These Final Hours begins WA shoot this month

09 October, 2012 by Staff Reporter

Apocalyptic thriller These Final Hours is set to begin filming in Western Australia on October 15.

The film follows the self-obsessed James, a young man determined to make his way to the party to end all parties on the last day on Earth. He ends up saving the life of a little girl named Rose, who is searching for her father – an act which ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.


It is the first feature film from writer/director Zak Hilditch and producer Liz Kearney and is being overseen by executive producer Robert Connolly (Underground, Balibo).

It stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) in the lead role of James, Dan Henshall (Snowtown), Lynette Curran (The Boys, Somersault), Sarah Snook (Not Suitable for Children), Jess De Gouw and Kathryn Beck. Newcomer Angourie Rice has been cast as Rose.

Hilditch and Kearney's 13-minute short film Transmission was made as a companion piece to These Final Hours and has previously screened at Tribeca in New York. It was also nominated for an AACTA/AFI in the Best Short Film category.

Transmission (excerpt) from Bonnie Elliott on Vimeo.