Aquarius Films’ Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford have taken over as the producers of Guy Pearce’s directorial debut Poor Boy, in which he will also star.
When Screen Australia announced funding for the project in March Wildheart Films’ Al Clark and Andrena Finlay were listed as the producers.
Written by Matt Cameron and based on his play of the same name, the paranormal mystery-drama follows a boy who announces to his family on his seventh birthday that he is a stranger named Danny – a grown man who died seven years earlier.
Clark, who is still attached as an executive producer, tells If his decision to withdraw as producer was “prompted by a fundamental difference of perception. My involvement has changed to reflect this.”
Staniford tells If: “Angie and I are now producing and Al is still involved as an Ep. Happy to chat further