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Aussie director attached to London-set thriller

Antony J. Bowman is attached to direct Silent Fear, a London-set thriller which will star Kevin Sorbo.

It.s the first feature from New Zealand producers Ronel Schodt, managing director of Shotz Productions, and Brent Macpherson, director/producer of Stretch Productions, through their Stretch Motion Pictures.

In an unusual twist, the female protagonist is fluent in sign language, and Macpherson is a Deaf director.

The plot revolves around Valerie Crowther (yet to be cast), a Scotland Yard detective whose mother was Deaf. Valerie is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at London.s Wandsworth University, a learning institution for the Deaf.

Sorbo will play Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Bennett, who is her ex-husband, meaning they have a difficult working relationship. Valerie's arrival at Wandsworth University coincides with the death of a student from a deadly flu virus as the government closes the borders to prevent the entry of
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Taryn Manning Inks With Resolution; Innovative Artists Signs Lavell Crawford

Taryn Manning has signed with Resolution. She recently was upped to regular for Season 2 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and recurs on Hawaii Five-o as Steve McGarrett’s ne’er-do-well sister. Her big-screen credits include Redemption Road, Hustle & Flow and 8 Mile. Upcoming features include Almost Broadway and #Horror. She continues to be repped by the Syndicate and Felker, Toczek, Gellman, Suddleson. Lavell Crawford has inked with Innovative Artists. He recurred on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman’s bodyguard Huell Babineaux and has appeared on The Crazy Ones, Super Fun Night and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and also tours as a stand-up comic. Crawford next will be seen in the feature Evil Nature. He continues to be managed by Anonymous Content.
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Aussie horror film Muirhouse to premiere at Cannes

The ghost-themed independent feature Muirhouse, written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Tanzeal Rahim from The Media Collective, is one of the Australian films that will be screening in the market at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Muirhouse feels like a film made from "found-footage": shot on location by cinematographer Dan Freene (Wasted on the Young), the film actualizes the real-life horror themes of one of. the most haunted -- reportedly -- homesteads in Australia, The Monte Cristo in Junee, Nsw.

The history of the house is littered with stories of foul play, murder and painful death, all of which are explored with a hand-held camera style reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project.

The small cast and crew shot the entire film on-site over a two-year period beginning in May 2010.

.The feeling in the house is something else," said Muirhouse leading man Iain Pf McDonald. "You immediately feel like
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Antony J Bowman begins production on Almost Broadway in La

A new production by an Australian writer, director and producer is underway in Los Angeles.

Almost Broadway is written and directed by Antony J Bowman, director of Paperback Hero, and produced by Bowman and Paloma Felisberto Bilson for Tigertail Films, has just finished its first week of production.

The film also features an Australian cast that including Cameron Daddo, Ella Bowman and Bernard Curry as well as American actors Taryn Manning, Dov Davidoff, and Canadian actor Currie Graham.

Almost Broadway follows the story of a group of struggling actors who in New York who capitalise on their friend’s unexpected possession of an incriminating sex tape.

Bowman is also in the works of bringing a trilogy to the screen, Stealing Sam, Hunting Sam and Killing Sam with Goodfella’s Ray Liotta and Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston attached.

Paperback Hero was Hugh Jackman’s first film.
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