Mad Max doco Beyond the Wasteland world premiere and release dates announced

 

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Umbrella Entertainment in association with Monster Fest Presents have announced the release of Beyond the Wasteland, launching with the world premiere on February 5th. 

Beyond the Wasteland is a new Australian documentary that examines the culture rooted in Mad Max (1979) and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), both of which became instant international cult films during the 1980s, examining the influence that they have had on contemporary culture by featuring the fans that live and breathe all that is Mad Max. 

The Mad Max film franchise has left a significant mark on modern popular culture. Its dystopian, post-apocalyptic themes and imagery have inspired fans from around the globe to create unique fan art, custom-made machines, and to collect memorabilia of all kinds.

Shot in Australia, USA, Italy, France, Japan, and Germany, Beyond the Wasteland follows fans from around the world who go to extraordinary lengths in the name of MAD MAX as they celebrate 40 years of this global cult phenomenon.

Transporting us into the world of Mad Max, we explore the eccentric world of the fans, their costumes, and their machines as these oddball fans find their place amongst the Mad Max community. From the world’s largest Mad Max gathering in the USA, Wasteland Weekend to Japan’s Mad Max conventions, and Australia’s own The Search for Max event in Clunes.

Beyond the Wasteland not only celebrates life but the ability to change oneself through passion. The documentary also follows original cast member, Bertrand Cadart as he continues his fight against stage IV leukaemia and travels from his home on the Sunshine Coast to the ‘Wasteland’, the desert location of Mad Max 2 in Silverton for the last time. This is a truly inspiring documentary.

Beyond the Wasteland is produced by the team at The Picture Lot, a film production studio based in Melbourne, Australia.

Director/producer Eddie Beyrouthy and producer Phil Lambert of The Picture Lot travel the world in search of the ultimate Mad Max fans and explore the level of obsession these true believers have, from costumes to cars to entire lifestyles.

Beyond the Wasteland will have its world premiere on Saturday 5th February at Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In in Melbourne, Victoria.

Following the premiere, Beyond the Wasteland will travel around Australia in a series of special fan-based event screenings that will feature Q&As with Cast & Crew from both the documentary and the original films, along with Mad Max-inspired vehicles and  cosplayers. 

2022 SCREENING DATES

SATURDAY 5TH FEB 8.45PM
VIC:
Coburg Village Drive-In [World Premiere]
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)

Tickets

SUNDAY 6TH FEB 7PM
VIC:
Village Cinemas Morwell
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)

Tickets

FRIDAY 11TH FEB 8.30PM
SA:
Mainline Drive-In Adelaide
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)

Tickets

SATURDAY 12TH FEB 7PM
NSW:
Silver City Cinema Broken Hill
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)

SATURDAY 19TH FEB 8.30PM
VIC:
Showbiz Cinemas Drive-In Ballarat
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)

SATURDAY 26TH FEB 8PM
NSW:
Event Skyline Drive-In Blacktown Sydney
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer),
Phil Lambert (Producer), Roger ‘Fifi’ Ward (Actor, MAD MAX)
and Paul ‘Cundalini’ Johnstone (Actor, MAD MAX)

Tickets

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