Still, Gravity's move was a disappointing slice of news to wake up to. It was nevertheless somewhat alleviated by the announcement of a few new Australian films that instantly raised an eyebrow or two. Jonathan Teplizky making a Choir of Hard Knocks film is definitely interesting if he can bring a new eye to the project that has already been seen across multiple platforms. Likewise, a new film by Nash Edgerton, co-written with his brother Joel, is reason to get excited if you've seen The Square and know what these boys can do. However, it was two films from the minds of Kriv Stenders and Julia Leigh - who just yesterday we were discussing going head-to-head for the Director's Guild prize - that really got me excited.
Julia Leigh on the other hand has received development funding for a film based on one of her novels, named Disquiet. I know nothing about the novel, but it has been described as "psychological horror". That, my friends, is like crack at the best of times, but when you throw in Leigh's incredible chilly skill that so divided people on Sleeping Beauty and the excitement goes through the roof!
Obviously, neither of those films will even see the light of a movie set before Gravity is released next year, but it certainly perked up my spirits to know they exist, how about yours? And now let's mix Gravity and Synchronicity and watch Kylie Minogue float around in space by herself. See, there is method to my madness! Maniacal laugh! Maniacal laugh!