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A hypnotic achievement from Peter Weir’s Australian mystical period. He claimed got the idea when he asked himself, “What if someone with a very pragmatic approach to life experienced a premonition? Richard Chamberlain gives one of his best performances as a lawyer whose bad dreams lead to his representing the great Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil in a case that unleashes a spiritual tsunami to drench the world.
- TFH Team
Cargo is based on Ramke and Howling.s 2013 Tropfest short.of the same name, which has since racked up over 12 million views on YouTube..
According to the initial report in.Screen Daily, the deal for the film.—.which stars Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and Simone Landers.—.was in the multi-million dollar range. Netflix is said to have come on board after seeing a three minute promo..
Umbrella will handle rights outside of the Netflix Svod window within Australia. .
As well as sharing directorial duties with Howling, Ramke also penned Cargo.s screenplay. The film is produced by Causeway Films. Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook) and Sam Jennings (The Pretend One), alongside Addictive Films. Russell Ackerman (Hellboy II) and John Schoenfelder. »
- Jackie Keast
The film, from the producers of The Babadook, will be the first Australian film to sit under Netflix’s Originals banner.
The SVoD giant, which declined to comment on the acquisition, swooped on the film after seeing a three-minute promo.
Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s debut, based on their short film which garnered 12 millions views online, charts the story of a father, played by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman, who is stranded in rural Australia with only 48 hours to find a new home for his baby daughter, after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.
Freeman, who will »
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3 items from 2017
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