Entertainment

American distribution firm interested in Charlie's Farm

SCREAM TEAM: Charlie’s Farm writer Chris Sun (centre) with Allira Jaques and American Pie star Tara Reid, with Aussie killer Nathan Jones hiding in the back ground as Charlie.
SCREAM TEAM: Charlie’s Farm writer Chris Sun (centre) with Allira Jaques and American Pie star Tara Reid, with Aussie killer Nathan Jones hiding in the back ground as Charlie. Contributed

FORMER Gympie writer and director of the independent horror film Charlie's Farm has got some serious thinking to do.

Chris Sun's third film, shot earlier this year in Gympie and on the Sunshine Coast with horror stars Tara Reid and Bill Moseley, has caught the attention of American distribution firm Shoreline.

It has offered a contract to act as global sales and distribution agent.

"We're really excited about it, third time the charm as they say," Mr Sun said.

"They've got some big plans for the film, so we're pretty excited."

However, Shoreline has also offered a contract to Mr Sun himself to manage his career, a life-changing offer that's created a dilemma for the now Sunshine Coast writer.

"Long story short, I want to stay here, but the Americans want me to come over to America to shoot films," Mr Sun said. "My kids are here, I want to make sure I can see them, so I'm trying to work out some middle ground."

He said the distribution deal eventuated after a midnight stint online.

"I thought, 'stuff it, I'm going to write to the owner of Shoreline', so I found his direct contact and I wrote to him," Mr Sun said.

"And within 20 minutes he responded and said, 'tell me more'."

They exchanged emails, Mr Sun emailed his script, and within 24 hours they had a tentative deal.

Charlie's Farm follows four friends who head into Australia's outback to explore the site where a family met its violent end at the hands of an angry mob.

Despite warnings, the friends persist in their horror-seeking adventure and, eventually, bump into Charlie himself with the most unpleasant of outcomes.

The production is described as "Australia's first ever slasher film in the tradition of the greats - Halloween, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

Mr Sun has plans for at least three locally made sequels.

The film has been edited and is now in the process of having its sound polished and a number of video effects added.

The premiere will be held at Nambour Civic Centre on September 6.

Gympie Times

Topics:  charlie's farm chris sun



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