Michael Petroni’s supernatural thriller Backtrack will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.
Shot in Australia, Backtrack follows the troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) who is suffering from nightmares and visions. When he discovers all his patients are ghost of people who died in an accident 20 years ago, his life is thrown into turmoil.
The film also stars Sam Neill and Bruce Spence, and is produced by Jamie Hilton, Antonia Barnard and Michael Petroni.
It is Petroni's first Australian film in over ten years, with credits including The Book Thief, The Rite and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
His last Australian film was the drama Till Human Voices Wake Us, starring Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter, in 2002.
Backtrack will screen as one of the 40 films in the festival’s Spotlight category, and is one of 24 to have its world premiere.
The 14th edition of the Festival will take place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City.
Backtrack was financed by Screen Australia, Bankside, Head Gear Films, Screen NSW and Deluxe Australia, and will be released in Australia by Madman.