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Lemon Tree Passage, an Australian supernatural thriller inspired by an urban legend, will open in a limited number of cinemas on October 31, tying in with Halloween.
Produced by Jeremy Ervine and directed and co-written by David Campbell, the plot follows three American backpackers who learn about the ghost of a motorcyclist that stalks young motorists and encounter something far more evil.
The cast is headed by Jessica Tovey (Wonderland, Tracks), Pippa Black (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Nicholas Gunn (The Hunters Club, Neighbours), Tim Phillipps (TV.s Chopper, The Secret Circle), Tim Pocock (Dance Academy) and Andrew Ryan (Not Suitable for Children, Tomorrow, When the War Began).
Campbell and Erica Brien wrote the screenplay after he saw a segment aired on Today Tonight in 2010 dealing with teenagers who were caught speeding in Lemon Tree Passage Road in Port Stephens and told the cops they saw a ghostly light.
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- Don Groves
The South Australian-shot film inspired by an urban legend had its first screening on Saturday at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Campbell and Erica Brien wrote the screenplay after he saw a segment on Today Tonight in 2010 dealing with teenagers who were caught speeding in Lemon Tree Passage Road in Port Stephens, Nsw, and told the cops they saw a ghostly light.
A video of the sighting has been viewed more than 330,000 times on YouTube and some locals believe it.s the spirit of a motorcyclist who was killed on the road.
The plot follows three American backpackers who learn about the ghost of a motorcyclist that stalks young motorists and encounter something far more evil.
- Inside Film Correspondent
The Nine Network.s initiative of extending the nightly news to one hour, starting last Monday, has taken viewers away from Seven and the ABC.s 7 pm bulletin.
But the biggest losers collectively are the pay-tv networks which have suffered double-digit declines across the three half hours from 6 pm.
.Pay-tv is getting belted,. Fusion Strategy.s Steve Allen tells If. .The losses are in each half hour for pay-tv, slightly greater as the evening rolls on..
Allen regards Nine.s move as a bid to reassert the network.s position as news and current affairs leader nationally and as a Trojan horse to fight Seven news. dominance in Adelaide and Perth.
He considers the ratings for the first three nights as far from conclusive, particularly as Seven is screening the Australian Open Tennis before the return of Home and Away.
Alllen doubts that Seven would move to a one hour »
- Don Groves
3 items from 2014
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