Sanctum tops titles
Grierson, the director of ground-breaking Australian film Sanctum, leads the lineup for the first Gold Coast Indie Film TV Network meet of 2013. One of the highestgrossing Australian films of all time, Sanctum was produced by James Cameron and inspired by the neardeath experience of co-producer Andrew Wight, who was trapped in a cave collapse under the Nullarbor Plain. The action thriller, starring Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd and Rhys Wakefield, was filmed at Warner Roadshow Studios in 2010 using the Cameron-Pace 3D fusion camera system and the largest underwater set ever built in Australia. Grierson was also cowriter and director of the feature film Kokoda. Industry bible IMDB.com reports he is attached as director to Mary Mother of Christ, currently in pre-production to film in Malta. The film, which peers into Mary’s life at the ages of 8, 15, 19 and 27, casts Ben Kingsley as King Herod, with Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, Peter O’Toole as Symeon with Odeya Rush as Mary. Writer and producer Mack Lindon will show the trailer for his recently completed film Rise of the Underdog at the Indie Film TV Network meet, while music duo Chick ’n’ Stu will perform live.
The Gold Coast Indie Film and Television Network plays The Basement, at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, on Wednesday. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are $15. Phone 5588 4000 to book.
Filmmaker Alister Grierson.