Madman Entertainment is presenting the world premiere of two Australian films, Glendyn Ivin’s LAST RIDE and Jonathan Auf Der Heide’s VAN DIEMEN’S LAND, at the Adelaide Film Festival.
Directed by Glendyn Ivin, LAST RIDE stars Hugo Weaving and introduces Tom Russell in a touching story of a desperate father who takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime. Glendyn’s short film, Cracker Bag, won multiple awards including the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Best Short Film and AFI awards for Best Screenplay and Best Film in the Short Fiction film category. For more information visit www.lastridemovie.com
VAN DIEMEN’S LAND, written and directed by Jonathan Auf Der Heide, is based on the infamous tale of convict Alexander Pearce. Set in 1822, eight starving men escape from the hell-ish prison of Macquarie Harbour, on the unforgiving west coast of Van Dieman’s Land, in a fateful, near mythical bid for freedom. For more information visit www.vandiemensland-themovie.com
In post-production is Sean Byrne’s teen horror, THE LOVED ONES, featuring Australian stars on the rise Richard Wilson, Jessica McNamee, Victoria Thaine and Xavier Samuel this will be released at the end of the year.
David Michôd’s Melbourne underworld debut feature ANIMAL KINGDOM will start filming early this year, starring Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn. For more information visit www.animalkingdomthefilm.com.au
Also commencing filming this year is SAVE YOUR LEGS!, directed by Boyd Hicklin, which follows three mates who take their ordinary suburban cricket team and their 30-something issues on an extraordinary (mis) adventure in mystical India, losing matches but returning as winners, starring Brendan Cowell.
SOURCE: Madman Entertainment