A high school party goes dangerously off the rails in what will be the debut film of writer/director Ben C. Lucas, but one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.
'The YouTube generation meets Saw in Wasted, a voyeuristic teen, tech thriller with global appeal,' said Dendy Films general manager Andrew Mackie, who advised on the market potential of all the projects considered.
Director Gillian Armstrong (Charlotte Gray), screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Lantana) and producer Vincent Sheehan (Little Fish) also played a part in the decision on who should get $655,000 (A$750,000) from ScreenWest.
Lucas won the award for best unproduced screenplay in the 2005 IF Awards for a different project, All Flesh Must Be Eaten: The Movie.
Aidan O'Bryan and Janelle Landers are producing Wasted. Their production company, WBMC, has many credits in the non-feature arena, including projects with a focus on the internet and mobile telephony.
West Coast Visions is designed to uncover, inspire and develop Western Australian projects and skills. Last Train To Freo was the first feature made under the initiative and the second, Brace, formerly known as Dirty Girls, is expected to go into production in March.
Andrew Lewis is directing and Jocelyn Quioc is producing. Dave Warner (Cut, Garage Days) wrote the script, about the dysfunctional relationship of identical teenage twins.