RISING STAR DAN EWING (“Home & Away”) to headline major new Australian science-fiction thriller
“Planet Earth. Population: 1.”
A new sci-fi thriller starring rising young star Dan Ewing begins filming in Australia this week.
“1” from Truant Productions, will tell of the last man on Earth as he undertakes a long, perilous journey in search of redemption while trying to stay one step ahead of a malevolent alien invasion.
The film, from writer-director Robert Braiden, will shoot in South East Queensland – which previously played host to fellow science-fiction films and series Terra Nova, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treaderand Thor : Ragnarok.
Reckless car hooner Darren (Dan Ewing, TVs “Home & Away”) lives for the thrill of high-speed highway racing and burnouts. His life is going nowhere fast while his adoring girlfriend Misha dreams of them settling down and for Darren to do something more meaningful with his life. When Darren causes a car crash that injures Misha she decides to leave.
Now alone and guilt-ridden, Darren is forced to confront his behaviour until the arrival of an alien invasion throws his life into chaos as humanity is quickly wiped out. His love for Misha compels him to begin a long and dangerous journey to find her, and along the way he must survive alone in the wild, battle his guilt, and stay one step ahead of the alien ships that relentlessly search for him.
Says writer-producer-EP Robert Braiden : “‘1’ is unique in that it truly shows the very last person on earth – literally no one else is left. Films such as ‘The Quiet Earth’, ‘I Am Legend’, ‘The World The Flesh and The Devil’ all hint that they are last-person-on-earth films, yet all end up introducing other characters. ‘1’ is different. From the action and dangerous excitement of high-speed racing to the quiet and solitude of the natural world, ‘1’ will be a profoundly moving and powerful look at life, love, destiny and being able to let go of the material world in order to find new truths.”
Adds producer Tristan Barr, “‘1’ is set to be the most original, exciting and even groundbreaking independent science-fiction feature film ever produced in Australia. A big-screen film that not only will showcase some of the most stunning scenery here, it will also move and inspire audiences with its universal story of love and forgiveness.”
Damien Lipp, director of photography, was the first producer down under to shoot a full-length feature film, Watch the Sunset, in one single take, across the span of 9 different location and a running time of 82 minutes. Watch the Sunset, which Lipp co-directed with Tristan Barr, is currently playing festivals in Australia and is due out in the US next year.
Production on “1” begins this week in South-East Queensland, with a release expected in 2018.