The Longest Shot starts its theatrical release in China on 06.09.2019
LOCUSTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Burkhard Dallwitz is available now for pre-order on apple music.
The soundtrack will be released (digital) on the 27th of July and will appear on all major Streaming services.
Signed on as Composer for My Life is Murder
Former Xena star Lucy Lawless will star in a new TEN crime drama, My Life is Murder.
The series to be produced by CJZ will feature Lawless as investigator Alexa Crowe, who cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa’s unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature, allows her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.
Lawless has more recently featured in Ash vs Evil Dead, Salem, Agents of SHIELD and ABC’s The Code.
TEN Head of Drama, Rick Maier, said: “Crimes that confound your average detective are more than an irritant for Alexa Crowe. She is not your average cop. Brilliant, insightful, and completely without filter, Alexa is that rare breed of television hero: She doesn’t give a damn how she solves the crime or who she offends in the process, as long as she gets it done.
The 10 part series will be written by Jane Allen, Peter Gawler and Claire Tonkin, shooting in Melbourne at the end of 2018.
My Life Is Murder is a CJZ production for Network Ten. Principal production investment from Network Ten in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Film Victoria. International distribution will be handled by DCD Rights.
Signed on as composer for Australian feature film Locusts
Written and produced by Angus Watts, and directed by Heath Davis, Locusts is set in a fictional, remote mining town where desperation, drugs and unemployment are rife. Partly inspired by Angus Watts’ experiences growing up in a drought stricken NSW country town, and using Broken Hill as a location, the film has been described as a kind of “modern noir Western”.
Ben Geurens and Nathaniel Dean play estranged brothers Ryan and Tyson Black who are reluctantly reunited in their remote hometown at their father’s funeral. When Ryan crosses paths with a gang of thugs from their father’s shady past, the brothers become entangled in a deadly extortion racket that exposes the dark underbelly of the sleepy town.
“The title is a metaphor for the human propensity to consume the world around us without fear of consequences,” says Watts.
The film co-stars Jessica McNamee, Steve Le Marquand, Justin Rosniak, Andy McPhee, Damian Hill and Alan Dukes.
Signed on for Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries with co-composers Brett Aplin and Dimitri Golovko
From the creators of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the modern Ms Fisher is every bit the embodiment of style, glamour and adventure in this all-new crime drama.
It’s 1964 and when the famous Aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall and must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class Private Detective in her own right. Directionless and doomed to a series of unsatisfying jobs, fate has hit Peregrine’s re-set button and rocketed her into a career as a fearless investigator, supported by a coterie of remarkable and rebellious women known as the Adventuresses.
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries stars Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson, Catherine McClements & Toby Truslove.
Produced by Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox and Beth Dry, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries is an Every Cloud production for Channel Seven in association with all3media international who is also the global partner on the series.
Signed on to compose the score for the Netflix/ABC drama series Pine Gap.
A new international political thriller centred around the joint US / Australia joint defence facility, Pine Gap, is to be produced by Screentime for both ABC and Netflix.
The 6 part production, created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American / Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals … and one tragic mistake.
The series will be produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard, and executive produced by Screentime’s Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan and Greg Haddrick, and ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy.
Filming will take place in South Australia and the Northern Territory in 2018, with pre-production to commence in Adelaide in November.
Haddrick also isn’t expecting any access for filming, with the base to be re-created, including with CGI, in South Australia. Pine Gap follows Glitch as the second primetime co-production for ABC and Netflix. Tipped for a late 2018 debut, it is expected to premiere simultaneously on both platforms, with Netflix enjoying global rights excluding Australia and SVOD rights (including Australia).
“Netflix wanted to make sure that it was clear to an American audience what this place was, and what it did. Most people in America, and indeed (many) in Australia, have no idea that it exists at all,” says Haddrick.
“So it feels like an Australian story for Australians and an American story for Americans.”
Pine Gap is financed by Netflix and ABC, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Additional financial support is provided by a grant from Screen Territory.
Executive Chairman of Screentime Bob Campbell said, “Screentime is delighted that Netflix and the ABC have come together to commission this production that has been in development by the Screentime drama team for a number of years.”
“Greg Haddrick is a magnificent voice in television in Australia and around the world,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix Vice President of Content. “We can’t wait for Greg to bring Pine Gap‘s story of secrecy and deceit to Netflix members around the world.”
The ABC’s Director of Television David Anderson said: “Pine Gap is shrouded in intrigue for many Australians. It’s the perfect anchor, and a timely subject, for an Australian drama that can resonate both locally and with a global audience. This partnership enables a high-end Australian drama to be produced for all Australians, and for locally produced content to be delivered to an international audience. We look forward to working with all our partners on this new venture.”
Composing the score to the animated film Sohrab and Rustum by Animator Lee Whitmore.
The hand drawn film is based on the poem by Matthew Arnold.
Signed on to score the 2 part TV mini-series Underbelly Files: Chopper
Nine has announced the full cast on Underbelly Files: Chopper with Aaron Jeffery currently filming the title role in Melbourne.
Joining Jeffery as Mark Brandon Read, are Michael Caton his father, Keith, Todd Lasance as Chopper’s nemesis Syd Collins, and Ella Scott Lynch as his second wife, Margaret.
Also featuring are Zoe Ventoura as Chopper’s first wife Mary Ann, plus Jane Allsop, Reef Ireland, Alex Tsitsopoulos and Anna Bamford, with original Underbelly stars Vince Colosimo and Kevin Harrington returning as Alphonse Gangitano and Lewis Moran, plus Debra Byrne reprising her 2014 portrayal of Judy Moran.
Nine Drama execs Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney said: “As a hardened gangster and loving family man, ‘Chopper’ Read was one of Australia’s most complex and compelling crooks. Prepare to be shocked and entertained as Aaron Jeffery brings a whole new dimension to the Chopper legend, supported by many of Australia’s finest actors.”
Screentime CEO Bob Campbell said, “With this new take on the Mark ‘Chopper’ Read story Screentime is delighted to be reuniting our ‘A team’ for a mesmerising mini-series which will bring the fourth instalment of Underbelly: Files to Nine for 2018, in classic style,”