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cut snake Movies
08th Jul

Awesome news as it is the second times that one of Jessica’s projects will be shown at The Melbourne International Film Festival. The festival runs 31 July to 17 August, you can buy tickets here.

IF – The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is delighted to announce that the MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed Cut Snake will be 2014’s MIFF Centrepiece Gala event on Saturday 9 August.

Cut Snake is a sexy crime drama set in mid-70s suburban Australia from Matchbox Pictures’ Tony Ayres (Home Song Stories, Walking On Water, The Slap) and is produced by Trevor Blainey (Noise) and Michael McMahon (Home Song Stories, Lou, The Slap). Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a young man trying to escape his past and make a life for himself in a new city. He finds honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But when the charismatic and dangerous Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he had tried to leave behind.

Introduced in 2012, Centrepiece Gala is a celebration both of local filmmaking and of the festival’s halfway point; it is a red-carpet occasion comprising a world premiere screening and an official after party. The MIFF Centrepiece occurs at Hoyts Melbourne Central on Saturday 9 August and tickets are now on sale at www.miff.com.au.

Movies these final hours
22nd May

VARIETY – Well Go USA Entertainment has bought U.S. rights to apocalyptic adventure “These Final Hours,” which is being screened at Cannes in Directors Fortnight, for release later this year.

First-time Australian director Zak Hilditch also wrote the film. Celluloid Nightmares is selling the international rights.

“These Final Hours” centers on a self-obsessed man, played by Nathan Phillips, who’s on his way to a party on the last day on Earth and winds up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. It was filmed over five weeks in Western Australia.

Paradigm handled North American sales on behalf of Roadshow.

Hilditch won the Critics’ Award for best Australian feature at the Melbourne Film Festival last year. Phillips’ credits include “Snakes on a Plane” and “Wolf Creek.”

Interviews Movies these final hours
20th May

Movies these final hours
22nd Apr

‘These Final Hours’ will be screening as “Feature Competition” during the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to the cast and crew! The festinal runs from May 14 to May 25.

Movies these final hours
19th Feb

In Cinemas June 12!
Filmed over five weeks in Western Australia, the apocalyptic thriller won the coveted The Age Critic’s award for best Australian Feature at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival.

The film asks the hard hitting question “What would you do on the last day on Earth?”

THESE FINAL HOURS tells the story of a self-obsessed young man (Nathan Phillips) as he makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth and stars an ensemble of rising Australian acting talent. Zak Hilditch, who wrote and directed the project, is one of Australia’s foremost up and coming talents. His short film Transmission which was made as a companion piece for THESE FINAL HOURS was nominated for Best Film at the 2013 AACTA Awards and won Best Screenplay.

THESE FINAL HOURS was developed through Screen Australia’s Springboard program and with the assistance of ScreenWest.

It’s the last day on Earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. A troubled young man named James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. However, along the way he ends up saving the life of a little girl named Rose, desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of resonsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life and helps Rose find her father which ultimately leads him on a path to redemption.

cut snake Interviews Movies
08th Feb

THE LOWDOWNUNDER – It’s the last day of shooting on Melbourne-based director Tony Ayres’ taut crime drama Cut Snake and there’s a crackle of electricity on set as the cast and crew of around 80 folks ready themselves to say goodbye.

It’s been a full-on six weeks of 12-hour shooting days, but Sullivan Stapleton, the upcoming star of 300: Rise of an Empire perhaps best known for his disturbing turn as the aggressive Craig Cody in David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom, is in a playful mood as he sits in the passenger seat of a ‘70s car parked in front of a green screen in a South Melbourne studio.

A big guy rotates a strip light on a helicopter stand to recreate streetlights passing overhead, while another crewmember sprays the dashboard with some magic solution to dull the reflection.

As Ayres leans in to direct Stapleton and his co-stars Jessica De Gouw (These Final Hours, Arrow, Dracula) and Alex Russell (Carrie), Stapleton lunges in and chomps on his elbow, prompting uproarious laughter that breaks the spell of what has been a tense scene.

“Sullivan hasn’t worked in Australia for a while, but he knows all the crew, so he brings a level of comfort and fun to the shoot,” Ayres says later.

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