/News 30.11.16


Productions continue to roll in South Australia with feature and TV projects continuing through to the end of the year. From the dramatic harsh landscape of the outback to the gritty interiors of suburban life, South Australia serves as a canvas for a wide range of local and international projects.

Hot on the heels of Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel and Armie Harmer and Cargo starring Martin Freeman the cameras have continued to roll with psychological thriller Rabbit, produced by local company Projector Films. Written and directed by Luke Shanahan, the film stars Australian actors Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby, Rectify), Alex Russell (Goldstone, Cut Snake) and Jonny Pasvolsky (Mortdecai) alongside Belgian actress Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) and Adelaide-based English actor Charles Mayer (Ip Man 2).

South Australia’s far north will be showcased in Warwick Thornton’s highly anticipated Sweet Country, Thornton’s follow-up drama to the Camera D’Or winning Samson and Delilah. Sweet Country is produced by David Jowsey (Goldstone, Jasper Jones), Greer Simpkin (Goldstone, The Secret River, The Code) and David Tranter (Nganampa Anwernekenhe) with distribution by Transmission Films (Australia).

Beyond its box office appeal, Sweet Country will no doubt prompt conversation about a brutal time in Australia’s history, where justice rarely prevailed for Aboriginal people.

Producer Greer Simpkin noted, “It is a great privilege to bring together a team of Indigenous creatives that we have admired for years to realise Sweet Country. This is a powerful story from the heart of the country that we believe will resonate with audiences here and overseas.”

From the city to the sea, South Australia landscapes continue to serve as back-drop of some of the country’s biggest and boldest stories.