The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It’s 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines, he and his secret platoon of Australian tunnellers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War.

Prod company: The Silence Productions

Budget: $5.9 million (A$8.14m)

Backers: Screen Australia, New South Wales Film and Television Office, Pacific Film and Television Commission, private investors chiefly from the Australian regional city of Townsville

Producer: Bill Leimbach

Co-producers: David Roach, Jeremy Sims

Executive producer: Ross Thomas

Intl sales: tba

Local distrib: Paramount/Transmission

Director: Jeremy Sims

Screenplay: David Roach

DoP: Toby Oliver

Production design: Clayton Jauncey

Art director: Sam Hobbs

Cast: Brendan Cowell

Locations: in and around Townsville, Australia

Shooting: from July 20 to September 4, 2009

Contact: Bill Leimbach, The Silence Productions, +61 414425519