Stephan Elliott (left).
Principal photography will start next Monday October 17 on Flammable Children, the latest film from writer-director Stephan Elliott.
Asher Keddie (Offspring), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Jeremy Sims join the previously announced cast of Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Radha Mitchell.
Newcomers Atticus Robb and Darcey Wilson (The Dressmaker) will play the lead teenagers.
Shooting on the Gold Coast, Flammable Children see Elliott reunited with many who worked with him on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – including Pearce and producer Al Clark.
Clark, of Wildheart Films, will produce alongside Jamie Hilton of See Pictures.
Flammable Children is set an Australian beachside neighbourhood in the height of a 1970s summer. The comedy is described as “a love letter to a world of careless parenting, constant sunburn and unsupervised activities.”
The film also boasts an impressive crew, including Oscar winning production designer Colin Gibson, (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar winning costume designer, Lizzy Gardiner (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), cinematographer Brad Shield (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Avengers and The Wolverine) and Oscar-nominated make-up artist, Rick Findlater (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbit trilogy, Unbroken, The Chronicles of Narnia).
“When I was finally ready to write it, this script jumped out of my head fully formed – so I appreciate having the opportunity of bringing it to life with such a terrific bunch of collaborators, some of whom I’ve known forever, others that I’m working with for the first time. And, of course, a dream cast of Australian actors who, like me, remember the world I’m describing,” said Elliott.
The film is being distributed in Australia/New Zealand by the Becker Film Group. International sales will be handled by WestEnd Films.
Flammable Children has been jointly financed by Screen Australia, Piccadilly Pictures, Screen Queensland and Screen NSW. Cutting Edge will also invest and provide post-production facilities in both Queensland and New South Wales.