Short film ‘EVIE’ will have its world premiere at the 54th Edition SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, followed closely by its North American premiere at FILMQUEST – in Utah, both top genre/ fantasy film festivals.
Produced by Lake Martin Films the film is already being adapted into a feature-length version. A coming of age horror/thriller, EVIE is set in a world decimated by nuclear war, where barbaric clans and genetically modified dinosaurs roam the Australian countryside. Evie (Melody Rom) must venture alone to a distant farmhouse to seek medical supplies for her dying father (Ben Mortley).
EVIE marks the third collaboration between director Alex von Hofmann and producer Kate Separovich and writer/editor Luke Martin.
Alex’s previous films include TINGLEWOOD, nominated for an AFI(AACTA) award for visual effects and HARVEY’S DREAM which premiered at Palm Springs. He previously shadowed David Petarca on Netflix series MARCO POLO and has his features shortlisted in the SHORE Scripts Competition and PAGE Screenwriting Competition.
Perth based producer, Kate Separovich was recently selected by Screenwest as part of their Celluloid Ceiling Initiative and was the fourth Australian in the organisations 30-year history to be selected for an EAVE (European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs) workshop. She was the associate producer on Universals DIRT MUSIC with Angie Fielder (AQUARIUS) and Finola Dwyer (WILDGAZE).
Co-founder of Lake Martin Films, Luke Martin has over 20 years of experience in exhibition and previously won Best Screenplay at Adelaide Film Festival for Ronan’s Escape and was the editor of the feature film BALD and PETER BROCK: 25 YEARS of HDT SPECIAL VEHICLES documentary.
Set in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia the film is a suspenseful ride that leads up to a climactic showdown between Evie and a vengeful dinosaur. At its heart, it’s a coming of age story about a father trusting that he’s taught his daughter everything she needs to know about the world as she heads out on her own.
The film was shot by Meredith Lindsay with visual effects lead by Ben Wotton and music by Dmitri Golovko. The costume design was by Texx Montana and hair and makeup design by Kate Anderson. It stars Melody Rom (THE HEIGHTS), Ben Mortley (HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN, ITCH, THE GATEWAY), Paul Montague (THREE SUMMERS, HENRY & AARON, SUPER DINGO) and Leon Ewing in his first foray into film.
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