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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Boss,’ ‘Wide Open Sky,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Rams,’ ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’. This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Neel Sethi , Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Lisa Nicol, Mark Coles Smith (Airlock), Paul Ireland (Pawno), Genevieve Kelly (Spanish Film Festival) and Richard Lowenstein/Lynn-Maree Milburn (Ecco Homo).

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Last Cab To Darwin

Thanks to our friends at Icon Distribution Subculture Entertainment has some double passes to new Australian film Last Cab To Darwin to giveaway. Two lucky winners will also receive limited edition Last Cab To Darwin tea-towels. Simply listen to this week’s episode of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show to hear how you can win.

Last Cab To Darwin stars Michael Caton, Ningali Laford-Wolf, Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton and Jacki Weaver. It hits cinema screens this Thursday.

Airlock

The much anticipated online sci-fi series Airlock starring Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin) and Dan Mor (Underbelly) is now available worldwide on BitTorrent Bundle and for devices including Windows, Mac, Web, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Chromecast and more via http://deadhousefilms.com/titles/airlock/

For an unlimited time the first episode of the series directed by Marc Furmie (Terminus) is free.  The entire series download bundle priced at $5* includes an exclusive music video Clear The Aura by Tim Hilberts, an mp3 album of the Airlock score by Paul Dawkins, an EP of ‘Songs Inspired By Airlock’ and the behind the scenes featurette, Lockdown.

The online series also starring Dwaine Stevenson (Infini, Gabriel) and Kristy Best will have its domestic big-screen premiere at Australia’s international web series festival Melbourne Webfest on Saturday July 11 and has just been confirmed to appear at the prestigious Marseille Webfest event in October this year.

A drifting derelict spaceship docks with an isolated space station.  Inside is a dead crew and a band of stowaway refugees.  Tasked with the investigation, Security Officer Jonah Ashbrook (Mark Coles Smith) is thrown headlong into a series of events that will turn life on the station into a life or death crisis.

Deadhouse Films was established as an independent production and distribution company by Enzo Tedeschi (creator of independent local horror film The Tunnel, the suspenseful web-series Event Zero and the new online sci-fi series Airlock) in 2015 as a destination for horror, science fiction and thriller titles.  With a focus on boutique online global day and date distribution of genre movies and shows Deadhouse Films will be releasing Distracted Media’s science-fiction series, Airlock as well as several other titles throughout this year.

Make sure you also check out our interview with Airlock’s Kristy Best right here.

*$5 US via BitTorrent Bundle and $5 AU for other formats 

Airlock

The much anticipated online sci-fi series Airlock will be released on Monday July 6 and be available to download from www.deadhousefilms.com

The first episode of the series directed by Marc Furmie (Terminus) and starring Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab To Darwin, Gods of Wheat Street), Dan Mor (Underbelly, Killing Jesus), Dwaine Stevenson (Infini, Gabriel) and Kristy Best will be available for free for an unlimited time.

The entire series download bundle priced at $5 includes an exclusive music video Clear The Aura by Tim Hilberts, an mp3 album of the Airlock score by Paul Dawkins, an EP of ‘Songs Inspired By Airlock’ and the behind the scenes featurette, Lockdown.

The release date announcement coincides with the trailer for the Distracted Media series releasing today http://deadhousefilms.com/titles/airlock/

A drifting rogue spaceship docks with an isolated space station.  Inside is a dead crew and a band of stowaway refugees.  Tasked with the investigation, Security Officer Jonah Ashbrook (Mark Coles Smith) is thrown headlong into a series of events that will turn life on the station into a life or death crisis.

Airlock pre-orders are now available via www.deadhousefilms.com

Last Cab To Darwin

Icon Film Distribution is proud to announce that the official world premiere of the new Australian feature, LAST CAB TO DARWIN will be held at Sydney’s State Theatre on Saturday June 6, 2015.

The Sydney Film Festival today announced the inclusion of LAST CAB TO DARWIN in its 2015 programme and the first festival screening of the film will also be the premiere event ahead of its release in cinemas across Australia on August 6.

Cast and crew from the film will be in attendance to walk the red carpet and witness the audience falling in love with the film first hand.

Jeremy Sims (Beneath Hill 60 and Last Train to Freo) skilfully directs Australian acting legends, Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver against the backdrop of the stunning Australian outback.  Sims began working on the project with co-writer, Reg Cribb over 10 years ago and commented about this labour of love.

“I’m so proud of this film. After 3000 kms, 18 flat tyres, three bogged vans on the Oodnadatta Track and 4 billion flies; with the help of entire communities at Oodnadatta and Daly waters, an indomitable crew, brave and supportive investors and our brilliant cast, we have made what I hope is a truly ‘Australian’ film, with a big heart and a bigger story to tell. Caton is of course the centre of it all, and I hope people give themselves the chance to watch a true legend of Australian screen give the performance of his career…”

With so many iconic characters already to his name (Uncle Harry in TV’s The Sullivans, Ted Taylor in TV’s Packed To The Rafters, and of course, Daryl Kerrigan in The Castle) Michael Caton gives the performance of a lifetime in LAST CAB TO DARWIN.  Caton is Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who, when told he doesn’t have long to live, sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.   Along the way he is forced to expand his once limited horizons and open himself up to new people and new experiences; teaching us all that it’s never too late to start living.

In her first Australian feature film performance since the meteoric international rise that has included two Academy Award® nominations and back to back Hollywood projects; Jacki Weaver appears as audiences have never seen her before.  As the controversial Dr Farmer, she provides a multi-layered portrayal of a doctor struggling between her ability to help one patient or the many more to follow.

In fact, Michael Caton’s tour de force portrayal is in great company with so many standout turns from the cast, including up and coming actor, Mark Coles Smith (Beneath Hill 60 and TV’s The Gods of Wheat Street) who plays incorrigible larrikin, Tilly.  Coles Smith’s enigmatic Tilly wheedles his way into Rex’s cab and inevitably into his life, guiding him along his journey through the heart of the country and providing his unique perspective on life as an Indigenous Australian living in outback communities.  This breakout performance will see Coles Smith feature on many one-to-watch lists.

Australian-born actress, Emma Hamilton who plays British backpacker Julie has built a career in the UK including TV’s The Tudors.  Another standout, she not only nails the accent, but gives Julie both the no-nonsense attitude of a seasoned nurse and the tender understanding of a natural healer.

As Rex heads off on his Darwin-bound adventure, he leaves behind his neighbour and sometime lover, Polly.  In yet another dynamic portrayal, Ningali Lawford-Wolf brings Polly’s strength and vulnerability to life in a combination of comic timing and chutzpah.  In addition to her work on screen in Rabbit Proof Fence and Bran Nue Dae, Ningali was also recognised for her services to Indigenous performing arts with the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001.

Also waiting back at the pub in Broken Hill are Rex’s mates played by Australian acting stalwarts, John Howard, Alan Dukes and David Field.  Other highly familiar faces rounding out the support cast include Brendan Cowell, Leah Purcell and Jeremy Cumpston.

Director Sims and Cinematographer Steve Arnold have captured the incredible Australian landscape in all its glory and to the point that it serves much like its own character in the film.  From the desert landscapes to the lush tropical locales, Rex’s journey along the Oodnadatta Track and up through central Australia serves as a love letter to the outback.

As quintessentially Australian as the red earth itself, the sport of AFL and its deep connection with Indigenous communities also features as a key theme in the film.   AFL legend, Brian Taylor also stars in the film, playing the Darwin coach who gives Tilly his big break.

2015 is shaping up as a great year for Australian film and LAST CAB TO DARWIN will continue the trend with a touching and life-affirming story that is sure to resonate with everyone from coast to country town.  An extensive talent tour across Australia is planned for the months between the world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival and film’s actual release.

Icon Film Distribution CEO, Greg Hughes commented, “We are greatly excited by the opportunity to showcase this extraordinary film as part of the Sydney Film Festival and to be able to align the world premiere event inside of the festival’s timelines.  Icon has enjoyed working closely with the LAST CAB TO DARWIN team throughout the film’s journey from script to screen and we are very proud to be associated with the final product and to be able to share this moving story with Australian audiences.”

Filled with hope, humour and heart, LAST CAB TO DARWIN takes us on a journey in cinemas from August 6.