Feature film These Final Hours has begun production in Perth this week.
The five-week shoot is taking place in and around Perth.
Produced by first time feature producer Liz Kearney, the film is written and directed by Zak Hilditch and executive produced by Robert Connolly, is set in the dying hours before the apocalypse.
Kearney told Encore: “It’s a character driven drama with genre elements in the backdrop. It’s not aout explosions, it’s about human drama.”
“It’s an apocalyptic thriller set on the last 12 hours on the last day on earth and follows James, 30, who up until now has led a decadent, fun-loving life and on this last day is to go out with a bang and spend it at the party to end all parties. However on the way to the party he has to save the life of a girl named Rose. Through this relationship he realises it’s never too late to do good.”
The cast includes Wolf Creek’s Nathan Phillips, Not Suitable For Children’s Sarah Snook, Snowtown’s Daniel Henshall and Angourie Rice.
Locally the film is being distributed by Connolly’s Footprint Films while internationally it will be sold through Celluloid Nightmares, a partnership between XYZ Films and Celluloid Dreams.
The project has received ScreenWest investment and Screen Australia funding and development help through the national agency’s first round of its Springboard Program in which the pair first developed a short, Transmission, around elements of the concept.
Transmission won best short film at the St Kilda Short Film Festival last year.