Some of Australia's most exciting and acclaimed filmmakers are bringing Sydney to the big screen in all its glory, in a film aptly named Sydney Unplugged. A promotional clip of Sydney Unplugged screened last night at TROPFEST. You can watch it here.
To be shot in the second half of 2012, Sydney Unplugged is a film that will comprise of twelve stories. Each story will be helmed by a different director that will showcase Australia's premier city through a myriad of themes and storylines. Produces by the internationally renowned director and creator of Tropfest John Polson, and Gary Hamilton, the depth and diversity of Australia's filmmaking talent, both behind and in front of the camera will be on display.
Filmmakers Alex Proyas (Knowing), David Michod (Animal Kingdom), Ivan Sen (Toomelah), John Curran (The Painted Veil), Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here), Liev Schreiber (Everything is Illuminated), Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate), Ray Lawrence (Lantana) and Russell Crowe (Texas), will be joined by actors Anthony LaPaglia and Toni Collette in their directorial debuts, in creating the inspiring stories that will make up Sydney Unplugged.
Sydney Unplugged will illustrate the vibrant and unique cultural and social tapestries of life in one of the world's most beloved and inspiring cities. To be released in Australian cinemas by Icon Film Distribution in 2013, and sold internationally by Arclight Films.