AFC News March 2008Black Water opened in the UK in February on 53 screens, released by The Works. "An effective, low-budget wilderness horror picture" - The Observer.
The 2008 IndiVision Project Lab held in February was the most successful to date. Project Lab advisors and guest speakers included acclaimed American producer Christine Vachon (Boys Don't Cry, I'm Not There), award-winning London-based writer Laurence Coriat (Wonderland), internationally renowned development executive Vinca Wiedemann from Demark, acclaimed performance advisor Lindy Davies (advisor to Julie Christie Away from Her, winner Golden Globe for Best Actress and Academy Award nominee for Best Actress) as well as Australian producers Al Clark (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Robert Connolly (Romulus, My Father), and Julie Ryan (Ten Canoes), agent and producer Stacey Testro ( Saw), distributor Alan Finney and actors Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and Claudia Karvan (Love My Way).
Three public events were held to give the wider industry a chance to access some of the lab's international guests. 165 industry members attended a Sydney screening of the acclaimed Cannes-selected feature Kids and a Q&A with the producer Christine Vachon afterwards. 110 industry members attended a Sunday afternoon Sydney screening of the lauded Cannes-selected feature Wonderland and a Q&A with the writer Laurence Coriat afterwards. 90 industry members attended a Melbourne screening Wonderland and a Q&A with the writer Laurence Coriat afterwards.
An update on the IndiVision production slate is as follows:
All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane will screen at the London Australian Film Festival from 6th-16th March. The film's first screening sold out quickly, and a second screening has been programmed.
Cactus screened at the AFC's Travelling Big Screen opening night in Mildura with special guests actor Bryan Brown, writer/director Jasmine Yuen-Carucan and producer Paul Sullivan.
The Caterpillar Wish will screen in March in New Delhi as part of the "Australian Visions: A Festival of Acclaimed Australian Films" that will be held from March 6-17. Next month it will screen at Yamba as part of the AFC's Travelling Big Screen. Actress Wendy Hughes will be the guest of honour on opening night.
Cedar Boys a graduate of the IndiVision Lab will commence production in April/May this year.