Entertainment One announce today that Australian futuristic sci-fi thriller, Infini, will debut to Australian audiences digitally on May 8, available exclusively to rent or purchase on most digital platforms. This will coincide with the film’s US digital release date, allowing Australian audiences to access the film without having to wait.
Louise Balletti, Head of Digital at Entertainment One Australia said “It’s rare to be given the opportunity to release such a high caliber locally made sci-fi production across digital platforms. The fact that Infini has been afforded such a high profile release in the US is testament to its production values, and to be able to make the film available the same day as the US release in Australia is exciting, as it gives Australian consumers a legal and affordable option.”
Set in the dark reaches of space, Infini is the story of an elite search and rescue team transported to a distant mining station to save Whit Carmichael (Daniel MacPherson) who is the lone survivor of a freak accident. Using Slipstream technology the team must transport into a hostile environment and quarantine a lethal biological weapon, which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Filmmaker Shane Abbess is best known for his 2007 fantasy action debut, Gabriel, which is one of the most commercially successful independent Australian films of all time. The Infini ensemble cast includes MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Kevin Copeland, Dwaine Stevenson, Harry Pavlidis, Louisa Mignone, Tess Haubrich, Bren Foster and Luke Ford. Filmed and post-produced in New South Wales, the film is the first project from Storm Vision Entertainment, the joint venture label of Storm Alley Entertainment and Eclectik Vision media group.
INFINI premiered at 2015 Gold Coast Film Festival on April 12, with Abbess, producer Matthew Graham and co-writer/composer Brian Cachia joining MacPherson, Huang and Hemsworth in a Q&A following the screening. Select talent also joined Supanova Pop Culture Expo panels in Melbourne 11 April and Gold Coast 18 April. Internationally, Infini enjoyed its World Premiere at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival that same weekend, with other international film festival announcements to come.