Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward’s The Seduction selected for No Borders

16 August, 2011 by Brendan Swift

Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward's latest feature project, The Seduction, is one of three local films selected for the No Borders International Co-Production Market in New York.

The drama is about a beautiful, hedonistic Parisienne who is forced to confront her choices and values by the unexpected return of the eighteen-year-old son she abandoned as a baby. It is being produced by Brown and directed by Ward – controversial drama Beautiful Kate marked the first feature film collaboration of the husband-wife team in 2009.


The Seduction is written by Sarah Walker and will be executive produced by Andrew Mason.

The No Borders International Co-Production Market, held during Independent Film Week, is the most prominent co-production market in the US and is focused on 45 new projects in development, which have 20 per cent of their financing in place.     

The other two Australian features selected for No Borders are     AusMy Mistress and Music of My Life.

My Mistress is a romance about sixteen-year-old Charlie Boyd who, following his father’s suicide, seeks the help of a local S&M mistress in an attempt to re-connect with life. It is written by Gerard Lee, produced by Leanne Tonkes, executive produced by Robyn Kershaw, and will be directed by Stephen Lance.

Music of My Life is a romantic-comedy about an Aussie in London who must face the music when she falls for the man she’s secretly ghostwriting for – true love demands originals, not covers. It is written by Emma Vuletic, produced by Sally Madgwick and executive produced by Timothy White.

Meanwhile, Mechanicals, from producer Nicole O’Donohue and director Leon Ford, has been selected as an alumni project of Cinemart and its relationship with No Borders. It is inspired by their previous short film, The Mechanicals. The duo released their first feature film, Griff the Invisible, earlier this year.

No Borders will take place from September 18-22.

Rachel Ward and Ben Mendelsohn on the set of Beautiful Kate.