Matt Nable and Daniel Henshall begin shooting fell in the Australian Alps
Melbourne, Australia: Felixmedia are delighted to announce that principal photography for their latest Australian feature drama, FELL, has commenced today in the Australian Alps.
FELL stars internationally emerging actor Matt Nable (Riddick, Son of a Gun, Around the Block, The Turning) and Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, Any Questions for Ben?), in the two lead roles. The southern Victorian Alps will play the backdrop for this powerful Australian drama about revenge, redemption and renewal.
Nable plays Thomas Ryan, a man frozen in grief after his daughter is killed in a hit-and-run incident by Luke Simpson, played by Henshall. When Luke is released from prison, Thomas changes his identity, abandons his corporate life and relocates to the remote outpost where
Luke now works as tree feller.
Nable and Henshall are joined by Jacqueline McKenzie (Angel Baby, Romper Stomper) who plays Rachel, Thomas' wife.
FELL marks the directorial feature debut for Kasimir Burgess, an accomplished short film director whose awards include a Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival for LILY.
Based on a story idea by Kasimir Burgess and Natasha Pincus, the screenplay is written by Natasha Pincus. AFI Award-winning producer, John Maynard (Balibo, Romulus, My Father) and Mary Minas will produce the contemporary drama. Marden Dean will serve as the
director of photography.
Transmission Films Managing Director Andrew Mackie said, “This is an exciting project and Kasimir Burgess is certainly a talent to watch. Combined with our good friend John Maynard, plus the fantastic cast, FELL is a film we are proud to have as part of our slate for 2014."
FELL is a Felixmedia production, with investment from Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Footprint Films and Transmission Films will co-distribute the film locally, with international sales being handled The Yellow Affair.