Craig McLachlan sci-fi thriller Restoration to premiere on Nine and Stan

04 July, 2016 by Staff Writer



Midnight Snack Productions has announced that science fiction thriller Restoration, starring Craig McLachlan, will premiere on the Nine Network and Stan later this year.

Directed by Stuart Willis and independently produced by Midnight Snack’s Toby Gibson, Restoration is a one-hour film set in a near-future world where humans have their memories downloaded for backup.

It follows the story of a man who awakens with his memories restored into a body that is not his own.

“We’re thrilled to have closed a deal with one of Australia’s leading free-to-air commercial television networks and with pioneering SVOD service Stan,” said Gibson.

“We’re very pleased Restoration will be seen by a wide Australian audience.”

Midnight Snack is also currently exploring international options for the film.

“Having secured an audience in Australia, as well as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu territories, we’re now looking to expand our reach to larger international markets,” said Gibson.

McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) stars alongside Nadia Townsend (Knowing, City Homicide), Grant Cartwright (Barracuda), Stephen Carracher (Vanished), Rosie Lourde (Starting From Now, Embedded), Elizabeth Nabben (Winners & Losers) and Ailís Logan (Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites).

“Craig McLachlan's participation in Restoration speaks to the high-calibre of talent we assembled in front of and behind the camera,” said Willis.

“Our acting ensemble’s committed performances ground our mind-bending thriller with authentic human emotion. I couldn't be more excited by what they brought to the screen.”

The screenplay was co-written by Willis and Matthew Clayfield, who are currently developing the sci-fi concept behind Restoration into a long-form series.