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Dancing Road Productions call for submissions from female screenwriters

Dancing Road Productions is seeking stories with female protagonists, written by women..

"Women creatives and voices are vastly underrepresented in screen storytelling and we need to address this issue front on", the company said in a statement.

"Screen Australia figures show that the imbalance is most notable in traditional film, with women accounting for 32% of producers, 23% of writers and only 16% of directors".

"We at Dancing Road are keen to attract more talented women into our industry and find audience-pleasing stories that entertain and stimulate. If successful your idea would be developed into a feature film, so we want fascinating characters, a strong concept and it must make us smile"!.

"The first step is to send us a one pager outlining your concept. So women writers, heed the call"!.

Dancing Road is run by Helen Leake (Wolf Creek 2, Heaven's Burning, Swerve, Black and White) and Gena Ashwell (Gridiron UK).

The
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Actor makes directing debut on fighting doc

Actor-turned-director Nick Barkla has completed his first project, documentary Inside Fighter, and is developing a feature drama and another doco.

Inside Fighter follows Australian pro boxer Frank LoPorto, who was 33 when he had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fight Wba world light middleweight champion Austin Trout in El Paso, Texas.

Given just five weeks to prepare for the championship bout as a replacement for a boxer who broke his hand, LoPorto was beaten badly, causing him shame and embarrassment.

The 50-minute film will have its world premiere at the St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival next week after Barkla scored an invite from the festival.s president Bernard Bories, whom he met at Miff this year.

Film Victoria funded the development of the screenplay but Barkla funded 90% of the production from his own pockets.

He.s just sent a copy to the ABC, which gave him a letter of interest early on,
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UK-Exclusive Wolf Creek 2 Infographic Puts Australia on the Spot

We're all about random factoids here at Dread Central – always looking for new info to mash into our brains to push the useless stuff out – so we just had to nab this latest infographic celebrating Wolf Creek 2's impending UK release even if it does upset Australia's tourist board...

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Entertainment One unleashes Aussie wild man Mick on DVD and Blu-ray across the UK on September 15th.

Synopsis

Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) is back on the hunt, and it’s not wild pigs or crocs that he’s after. Out for the kill, this Outback psychopath continues to add to his staggering body count as he mutilates,
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Win a Pretty Bitchin' Wolf Creek 2 Prize Package

The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is getting ready to hit Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a contest for you to die for! We're giving away a theatrical poster and the prequel novels (Wolf Creek: Origin, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game), which were all signed by Greg McLean, along with a Blu-ray!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on July 7th.

Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens
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Wolf Creek 2 Splatting Roos on Home Video

The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is gearing up to invade and lay waste to your home video collection on Blu-ray and DVD and right now we have a look at the artwork and details for ya! Check 'em out and start wondering... Can someone bring the original to Blu too? Please?

Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Related Story: Exclusive: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2's Delay, Comedic Tone, Another Sequel & More!

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when
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Wolf Creek 2 - Unleash Your Inner Mick Taylor and Win!

Whether or not you've already beheld the ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 or you are just sweaty with anticipation for it, we have something that you're gonna want to dig on! A chance to let your freak flag fly, baby!

All you have to do is click on the image below, giggle like a maniac, and submit your entry to a contest which will offer you a chance to score tickets to see the flick in theatres along with a signed one-sheet!

Wolf Creek 2 is available on VOD now, with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Related Story: Exclusive: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2's Delay, Comedic Tone, Another Sequel & More!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the
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Exclusive: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2's Delay, Comedic Tone, Another Sequel & More!

With his iconic laugh and maniacal mean streak, Wolf Creek's Mick Taylor is on par with Baby Firefly as one of the coolest cinematic killers – just not nearly as attractive. John Jarratt brings Mick to a new low as the gritty, downright dirty evildoer from Down Under in the long-awaited sequel.

Inventively entitled Wolf Creek 2, the flick is due out in theaters on May 16th. We got the chance to pick John’s brain (before Mick could pick ours – thank goodness the interview was done over the phone), and here’s what he had to say to all the horror fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting his return.

Dread Central: It has been a long time between the Wolf Creek films; can you tell us why the delay for Mick’s return?

John Jarratt: Well, when Greg McLean wrote the first one, he was in his early
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Latest Wolf Creek 2 Clip is Splatterific

Be warned the following clip from Wolf Creek 2 is not meant for Kangaroo lovers. If you're a fan of these little furry buggers you may just want to avoid this sliver of mean spirited shenanigans entirely!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Wolf Creek 2 is available on VOD now, with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee,
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New Wolf Creek 2 Postcards From the Edge!

Our favorite sickos at Image have released some neat postcards in support of their upcoming release of Wolf Creek 2, and we have 'em for you here just waiting to be sent to your family back home!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Wolf Creek 2 is available on VOD now, with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee,
See full article at Dread Central »

Exclusive Wolf Creek 2 Clip Goes on the Hunt

Looking forward to the kangaroo-splatting, limb-slicing mayhem of Wolf Creek 2? Then pay attention, kids, as right now we have an exclusive clip on tap that you won't find anywhere else!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee,
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Lose Your Head for this Wolf Creek 2 Behind-the-Scenes Look

If there's one thing that stands out in my mind about Wolf Creek 2, it's the scene in which the ever so evil Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) savagely beheads one of his victims. It's almost sickeningly realistic. Now, if you don't mind spoilers, you can take an inside look at said scene.

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter
See full article at Dread Central »

First Wolf Creek 2 Domestic Trailer Brings the Action and Horror!

We cannot wait to sink our teeth into the carnage of Wolf Creek 2 Stateside and join the evil Mick Taylor on his road to absolute and total carnage. To help us get there Yahoo! landed the first trailer. Check it out!

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any
See full article at Dread Central »

"Swerve" Misses The Guardrail

Reminds me of the story of The Merchant of Baghdad.

Despite its cover, which looks like a harrowing, rural-gothic affair of violence and nihilism of the Cormac McCarthy variety, Swerve is actually a cheeky crime-thriller with a dark sense of humor. Like an Australian version of 2 Days in the Valley (1996) with fewer characters and less style. Written and directed by Craig Lahiff, Swerve has wound is way into the Cohen collection as yet another piece of indie entertainment. Forget about competing with Criterion, this title is a better fit at IFC tab among any catalog of purportedly "important" films. No film should be judged by the company it keeps, but when an Aussie caper sits next to a film by D. W. Griffith, it makes you wonder what Cohen thinks they have.

Read more...
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'Swerve' Clip with David Lyons and Emma Booth | Exclusive

'Swerve' Clip with David Lyons and Emma Booth | Exclusive
Sometimes doing the right thing can get you in a world of trouble, which is illustrated in Swerve, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. David Lyons stars as Colin, who witnesses a fatal car crash and rescues a beautiful woman named Jina (Emma Booth), along with a briefcase full of cash. Despite his best intentions, Colin is forced to go on the run with Jina from her husband (Jason Clarke), a corrupt cop, and a deadly criminal (Travis McMahon). We have an exclusive clip from this thriller, where Colin tries to get the truth out of Jina while hiding out on a train.

While driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin (David Lyons, TV's Revolution, Eat, Pray, Love) witnesses a two-car crash that leaves one driver decapitated. The good-hearted Colin pulls a beautiful and mysterious young woman, Jina (Emma Booth, Parker, The Boys Are Back), from the wreckage, along with a suitcase full of money.
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New Images from Wolf Creek 2 All Bloodied Up!

We cannot wait to sink our teeth into the carnage of Wolf Creek 2 Stateside, and to further along your own bloodlust, we have several new stills from the flick. It's a good day to be a horror fan, I tell ya!

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th.

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

Synopsis

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any
See full article at Dread Central »

Wolf Creek 2 Us Release Details; New Artwork

Finally some news we've been waiting to arrive has come! On tap right now is the first information on Wolf Creek 2's Stateside release along with a brand new one-sheet. Read on for the details, and check it out!

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

The original not only gave Australian audiences an appetite for their own horror movies but showed the world a fresh, daring take on the genre. Selected to screen at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival, it was supported by The Weinstein Company, who presented it to an international audience.
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Giveaway – Win Swerve on Blu-ray

Pulsing with menace, called “seductive and thrilling” and compared to Hitchcock and early Coen brothers by The Hollywood Reporter, Swerve is a modern take on classic film noir. It comes to high-definition DVD and Blu-ray from Cohen Media Group on March 18, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $34.98 and $24.98.

While driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin (David Lyons TV’s Revolution, Eat Pray Love) witnesses a two-car crash that leaves one driver decapitated. The good-hearted Colin pulls a beautiful and mysterious young woman, Jina (Emma Booth, Parker, The Boys Are Back), from the wreckage, along with a suitcase full of money. But soon, he becomes entangled with a crooked local cop (Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby) – who happens to be the very jealous husband of Jina – as well a murderous thug (Travis McMahon, Cactus) who is after the cash. The suspense and action build in this gripping thriller set
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Swerve

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014

Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $34.98

Studio: Cohen Media

David Lyons and Emma Booth make their way across the outback in Swerve.

The 2011 Australian thriller Swerve starring Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Emma Booth (Parker) and David Lyons (Eat Pray Love) is a contemporary entry in the classic film noir genre.

While driving across the Outback to a job interview, Colin (Lyons) witnesses a two-car crash that leaves one driver decapitated. The good-hearted Colin pulls a beautiful and mysterious young woman, Jina (Booth), from the wreckage, along with a suitcase full of money. But soon, he becomes entangled with a crooked local cop (Clarke) – who happens to be the very jealous husband of Jina – as well a murderous thug (Travis McMahon, Cactus) who is after the cash. Yikes.

Written and directed by Aussie filmmaker Craig Lahiff, Swerve is premiering on disc and on VOD in the U.S.
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Wolf Creek 2 - Massive Image Gallery and First TV Spot!

Okay, kids, get comfy because you're going to be here for a long while. "Why?" you ask. Because we have a truly giant-sized image gallery on tap for Mick Taylor's psychotic return in Wolf Creek 2 along with the first Australian TV spot! Check 'em out!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

The original not only gave Australian audiences an appetite for their own horror movies but showed the world a fresh, daring take on the genre. Selected to screen at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival, it was supported by The Weinstein Company, who presented it to an international audience. It then went on to claim the title of the number
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Craig Lahiff, Australian Director, Dies

Hong Kong – Craig Lahiff, a stalwart of the Australian film industry, has died.

A writer, director and producer, Lahiff was 66 and succumbed Sunday Feb. 2 after a short illness.

His first feature was an acclaimed telemovie “Coda” in 1987, which he followed with “Fever,” “Heaven’s Burning” (with Russell Crowe) and “Black and White” (with Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle and Kerry Fox).

Last year he directed thriller “Swerve” which starred David Lyons, Jason Clarke and Emma Booth in a story of an honest man who uncovers a suitcase full of money and headless man.

The picture was intended as the first part of a trilogy being produced by his regular partner Helen Leake. He was also working with Louis Nowra on a biopic of Sir John Monash.

“Craig was a individual a director as Australia has ever had and his films will be remembered,” said the South Australian Film Corporation in a tribute on its website.
See full article at Variety - Film News »
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