James Pentecost’s Broken Contract to start production

Perth’s first 2014 feature production:

Jag Pannu Productions, in association with VCR Media, today announced their latest co-production, Broken Contract, would commence filming in Perth 28 April 2014.

Broken Contract is a story about Max (Chris Morris), a down-on-his-luck club owner struggling to make ends meet. When a local gang threatens both his livelihood and his family, Max hires a hitman to protect the ones he loves. Before long, Max is blinded by his newfound power and soon finds himself spinning out of control as friends and enemies alike start disappearing. Gangsters, cross dressers, lovers and hitmen – a film where nobody can be trusted.

The film was written and directed by James Pentecost and is to be produced by Hayden Fortescue. It stars Esther Anderson (SIBERIA, Home and Away) and Christopher Morris (Offspring, Crownies).

A Gold and Silver Logie nominee, Anderson has recently returned from filming on NBC’s SIBERIA – a 13-part series about 16 contestants in a Survivor-type reality TV show before the film crew abandons them.

Morris too, has recently returned from a stint in Hollywood, having starred in the feature film Drive Hard alongside John Cusack, Thomas Jane, and fellow Australian, Zoe Ventoura.

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris

According to director Pentecost, the film will be a great experience for all involved.

“As an action comedy rather than a straight genre offering, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to play creatively with style and tone that we wouldn’t have on another production,” said Pentecost.

“The script is action packed but maintains its comedy centre, making it a really exciting production to be a part of.”

Broken Contract will showcase many of Perth’s amazing locations across the metropolitan area and Fremantle, including Shape Nightclub, one of the key locations for the film.

“Western Australia has everything a film could need – iconic locations, great weather and an army of talented young filmmakers,” said Fortescue.

“We need everyone to get behind films like Broken Contract because it will help market these attributes to the world.”

Those interested are encouraged to keep up to date with the film’s production through its Facebook page where exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, pictures, and videos with Anderson and Morris will be uploaded each day – www.facebook.com/brokencontractmovie.

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