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In this episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast, I’m joined by Antoine Furlong – writer, director and producer of the new Australian sci-fi thriller, Ascendant.
Here’s the synopsis: A young environmentalist wakes, trapped, kidnapped in the elevator of a super high-rise building at the mercy of her tormentors. The rest I’ll let Antaine explain, but as you’ll hear, it really is something you have to see and experience for yourself.
Ascendant is an incredible achievement in special effects filmmaking. The film was shot mostly in a confined space, but thanks to some world-class special effects wizardry, this is world building on a massive scale.
Here, Antoine discusses how he moved from working on films with his father – including Mel Gibson’s Braveheart – moving into finance, and back into movies. We also take a deep dive into the making of Ascendant which I think young filmmakers will get a lot out of.
Ascendant is in cinemas April 8.
This film is made for the big screen so don’t sit on it and wait for streaming.