Monday, 18 February 2013
PRODUCTION BEGINS IN SA ON THE INFINITE MAN
Hedone Productions today announced principal photography will commence this week in South Australia on THE INFINITE MAN, a time travel comedy romance about Dean, an unorthodox scientist whose attempts to change the past and fix his relationship with girlfriend Lana reveal him to be his own worst enemy.
The Infinite Man is the anticipated feature film debut of writer/director Hugh Sullivan whose short films have screened in official selection at the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Flickerfest and the Melbourne International Film Festival. As a winner of the Spirit of Youth Award - Moving Pictures in 2006, Hugh received a one-year mentorship with director Phillip Noyce.
The Infinite Man stars acclaimed actors Josh McConville (Underbelly, Wild Boys, Redfern Now), recently crowned Best Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards for his role in Griffin Theatre’s The Boys, and Hannah Marshall who received a Logie nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent (2011) for her role as Loretta Schembri in Packed to the Rafters, one of the highest rating shows on Australian television. AACTA award winner Alex Dimitriades (The Slap, Head On, Underbelly) also stars as Lana’s ex-boyfriend, the disgraced 1980s Olympian Terry.
The film is being produced by Hedone Productions’ Kate Croser (Danger 5, 100 Bloody Acres) and Sandy Cameron. Croser also produced My Tehran For Sale, which was filmed in Tehran and went on to screen in Official Selection at Toronto, Vancouver, Busan and Rotterdam International Film Festivals and won the IF Independent Spirit Award (2009). Cameron Rogers and Jonathan Page (Mary and Max, 100 Bloody Acres, The Babadook) are Executive Producing.
Producer Kate Croser says of the project ‘The Infinite Man promises to be one of the most original and inventive Australian films you will see, and so it’s exciting to now be in production and bringing the script to life’.
Producer Sandy Cameron adds: ’We’re thrilled to have attracted such a strong cast to the project and are really looking forward to showcasing the austere desert beauty of Woomera on the big screen.’
The Infinite Man is a Hedone Production in association with Bonsai Films with investment from the South Australia Film Corporation (SAFC) through their FilmLab funding initiative, and development assistance from Screen Australia.
FilmLab is a $4.2million development initiative of the SAFC, funded by the South Australian Government. FilmLab is designed to develop South Australian filmmakers who have a track record in short form to take the next step into long form film production, through an intensive and bespoke development program. The SAFC's approach, through FilmLab, is to create a partnership with selected teams of filmmakers and to cultivate an atmosphere of collaboration and creative energy.
Richard Harris, CEO of the SAFC says: "We are incredibly excited about The Infinite Man because while it is a hugely creatively ambitious film, this is exactly what the FilmLab is all about. It is the fifth film greenlit through the program, and once again demonstrates not just the depth of talent in the state but also the distinctiveness of each of these filmmaking voices. We are particularly pleased that we have been able to welcome director Hugh Sullivan back to Adelaide to make his much anticipated first feature, and wish all of the Hedone team the best of luck for their outback shoot."
Visit www.hedone.com.au for more details.