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FilmINK | With Sons Of Summer, legendary Australian producer Phil Avalon is set to deliver a thirty-years-later legacy sequel to his 1977 beachside cult classic Summer City.
Phil Avalon is one of Australia’s true stand-alone producers, a man who has bravely toiled away outside of this country’s mainstream, government funded film industry and notched up a lengthy array of big screen credits. Avalon burst onto the scene in 1977 with the low budget cult classic Summer City, which he wrote and starred in. Though best known as the film that introduced local icons Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley and John Jarratt to Australian audiences, Summer City is also an essential example of independently produced Aussie cinema.

And while Avalon has produced a host of polished genre flicks (Fatal Bond, Liquid Bridge, William Kelly’s War, The Pact), Summer City remains his key release. The producer returned to the film in 1988 with the sequel Breaking Loose: Summer City II, and is now set to go back to the beach once again with Sons Of Summer. “I was originally approached by a US-based financier to remake Summer City,” Avalon explains. “He loved the film growing up, and wanted to see it remade in today’s world. But instead of recreating the ’60s period in a remake, I thought, ‘Why not introduce a brand new storyline, characters and sub plot that will appeal to today’s audiences that aren’t familiar with the original?’”

The currently in-production result is Sons Of Summer, which follows on from Summer City’s events 30 years earlier, but stands alone via a story and characters that will appeal to an entirely new generation of filmgoers. Directed by Clive Fleury, the film stars Temuera Morrison (Star Wars, Aquaman, The Island Of Dr. Moreau, Once Were Warriors) and Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers, Red Dawn), with local talent Joe Davidson and Alex Fleri playing pivotal roles. Currently shooting on The Gold Coast (“The Gold Coast has rarely been seen like this before on film. It crosses from the glamourous mansions to the dark, rustic backwaters and incredible beaches in between”), Sons Of Summer is set for an Australian cinema release around Christmas.

Hello Isabel fans! We have quite a few career updates for you today. A new article by IF states that Isabel is a part of an upcoming film titled Little Europe, directed by Franco Di Chiera. You can read about the project below!

In addition, we finally have a title for the Untitled Daniel Askill project Isabel filmed a while back – Lunacy. The plot reads “Six strangers receive an alluring invitation to a rainforest retreat from an enigmatic host, but find themselves trapped by a mysterious force in a surreal psychological test.” There’s currently no release information, but the project now has a post-production status – so hopefully we’ll learn something new soon.

And as if that wasn’t enough – Isabel also has a new project listed on her IMDB, titled Sons of Summer! According to the movie website, they’re currently filming. No plot or other information has been released yet, but it co-stars Temuera Morrison, Christopher Pate, Joe Davidson, Phillip Avalon, Alex Fleri, Jonathan Weir, Victoria Fleri and Alex McTavish. Clive Fleury is the director, with Phillip Avalon and Greg Clayton writing the script.

We’ll of course update you with anything new related to any of the three projects – we love seeing Isabel booked and busy!

Australian-born ex- James Bond actor George Lazenby has signed on to a new Cold War spy drama from Franco Di Chiera that is set to be pitched at the Marche du Film in Cannes this week.

Based on true events that occurred at the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre in rural Victoria, Little Europe picks up in 1952 when a spy from ASIO is killed by a Russian assassin, who steals plans for Operation Hurricane, Britain’s first atomic bomb test due to take place in Australia.

ASIO’s director-general (Lazenby) recruits Italian-Australian cop, Joe Rossi (Vince Colosimo) to pose as a new arrival at the Bonegilla Migrant Camp with a mission to identify key communist agitators. As Joe struggles to assimilate and is ostracised by his fellow Italians who are suspicious of him, he enters the murky waters of espionage and grows uncertain of who the enemy really is, placing his assignment and himself in danger. The cast also includes Isabel Lucas as Cynthia, a Soviet spy camp administrator that manipulates the migrants to carry out communist activities.

The script was written by Di Chiera and Jason Agius, whose grandfather’s experience at Bonegilla inspired parts of the plot. Sabella Sugar, of Ultrafilms, is producing the project.

Little Europe is one of fifteen worldwide submissions selected by artificial intelligence platform Largo.ai to pitch at the Cannes Marche du Film.

Di Chiera told IF he approached Lazenby after being reminded of his presence in front of the camera on separate occasions.

“Our memories of him were jolted with the release of the latest James Bond film because they brought out all the former James Bonds to attend the premieres in the UK and US,” he said.

“We thought it was fortuitous he was still working and coincidentally I was walking around our area in South Yarra and there was a big billboard for the Melbourne Gin Company, where he was the subject.

“I thought, ‘oh god I better reach out to him’ because I just seemed to be confronted with him everywhere and thought it must be a sign.

“The wonderful thing is it’s a bit of a play on the idea that from 007 he got promoted to ASIO.”

Di Chiera is hoping to finish principal photography on the project before Christmas, depending on financing.

Of the five-week shoot that is being planned, he said four would be set around the camp, which offered a “pressure cooker” environment.

“I’m interested in (US director) Sidney Lumet’s films as a reference because he often had characters that were stuck in really oppressive and claustrophobic environments, where people’s values get blurred and there are questions over who really is the enemy in this world,” he said.

Di Chiera and Sabella are presently in discussions with distributors about the film.

Isabel’s latest film ‘Bosch & Rockit’ will be screened at the 2022 Gold Coast Film Festival! It’s said that the cast & crew will be in attendance, so hopefully we’ll have some new Isabel photos next month… This year’s Film Festival takes place from 20 April-1 May.

In its 20th year, Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) will span the entire city, from Coomera to Coolangatta. The programme features world and Australian premieres, preview screenings and filmmaking talent in its line-up of films, pop-up cinemas, red carpet screenings, industry panels, filmmakers Q&As and special events. Celebration screenings will be peppered throughout the 20th anniversary festival including ‘Scooby Doo’ and ‘Blue Crush’ each celebrating their 20th anniversaries.

Meanwhile, the red carpet will be rolled out at HOTA, Home Of The Arts, as cast and crew assemble for the Opening Night film (and Queensland premiere of) ‘How To Please A Woman’. The film, from award-winning director Renee Webster, features an all-star Australian/international cast including Sally Philips, Erik Thomson, Tasma Walton and Cameron Daddo. It’s a delightfully entertaining, at times outright hilarious film about second chances.

Then, to close things off will be ‘Bosch & Rockit’, a coming-of-age story set against Australia’s surf coast. Cast and crew will assemble on the red carpet for this debut feature/Queensland premiere from Tyler Atkins, starring Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Leeanna Walsman and upcoming pro-surfer Rasmus King. More films are set to debut throughout the festival, too. Films such as the world premiere of ‘The Curious Case Of Dolphin Bay’ and the Australian premiere of ‘Waterman’, a documentary narrated by Jason Momoa. (Read more)

We posted last week that Isabel’s film Bosch & Rockit would have its US premiere at the 2022 Mammoth Film Festival (sadly Isabel was not in attendance herself). The film screened to some great reviews, and won the festival’s Grand Jury Prize! You can read Isabel’s Instagram post about the award below.

The film is set to be released sometime this year, so keep checking back and we’ll update you as soon as we get an official release date.

I’m truly delighted for our beautiful indie film @boschandrockit for taking home the Grand Jury Prize at @mammothfilmfestival this week.

Congratulations to the entire family, everyone who helped catalyse and bring the story to life!

Especially to the boys, @rasmusking and @hemsworthluke, you gave all your heart and one can feel it in the film. Tyler Atkins, congratulations on your a directorial debut and inspiring people with your courageous life-story.

Thank you to @mammothfilmfestival for supporting heartfelt stories and indie filmmakers. We are grateful to receive this from our US peers.

As we reported a while back, Isabel’s latest film Bosch & Rockit are premiering in the US at the Mammoth Film Festival this week. Below you can read an article on the event – but like the source, we’re not sure yet whether Isabel will be attendance. Based on his Instagram Luke Hemsworth is already there, but I haven’t seen anything that suggest Izzy is there. We will keep you posted!

The Music Universe | Mammoth Film Festival will join forces with Zouk Group and Resorts World Las Vegas to present a pop-up nightlife experience at the top California winter-destination, Mammoth Mountain. From February 3-6, Resorts World Las Vegas’s world-class nightclub, Zouk, will headline the four-day film festival as the premier nightlife partner.

Zouk Group will create an underground nightlife experience at Red Lantern, hosting festival VIPs for a high-energy event inclusive of live DJ sets by DJ Ruckus and DJ MisterE, surprise performances and an ambiance representative of Las Vegas hotspot Zouk Nightclub, as guests escape from the cold to warm up the dance floor and celebrate the 2022 festival on February 5th.

Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip’s newest property, and Zouk Group, a leading lifestyle and entertainment company from Singapore, curated an ecosystem of immersive entertainment and lifestyle concepts. The resort provides a multiplicity of experiences in one 100,000-square-foot entertainment complex, including Zouk Nightclub, an innovative space pushing the boundaries of dance music and technology.

Mammoth Film Festival 2022 is confirmed to take place in person February 3-6 in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and recently announced its first round of 2022 festival slate highlights stacked with young Hollywood notables. The four-day festival will feature over 90 films selected, inclusive of U.S. and international world premieres. For the first time, the festival will officially debut a Music Video category judged by award-winning music video director, Andrew Sandler, and presented by Zouk Group, with a highlighted music video to debut by Machine Gun Kelly. The festival strives to showcase world premieres from several incredible filmmakers, layered with renowned, established actors as well as talented up-and-comers, across diverse backgrounds.

A 30-minute flight from both Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Mammoth Film Festival offers its annual group of attendees consisting of established talent across film, television, action sports and music, a truly special and unique, intimate, VIP festival experience.

This year’s festival slate includes world premieres and red carpet screenings for over 90 films across the feature, short, episodic, music video, documentary and action sports genres, plus a variety of panels and activations featuring talent such as Emile Hirsch, Ashley Greene, Kate Bosworth, Machine Gun Kelly, Ema Horvath, Karl McDowell, Barbara Palvin, Nina Dobrev, Chike Okonkwo, Stefania Spampinato, Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Katie Cassidy, The Dingo, Ashley Haas, Tyler Rich, Jackson Spidell, Sabina Gadecki, Kat McNamara, Shania Twain, Milo Gibson, Joel David Moore, Trevor Jackson, Travis Miller, Devon Sawa, Skeet Ulrich, Shane West, Ariel Winter, Luke Benward, plus many more to be announced, and always welcomes loyal friends of the festival and previous participants such as Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Skeet Ulrich, Rebel Wilson, Lukas Haas, Tony Hawk, and many, many more.

Mammoth Film Festival has been quickly growing in status and attention since 2018, making it a sought-after film festival that will only continue to gain traction and is supported by talented filmmakers from around the world, especially North America. With many feature films screened, sold and showcased by icons and established industry players, from Quentin Tarantino to Josh Duhamel to Michael Madsen to Tony Hawk, the festival brand will continue to gain worldwide recognition, with 2022 set to make a big splash.

It’s unclear of to what extend artists are attached to the event. We’ve reached out for comment, but haven’t not received any clarity as of this writing.

Since news are slow at the moment, I thought I could share an article Screen Rant just published on how the inclusion of Isabel’s character Alice in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” added legitimacy to, according to them, the weirdest Transformers toyline – the Pretenders.

With the inclusion of Alice (Isabel Lucas) in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay’s movies redeemed the franchise’s weirdest toyline: the Pretenders. While the movie was not particularly well received and won the Razzie for Worst Picture, Alice’s inclusion was a great moment for fans of the series and viewers alike. The result was that it brought a level of modernity to that line of the robots in disguise.

Introduced in 1988 as part of the “G1” line in Marvel Comics UK, and adapted into the IDW and Super-God Masterforce continuities in subsequent years, the Pretenders focused on Transformers that could cover themselves in synthetic organic shells to hide the robot. Thus, they commonly took the form of human beings and would live like regular citizens until they had to attack. The shells on the tie-in action figures were removed from the front and back to reveal the robot within. Unfortunately, this line of Transformers was also met with confusion by many fans who didn’t understand the purpose they fulfilled, and so wouldn’t hide the real robotic characters within properly. Additionally, the subsequent waves of the Pretenders came with several quality issues, and were quickly written off. Ultimately, it was one of the Transformers’ weirdest and least successful subtoylines, but Michael Bay’s Transformers movie somewhat redeems it.

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Alice plays a Pretender Decepticon who infiltrates the college attended by Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Like her comic/action figure counterpart, her robot self is also disguised by a synthetic organic tissue. However, the movie elevates the concept of the Pretenders and redeems their tarnished reputation among fans by giving the Pretenders a defined story purpose, and a reason for being. It also makes the transformation of the Pretenders conceptually a lot cooler by getting rid of the clunky execution of a removable shell. In Michael Bay’s sequel, Alice’s disguise is unnoticed by the entire college, until she reveals the robotic endoskeleton within, but she’s also able to easily transform back into a human to remain disguised.

Another issue that the movie fixed was that the construction of the Pretenders action figures often limited the mobility of the Transformers within. When removed, there wasn’t much the actual robot encased could do on its own, making the disguise seem more pointless. It also led to scale discrepancies, especially when characters like Bumblebee and Grimlock were added to later Pretender lines as they were far larger than human beings, thereby undermining the entire point of the Pretenders being able to pass as human. The shells themselves also varied in nature. With the Transformers Beast Wars Pretenders, the shells being in the form of animals on Earth addressed the unrealistic size problems, but the figures themselves provided no articulation or even weapons. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, however, Alice is properly scaled, practical, and had self-contained weapons, giving her a full range of capabilities. The animal-like qualities in some of her movements was also a nice nod to the Beast Wars line.

While there is still overall some skepticism over the Pretenders and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as a movie, advances in figure technology and renewed interest in the line may still lead to a resurgence in their shelf lives. Many attempts since to bring back the Pretenders have been made, including the “Power of the Primes” line some years ago. Michael Bay’s Transformers movies are often criticized for making decisions many audiences didn’t enjoy. Still, it’s undeniable that they led to a resurgence of popularity for the franchise that continues to grow. Hopefully, that continues with the spinoff movies on the horizon, such as the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Isabel’s creative management company MissusM Creative shared some exciting news regarding Bosch & Rockit today! The film has been chosen for America’s prestigious Mammoth Film Festival, and will be screened during the event on February 4th. They also shared a stunning promotional photo of Isabel, which you can find in our gallery.

Some MAMMOTH news to share with you today: the gorgeous new Australian film Bosch and Rockit, starring MissusM’s Isabel Lucas, is set to be screened at America’s prestigious Mammoth Film Festival on February 4th! 🎞 This magical coming-of-age story, which also stars Friends of MissusM @hemsworthluke & @rasmusking, was shot in and around beautiful Byron Bay in 2020 and is the brainchild of brilliant Aussie writer-director Tyler Atkins. We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved in this beautiful film and can’t wait for American audiences to fall in love with it too!

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Isabel’s upcoming film Bosch & Rockit have been mentioned as one of the 10 biggest Australian movies coming out in 2022! You can view the full list here. We don’t have an official release date yet (there has been mentions of March 1st), but we will keep you updated.

It’s been a weird kinda year for Australian cinema—despite cinemas being crippled by COVID, we had a huge boost in production from companies all over the world, and even some homegrown hits.

You’ve barely had a chance to catch up on all the great local content of this year and it’s already time to look forward to 2022. Scroll to start getting hyped up for another year of idiosyncratic, curious Aussie filmmaking: from some star-studded titles arriving soon, to conceptually-fascinating projects that we don’t even have a date for yet!

Bosch & Rockit
A sun-drenched selection from the Sydney Film Festival, Bosch & Rockit stars Luke Hemsworth as a drug dealer on the run. His surf-obsessed son (Rasmus King) doesn’t know that, though: he’s convinced they’re just on the father-son trip of a lifetime, until reality cruelly catches up. It’s based on debut writer-director Tyler Atkins’ hometown, the gorgeous NSW north coast that’ll look splendid on the big screen.

Collider did a piece on Terrence Malick’s films this week, ranking all nine of his projects from worst to best. His 2015 film featuring our Isabel – “Knight of Cups” – ranked 6 on their list, and you can read their thoughts on the film below. See the full list here.

Terrence Malick is a fascinating filmmaker, as he’s influenced multiple generations of filmmaking throughout the different stages of his career. Malick was part of the landmark “New Hollywood” filmmakers who emerged in the 1970s, yet took a twenty year absence until he reemerged in the ‘90s. Malick’s work entered a third stage in the last decade, in which he seemingly abandoned all constraints of narrative structure, and pursued experimental work.

Malick’s work is often beloved, and his reclusive public persona is consistent with the mystery that surrounds each of his films. It’s never entirely clear when Malick’s next project is coming, as he often extensively retools his stories in the editing room, leading to many famous situations where storylines or entire performances are diminished, reframed, and even deleted.

Malick is currently working on his latest feature The Way of the Wind, which officially added Mark Rylance, Douglas Booth, Matthias Schoenaerts, Géza Röhrig, Joseph Fiennes, Lorenzo Gioielli, and Aidan Turner to its cast. Little is known about his next film other than it is a retooling of different chapters of the Christian religious text, and will surely generate the controversy that is inherent to adapting Biblical material.

Malick continues to fascinate, infuriate, and inspire film fans, and nearly fifty years after his debut, he remains one of the essential working filmmakers. Here are all nine Terrence Malick films, ranked worst to best.

6. Knight of Cups
Perhaps the most underrated film within Malick’s entire filmography, Knight of Cups shouldn’t have worked on paper. It actually couldn’t have worked on paper, as while Malick had loose story outlines, none of the actors received any actual pages. Malick frequently relied on improvisation, placing actors in unknown scenarios and gauging their authentic reactions. The result is a string of loosely interconnected realizations on the nature of healing.

Knight of Cups is a celebration of excess, and given the subject material, it’s appropriately a hard film to follow. Following the exploits of grieving screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale), the film’s story unfolds in eight mini-chapters as Rick reenters the world and experiences indulgence, pain, temptation, and ultimately love. The final chapter, in which Rick finally begins to see a path forward through the guidance of the enchanting Isabel (Isabel Lucas), is a surprisingly sentimental conclusion to the madcap insanity that preceded it. (View full list)