Go Script to Storyboard with Sketching BULLETS FOR THE DEAD
Go behind-the-scenes of the Australia’s first zombie western, BULLETS FOR THE DEAD with this featurette on sketching storyboards for the film.
Monster Fest Presents
BULLETS FOR THE DEAD
Sydney – Brisbane – Hobart
Presented with the assistance of FilmInk & Griffith University.
Australian independent genre cinema is alive and well, there’s no better example than Queensland-made zombie western BULLETS FOR THE DEAD. Produced on a shoe-string (or at least a cowboy boot string…?) budget by a combination of students and pros, this Aussie genre gem punches way above its weight. Currently being sold around the world, it’s about to make a big impression on the Aussie market.
A beautifully-lensed horror western out of Queensland that puts a gang of thieves in the charge of a bounty hunter as they attempt to avoid zombie cannibals while traversing the Old West. With the feisty and outspoken Annie Blake (played by Vanessa Moltzen) chewing the scenery as much as the zombies are munching on the cast, the eye-patched bounty hunter James Dalton has more to contend with than just forming a zombie hit squad. Cathy Rodda (IRON SKY) and Norm Wilkinson (TIME GUARDIAN) produced BULLETS FOR THE DEAD in league with Griffith University as a way to give new graduates a leg up into professional production.
If you’re a filmmaker looking for insights on how to launch your project, or if you’re a punter who adores exciting and innovative new cinema, or if you happen to be wandering around with a notion to fill your pockets with a plethora of goodies and giveaways, this is a night not to be missed!
Individual event details below:
Come along and watch one of the key films of the Aussie genre new wave, meet the filmmakers and join in on the conversation as your host, Screen Space founder and Editor-in-Chief, Simon Foster asks what it takes for a low budget Aussie film to make its mark in the international market place. Guests include Director Michael Du-Shane, Actress Vanessa Moltzen, Co-writer Joshua Birch, Costume Designer Maddy Overett and Producers Cathy Rodda & Norm Wilkinson. Weighing in on the conversation will be Monster Pictures co-founder, Head of Acquisitions and Head of Development, Neil Foley, who’ll be on hand at the Q&A and in the bar post screening, to answer any of your queries about the state of play in the international genre world. That’s not all… additional to one of the coolest new genre films to emerge from this part of the world in years and the precious industry insights, there will also be giveaways and door prizes, including a VIP weekend pass to the Sydney Underground Film Festival for lucky punters – what more could you possibly want?
Hometown Red Carpet Premiere!
Join Monster Pictures, Griffith University, Director Michael Du-Shane, Producers Cathy Rodda and Norm Wilkinson and many more cast and crew to the highly-anticipated Brisbane debut of BULLETS FOR THE DEAD! Monster Fest Director Kier-La Janisse will, be on hand to moderate the Q+A and to meet any emerging filmmakers who have questions about Monster Fest and the international genre festival circuit at large.
Join Director Michael Du-Shane (who is based in Port Arthur, Tasmania!), Producers Cathy Rodda and Norm Wilkinson and Monster Fest’s Kier-La Janisse for this special Hobart screening with Q+A moderated by Hobart’s own multi-talented Briony Kidd – writer, director, playwright, activist and Festival Director of the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. Presented with the assistance of Wide Angle Tasmania and Cooper Screen Academy.