FTI’s PAC Script Lab presents The Killing Tree by Ben Young

FTI’s PAC Script Lab is pleased to present a public reading of a new feature film script, THE KILLING TREE by Ben Young from an original idea by Andy Froemke & Thomas G.Lemmer.

To catch a deranged killer from the future, an obsessed detective must confront her ghosts from the past.

After losing her family in a tragic accident, career driven detective Vivian Paige dives head first into a serial murder case that’s been terrorising the city. When she turns up new evidence she discovers an impossible truth that will turn her allies against her and force her to question everything she’s ever believed in. Set in the future, The Killing Tree is a gritty sci-fi/thriller about obsession, revenge and the age old question of nature vs nurture.

Writer Ben Young is a freelance Western Australian director and screenwriter experienced in television drama, short film, commercials and music videos. Ben has directed episodes of the television series Prank Patrol, Trapped and Castaway. Other directing credits include 8 short films and 30 music videos, including two for world-renowned group John Butler Trio, one of which was recently nominated for a 2014 ARIA award for best music video. Ben has been nominated for 14 WA Screen Awards and 3 ATOM Awards. His work has screened in over 45 national and international film festivals.

Ben is currently working as a television commercial and music video director in Perth. He is also developing 5 feature length screenplays. His feature film Hounds of Love was recently financed through ScreenWest’s West Coast Visions scheduled for production in 2015.

The Killing Tree is being produced by Movierockets Entertainment which is an independent production company based in Perth, WA. Their debut feature Gingerclown 3D featuring Tim Curry was sold to Lionsgate in 2012, while their latest film Foreshadow, an entirely Western Australian production, premiered on 30 October 2013 in Perth.

As well as assisting in the development of the scripts read, these events are also a networking opportunity for WA’s screen sector and the general public who attend. Complimentary drinks and snacks are served prior to the event. This reading is suitable for those 18 years and older.

6pm for a 6:30pm start, Thursday 29th January
State Library of WA Theatre, North Entrance, 25 Francis St, Northbridge.

FREE ENTRY – Complimentary drinks served from 6pm.

For further information you can email FTI on fti@fti.asn.au



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