Screen Australia Finances $5.5m Into 3 New Aussie Films! ‘Predestination’, ‘Charlie’s Country’ , ‘Wolf Creek 2’

Here’s The Press Release! Looks Like We’re Heading Back Into Some Genre!

Screen Australia today announced $5.5 million investment in three new feature projects triggering over $17 million in production.

Predestination is a new film noir, science fiction, crime thriller from writer/director brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) about the life of a temporal agent who has to recruit his younger self to pursue the one criminal who has for a lifetime eluded him. Produced by Paddy McDonald and Tim McGahan, the film is based on the short story by revered sci-fi author Robert A Heinlein.

Veteran Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country has also been approved for investment. Rolf de Heer will once again collaborate with one of Australia’s greatest actors David Gulpilil (The Tracker). Produced byNils Erik Nielsen and Peter Djigirr, the film is an uplifting tragi-comic portrait of one man’s struggle to define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia.

Screen Australia also confirmed its commitment to the horror feature Wolf Creek 2 from director Greg McLean. The film is written by McLean andAaron Sterns and produced by Helen Leake, Greg McLean and Steve Topic.

“These three diverse feature projects supported by Screen Australia today come from some of the most exciting filmmaking teams in Australia,” said Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley.

Predestination is a strong script which will be executed by a proven and talented team passionate about the sci-fi genre.

Charlie’s Country continues a tradition of Rolf de Heer’s previous films The Tracker and Ten Canoes which combines cultural significance with commercial and critical potential.

“The long-awaited return of the mad killer Mick Taylor in the sequel to Wolf Creek comes from an experienced team which can take advantage of the significant pre-existing market awareness both in Australia and overseas,” concluded Dr Harley.

CHARLIE’S COUNTRY
Vertigo Productions Pty Ltd
Producers Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr
Writer/Director Rolf de Heer
International Sales Fandango Portobello
Australian Distributor Hopscotch
Cast David Gulpilil
Synopsis Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil collaborate to create a tragi-comic portrait of Charlie’s struggle to understand how he should define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia.

PREDESTINATION
Wolfhound Pictures/Blacklab Entertainment
Producers Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan
Writer/Directors Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
International Sales Arclight Films
Australian Distributor Pinnacle Films
Synopsis Chronicles the life of a temporal agent who on his final assignment must recruit his younger self, while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

WOLF CREEK 2
Emu Creek Pictures Pty Ltd
Producer/Writer/Director Greg McLean
Producers Helen Leake, Steve Topic
Writer Aaron Sterns
International Sales Arclight Films
Australian Distributor Roadshow Films
Synopsis The outback once again becomes a place of mind-bending horror, action and suspense as another unwitting backpacker becomes prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter, Mick Taylor.