Exile Entertainment has announced production on a new Australian crime-thriller, FATHER’S DAY. With principal photography wrapping on 6 March, and the film scheduled for final completion at the end of June 2017, the producers have released some behind-the-scenes photos from the film.
Written and directed by first time feature film director Jason Raftopoulos, FATHER’S DAY is described as a modern Australian version of Bicycle Thieves. It follows a gambling addicted father growing desperate as he tries to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, all the while looking after his young son.
Entirely shot on location in Melbourne, the cast features recent AACTA Nominee for Best Actor Damian Hill (Pawno), Arthur Angel (Red Dog), Kat Stewart (Offspring) and Tony Nikolakopoulos (Head On), and introduces young talent Ty Perham.
Producer Alexandros Ouzas of Exile Entertainment said that they were inspired by the styles of Goddard, Rossellini, Visconti. “We are shooting at a rapid pace as we follow our main character on location with many non-actors. There’s a real freedom to this style of production. The cast and crew have been fantastic and we couldn’t have done this without them.”