Eponine Films has announced that Love is Now, starring Australian actors Eamon Farren (Chained, Red Dog, Carlotta), Claire Van Der Boom (The Square, Red Hill, ‘Hawaii Five-‐0’) and Anna Torv (‘The Secret Life of Us’, ‘Fringe’) will be released in Australian cinemas nationwide on December 4, 2014.
Showing support for Australian filmmaking talent, HOYTS Group is partnering with Eponine’s distribution arm Eponine Entertainment to release the film nationwide, negotiated through the film’s producer Behren Schulz.
Love is Now is the intriguing yet mysterious drama chronicling a summer of love for experienced photographer Audrey (Van Der Boom) and aspiring snapper Dean (Farren). Propelled by new love and Audrey’s free spirit, the couple embarks on a formative country adventure following the NSW Harvest Trail where they discover significantly more than they ever expected along the way.
Love is Now is written and directed by first time feature director Jim Lounsbury with producing partner Behren Schulz and the experienced hand of David Lightfoot (Wolf Creek, Rogue) as Line Producer.
The film features a host of Australian talent in supporting roles including Dustin Clare (‘Spartacus’, ‘McLeod’s Daughters’), Heather Mitchell (Muriel’s Wedding, The Great Gatsby), Chris Haywood (Shine, Jindabyne), Rhys Muldoon (‘House Husbands’, ‘Rake’) and 2013 Tropfest winner Matt Hardie, as well as Polish actor Lech Mackiewicz (The Pianist, ‘Marking Time’). Love is Now is also set to a soundtrack composed by Kram (Spiderbait).
Schulz says, “We’re really proud to be bringing Love is Now to Australian cinema audiences through HOYTS. Australian independent cinema can be challenging locally, however HOYTS continues to prove that they’re a leader when it comes to promoting home-‐grown talent, which is really refreshing. This film is a uniquely intriguing and mysterious drama, so we’re excited to see such a wide release this Christmas. We hope that audiences put their trust in something a bit different this year and support local.”
Damian Keogh, HOYTS Group CEO comments, “We want to encourage more Australians to support Australian cinema, and they can do this by watching Australian films. We know that Australian films do well internationally but often that’s not the case at home. In support of Australian cinema, HOYTS has collaborated innovatively with Eponine Entertainment to create a model for Love is Now so that audiences will get the opportunity to see a beautiful home-‐grown movie during December.”