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Zero Gravity Management and Truth or Dare are set to produce D.J. McPherson’s award-winning screenplay, His Name is Jeremiah.
Set in South Australia’s Coober Pedy, His Name is Jeremiah tells the story of Cricket, a rebellious teen struggling to adjust after her violent mother is released from jail. Feeling lost and alone, Cricket develops a dangerous obsession with a missing boy, setting off a chain of events that unearths horrifying secrets from the past and the present.
“His Name is Jeremiah is a chilling, sometimes shocking and altogether entertaining thriller set amid the sparseness of the Australian outback and bolstered by a brilliant, pitch-black sense of humour expertly delivered by DJ,” producer Jack Christian told Cinema Australia. “We’re thrilled to partner with Mark and his team at Zero Gravity on this production.”
Ozark creator Mark Williams will produce the mystery thriller, alongside Allie Loh for the production arm of Zero Gravity Management. D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian (Great White) will produce for Los Angeles and Melbourne based film and tv prod co, Truth or Dare, along with executive producer, Jenny Lalor (Wolf Creek).
His Name is Jeremiah, McPherson’s debut feature screenplay, recently won the Grand Prize in Animal Logic’s Truant Pictures Screenplay Competition.