WA Government Invests In Two More Feature Films

WA Government Invests In Two More Feature Films

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day

Green Light Camera And Action For Two WA Films

Victor P Taffa

  • State Government has invested in two new WA films
  • Great industry development opportunity for WA’s filmmakers
  • Four films shooting in WA in 2013, including Son of a Gun and The Turning

The boom in Western Australia’s screen industry is expected to continue next year with the announcement that the State Government has invested into two more feature films.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the State Government, through ScreenWest, had helped secure the filming of Kill Me Three Times and The Reckoning in WA in early 2013.

“The WA film industry is thriving and the multiple projects expected to film in Western Australia next year will provide strong industry development and the opportunity for our very talented practitioners to showcase their skills on national productions.” Mr. Day said.

Kill Me Three Times, produced by Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin (Death At A Funeral, A Few Best Men) and Share Stallings (Death At A Funeral, A Few Best Men) and directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), is set in a sundrenched Australian surfing town where a young woman is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge.

Director of Kill Me Three Times, Kriv Stenders is renowned for his last feature, Red Dog, which has currently earned more than $22 Million at the box office, making it the eighth-highest grossing Australian film of all time.

Red Dog won awards, both Best Director and Best Film at the 2011 IF Awards and for the Best Film at the inaugural 2012 ACCTA Awards.

The Reckoning, to be produced by Filmscope Entertainment, is about a detective on the trail of a killer and two missing teenagers whose video footage contains the identity of the murderer.

The Reckoning will be the third project for WA-based production company Filmscope Entertainment.  Producer Deidre Kitcher and writer/director John Soto’s latest production, Needle, has been sold in 82 countries worldwide. In 2009, their $1.5 Million supernatural thriller, Crush was released in more than 25 countries.

Fact File

  • The Turning will wrap shooting in WA in early 2013 and Son of A Gun starring Ewan McGregor is also set to begin filming in WA in 2013
  • Liberal-National Govt is strong supporter of WA film industry providing funding for projects including Bran Nue Dae, Red Dog, Wasted on the Young, The Great Mint Swindle, and An Accidental Soldier