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Wider ambit for $10,000 writer prize

24 August 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction presented by the Australian Writers' Guild is broadening its scope this year, including inviting entries from unproduced scripts.

The $10,000 prize will be awarded to the writer of the best produced script and the categories will be expanded to sub-genres and cross genre pieces, including horror-hybrids and post-Apocalyptic works.

Also, this year the writer of the best unproduced script will get to meet with a leading genre producer, with all travel costs covered by the Awg and the Hinde Award.

The purpose of the award bequested by. Australian film critic John Hinde is to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, TV, radio and interactive media.

This year.s award was launched at the Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival in Hobart on Saturday.

Screenwriting duo Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause (Acolytes, »

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Jon Hewitt's Turkey Shoot To Bow In Melbourne, Check The First Poster Art

8 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced a wide swathe of their programming - though not all titles are currently available on the festival website you can find a quick overview here - and included in the Night Shift section is the World Premiere of Acolytes and X director Jon Hewitt's remake of cult favorite title Turkey Shoot. Original producer Antony Ginnane continues to mine his own back catalog here - he also produced a remake of his own Patrick with Mark Hartley directing last year - with Dominic Purcell starring as a disgraced military man cast as the lead contestant on a televised game show to the death.We've got your first look at the first poster art for the film below, remember that you...

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Mclean set to direct first Us film

27 February 2014 12:33 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Wolf Creek.s Greg Mclean will make his Us directing debut on 6 Miranda Drive, a supernatural thriller which will star Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.

The low-budget film will be produced by Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, which specialises in horror and created the Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister franchises.

Scripted by Mclean, Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong, the plot will follow a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Shooting is due to start in March.

Krause listed that project among those which he and Armstrong are developing in an. interview with If last month.

Krause and Armstrong.s debut feature was Jon Hewitt.s 2008 horror movie Acolytes and they were among the writing team on Kimble Rendall.s Bait 3D. Their credits also include the children.s series K9 for Network Ten and the »

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Turkey Shoot Reloaded set to roll

9 January 2014 4:13 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca and Robert Taylor are set to star in Turkey Shoot Reloaded, an action adventure set in the near future.

The director is Jon Hewitt (X, Acolytes, Bloodlust), who co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, actress-writer Belinda McClory, with whom he collaborated on X and Acolytes.

Hewitt tells If the film is in the spirit of Brian Trenchard-Smith.s 1982 cult item Turkey Shoot but is not a reboot. .I loved Turkey Shoot but I did not want to remake it," he says. "This is a complete reinvention..

Principal photography starts in Melbourne on February 5. The Post Lounge is handling the visual effects and investing in the film. The producer is Antony I. Ginnane, who produced Turkey Shoot, with David Lightfoot as line producer and Lizzette Atkins as associate producer. Trenchard-Smith is an executive producer.

Turkey Shoot (also known outside Australia as Escape 2000 and Blood Camp Thatcher »

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Krause, Armstrong focus on genre films

6 January 2014 2:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Shane Krause has a refreshingly candid view of the commercial prospects of The Contents, a self-funded supernatural thriller which marks his directing debut.

.If the film turns out to be any good we will get interest. from distributors and sales agents, says Krause, who co-wrote and produced the film with his regular collaborator Shayne Armstrong.

.If it doesn.t it will die the death it deserves to. The amount of money at risk is pitifully small. If it doesn.t work no one gets hurt..

The cast and a small crew worked irregularly on the film for the past six months shooting on locations in Brisbane. It.s 80% completed; still to come are the visual effects elements created by Steve Boyle whose credits include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bait 3D, Daybreakers and who.s just worked on Chris Sun.s low budget horror film Charlie.s Farm.

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