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Liana Liberato Should Have Left That Box Alone In The First Trailer For Haunt

2014 is shaping up to be a stronger year for horror than 2013 was, and though the indie haunted-house flick Haunt didn’t make We Got This Covered’s list of the most anticipated frightfests opening next year, a solid first trailer suggests that the film might still be worth checking out.

Haunt focuses on a shy teenager (Harrison Gilbertson) who connects with his mysterious neighbor (Liana Liberato) after moving into a haunted house. When the pair mess around with a creepy box, they unknowingly release an evil spirit into the house.

The trailer, which you can check out below, highlights the film’s leads as well as Haunt‘s eerie tone. Nothing seems too shocking here, though the film’s strong cast may be reason enough for many to give it a watch:

While Liberato is a familiar face in the States after strong performances in internet-abuse drama Trust and romantic comedy-drama Stuck in Love,
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First Teaser Trailer for Haunted Box Movie 'Haunt' with Jacki Weaver

"Have you been messing about with that box?" Time for another haunted house horror lined-up for the early 2014 theatrical season. IFC Films has debuted a trailer for Haunt, not to be confused with Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, totally different film. Haunt is an indie horror thriller starring Harrison Gilbertson ("Conspiracy 365", Blessed, Virginia) and Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love) as attractive teens discovering haunted house love for the first time. Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver (of Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Stoker) plays a weird old lady. This looks like perfectly suspenseful, if you're into ghosts. Here's the first teaser trailer for Mac Carter's Haunt, originally from Yahoo: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased. Described by Yahoo: "Liana Liberato plays Samantha, who prompts her new love interest Evan (Harrison Gilbertson
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Veteran film and TV actor Penne Hackforth-Jones passes away

Actor Penne Hackforth-Jones, a pillar of Australian films and TV for more than 40 years, died in Melbourne on Friday from lung cancer, aged 63.

Her illness was diagnosed in 2012 but she wished to keep the diagnosis private while her father was still alive. She relocated to Melbourne in 2011 to be close to and care for her elderly parents both of whom died recently.

.Penne responded to her own terminal diagnosis with great courage and grace,. said her sisters Jos Hackforth-Jones, Simary Hackforth-Jones and Olivia McNally. .Her health deteriorated in April, but she was able to remain at home because of the wonderful support from her Gp, Mercy and Alfred Palliative care units and friends. Her last weeks were peaceful and happy. She died surrounded by flowers and cards from those closest to her and cared for by family and close friends. She was dearly loved by relations and friends and much
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Emmanuelle Beart to Play an S&M Mistress in Australian Film

Emmanuelle Beart to Play an S&M Mistress in Australian Film
Sydney -- French actress Emmanuelle Béart (A Heart in Winter, Nathalie) will play a French S&M mistress opposite young Australian actor Harrison Gilbertson (Haunt, Beneath Hill 60 and Conspiracy 365) and Rachael Blake in Stephen Lance’s debut feature, My Mistress. The story, developed by Lance and written by Gerard LeeJane Campion’s co-writer on her upcoming TV series Top Of The Lake -- follows a beautiful and strangely innocent affair between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S&M mistress, which ultimately turns dangerous. Leanne Tonkes of Mini Studios and Steve Kearney will produce the contemporary drama. Robyn Kershaw (Bran

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French actress Emmanuelle Béart cast in My Mistress to shoot late January on the Gold Coast

French actress Emmanuelle Béart has been added to the cast of Australian film My Mistress alongside Harrison Gilbertson and Rachael Blake ahead of shooting later this month on the Gold Coast.

The film received Screen Australia funding in November. It’s directed by Stephen Lance and written by Top of the Lake’s Gerard Lee with production by Bran Nue Dae’s Robyn Kershaw and distributed by Transmission Films.

The announcement:

Internationally acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart (A Heart in Winter, Nathalie, Manon of the Spring, Mission: Impossible) will join one of Australia’s rising international stars, AFI Award‐winning Harrison Gilbertson (U.S. independent film Haunt – in the title role opposite Jacki Weaver, Accidents Happen, Blessed, Beneath Hill 60, Conspiracy 365) and AFI Award‐winning actress Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana, Hawke) in the seductive and touching new film My Mistress.

What starts as a beautiful and strangely innocent
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Casting News for Haunt

  • DailyDead
It has recently been announced that Qed International will produce a new horror film, titled Haunt, and we have the first casting news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liana Liberato (Trust), Harrison Gilbertson (Conspiracy 365), and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) have all signed on.

The screenplay was written by Andrew Barrer and involves a family who moves into a haunted house:

“A family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.”

Gilbertson will be playing the son of the family who moves into the new home, while Liberato will play the girl next door, and Weaver is said to play the role of a former resident of the house. This will be the first feature film directed by Mac Carter,
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Conspiracy 365 acquired by eOne for Mipcom

Australian teen action series Conspiracy 365, commissioned by Movie Network Channels and produced by Circa Media has been acquired by international studio Entertainment One.

EOne will launch the $13m TV-led multi-platform series to the rest of the world at the forthcoming Mipcom Television market in Cannes.

EOne’s local arm, eOne Hopscotch Entertainment will release the series on DVD in Australia in the lead up to Christmas and once the final episode has aired.

Jude Troy, eOne Hopscotch Entertainment’s managing director said: “We see Conspiracy 365 as an excellent fit and a fantastic addition to our range of successful TV shows from The Walking Dead through to Peppa Pig.”

Peter Jenetsky, Gm of content strategy and marketing for Mnc and Ep on Conspiracy 365, who brokered the deal, said: “We are excited to finally make available the Series to international fans of the novels. During its Australian broadcast this year,
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Entertainment One acquires Conspiracy 365

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Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired global sales and distribution rights to children's TV series Conspiracy 365.

eOne Television International will launch Conspiracy 365 at the upcoming Mipcom Television market in Cannes, France, while eOne Hopscotch Entertainment will release it on DVD in Australia on December 6, following the final episode's pay-tv broadcast.

eOne Hopscotch Entertainment managing director, Jude Troy, said the company was thrilled to be representing the multi-platform action-thriller series. The $13 million Movie Network Channels series, produced by Linda Klejus' Circa Media, follows teenager Cal Ormond over one year as he is forced to go on the run and search for the truth behind a deadly family secret.

"We see Conspiracy 365 as an excellent fit and a fantastic addition to our range of successful TV shows from The Walking Dead through to Peppa Pig," Troy said in a statement.

Movie Network Channels general manager, content strategy and marketing,
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Rachel Ward to direct An Accidental Soldier for ABC TV

Rachel Ward is set to direct a new tele-movie for ABC TV. An Accidental Soldier, produced by Kylie du Fresne, producer of The Sapphires, and The Tree’s Sue Taylor, tells the story of a baker in the Anzac services corps who makes an extraordinary decision and finds an unexpected love. The film will star Ward’s husband and actor Bryan Brown as well as French actress Marie Bunel and Dan Spielman.

The announcement:

Straight off the back of a triumphant opening week, The Sapphires producer Kylie du Fresne (The Sapphires, Lockie Leonard) is creating another surprising, untold story of Australians at war for ABC TV. The telemovie An Accidental Soldier, which Kylie will produce with Sue Taylor (The Tree, 3 Acts of Murder) begins filming in Perth on Monday 3 September.

Director, Rachel Ward (The Straits, Rake, My Place, Beautiful Kate) has assembled a stellar international cast. French actress Marie Bunel stars alongside Dan Spielman (Offspring,
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Making Tracks: what a killer soundtrack can add to a film

This article originally appeared in If Magazine #145 (Feb-March).

Successful soundtracks are few and far between in Australia. Following the success of Baz Luhrmann.s Moulin Rouge (the soundtrack was the highest selling CD on the Aria charts in 2001), the only local soundtrack albums to have made a mark sales-wise have been compilations from TV.s Packed to the Rafters.

.The problem with most local films is that too few people see them to fall in love with and then buy the music,. says Sandcastle Studios chief executive, Chris Cudlipp.

The most notable exception to the rule last year was Red Dog, which grossed $21.3 million during its theatrical run. With a score by composer Cezary Skubiszewski and a collection of 70s rock, the music is often considered one of the stand out aspects of the film.

The result . a collaboration between the film.s producer and music supervisor, Nelson Woss, and director,
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Conspiracy 365: 24 meets road movie

Since the runaway success of franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games, both Hollywood and the publishing industry have been driven by blockbuster stories that are targeted at teens but appeal to the whole family. It.s taken awhile, but 2012 is shaping up to be the year that local television finally catches on to the trend.

The Family Movie Channel's Conspiracy 365 . based on the bestselling series by Gabrielle Lord . is dubbed by executive producer Linda Klejus as a cross between a road movie and 24.

.All drama is evolving in a way, because of the HBO model,. says Klejus. .Film and TV production values are blurring..

With a $13 million budget, Conspiracy 365 is the most expensive subscription drama series ever made in Australia.

The series follows teenage fugitive Cal Ormond, who is hunted by both sides of the law as he tries to discover the reasons behind the mysterious death of his father.
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