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Sherlock’s Martin Freeman Features In New Clip From Zombie Thriller Cargo

In the wake of no more Sherlock being produced for the foreseeable future, the detective drama’s two stars are keeping themselves busy with an array of interesting projects both big and small.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently featured in emotional TV movie The Child In Time, for instance, ahead of his role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War next May. Martin Freeman, meanwhile, is also joining Cumberbatch in the McU next year, as he’ll be appearing in February’s Black Panther. Before then, however, The Hobbit actor will be starring in indie zombie thriller Cargo.

With filming now complete and the movie knee-deep in post-production, the first clip from the upcoming UK project has arrived online and introduces the setting – that being the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia – before zeroing in on Martin Freeman’s desperate father Andy.

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Aussie zombie flick ‘Cargo’ set to become a Netflix Original

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'Cargo'.

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling.s post-apocalyptic debut feature, Cargo, recently shot in South Australia. .

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.
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Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

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Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie
Exclusive: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.

Netflix has taken world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie Cargo, in what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal.

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.

CAA, UTA and Bankside Films represented the filmmakers in the deal with Ian Bricke negotiating on behalf of Netflix.

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.

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Rolf de Heer wins $25,000 Usd to develop 'Mr Ward's Incredible Journey'

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Rolf de Heer..

Award-winning director Rolf de Heer (Twelve Canoes, Charlie.s Country) has been named one of four recipients of this year's Mpa Apsa Academy Film Fund, designed to support new feature film projects at script stage.

Announced by the Motion Picture Association (Mpa) at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa) in Brisbane last week, de Heer will receive a $25,000 Usd grant to develop his script Mr Ward.s Incredible Journey.

De Heer's screenplay follows the true story of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward, who tragically died in the back of a police van in the outback in 2008. De Heer will once again collaborate with David Gulpilil on the film.

The jury described the script as both .elegiac and timely. and commended de Heer and his Gulpilil for their .courage in taking on such a critical story in the ongoing history of the race relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia today.
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Rolf de Heer, Haifaa Al Mansour Among Mpa’s Apsa Bursary Winners

Rolf de Heer, Haifaa Al Mansour Among Mpa’s Apsa Bursary Winners
Veteran Australian director Rolf de Heer was among the four winners of film development bursaries from the Motion Picture Association. They are given out annually as part of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and are each worth $25,000.

The financing is available only to Apsa Academy members, a group of roughly 1,000 film makers from the Asia Pacific region who have either won or been nominated for the Apsa awards. By restricting the applications, the Mpa seeks to reward the region’s top film makers and accelerate their progress.

De Heer and David Gulpilil win funding for “Mr Ward’s Incredible Journey,” a race relations story based on real events and involving the death of a man in the back of a police van. De Heer has twice been nominated for Apsa awards, with feature film “Charlie’s Country,” and documentary “Another Country.”

The other winners were: South Korean producer Park Joo
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'Another Country' tops Atom Awards

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David Gulpilil in 'Another Country'..

Molly Reynolds' feature documentary Another Country, starring David Gulpilil, has collected three gongs at the Atom Awards, held in Melbourne last night.

The Vertigo Productions film, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, picked up Best Documentary — General; Best Documentary — Social & Political Issues and Best Documentary — History.

Keryn Nossal.s Yiramalay, about the Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy Valley Community in the Kimberley, was named Best Documentary — Short Form.

Best Factual Television Series went to the.two-parter Becoming Superhuman, which aired on ABC's Catalyst earlier this year..

Nel Minchin and Rhian Skirving.s Matilda and Me, chronicling Tim Minchin.s journey to compose a musical based Roald Dahl.s 'Matilda' for the Royal Shakespeare Company, has won Best Documentary — Biography and Best Documentary — Arts.

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Two emerging Indigenous filmmakers to attend Aimc

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Darlene Johnson. A new initiative from the National Association of Cinema Operators (Naco) and the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (Mpdaa) will give two emerging Indigenous filmmakers the opportunity to attend Aimc 2016.. . Darlene Johnson is a writer/director from the Dunghutti clan from the Nsw mid-north coast. A graduate of Uts and Aftrs,.Johnson.s short films and documentaries have won numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination in 2001 (Best Documentary Stolen Generations). . She has two feature films currently in development, with Phillip Noyce attached as an Ep to one and David Gulpilil attached as a cast member and cultural advisor on the other. . Ian Ludwick is a Bulgun Warra man from Hopevale, Queensland. Formerly a policeman and paramedic,.Ludwick.turned to writing and producing in 2009.. He completed the Indigenous Producers Initiative with Screen Australia and an attachment to Arclight Films earlier this year. He also recently attended the Toronto
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First look at Sa apocalyptic thriller Cargo

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The first production still has been released from Cargo, starring Sherlock.s Martin Freeman.

Currently shooting in South Australia, the film is based on Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling.s 2013 Tropfest short. Ramke wrote the script, and tshe and Howling are making their feature directorial debuts.

Causeway Films producers Samantha Jennings (The Pretend One) and Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook) are working alongside Addictive Pictures. Russell Ackerman (Hellboy II) and John Schoenfelder, with Mark Patterson attached as South Australian producer.

Cargo follows an infected man stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic. He desperately seeks a new guardian for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his burgeoning zombification.

Salvation may lie with an isolated Aboriginal tribe, but to gain access he must first earn the allegiance of a young Indigenous girl on a tragic quest of her own.

Freeman stars alongside David Gulpilil (Charlie.s Country,
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[Tiff Review] Goldstone

Another missing girl has Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) on the move while the world continues to turn a blind eye. This time it isn’t an aboriginal, though, the aftermath of his work in Mystery Road culminating in a shootout with everyone dead but he a distant memory. The case that has him traveling to Goldstone concerns a young Chinese girl, her place in the desert a curiosity Jay cannot ignore. Haunted by demons that go much farther back than anything writer/director Ivan Sen introduced in his last installment, Swan is taking to the bottle and in desperate need of a win to repair his damaged soul. Unfortunately for him it doesn’t appear anyone in this desolate mining town is able—or willing—to provide assistance.

We reunite with Jay piss drunk and behind the wheel as Goldstone’s solitary law enforcement agent (Alex Russell‘s Josh) approaches.
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If talks to the director, producer and star of Tiff-bound oater Goldstone

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Jacki Weaver and Ivan Sen on the Goldstone set.

Ivan Sen.s.Goldstone opened the 2016 Sydney Film Festival before Transmisison released it nationally on July 7, and will make its international premiere at Tiff next month.

The film reunites Sen and his longtime producing partner David Jowsey with actor Aaron Pederson, who reprises the role of Outback detective Jay Swan, first seen in Sen.s 2013 feature Mystery Road.

.He.s a guy from an Indigenous background who.s defending and upholding white law, which has been in conflict with the white establishment for such a long time,. says Sen.

.He.s very divisive, no matter where he goes. He.s loaded with all kinds of political, social connotations. The situations you could put him in and have something quite deep and meaningful come out [of] his experiences are endless..

Goldstone revisits Swan after the loss of his daughter, whose death occurred at
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Tiff 2016 Reveals Platform Line-Up With ‘Jackie,’ ‘Nocturama,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and More

Toronto International Film Festival continues to add to its already eclectic slate by announcing their Platform line-up today. Beginning last year as a special program to highlight auteur-driven features from around the world, this year’s line-up looks remarkably strong, opening with Bertrand Bonello‘s Paris-set terrorism drama Nocturama.

Also featuring new films from Fien Troch, Zacharias Kunuk, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ivan Sen, Katell Quillévéré, Khyentse Norbu, Pablo Larraín, William Oldroyd, Mijke de Jong, Barry Jenkins, Mathieu Denis, and Simon Lavoie, check out the line-up below.

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Goldstone Ivan Sen, Australia
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'Country' triptych to screen at Acmi

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David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country.

Feature film Charlie.s Country, feature documentary Another Country, and online installation Still our Country will screen together at Acmi from July 3-10..

The projects were all shot in the Arnhem Land Aboriginal community of Ramingining, and will screen at Acmi to coincide with Naidoc week in July..

Directors Rolf de Heer (Charlie's Country).and Molly Reynolds (Another Country).will be in attendance to present their collab.Still Our Country on Sunday July 3.

Doco Another Country is narrated by David Gulpilil (Walkabout, Storm Boy, Crocodile Dundee, Australia, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Tracker), who tells the story of his culture and its interruption by white settlemt.

Online project Still Our Country documents the swiftly morphing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory, while feature Charlie's Country, written and directed by de Heer, stars Gulpilil as Charlie, in a role that won him
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'Country' triptych from Rolf de Heer and Molly Reynolds to screen at Acmi

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David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country.

Rolf de Heer and Molly Reynolds. three collaborations - feature film Charlie.s Country, feature documentary Another Country, and online installation Still our Country - will screen together at Acmi from July 3-10..

The projects were all shot in the Arnhem Land Aboriginal community of Ramingining, and will screen at Acmi to coincide with Naidoc week in July..

De Heer and Reynolds will be in attendance to present Still Our Country on Sunday July 3.

Doco Another Country is narrated by David Gulpilil (Walkabout, Storm Boy, Crocodile Dundee, Australia, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Tracker), who tells the story of his culture and its interruption by white settlemt.

Online project Still Our Country documents the swiftly morphing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory, while feature Charlie's Country, written and directed by de Heer, stars Gulpilil as Charlie, in a role that won
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Safc launches strategy to support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander filmmakers

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David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country.

The South Australian Film Corporation launched its first Aboriginal Screen Strategy on Wednesday night, with the aim of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers.

The development of the new strategy has been guided by Safc.s Aboriginal Screen Strategy Executive Lee-Ann Buckskin and Safc CEO Annabelle Sheehan..

.The Strategy is designed to grow and support the extraordinary stories and creative voices of the Aboriginal screen sector in this state, and to provide opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in filmmaking through production, professional mentoring and partnerships," Sheehan said.

Buckskin said that the strategy "will help the funded projects reach their potential and provide an opportunity for South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to share their stories."

Sheehan initiated the Naidoc Week Micro-Documentaries Pilot last year, which funded five micro-documentaries with support from partners National Indigenous Television (Nitv) and the Media Resource Centre.
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Sydney Film Review: ‘Goldstone’

The sun is hot, the motives are cold and the film is blazingly noir as Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns for another investigation of Outback moral rot in multi-hyphenate helmer Ivan Sen’s socially conscious, supremely accomplished procedural thriller “Goldstone.” A standalone sequel to his breakthrough “Mystery Road” (which opened the Sydney Film Festival in 2013), the film hopes to repeat its predecessor’s success, making Sydney’s opening-night slot its first stop in what looks to be a long fest life, followed by glowing sales.

Sen’s unique accomplishment with these two films, unequalled in contemporary Aussie cinema, is his daringly idealistic intention and crystal clear success at balancing the demands of contemporary genre filmmaking with, in this case, the ongoing hot-button issues of Aboriginal relations (Sen is himself of mixed Indigenous/European heritage), human trafficking, the human greed behind corporate corruption and cultural destruction.

When first seen here,
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Sff's Travelling Film Festival returns to Newcastle with eight films

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Alex Russell in Ivan Sen's Goldstone.

The Sydney Film Festival's Travelling Film Fest returns to Newcastle this year, screening at Tower Cinemas from June 24-26.

Sff's roadshow takes films around the country after they've screened at the festival itself, which takes place in Sydney from June 8-19.

Highlights include Sff's opening night film Goldstone, directed by Ivan Sen and starring Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham and David Gulpilil, and closing night film Love and Friendship, Whit Stillman's adaptation of an early, unheralded Jane Austen short novel.

Stillman's acclaimed comedy of manners stars Australia's own Xavier Samuel as well as Stephen Fry, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny.

.We are thrilled to be returning to Tower Cinemas with a vibrant program of four short films and nine feature films including one documentary,. Travelling Film Festival Manager Alicia Emery said.

Other films set to go on tour include Lee Tamahori's Mahana,
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Sff 2016 boasts five Australian feature premieres, Mel Gibson in conversation

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Alex Russell in Ivan Sen's Goldstone.

The full Sydney Film Festival line-up was unveiled this morning by Sff director Nashen Moodley, with five Australian feature premieres and eight Aussie documentary premieres.

In a coup for the festival, this year's Talks program at Sydney Town Hall's Hub will include a free talk with Mel Gibson, whose Blood Father is playing at the fest, as well as in-conversation events with Australian filmmakers such as Ivan Sen.

Sen's Goldstone, the festival's opening night film, will also feature in the official competition..

Other Aussie premieres include Abe Forsythe's Cronulla black comedy Down Under, Craig Boreham's queer drama Teenage Kicks, playwright Stephen Sewell's directorial debut Embedded, and Craig Anderson's thriller Red Christmas, starring E.T.'s Dee Wallace.

Also in the line-up are Aussie titles that premiered overseas last year, such as Beast, the McKeith brothers' Manila-set boxing drama that comes
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"What happened to my culture when it was interrupted by yours": Gulpilil

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David Gulpilil in Another Country.

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Another Country, which has just been selected to screen at Cannes Film Festival, came about in part from a visit the film.s producer Rolf de heer made to David Gulpilil while he was in prison.

De heer arrived at 9am at the Berrimah low-security unit and Gulpilil, weighing just 39kgs at the time, was wearing khaki shorts, thongs and an olive green t-shirt.

A long-time friend of Gulpilil, de heer wanted to help.

..He (de heer) went to visit David and had a conversation about what David was going to do post-prison and David said .I don.t know, I think I want to make a film, I think I want to make a film with you Rolf,.. Another Country director Molly Reynolds tells If.

The next morning, in stifling heat, de heer pitched a rough idea for a film which would become Charlie
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