The Deca­dent and De­praved

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Carly Laden

A multi-award win­ning in­de­pen­dent fea­ture film will be mak­ing its way to Broome’s Sun Pic­tures this week­end, bring­ing along direc­tor Jor­don Prince-Wright and two of its lead ac­tors.

Michael Muntz (A Coun­try Prac­tice, Hounds of Love) and Steve Turner (Blue Heel­ers, Hounds of Love) will join Prince-Wright in Broome on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27, and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28, for the ac­tion-ad­ven­ture film The Deca­dent and De­praved.

The film fol­lows the jour­ney of Mur­phy (for­mer McLeod’s Daugh­ters star Ben Mort­ley), a con­victed mur­derer with a bounty on his head, who has sur­ren­dered him­self to His Majesty’s Army to en­sure the safety of his fam­ily.

He is trans­ported through the harsh and un­for­giv­ing ter­rain of the WA out­back by Cap­tain Jack Dal­ton (Muntz) to be hanged for his crime.

The Deca­dent and De­praved is the de­but pro­duc­tion of Prince-Wright and it has al­ready taken the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val mar­ket by storm.

It has won Best In­de­pen­dent Fea­ture Film at the Los An­ge­les Film Awards as well as mul­ti­ple other awards at fes­ti­vals around the world.

Mr Prince-Wright said he was ex­cited to bring his film to Aus­tralian au­di­ences af­ter a huge swell of so­cial me­dia sup­port and pub­lic de­mand to see the film.

“It has been a long jour­ney from pre-pro­duc­tion to now,” he said. “We set out to trans­form Western Aus­tralia’s gritty western-style past into a fea­ture film.

“Watch­ing the orig­i­nal western flicks as kids, our aim was to pre­serve the tra­di­tional film­mak­ing ap­proach as much as pos­si­ble.

“While The Deca­dent and De­praved pays homage to both the tra­di­tional Western film and the true his­tory of our State in the 1880s, it also pushes the bound­aries of both the genre and his­tor­i­cal ac­cu­racy to cre­ate some­thing unique and riv­et­ing.”

Fol­low­ing screen­ings at Sun Pic­tures and a premiere in Perth, the film will be screened in Mel­bourne, Syd­ney and Katan­ning.

Michael Muntz in The Deca­dent and De­praved.

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