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Ivan Sen’s LOVELAND is back to the future, coming to cinemas March 17, 2022

After initially announcing release date of February 10, the latest film from the director of Beneath CloudsToomelahGoldstone and Mystery Road will now hit the big screen nationally on March 17.

“Every frame encourages life and emotion, an optimism as much as heartache, of what could be, and what will be,” writer/director Ivan Sen says of his new film Loveland, a stunning departure for the acclaimed filmmaker.

A pioneering voice in Australian indigenous filmmaking, Sen brilliantly and poetically depicted the harshness of life for Aboriginal youth with his first two films, Beneath Clouds and Toomelah, before reinventing the local crime genre with his high-style neo-western Mystery Road.

Following that triumph with the equal sequel Goldstone and then the award-winning TV series Mystery Road (now heading into its third season), Ivan Sen continues to go from strength to staggering strength as a writer and director. “He’s an extraordinary filmmaker,” regular collaborator, Hugo Weaving, has said of Sen.

Now with Loveland, Ivan Sen soars from the grit and red dirt of the Australian outback into a vibrant and kaleidoscopic future, taking the audience on a deeply romantic and profoundly moving adventure.

“It is a world where humans struggle to rewrite themselves as creatures without the need for love and trust,” says Sen.

In a futuristic Hong Kong, young assassin Jack (Ryan Kwanten), crosses paths with a nightclub singer, April (Jillian Nguyen). As Jack becomes increasingly drawn to April, his body mysteriously deteriorates. Jack tracks down reclusive life extension scientist Doctor Bergman (Hugo Weaving), in a search for answers. Doctor Bergman unearths Jack’s long buried secret and is forced to confront his own murky past. As the net that connects them tightens, Jack and April struggle to keep their love alive as they face their past in a loveless world that is on the cusp of immortality and extinction.

Visually arresting, strongly performed, richly characterised and pulsing with big ideas, Loveland has been a long-time labour of love for Ivan Sen. “This film has been pumping through my veins for ten years,” says the director. “It’s been a long time. I have so much love and passion for this project. Sci-fi is the most untapped film genre and potentially the most profound. But the inspiration for Loveland has not come from any films or books, but rather from reality. It’s not a clichéd dystopian future… it’s an extension of now.”

A big screen must-see, Loveland will send audiences hurtling into an utterly compelling and truly mind-bending future when it releases across Australian cinemas on February 10, 2022.

“It’s a story about the struggle for love in a loveless future, and how the things we do are the things we become, and is there any way back?” says Ivan Sen.

Get ready for the cinematic trip of a lifetime…   

Loveland will be released in cinemas on March 17, 2022.

Loveland is a Dark Matter release.


Thanks to Transmission Films we are proud to launch our brand new Goldstone competition. The winner will receive a DVD copy of Goldstone, directed by Ivan Sen and starring Aaron Pederson, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Tom E. Lewis, Cheng Pei-Pei and Michelle Lim Davidson. To see how to enter this brand new competition just listen to this week’s show and then send the answer to Dave’s question as a private message to either our Facebook or Twitter page. Goldstone is out on DVD and VOD thanks to Trasmission Films right now.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ ‘Goldstone,’ ‘The Legend Of Tarzan,’  ‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates,’ and ‘Septembers Of Shiraz’. This episode also contains interviews with Ivan Sen, Aaron Pedersen, Maggie Robbie, Samuel L. Johnson, Alexander Skarsgard, Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Aaron Biebert (‘A Billion Lives’).

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Goldstone is the follow up to the award winning thriller Mystery Road. It finds detective Jay Swan on the trail of a missing Chinese girl, which leads him to the remote mining town of Goldstone and a web of corruption. Greg sat down with writer/director Ivan Sen and star Aaron Pedersen to find out more about the film, which opened the 2016 Sydney International Film Festival.

You can listen to or download our Ivan Sen & Aaron Pedersen interview right here.

Alex Russell

Australian actor Alex Russell has starred in Hollywood movies like ‘Chronicle’, the ‘Carrie’ remake and ‘The Host’, as well as local movies like ‘Bait’ and Ivan Sen’s new thriller ‘Goldstone’. He is currently in Queensland shooting Greg McLean’s latest film ‘The Jungle’, in which he appears alongside Daniel Radcliffe. He also appears in the short film ‘Oranges Don’t Grow On Trees’, which is screening at the St Kilda Film Festival. Greg King spoke to Alex about his career and his many films.

You can listen to or download our Alex Russell interview right here.