Ivan Sen is to make another film about Jay Swan, Selma is snubbed at the Directors Guild awards and Boyhood is likely to be screened in more cinemas in Australia.
Mystery Road to get a spin-off
Writer-director Ivan Sen won plenty of fans with Mystery Road two years ago. While the outback murder mystery had only a limited run in cinemas, it was well received at international festivals and drew a solid audience on ABC TV. Now Short Cuts hears that Sen is planning to follow up Mystery Road with another film featuring indigenous detective Jay Swan, played by Aaron Pedersen. Producer David Jowsey is in the final stages of financing Goldstone with Screen Australia and Screen Queensland. He calls it a spin-off rather than a sequel, which has Swan teaming up with another detective in a new town. “It’s a straight-on thriller, with more action,” Jowsey says. “It’s a people-trafficking story.”