Refugee superhero film ‘Silent Man’ enters pre-production
Indie studio Space Tourist Films has gone into pre-production on thriller Silent Man.
The short, written and directed by Joseph Russell (No Way San Jose, Queen of the Bees, Jeff VS the Left) follows the journey of an escaped asylum seeker turned vigilante on a mission to find his daughter after she disappears from an immigration detention center.
Cast includes George Iskander, Clare Pickering and Mick Shanahan. Shooting is slated to commence in mid-December in Melbourne with hopes to release by May 2017.
Russell said he hopes the film will draw attention to the plight of asylum seekers in an original and entertaining way.
“It’s easy for people to tune out when they hear story after story about refugees in the news. It’s not so easy to tune out watching a superhero movie,” he said.
The filmmakers are running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the project: www.igg.me/at/silentman.