Producer Michael Robertson and director Andrew Traucki are in the enviable position of having covered three-quarters of the budget of Black Water: The Abyss five months before shooting is due to start.
The big screen adaptation of Tim Winton's coming-of-age classic is going on a surfing safari around Australia. If you have any questions for or about Simon Baker, his directorial debut, Breath, or novelist Tim Winton, on whose book the film is based*, now’s your chance.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason has two blunt messages for feature film producers. One is: Recognise that most independent films, Australian and international, now are earning roughly half as much at Australian cinemas as they did only a few years ago.