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From Australian director and Qe pal Kelly Dolen (Gates of Hell), comes John Doe a gritty vigilante thriller starring Jaime Bamber of Battlestar Galactica fame. The film has been in production for a while, but finally some materials are getting out there.
No trailer yet (well, the one that premiered a while back was yanked), but we've got some new images below and our fingers crossed that we can convince someone to release a teaser soon.
As we await the verdict of one of the most controversial cases in recent times, we come face-to-face with accused vigilante serial killer John Doe as he dissects and explains his reasoning behind his actions and the events that have now [Continued ...] »
Lachlan Woods, Noah Taylor, Jessica Clarke, Robert Taylor, Malcolm Kennard and Catherine McClements head the cast of quirky comedy The Menkoff Method, which starts shooting in Melbourne on September 10.
The director is David Parker, who makes a return to directing after a long absence: he shot Diana & Me, a 1997 comedy that starred Toni Collette as Aussie Diana Spencer, who wins a trip for two to London where she is determined to meet her idol and namesake Princess Diana.
In the interim Parker has shot plenty of TVCs and written and worked as Dop on his wife Nadia Tass. films and as Dop on films such as Kel Dolen.s upcoming vengeance thriller John Doe and Kath & Kimderella.
Parker sparked to The Menkoff Method screenplay by first-timer Zac Gillam, describing it as .very different and laugh-out loud funny,. and spent nearly a year developing it with the writer.
Woods (Better Man, »
- Don Groves
Main Street Films has bought North American rights to John Doe, an Australian thriller about an anti-hero who attempts to rid the community of criminals while taking out those he knows are about to commit crimes.
The director is Kel Dolen (Reign in Darkness, Gates of Hell), the screenplay is by Steve Coates and the cast is headed by Battlestar Galactica.s Jamie Bamber and Lachy Hulme (Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, Beaconsfield).
Main Street Films chairman Craig Chang along with Harrison Kordestani saw John Doe at the Cannes Film Market and negotiated the deal with Vernon. .We used our two screenings at Cannes to create a profile for the film and it turned out better than expected,. Vernon told If.
- Don Groves
There has been a crop of unsettling, yet fascinating efforts arriving from Down Under over the last few years. Films such as Snowtown, The Horseman and Animal Kingdom being particular standouts that creep under the skin to tell emotionally disturbing (and sometimes fact-based) stories. The latest looking to have the same effect is Kelly Dolen’s brutally devastating, John Doe, which offers to pose questions of morality, while the bloody carnage unfolds onscreen.
Jamie Bamber takes on the title role of an unrepentant serial-killer, looking to put right what the law gets wrong. Think an even more darker and twisted version of Dexter. Check out the official plot synopsis, trailer and poster below.
The Justice system has gone mad, perpetrators have more rights than victims, and repeat offenders continually slip between the cracks. It’s wrong, and it needs to change. One man sacrificed himself to transform society, he forced us to become a community, »
- Craig Hunter
In addition to the poster you see to the right (thanks, Twitch), we have a trailer awaiting you inside. Read on for the synopsis:
The Justice system has gone mad, perpetrators have more rights than victims, and repeat offenders continually slip between the cracks. It's wrong, and it needs to change. One man sacrificed himself to transform society, he forced us to become a community, he compelled us to stand up and protect one another from violent crime. How did he do it? He killed people, lots of people...
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It is no secret the screen industry is rapidly evolving to embrace more and more platforms. The ultimate film experience is no longer confined just to the big screen; but has extended into numerous apps, games, webisodes, e-books, social media platforms and even real-life missions.
It.s a process we have seen grow rapidly and successfully in the Australian industry the last few years; so much so, last November Arts Minister Simon Crean announced $20 million in funding to create an Australian Interactive Games Fund..
The ever-evolving nature of the industry has meant these additional elements, once seen as separate entities, can now be used to direct traffic to the film.s website, attract new markets or drum up interest in a movie before its release. However, the traditional method thus far has seen these platforms treated as .extras. that support the main star . the film itself..
Feature film producer Keith Sweitzer and Christopher Ferriter, »
- Emily Blatchford
6 items from 2013
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