Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wish It Were Here Now

2011 has some high profile Australian films that are gearing up for release early in the year. We've seen steady and consistent marketing for Stephan Elliot's A Few Best Men, which is released on Australia Day, and Working Dog's Any Questions for Ben? has slowly been rolling out the advertising in time for its February release. And now it turns out the trailer for Kieran Darcy-Smith's local thriller, Wish You Were Here, was quietly released earlier this month and I did not realise! Set to open the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Wish You Were Here charts the vacation of four friends and the subsequent after-effects when one goes missing and stars Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price (also the co-writer and looking very impressive on initial look) and Antony Starr. Reactions out of Sundance will surely help local distributor Hopscotch decide when and what to do with it, but we can expect it to get at least a limited release sometime next year.


Hugh said...

I really like Joel Edgerton, and this looks like a pretty interesting film. Hope it makes its way across the ditch in the new year!

RJ said...

Damn. That looks pretty good.