Spin Out set for Shepparton shoot
Sony Pictures Australian rom-com Spin Out starring Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin is set for a Shepparton, Victoria shoot.
The film, originally titled Circle Work, will start shooting in the Victorian country town from August 18.
Samuel (Fury, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, A Few Best Men) will star alongside Griffin (San Andreas, Louder Than Words, Charlie & Boots) and be supported by a talented group of actors that include Lincoln Lewis (Gallipoli, Tomorrow When the War Began), Melissa Bergland (Winners and Losers, Relative Happiness), Tessa James (Love Child, Home and Away) and Brooke McClymont, of Australia¹s number one country group, The McClymonts.
The film follows a relationship between two long-time friends, Billy (Samuel) and Lucy (Griffin) who are both in denial over their desire for each other.
But as change beckons, they must confront their feelings amidst the backdrop of their town’s Ute Muster and annual B&S Ball…or go their separate ways.
Sony Pictures’ Managing Director, Stephen Basil-Jones, said, “We’re thrilled to be involved with such a great local project, which we’ve championed over several years to get made.
"We’ve worked closely with the filmmakers to ensure we deliver a thoroughly entertaining movie that will resonate with a broad youth audience.
"The music too will be a key asset for us and we’ve received fabulous support from our partners at Sony/AT Music Publishing”.
Sharing directing credits with Ferguson will be renowned comedy producer/director Marc Gracie, who will also produce in conjunction with David Redman (Till Human Voices Wake Us, Strange Bedfellows).
Ferguson said Spin Out had been in development for many years.
“So to finally be able to celebrate and share these uniquely Australian cultural events, is just wonderful and lots of fun, especially as several of the incidents in the story have been inspired by our own personal experiences…some of which were very naughty!”
Producer David Redman said they were for looking for total authenticity in depicting this taste Australian life and were committed to working with the Shepparton community.
"With the benefit of their support and our producing partners, we look forward to creating a film which in many ways will be a valentine to the generous, fun-loving, Australian spirit.”
It will be shot entirely on location in Shepparton from August 18 to September 13.
The flim is a Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, presentation of a Stella Rose Production, in association with Redman Entertainments.
Sony Pictures Releasing, who have worldwide rights, plan to release the film in Australian cinemas in mid-2016.