Russell Crowe, George Mackay to star in Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’, Adapted by TFA’s Shaun Grant

Snowtown director Justin Kurzel will direct the feature, due to start filming in Victoria from March of next year with writer Shaun Grant (Snowtown, Jasper Jones) on hand to adapt Carey’s uncompromising gothic western for the big screen.

‘Peter Carey’s book The True History of the Kelly Gang always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly. Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral,’ Kurzel said.

Russell Crowe will lead an all-star cast along with X-Men and Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult, Australian actress Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Babadook), and British actor George MacKay (Captain Fantastic)  who have also signed up for the film.

TFA celebrates AACTA nominees

TFA celebrates AACTA nominees, Shaun Grant, Chris Kennedy and Simon Chapman.

 

In what may be a first…Grant has been nominated twice for Best Adapted Screenplay in this year’s AACTA Awards – for Jasper Jones and for Berlin Syndrome.

 

TFA’s Chris Kennedy receives yet another AACTA award nomination for Best Production Design for his extraordinary work in Lion.

 

TFA’s Simon Chapman is also a nominee at this years AACTA Awards for Best Cinematography in a documentary, for his work on Servant or Slave

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TFA’s Ben Chessell Series Director for ‘The Family Law Season 2′

The Family Law season two will commence on SBS; Thursday the 15th of June at 8.30pm. The series was directed by The Fleming Agency’s Ben Chessell.

The Family Law is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of teenager Benjamin as he navigates growing up amidst the chaos of his hilarious, heart-warming and dysfunctional family.

The show was developed and produced by Matchbox Pictures in association with Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and SBS.

Watch the trailer here:

https://youtu.be/qoH1z7JetiM

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TFA’S Shaun Grant features in Inside Film Article

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Check out the most recent interview with TFA’s Shaun Grant in Inside Film where Grant reveals details about forth coming projects including;  ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’,  A See-Saw thriller AND a medieval epic.

Now working out of an office in West Hollywood, the scribe is working on several projects, including a long-gestating adaptation of Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang for producer Liz Watts and Snowtown director Justin Kurzel.
Click on the link to check out the whole story.

http://if.com.au/2017/04/10/article/Busy-Shaun-Grant-preps-Kelly-Gang-See-Saw-thriller-AND-a-medieval-epic/WCMFDHVGDZ.html

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TFA’s Nicki Gardiner nominated by US Art Directors Guild for Lion

Congratulations to Nicki Gardiner who has been nominated in the Art Directors Guild – Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nomination is in the Contemporary Film category for Set Decorator in Lion.

The awards recognise excellence in Production Design across 11 categories including theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos.

Winners will be announced on February 11.

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TFA’s Chris Kennedy nominated by US Art Directors Guild for Lion

Congratulations to TFA’s Chris Kennedy who has been nominated in the Art Directors Guild – Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nomination is in the Contemporary Film category for his work in Lion.

The awards recognise excellence in Production Design across 11 categories including theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos.

Winners will be announced on February 11.

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Shaun Grant’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ to premiere at Sundance 2017

Multi-award winning writer, Shaun Grant caps off a stellar year with ‘Berlin Syndrome’ making it’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Starring Theresa Palmer and Max Riemelt,  ‘Berlin Syndrome’ is the story of a passionate holiday romance that takes an unexpected and sinister turn when an Australian photographer wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

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Congratulations to TFA’s Simon Chapman (DoP) ‘Killing Ground’ – world premiere, Sundance Film Festival 2017

‘Killing Ground” will have it’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer and  Aaron Glenane, the story follows Ian and Samantha who arrive at an isolated campsite to find an SUV and a tent — with no sign of the occupants. The discovery of a distressed child wandering in the woods unleashes a terrifying chain of events that will test the young couple’s breaking point.

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