by Matthew Eeles
Causeway Films has recently received funding from Film Victoria and Screen Australia for its new film, Buoyancy.
Buoyancy will be shot entirely on location in Cambodia and Thailand and follows the journey of an innocent boy who is enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler. The boy soon realises his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
There’s good reason to be excited about the new film as Causeway Films is responsible for Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook and The Nightingale as well as upcoming post apocalyptic thriller Cargo starring Martin Freeman, Susie Porter and Anthony Hayes.
Buoyancy will be written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Rodd Rathjen, a VCA graduate and MIFF Accelerator alumnus. Rodd’s 2013 short film Tau Seru was a critical success both at home and overseas.
Buoyancy will be produced by Causeway Films’ Sam Jennings, Kristina Ceyton and Rita Walsh with Michael Latham (Casting JonBenet) on camera duties and Graeme Pereira in the editing suite.
Screen Australia and Film Victoria have announced initial funding for the film.
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