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We love taking a deep dive with filmmakers about their movies, but this interview was originally recorded for our radio segment on 2RRR, so you will notice this is a much shorter interview than usual.
Regardless, this is still an insightful chat with Great White director Martin Wilson, who talks about the making of his new shark thriller and what makes it different to other creature features. Martin also discusses working with his cast, and the challenges of making a film while you’re up to your neck in water.
Martin’s screen career spans almost 25 years. He’s an internationally-awarded director based in Perth with an extensive television commercial career with standout work that includes the ‘Cowards Punch’ TVC campaign with world boxing champion Danny Green.
Martin has directed hundreds of TV commercials for brands like Hungry Jacks and the West Coast Eagles. Great White is his first feature film.
Here’s the synopsis for Great White: A beautiful trip to a remote island turns into an oceanic nightmare when five friends become stranded at sea while being stalked by a great white shark. Great White stars Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano and Te Kohe Tuhaka.
Great White will have a limited cinema release from June 10, so check local listings for details. You can also catch it via home entertainment from June 30.