Bait 3D, Burning Man and Blame have all received an early Christmas present of production cash from Screen Australia and a fourth feature has scored post-production investment.
Russell Mulcahy’s Bait 3D is the first 3D feature to receive support from the government agency. The film, which will be released through Paramount in the Australia, will centre on a group of people trapped in a flood underground supermarket with a pack of hungry tiger sharks after a tsunami.
Arclight Films is handling sales and one of its principal, Gary Hamilton, is producing alongside Todd Fellman and Ian Maycock.
Jonathan Teplitzky has also received for Burning Man, a part autobiographical tale, as has Michael Henry for fortcoming film Blame, a thriller about a group of vigilantes seeking revenue for a sexual betrayal until the tables are turned.
Meanwhile, Patrick Hughes’s debut Red Hill has received post-production funding. The film, described as an Australian western was filmed in Victoria early this year. It features Ryan Kwanten (pictured), who stars in US vampire drama True Blood.