Travis Bain’s thriller ‘Landfall’ wins multiple awards
Kristen Condon and Rob Stanfield in ‘Landfall’
It was a big weekend for Travis Bain’s Landfall, the saga of a young couple trapped inside their beach house by three armed fugitives during a severe tropical cyclone, which won multiple awards from two organisations.
The thriller was named best feature and took the prizes for best director, Vernon Wells as best actor, Kristen Condon as best actress and Tony Bonner as best supporting actor at the Oz International Film Festival in Melbourne.
Bain was named best director and Samantha van der Sluis was awarded the certificate of highest achievement in the best composer category at the Australian Screen Industry Network (ASIN) Awards in Cleveland near Brisbane.
“I’m feeling supremely humbled, blessed and grateful. This year is my 20th anniversary as an indie filmmaker and this is a bloody great way to celebrate it,” Bain said on social media.
Rob Stanfield and Kristen Condon play the terrorised couple with Daryl Heath, Andy Bramble and Bailey Stevenson as the intruders and Wells as a no-nonsense detective. Bonner and Shawn Brack play a father and son who get caught in the crossfire.
After its world premiere at the Sanctuary Cove Film Festival on the Gold Coast, the film produced by Bain and Shawn Brack screened at Monster Fest in Melbourne and Cairns. There will be a ‘victory’ screening at Event Cinemas in Cairns on December 12 and it will be released on VOD and home entertainment next year.
Bain has secured a foreign sales agent, LA-based Multivisionnaire Pictures, which began signing deals at the American Film Market so the thriller will go out internationally next year, probably in South Korea initially.
Summer Robertson (Photo: Theresa Anne-Webb)
This was the eighth year of the ASIN Awards created by Lynne Dalrymple and Brenda Papworth to showcase the local and national independent film industry. The awards are peer nominated and voted on.
Luke Sparke’s Occupation was judged best feature film and Growing Pains took the awards for best web series, best actor Beau Jones and best actress Chantal Elyse.
The Tony Bonner award for best emerging new talent went to Summer Robertson for her performance in the short film Jade .
Julia Baker received the ASIN award for outstanding career achievement for services to the Australian film and TV iddustry.
ASIN Awards 2018 WINNERS
MEMBER’S CHOICE JUSTIN HARTWELL
MOST VALUED CREW MEMBER TESSA LABELLAME – Mother’s Day
BEST EDITOR RYAN DAVEY – Compulsion
BEST WRITER/SCREENPLAY IAN WESTLEY – Lost & Found
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS PIPER NAIRN – Shots Fired
BEST ACTRESS CHANTAL ELYSE – Growing Pains
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR DYLAN STIPANCIC – B&E
BEST ACTOR BEAU JONES – Growing Pains
BEST COMPOSER MICHAEL DREW – Papercut
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER BRAD DAY – Jade
BEST PRODUCER ANTHONY MILLER – B&E
BEST DIRECTOR TRAVIS BAIN – Landfall
BEST TVC Rendez Vous Tea Room
BEST WEB SERIES Growing Pains
BEST SHORT FILM The Devil May Care trilogy
BEST FEATURE FILM Occupation
TONY BONNER AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING NEW TALENT – Summer Robertson
OUTSTANDING CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO AUSTRALIAN FILM AND TELEVISION – Julia Baker
CERTIFICATES OF HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT
MOST VALUED CREW MEMBER Alex Caine – Always Watching
Bradley Smith – Growing Pains
BEST EDITOR Ailsa Merrie – B&E
David Napier – Occupation
BEST WRITER/SCREENPLAY Anthony Miller – Nicked
Peter Koevari – Mother’s Day
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Erika Owen – Only The Night
Rachael Bristow – B&E
BEST ACTRESS Alexandra MacDonald – Girl in the Machine
Resheal Sirputh – Summer School
Tegan Devine – Lost & Found
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Sam Sidhu – Summer School
Chris Robinson – Growing Pains
BEST ACTOR Daniel Potts – Jade
Zachary Boulton – D-Evolution
BEST COMPOSER Samantha Van Der Sluis – Landfall
Narelle Schirmer – Lost & Found
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER David Aponas – Papercut
Nicholas Aiton – Always Watching
BEST PRODUCER Carly Imrie – Occupation
Damian Overton – Papercut
BEST DIRECTOR Angie Fleming – Jade
Grant Bell – Growing Pains
BEST WEB SERIES Summer School
You Don’t Know Their Journey
BEST SHORT FILM B&E
BEST FEATURE FILM Lost & Found