(L-R): Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee and Matt Nable.
Principal photography on 1%, the feature debut of Stephen McCallum, has kicked off today.
The film is backed by Ticket to Ride, Screenwest, Spectrum Films, Red Apple Cameras and Head Gear Films.
1% is written by actor Matt Nable (Hacksaw Ridge, Arrow, Fell) and will be helmed by McCallum, who graduated from AFTRS in 2011 with an acclaimed TV spot for GetUp! under his belt, as well as shorts like Six Straws.
Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin are producing for Perth and Sydney based See Pictures; their third film in Western Australia this year after Simon Baker's Breath and Ben C. Lucas' OtherLife.
Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross and Stephen Boyle are Executive Producers.
1% is set in a fictional motorcycle club called The Copperheads. Joining Nable in the cast is Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Josh McConville, Simone Kessell and Aaron Pederson.
“It’s an honour to be bringing Nable’s screenplay to life," said McCallum. "I was immediately drawn to the visceral, high stakes world he created where loyalty, ambition and family collide. It’s a gritty character driven story and we have a great cast to realize it”
Pontin called McCallum "a director with incredible talent and potential. Nable has written a honed screenplay attracting a cast of Australia’s finest young actors. It’s going to be a great collaboration.”
The five-week WA shoot will wrap on December 16 and post will be completed in Sydney at Spectrum.