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Australian thriller adds two key cast

Aaron Pedersen and Mark Leonard Winter have been added to the cast of The Fear of Darkness, writer-director Chris Fitchett.s supernatural thriller which starts shooting on March 6 on the Gold Coast.

They join the already announced cast of Maeve Dermody, Penelope Mitchell and Damien Garvey.

Mitchell (Hemlock Grove, The Vampire Diaries) will play Skye Williams, a patient in a psychiatric clinic who is accused of a gruesome murder. Dermody (Serangoon Road, Griff the Invisible) is Dr Sarah Faithfull, an empathetic psychiatrist who believes there is more to the case.

Pedersen, who played the lead in Ivan Sen.s Mystery Road and is a regular in the ABC Jack Irish telemovies,. will portray Dr Nicholas Trengrove, a criminal psychologist who tries desperately to ensure that those around him stay grounded and not surrender to any imagined horrors in the dark.

Winter, who appears in Craig Monahan.s upcoming drama Healing
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Casting set for supernatural thriller

Maeve Dermody, Penelope Mitchell and Damien Garvey have been cast in The Fear of Darkness, a supernatural thriller from writer-director Chris Fitchett which starts shooting March 6 on the Gold Coast.

Dermody (Serangoon Road, Griff the Invisible) will play a brilliant young psychiatrist who is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her when she investigates the disappearance of a female university student.

Mitchell, who was a regular in the Us TV series Hemlock Grove and appears in The Vampire Diaries, plays a patient in a psychiatric clinic who is accused of a gruesome crime.

Damien Garvey (Rake, Network Ten.s upcoming Secrets & Lies) will portray a cop who investigates the disappearance. Casting of two other key roles is due to be confirmed shortly.

The project was developed through Screen Queensland.s low budget feature film initiative. The producer is Mark Overett (Iron Sky, Separation City,. Unfinished Sky
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Fitchett tackles The Fear of Darkness

Writer-director Chris Fitchett made his first two features, Blood Money and Desolation Angels, in quick succession.

He was offered a few roles after the second film but embarked on a successful career running film and TV bodies.

Now, 31 years after Desolation Angels, he is getting ready to write and direct his third feature, The Fear of Darkness, a supernatural thriller about a brilliant young psychiatrist who is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her unconscious when she investigates the disappearance of a female university student.

Produced by Mark Overett (Iron Sky, Separation City, Unfinished Sky) and supported by Screen Queensland.s low budget feature film initiative, the film is due to shoot on the Gold Coast in January.

Fitchett, who teaches film and TV at Bond University, is finalising the casting. Gary Hamilton.s Arclight will handle international sales and Greenlight Releasing is the Australian distributor.
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Trailer for Rapturepalooza Comedy, Anna Kendrick Fights Antichrist

IGN has unveiled a restricted trailer for the upcoming "Rapturepalooza" apocalyptic comedy, starring Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong and Paul Scheer. Check it out below. The film follows two teens (Kendrick, Daley) as they battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist (Robinson). It's written by Chris Matheson (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure). "Rapturepalooza" is directed by Paul Middleditch (Separation City) and will be available on VOD and in select theaters on May 10th. Trailer:
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Anna Kendrick & Craig Robinson in Red Band 'Rapturepalooza' Trailer

The Rapture is a Biblical prophesy in which Jesus Christ returns to Earth to take all of His followers into heaven, leaving unbelievers behind in an apocalyptic wasteland as the Antichrist tries to take over the world. It's been featured in a few films already, most famously the Left Behind series (which is getting a reboot starring Nicolas Cage), but now it looks like the religious event is going to be fodder for a comedy, as a red band trailer for Rapturepalooza has surfaced online, starring Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, and Craig Robinson as the Antichrist. It looks like the worst end of days comedy coming this year. Watch? Here's the red band trailer for Raturepalooza, courtesy of IGN: Rapturepalooza is directed by Paul Middleditch (Separation City) and written by Chris Matheson (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure). The story follows a young couple (Anna Kendrick of Up in the Air
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Exclusive: “Iron Sky” Blu-Ray Giveaway!

Exclusive: “Iron Sky” Blu-Ray Giveaway!
They have watched our planet.

They have studied our culture.

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And they have waited 70 years for revenge.

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The future cult classic follows the fourth Reich in their attempt for vengeance upon America and invades store shelves tomorrow, October 2nd. You can purchase the Blu-ray for $24.98 (Amazon Blu-Ray) and the DVD for $19.98 (Amazon DVD) Or you can participate in our Blu-ray Giveaway right here!

All you need to do is leave a comment on This Post expressing your enthusiasm for this movie and/or letting us know why you want to win! We have 3 (Three!) of these bad boys to give away,
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Iron Sky to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Comedy sci-fi feature Iron Sky has been selected in the Panorama Special section of next month's Berlin International Film Festival.

The film, about Nazis who fled to the Moon in 1945 before returning to claim the Earth in 2018, marks the first Australian-Finnish-German co-production.

Australian producer Cathy Overett said: .We are incredibly excited that Iron Sky has been selected for Berlin. It is recognition of the incredible vision and tenacity of our director Timo Vuorensola and of the importance international co-productions play in the Australian film industry..

The film has relied on an innovative financing structure which included crowd-funding during production. It is still raising finance after facing blizzards in Germany and floods in Queensland during production.

"The adverse weather conditions mean we are still raising some extra funds to finish and deliver the film, so it.s still not too late for our Australian fans to support the film. All they
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Anna Kendrick & John Francis Daley Join Rapture-Palooza

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Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and John Francis Daley (Waiting) have signed on to star in Rapture-Palooza.

Kendrick and Daley will star opposite Craig Robinson (Pineapple Express) in the post-apocalyptic comedy from Lionsgate’s new micro-budgeted production initiative.

Rapture-Palooze, penned by Chris Matheson (Imagine That), is a comedic look at life after the fallout of a religious apocalypse, and can best be described as a cross between Zombieland and The Big Lebowski.

Commercial director Paul Middleditch (Separation City) will direct.

Kendrick will be seen next in cancer comedy 50/50, while Daley has a role in the ensemble comedy Horrible Bosses.

Source: THR
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Lionsgate to Moves Forward on Microbudget Films Rapturepalooza, Gay Dude, and 6 Miranda Drive

Spurred by the success of low-budget features like Paranormal Activity, Lionsgate has announced three "microbudget" films in its upcoming slate. The comedies Rapturepalooza and Gay Dude along with the horror film 6 Miranda Drive, will all be made for under $2 million a piece. Lionsgate currently has up to 10 films planned under its new microbudget umbrella. Hit the jump for details on all three films. As we reported earlier today, Craig Robinson will play the Anti-Christ in Rapturepalooza and THR describes the project as "Zombieland meets The Big Lebowski". The story takes place after the rapture and centers on a couple of sandwich cart owners trying to make their way in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Screenwriter Chris Matheson (Imagine That) wrote the script and will produce alongside Robinson. Paul Middleditch (Separation City) will direct. Gay Dude is from Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang and the script landed on the Black List (a
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Iron Sky Gives Fans a Sneak Peek At The First Promo Trailer

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Iron Sky, the Finnish-German-Australian sci-fi black comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, has released its promo trailer online. The trailer is still work-in-progress and it was released on the film project’s Iron Sky Sneak Peek web service to give the fans a glimpse of what the live action in the film will look like, and to get comments and suggestions for finishing up the promo trailer.

“We opened Iron Sky Sneak Peek when we started shooting Iron Sky last November as both a service for fans and a crowd funding channel. A subscription costs a minimum of one euro, but those who want to support us can pay more”,

says Timo Vuorensola, the director of Iron Sky.

“The basic idea of the service is to give the internet audience a chance to see how the first five minutes of Iron Sky are made, starting from
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Iron Sky Australian Shoot Begins

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Iron Sky, the Finnish-Australian-German sci-fi movie about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, has begun the Australian part of their shoot at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland.

Iron Sky is breaking new ground with its wide ranging collaboration with the fans and the Internet community. This community has contributed ideas and creative talent for the film, as well as funds via purchasing merchandise and support kits, and by actually investing in the film. Iron Sky is aiming to gather one million euros from its fan community as contributions and investments.

Iron Sky has a budget of 6.8 million euros. The film is directed by Timo Vuorensola, and the Australian and New Zealander cast includes Peta Sergeant (Satisfaction), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers, Space: Above and Beyond) and Stephanie Paul (Separation City, Film School Confidential). The German cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, Downfall), Udo Kier (Dogville,
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'Ring' director to helm 'Voice' pic

More Afm news

Hideo Nakata, who directed the original Japanese version of "The Ring" and the second English version "The Ring Two," has been tapped to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone."

Mark Wheaton has written the screenplay for the project, which Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante will produce alongside K5 Film's Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur.

K5's Bill Stephens is handling worldwide sales at Afm for the production, set to begin shooting in the spring or summer.

"Voice," adapted from an Italian novel of the same name, centers on a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns.

Zanuck and K5 recently partnered on "Get Low," starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, which screens Friday at Afm.

At Afm, K5 also is repping "Separation City,
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