Filming begins on Harmony with Jacqueline McKenzie, Eamon Farren
Filming has begun around Sydney and the Illawarra region on Harmony, a new feature directed by Corey Pearson and starring Jacqueline McKenzie, Eamon Farren, Jessica Falkholt, Jerome Meyer, Paula Arundell and Tessa James.
Harmony is the story of a girl who extracts fear from anyone she encounters, a gift she was born with but is unable to control. According to Pearson, the feature "explores the co-dependence of love and fear. We all experience fear in our lives, and often we let that fear consume us and govern our actions, which can prevent us from chasing our dreams."
Peter Drinkwater, the film's producer and co-founder (along with Pearson) of Film Grit, said: “We listen to our audience and Harmony has a clear female teenage target market. At a script level, we used the company Screen Audience Research Australia (SARA) to run focus groups at a table read with the audience and opened up discussion about characters, story, intrigue, pacing, delivery and marketing. This is an essential part of our model."
Said Titan View's John L. Simpson: "The Film Grit guys are visionary filmmakers and we know that the teen audience will be deeply engaged in the visual and emotionally intense world of Harmony."
Drinkwater is also the CEO of Cowlick Entertainment, a film investment, production, sales and marketing company. Recent projects include The Butterfly Tree, directed by Priscilla Cameron with Melissa George, Ed Oxenbould, Ewen Leslie and Sophie Lowe.
Harmony will shoot for five weeks. Titan View is eyeing 2017 for local distribution. Cowlick Entertainment will also be handling international sales through its in-house sales division based in LA.