Uninhabited to film in July
Press release from Silvana Milat
Filming will begin in July on Australian film-maker Bill Bennett’s latest thriller, UNINHABITED, to be shot on a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast.
The film is about a young couple who go to an idyllic and uninhabited coral island for a romantic camping holiday, only to discover that they are not alone.
The story is based on true events which happened to Bill Bennett many years earlier, when he holidayed with his brother and their girlfriends on an island not far from where they’ll be actually filming.
“This story has stayed with me,” Bill Bennett said. “At the time, it was terrifying, being in this remote and deserted paradise, then discovering there was someone, or something else on the island with us. It was truly chilling, and has haunted me ever since.”
Producing alongside Bill Bennett is his long time collaborator Silvana Milat, and Paul Quin. Bill Bennett has written the script and will direct.
Executive Producers are Richard Sheffield, Jon Silver and Michel Bouskila.
Director of Photography is Lachlan Milne, Production Designer is Simon Dobbin, editor is Jason Ballantine, sound designer is Wayne Pashley and composer is Peter Miller.
Geraldine Hakewill, a recent WAAPA graduate, will play the female lead, Henry James will play the male lead.
Polyphony Entertainment is distributing in Australia and New Zealand, and Simon Crowe’s SC Films is handling international sales.
Finance is through Screen Australia and private investors.
Bill Bennett is best known for his film-noir KISS OR KILL, which won 5 AFI awards including Best Picture and Best Director. His most recent film was THE NUGGET, starring Eric Bana. Two earlier films, BACKLASH and MALPRACTICE, were invited into Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.