Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Melbourne, 9 October 2012 – The first full length trailer for Australian comedy SAVE YOUR LEGS! has been released ahead of its first international screenings. SAVE YOUR LEGS! will have its international premiere in front of a sold out audience at the London Film Festival this week before screening later in the month at the Mumbai Film Festival. With English and Indian audiences both being cricket crazy, the film is sure to come home with runs on the board.
Producer Robyn Kershaw commented “Much like the film, our trailer is a hearty mix of comedy and the life-force inherent in India and in cricket lovers - for those who like to watch or play. Along the way we take a glimpse at the secret world of men - their thoughts about women, about children and each other”.
SAVE YOUR LEGS! will release on January 24th for the Australia Day long weekend, in the heart of the cricket season. The film will release simultaneously at metropolitan and regional locations around the country to ensure backyard cricketers everywhere will get the chance to have fun in cinemas on our nation’s day of celebration.
SAVE YOUR LEGS! is inspired by true events - a group of men who took a chance and won at life-long friendships. The cast includes Stephen Curry (The Castle, The Cup), Brendan Cowell (Beneath Hill 60, Noise) Damon Gameau (Balibo, Underbelly) and Bollywood beauty Pallavi Sharda. The film was directed by Boyd Hicklin and produced by Robyn Kershaw and Nick Batzias and written by Brendan Cowell.
Adelaide: Principal photography commences in Australia today on feature drama TRACKS, based on the inspirational true story of intrepid traveller and writer Robyn Davidson’s solo trek from Alice Springs through 2700km of sprawling Australian desert to the Indian Ocean, accompanied only by her loyal dog and four unpredictable camels. This epic and remarkable journey into one of the world's last great wildernesses, which was captured by charismatic National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, taught Robyn to do the impossible, to appreciate the joy of true solitude and that sometimes we have to detach from the world to feel connected to it.
Tracks stars the internationally acclaimed Australian actress Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, The Kids Are Alright, Alice in Wonderland) as Robyn Davidson and rapidly rising star Adam Driver (HBO’s Emmy nominated Girls, Frances Ha, Lincoln, Inside Llewyn Davis) as Rick Smolan.
Tracks is directed by the esteemed John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, Praise), produced by Oscar® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech, Shame, Oranges and Sunshine) and co-produced by AFI award-winning producer Julie Ryan (Red Dog, Ten Canoes).
Tracks is based on Robyn Davidson’s eponymous award winning and best selling book. Translated into twenty languages for publication, Tracks has now been adapted for the screen by Marion Nelson and John Curran. Director of Photography is Cannes Camera D’Or and Independent Spirit Award winning cinematographer Mandy Walker ASC ACS (Australia, Lantana).
Robyn Davidson says of her story being translated to the screen ‘What a strange experience it is to see one's own account morphed into another form. I could not be more pleased with the people involved in conceiving this new avatar. Emile and Iain, unique among producers I think, John, who sails as close to the book as he can without compromising his own ship, and of course, Mia, whose talent gave me goose bumps when I watched In Treatment, and who is as lovely as she is gifted.’
'This is one of the great Australian stories that begs to be adapted for the big screen. Robyn undertakes such an epic journey, doing what many of us wish we had the courage to do - to cast off the shackles of our lives, going as far away as possible from the noise of civilisation, and to find out how we would manage truly alone. We couldn’t be happier to have such strong casting in Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, playing the roles of two such intriguing, resolute and adventurous characters.’ said producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.
Set against one of the wildest and most breathtaking backdrops on the planet, Tracks will be filmed on location across South Australia and The Northern Territory.
Tracks is a See-Saw Films production, with investment from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, South Australian Film Corporation, Deluxe and Cross City Sales.
International Sales are being handled by HanWay, with distribution including Transmission Films and Momentum Pictures in Australia and the UK respectively.
Everclear have announced the winners in each state who have won the golden opportunity to open for Everclear on their Australian tour which kicks off later this week.
Some amazingly talented bands entered the competition. After thousands of votes from all around the country, and then the final selection by Everclear's Art Alexakis himself the winners are:
Cooly Hotel, Coolangatta Wednesday 10th October:
HiFi, Brisbane Thursday 11th October:
HiFi, Sydney Friday 12th October:
HiFi, Melbourne Saturday 13th October:
Capitol, Perth Sunday 14th of October:
Jake and the Cowboys
These five talented bands will join Perth band Emperors as special guests on Everclear's Australian tour, Melbourne has already sold out and all of the other shows are not far behind! Everclear and KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment offer their congratulations to the winners and thank all the bands from across the country for entering, it was an amazing example of just how kick arse the Australian music scene really is!
Special Guests Emperors and Ashes
KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment Present:
Australian Tour 2012
Wednesday 10 October Cooly Hotel. Coolangatta
with Special Guests Emperors and Lilly Rogue
Thursday 11 October HiFi. Brisbane
with Special Guests Emperors and Smoking Martha
Friday 12 October HiFi. Sydney
Saturday 13 October HiFi. Melbourne (SOLD OUT!)
with Special Guests Emperors and Darcee Fox
Sunday 14 October Capitol. Perth
with Special Guests Emperors and Jake and The Cowboys