The shooting schedule of Ana Kokkinos' TheBook of Revelation has had to be rapidly re-arranged after lead actor TomLong broke his ankle on Friday (April 15) while filming in Melbourne. The filmwas one week away from wrapping.
The injury occurred when Long landed awkwardly during anaction scene in a nightclub setting.
To allow for Long's required 12 weeks of convalescence, thefinal week has been rescheduled for mid-August. In the meantime post-productionwill continue on the seven weeks of material already in the can.
Revelation is based on the book by UK authorRupert Thomson about a dancer at the peak of his powers whodisappears for 12 days then returns, just as mysteriously and utterly changed.The other key cast members are Greta Scacchi and Colin Friels.
The erotic horror story is theanticipated second film by Kokkinos (Head On) who adapted the screenplaywith Andrew Bovell (Lantana).
"The timing is particularly unfortunate with just one weekof the shoot remaining," said producer Al Clark, "but the priority is for Tomto take the time required for his ankle to recover fully before we resumefilming."
The Wildheart-Zizani production is financed by Film FinanceCorporation Australia, ContentFilm, which holds UK and international salesright, the New South Wales Film and Television Office, and Film Victoria. TheRoyal Bank of Scotland provided gap financing and the local distributor isPalace Films.