EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International is heading to the upcoming European Film Market with Aussie fantasy horror Dusk, starring Charles Cottier (Please Like Me), Peter Thurnwald (XO Kitty), Shuang Hu (Five Blind Dates), Isabella Procida, and George Pullar.
The pic is from filmmaker Tristan Barr (Subject, Head Count) and was shot in Queensland, Australia. SC Films will launch at the EFM.
The film follows Luke (Charles Cottier), a near-immortal angel who stands on the side of good. He is an eternally cursed young man who only ages when he saves lives. However, as he ages, he can only become young once again by taking a life. He is stalked through time by the charismatic but deadly Malagor (George Pullar), a disguised demon who wants his powers. A series of murders ensues whilst Malagor amasses an Army of the dead. Only Luke can defeat him in a battle of good vs evil. Luke must also protect the innocent, aided by a love interest (Isabella Procida), a troubled cop (Peter Thurnwald), a local priest (Matt Caffoe), and the mysterious wanderer (Shuang Hu).
Barr directs from a screenplay he wrote with Sandra Sciberras and Caleb Scott, adapted from the novel The Deathkeeper by Vasilios Bouzas. Tristan Barr and David Gim serve as producers with Sandy Pictures’ Sandra Sciberras. Executive producers are Kolperi Filmmaking’s Ashley Burgess, Michael Mace, Griffith Film School, Shannon Van Bael, Gregory Dolgopolov, Mashed Films Matt Caffoe, as well as Michael Cottier, Charlotte Cottier, Vasilios Bouzas, Sheema Pasha Bouzas, Shuang Hu, Peter Thurnwald.
“We are pleased to work with SC Films on this unique horror that has a rich high-concept lore shot in picturesque Queensland, Australia,” said Barr.
Simon Crowe of SC Films International added: “I have been keen to work with Tristan for some time and this is a great story of good vs evil. The early footage looks terrific, and I am delighted to bring this to the market at Berlinale.”