Monday, 18 February 2013
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.
ILLAPU RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2013 FOR THEIR SIXTH TOUR Headlining Womadelaide and performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
Listening to Illapu’s songs is like hearing the whisper of the wind from the Andes…as they create music with songs about love, life, justice and social issues….
ILLAPU was founded in 1971 by four brothers from Antofagasta in northern Chile. As freedom advocates they became well-known for their cultivated rendering of Andean folklore and Bolivian rhythms, a fusion that later developed into the Nueva Canción movement. ILLAPU produce folkloric, explorative music with songs about love, life, justice and current social issues. They have.
ILLAPU have played throughout Latin America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Olympia Theatre in Paris and the Sydney Opera House. In March 2013 they return to Australia for their sixth tour headlining WOMADELAIDE with concerts on both the opening and closing nights. ILLAPU will visit Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane playing in Sydney for one night only on Friday 1 March Sydney’s Lyric Theatre.
In 1976 ILLAPU released what was to become a huge radio hit in both Argentina and Chile, and subsequently rose to fame for their guitar-based songs featuring strong vocals, pan flutes and enrapturing rhythms.
Exiled from their beloved Chile by the Pinochet Dictatorship, they lived in France and Mexico until their return in 1988 where they were cheered by throngs of fans, and performed to over 100,000 people. Since then, Illapu have continued to produce folkloric explorative music with songs about love, life and justice and have played all over the world from Latin America, Europe, Australia, Asia, New York to Paris.
“Their voices are wonderful without exception, with perfect harmony they give us words of love… these musicians give themselves to the music with endless happiness”… La Depeche
ILLAPU return to Australia for their sixth tour in March 2013 headlining Womadelaide and performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Sydney, Lyric Theatre Friday 1 March
Tickets: $89 (Concessions available)
Melbourne, Dallas Brooks Hall Saturday 2 March
Tickets: $89 (Concessions available)
Brisbane, Tivoli Theatre Thursday 7 March
Tickets: $89 (Concessions available)
Womadelaide Friday 8 to Monday 11 March
KillRockStar BigDog Entertainment present UK gothic black metal legends Cradle Of Filth live in Australia in 2013.
Cradle of Filth formed in Suffolk in 1991 and after a string of demo recordings released their debut album, ‘The Principle of Evil Made Flesh’ in 1994. The band have gone on to become one of the UK’s most successful metal acts, known for their dynamic symphonic style of gothic black metal, along with the dark poetic lyrics from the hand of enigmatic front-man Dani Filth.
The Manticore & Other Horrors, Cradle of Filth’s tenth studio full-length, can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on Monsters; personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few, Manticore being the ravening title track. It is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.
The songs ‘Illicitus’ and ‘Pallid Reflection’ bare the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked ‘For Your Vulgar Delectation’ and ‘Frost On her Pillow’ are woven perversely into grim fairytales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like ‘The Abhorrent’ and ‘Siding With The Titans’ both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.
The album itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM (New Wave of British Black Metal) punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000’s Midian opus.
Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is testament to the longevity of The ‘Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle’s (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.
Singer Dani Filth had this to say on the new album:
‘This is our tenth commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!’
Cradle of Filth is set to spread their darkness upon the Great Southern land this May.
KillRockStar BigDog Entertainment by arrangement with X-Ray Touring present:
CRADLE OF FILTH
Australian Tour 2013
Thursday 9 May HiFi. Brisbane
Friday 10 May Palace Theatre. Melbourne
Saturday 11 May UNSW Roundhouse. Sydney
Sunday 12 May Metropolis. Fremantle
Tickets on sale Monday 25 February via usual outlets.