4 items from 2013
“If you haven’t picked up on what’s up I am in pre-pre-production on a film called The Water Diviner. As director…interesting times,” he said on Twitter this week.
The film tells the story of an Australian who travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his two sons who went missing in the Battle of Gallipoli, the Allies’ 1915-16 costly campaign to knock the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) out of the First World War. British Commonwealth troops from Australia and New Zealand, known as ANZACs, suffered over 10,000 casualties.
Maintaining a drip feed of micro-blog commentaries, Crowe this week apologized to Japanese fans for not attending the Tokyo premiere of “Man of Steel” and said he needed every minute of preparation for “Diviner.”
“I go to an office. »
- Patrick Frater
The South Australian Film Corporation (Safc) has appointed Judy Potter as its new chairperson following the departure of long-term incumbent Cheryl Bart.
Sa minister assisting the minister for the arts, Chloe Fox, said Potter has an extraordinary understanding of the local arts scene and Sa. "She is perfectly positioned to take the South Australian Film Corporation to the next level, establishing the Adelaide Studios as the pre-eminent studios of their kind in Australia and building on the success that the Safc has enjoyed in recent years..
Potter paid homage to Bart, who leaves after a decade as chairperson. .The great legacy of films and facilities that Cheryl leaves behind provides strong foundations for the organisation as it confronts the many challenges facing the film industry in the future. »
- Inside Film Correspondent
An Australian film-maker has signed on to direct and produce one of the most highly regarded unmade scripts in Hollywood.
South Australian-based Anthony Maras will direct A Country of Strangers, which was number two on last year’s Black List of 2012.
The script was written by Sean Armstrong, an American, but is based on the true events of the disappearance of three siblings, the Beaumont children from an Australian beach in January 1966. Detective Geoff Harper’s search lasted 40 years.
Maras’ Anthouse Films will also produce the picture.
Maras told Mumbrella: “It’s interesting with A Country of Strangers – it’s an Australian true story but with the world we live in, Sean Armstrong first read of the case on the internet and started developing it from there. However, it will be a full Australian production, shooting here, with 99.9 per cent Australian crew.”
“We’ve had offers from sales agents and »
- Colin Delaney
Exclusive: A Country Of Strangers, the Sean Armstrong script that landed No. 2 on the new Black List, has been optioned by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos’ Faliro House Productions. The company behind Before Midnight and Take Shelter will develop a film based on true events. Written in the vein of Zodiac, A Country Of Strangers tells the story of detective Geoff Harper’s 40-year search for the Beaumont children, three siblings taken from an Australian beach in January 1966. The film will be directed by Anthony Maras, who won two Australian Academy Awards for his short film The Palace (check out that one below). Maras’ AntHouse Films will produce. “When the Beaumont children vanished off a crowded beach all those years ago, Australia was changed forever,” Maras said. “The case remains Australia’s most enduring criminal mystery, and was the first in a wave of child abductions and serial killings that has terrified »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
4 items from 2013
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