The Crowdfunders: The Decadent and Depraved

As a non-profit website dedicated to the support and promotion of Australian made films, Cinema Australia rarely gets the opportunity to throw cash at crowdfunding projects. Trust us, if we had the money we’d be executive producers on almost every new Australian film calling for supporters through the myriad of crowdfunding platforms available on the interwebs.

That’s why we’ve launched this feature – The Crowdfunders – which will shamelessly plug projects calling for your dollar. It’s just another way for us to do what we love doing most – supporting Aussie cinema!

Here’s our latest plug…

The Decadent and Depraved

Directed by Jordon Prince-Wright and Axel August Karlsson
Written by Axel August
Produced by Jennifer Friend
Starring Ben Mortley, Michael Muntz, Steve Turner and Clarence Ryan

In a remote and dark place in the outback of Western Australia, Leon leaves his wife and child in a bid to ensure their safety. He is a wanted man but plans to surrender himself into the hands of Her Majesty’s army to be hanged.

Unbeknownst to Leon, shortly after his departure his wife is murdered in cold blood. Moreover, their daughter Lillian is captured by a bunch of evil bounty hunters, led by the cruel and gruesome priest, Maitland.

A tale of cat and mouse begins shortly thereafter as Leon is transported by Police Captain Jack Dalton, on route to be hanged in the local town. Dalton’s hopes for a trouble-free journey are quickly dashed as he is faced with a series of difficult obstacles – all consequences of transporting such a high value target.

Within the ever-changing terrain of Western Australia, the truth about Leon’s crime and his motives for seeking punishment is revealed, leading everyone through a chaotic tumble of revenge and murder.

Imagine a film that combines the classic western genre of The Magnificent Seven (1960) with the gunfights and thriller action of Tombstone (1994) and Django Unchained (2012), all with the cinematic pleasure of Open Range (2003) all fused together with the gritty realism and performances of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) and True Grit (1969/2010) set in Western Australia.

Target: $20,000

How the funds will be used:
Catering, production design, props and costumes, set building, wardrobe, hair and makeup, special effects and armoury, camera and equipment hire, horse wrangling/feeding of horses on set, cast and crew basic needs, transport, insurance, fuel cover, more.

You can pledge and find out more about the campaign here.

You can also follow the film on Facebook here.

Cover photo by Verge Studio Photography.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all crowdfunding projects are successful and just because a project has reached it’s target, it doesn’t guarantee the film will be made, or that you’ll receive any reward or compensation for your donation. So in saying that, Cinema Australia takes no responsibility for any wrongdoing on the fundraiser’s behalf.

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