Liz Kearney
Cast Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Jessica de Gouw, Daniel
Henshall, Sarah Snook, Kathryn Beck, Lynette Curran
Sales Celluloid Dreams/Nightmares – uConnect
[email protected]
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THE TURNING
WOLF CREEK 2
Seventeen Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines
each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by
Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the
extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives.
Mick is back! The outback once again becomes a place
of mind-bending horror, action and suspense as another
unwitting backpacker becomes prey for crazed, serial-killing
pig-shooter, Mick Taylor.
Genre Drama
Directors include Robert Connolly, Mia Wasikowska, David
Wenham, Tony Ayres, Justin Kurzel, Warwick Thornton
Writers include Andrew Upton, Kris Mrksa, Mia Wasikowska,
Justin Monjo, Warwick Thornton
Producers Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles
Cast Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Richard
Roxburgh, Miranda Otto, Susie Porter, Matt Nable, Wayne Blair,
Callan Mulvey
Sales LevelK
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Genre Horror
Writer/Director/Producer Greg McLean
Writer Aaron Sterns
Producers Helen Leake, Steve Topic
Cast John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Phillipe Klaus
Sales Arclight Films
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UPCOMING
FELL
KILL ME THREE
TIMES
NOW ADD
HONEY
CUT SNAKE
Set in the primal darkness
of the forest, Fell is a fable
of revenge, redemption and
renewal.
In a sun-drenched Australian
surfing town, a young woman
is the thread that binds three
tales of murder, blackmail and
revenge.
Normal life implodes for a
suburban family when their
pop star cousin comes to stay.
‘Sparra’ Farrell has left his
secret prison past behind,
with a new fiancée and a new
life. But he finds it’s a door
that is never closed when
his newly-released cell mate
turns up with other ideas.
Genre Drama
Director Kasimir Burgess
Writer Natasha Pincus
Producers John Maynard,
Mary Minas
Cast Matt Nable, Daniel
Henshall, Jacqueline
McKenzie
Sales The Yellow Affair
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production
Genre Crime Thriller
Director Kriv Stenders
Writer James McFarland
Producers Tania Chambers,
Laurence Malkin, Share
Stallings
Cast Simon Pegg, Abbie
Cornish, Sullivan Stapleton,
David Wenham
Sales Cargo Entertainment
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T +1 917 535 4833
Genre Comedy
Director/Producer
Wayne Hope
Writer/Producer
Robyn Butler
Producer Louisa Kors
Cast Robyn Butler, Portia de
Rossi, Hamish Blake, Lucy Fry
Sales Lightning
Entertainment
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Genre Drama
Director Tony Ayres
Writer Blake Ayshford
Producers Michael
McMahon, Trevor Blainey
Cast Ryan Kwanten, Sullivan
Stapleton, Rachel Taylor
Sales Entertainment One
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PRE-PRODUCTION
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PAPER PLANES
PARTISAN
SUCKER
BACKTRACK
THE
DRESSMAKER
REST HOME
Young Dylan, from a small
outback town, dreams of
competing in the World
Paper Plane Championships
in Japan.
A confronting tale about
Alexander who, raised to
see the world through Gregori’s
eyes, is starting to think
for himself.
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Ariel Kleiman
Writer Sarah Cyngler
Producers Anna McLeish,
Sarah Shaw
Sales Protagonist Pictures
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Psychologist Peter Bowers’
life is thrown into turmoil
when he discovers that his
patients are the ghosts of
people who all died in an
accident 20 years previously.
Afraid of losing his mind,
Peter returns to his home
town where he uncovers a
terrifying truth which only he
can put right. A spine-chilling
supernatural thriller.
A tale of love, revenge and
haute couture.
Genre Family
Writer/Director/Producer
Robert Connolly
Writer Steve Worland
Producers Maggie Miles,
Liz Kearney
Sales Arclight Films
[email protected]
T +1 818 426 6359
An 18-year-old Chinese
Australian on the cusp of
adulthood learns about life
and lies from an ageing
conman, and about love from
his daughter.
David and Mandy’s marriage
crosses cultures and
generations but can it
survive Mandy crossing the
line of infidelity? From Cannes
Caméra d’Or-winning director
Michael Rowe (Leap Year).
PRE-PRODUCTION
Genre Comedy/Drama
Director Ben Chessell
Writer Lawrence Leung
Producers Robyn Kershaw,
Jason Byrne
Co-producer Jocelyn Quioc
Sales Level K
[email protected]
T +45 3048 3912
Genre Supernatural Thriller
Writer/Director/Producer
Michael Petroni
Producers Jamie Hilton,
Antonia Barnard
Sales Bankside Films
[email protected]
T +44 795 760 5915
FINANCING
Genre Comedy/Drama
Writer/Director
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Producer Sue Maslin
Cast Kate Winslet, Judy
Davis
Sales Embankment Films
[email protected]
Genre Drama
Writer/Director
Michael Rowe
Producers Trish Lake,
Serge Noël
Co-producer Dan Lake
Cast Melissa George,
Roy Dupuis
Sales Pyramide
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