Strangerland, the first feature debut from Australian filmmaker Kim Farrant, will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival and be released shortly after through Palace Cinemas.
The film, which stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving was funded by Screen NSW through both the Production Finance Fund and Regional Filming Fund.
Billed as every parent’s worst nightmare, Strangerland is a mystery drama genre that follows a couple whose lives unravel after their two teenagers go missing in the desert.
The production utilised NSW locations and crew shooting in Broken Hill, Canowindra and Western Sydney where it created 227 jobs with a production spend over $5,000,000.
With a warm reception at the Sundance Film Festival, Strangerland, will show audiences and filmakers the experienced crews and diverse locations called for to bring an atmospheric and nail-biting drama to life.
Synopsis: The Parker family are newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. The lives of forty-something couple Catherine and Matthew are flung into crisis when their two teenage kids disappear just as a massive dust storm hits the town. Strangerland, written by Fiona Seres (The Silence, Tangle), is a haunting, atmospheric mystery drama, which has attracted an exceptional cast in Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.