SparkeFilms announces production on a modern day action/thriller feature film

SparkeFilms announces production on a modern day action/thriller feature film.

“In the haunting Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst nightmares… But is it just… A story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it reality?”

Starring DAN EWING (Home & Away), TIM POCOCK (Dance Academy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), BRUCE CARTER (Gods of Wheat Street), JESSICA GREEN (Lightning Point, Rise) and newcomers SOPHIE DON, BEN CHISHOLME, EMILY JOY and JAMES STRAITON. More casting announcements to follow.

The film will commence production on the Australian Gold Coast for the six week shoot and will utilise Cutting edge Brisbane for its post and VFX work. The project is represented by the international sales agent Manifest Film Sales/Intandem Films in the UK. The film will be packaged and sold at the upcoming American Film Market.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the international marketplace ‎a diverse range of quality projects from Academy Award winners to first time film directors with exceptional talent and we are proud to be working with Luke to bring creature action film, RED BILLABONG, on to our robust slate of films.”

Billy Hurman, Sales Director

“Red Billabong’ is a roller-coaster ride and a rip roaring thriller. It’s got elements of action, suspense, comedy and genuine fright moments – I don’t think there is anything like it at the moment. We’re blessed with a fantastic experienced Queensland crew and an exquisite cast. We’re aiming to make a movie for the broad audience and something they will enjoy.”

Luke Sparke, Writer/Director


Manifest Film Sales Ltd specialises in packaging feature films to the global market and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intandem Films plc, quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

CEO Robert Mitchell’s credits include Managing Director at Walt Disney UK, Marketing Director at Warner Brothers and Managing Director of Palace Pictures. He is responsible for 8 of the top 47 most successful films ever released in the UK.

With 23 years’ experience each, Andrew Brown and Billy Hurman, founding partners of Intandem Films plc and the sales team at Manifest Film Sales, have a wealth of experience having packaged many films together to finance, market and sell to the global marketplace. Such films include, Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People with Simon Pegg and Jeff Bridges, Shooting Fish with Kate Beckinsale, And When Did You Last See Your Father? with Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan and Jim Broadbent and Last Orders with Michael Caine, the late Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.

SparkeFilms Pty Ltd started as a full production service for military and period based films. Comprising production, costume & Make-up designers, Australia’s premier military advising team through to set decoration, costumes and props. It is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere.

It is now developing content with ‘Red Billabong’, a TV documentary/drama series – with the first two episode pilots in postproduction – and it’s epic war feature ‘The 34th Battalion’ in final development stages in LA.

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