Sci-fi feature to shoot in WA

04 May, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

A high concept science fiction feature OtherLife will be made in in Western Australia, starting production in June.

The project will be directed by expat Western Australian filmmaker Ben C. Lucas (Wasted on the Young) and produced by Jamie Hilton of See Pictures (The Little Death, The Waiting City) and Aidan O’Bryan and Janelle Landers from Western Australian based production company WBMC (Son of a Gun, Wasted on the Young), alongside international producers Cherry Road Films.


It is the third film confirmed to be shot in Western Australia with ScreenWest support this year (the others being Jasper Jones and Blue Dog), and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has also confirmed a further three feature films are in the final stages of financing.

““This is positive news for the Western Australian screen industry,” he said in a statement issued to the media.

“Western Australia is being recognised as a diverse place to shoot with professional local crews. We are attracting interstate producers here while also supporting homegrown talent.”

OtherLife follows the plight of a young software engineer who designs a drug capable of giving you any memory you desire. However, when she discovers some dangerous side-effects, she must put a stop to her creation before it is released to the world.

The screenplay is by Lucas, Kelly Eskridge and Gregory Widen and is based on Eskridge’s novel Solitaire.

The film is funded under ScreenWest’s Drama Production Investment Fund.

OtherLife will be shot in the Perth metropolitan area.