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The team behind sci-fi Restoration on creating a film that's also a web series

Restoration (Photo credit: Jeff Paine).

Sci-fi thriller Restoration recently aired on the Nine Network and is currently streaming on Stan.

Shot at Docklands and on location around Melbourne, the film is set in a near-future world where humans are able to have their memories downloaded and backed up.

Oliver Klein (Grant Cartwright, Barracuda) wakes up.after a routine backup with his memories restored into the body of another man (Steve Carracher, Vanished).

Restoration also stars Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Nadia Townsend (Knowing, City Homicide), Rosie Lourde (Starting From Now, Embedded) and Elizabeth Nabben (Winners & Losers).

The film was directed by Stuart Willis, who co-wrote the screenplay with Matthew Clayfield. Willis told If the idea was inspired by the ubiquity of smartphones and cloud technology, and influenced by the extended periods that both writers often spend away from home for work.

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Epic Space Elevator Short Film Payload Lifts Off Online

Space elevators are apparently the real deal. Essentially gigantic freight hauling lifts tethered to space stations, space elevators have persisted as an idea in scientific and engineering circles since first proposed in 1895 - despite all the advances in space travel since then. Now comes an ambitious sci-fi short set in the shadow of a giant space elevator, in a dystopian future where the poorer classes are left to scavenge on the outskirts of sprawling launch stations, while those more powerful live within the gates and within reach of an exit from Earth. This short, Payload, is written and directed by Stuart Willis, an Australian vfx guru who cut his teeth working on Superman Returns, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Australia, The Square and Happy Feet Two. He's now turned his...
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Winners Announced for 2011 Flickers Ri International Horror Film Festival

Check out Rhode Island getting its horror groove on! Not only did this past weekend see the wide release of the new Robert Englund film Inkubus, which was created by an all Rhode Island crew, but now we've got the results of the area's 12th annual horror film festival. Nice job, Ocean Staters!

Featuring 42 films from around the world (selected from 383 entrants), the 2011 Flickers Ri International Horror Film Festival braved the recent Northeastern snow assault and put on a great four-day festival. Here's some info on the event and the proud list of winners. Congrats!

From the Press Release

The eerie, macabre and bizarre in the world of cinema were given their due with the wrap of the Twelfth Annual Flickers Ri International Horror Film Festival through adjudicated awards. From an entry base of 383 submissions including work from the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Italy and the United States,
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Mifff 2011 Final Lineup and Schedule Announced

The Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (Mifff), a three day international showcase of genre films, is thrilled to announce its final lineup and schedule for its third annual event.

The festival is taking place September 16th-18th, 2011 in Seattle, Washington on the campus of Seattle Center. Siff Cinema at McCaw Hall will once again be the center of genre film mania in the Pacific Northwest for filmmakers and fans alike.

Mifff’s third year will debut 5 feature films and over 40 short films from 12 countries across the globe. Over 10 of the films will be North American Premiere’s while there’s 30 films that will be making either their Northwest or Seattle Premiere. Information about the films can be accessed at the Mifff website.

Several filmmakers will be in attendance.

Tickets are available in advance online. An entire festival pass can be purchased for $40. Single day passes for Saturday and Sunday are available at $25 per day.
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