Acclaimed British actor, comedian and writer Eddie Izzard will star in The Call Back, the feature debut of writer/director Marion Pilowsky (My Last Five Girlfriends, Sleuth), which begins filming in Adelaide later this month.
The Emmy Award-winning Izzard has developed a stellar reputation as a film, television and stage actor, with recent credits including Victoria & Abdul.
He will be joined in the ensemble cast of The Call Back by French actress Vanessa Guide (The New Adventures of Aladdin) and Australians Emily Taheny (Get Krack!n), Luke McKenzie (Wentworth), Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), Tina Bursill (Wish You Were Here), Susie Youssef (How Not To Behave) and Tiriel Mora (Happy Feet).
“I am incredibly happy that this talented group of actors has decided to join us on our South Australian adventure,” said director Marion Pilowsky.
Pilowsky’s short films have screened at film festivals around the world including The Ride which was nominated for a Jury Prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Her most recent film What We Know was the only Australian film invited to the prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival in 2016. She has worked with talent such as Anthony La Paglia, Ed Speleers and Joel Jackson.
The Call Back taps into the madness inflicted when visitors overstay their welcome. It centres on Ronnie (Emily Taheny), a struggling restaurateur mired in debt, and the fallout from her previous short-lived romance with British movie actor Henry (Eddie Izzard). She’s now living with laidback, loyal Jeff (Luke McKenzie), but her world is turned upside down when Henry returns to Australia with his French lover Sophie (Vanessa Guide) in tow. Any possibility of fun quickly disappears into a fog of paranoia and truly appalling behaviour. This is a film about finding your true home, love, sex, food and bloody good Shiraz.
Producers are Sue Murray (Charlie’s Country, Ten Canoes), David Willing (My Last Five Girlfriends) and Marion Pilowsky through Corner Table Productions Australia. Based on an original idea, The Call Back was written by Pilowsky and L. A. Sellars, and was supported during development by SAFC.
The Call Back will shoot in and around Adelaide from October 30.