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South Australian film Swerves into cinemas

16 June 2012 9,861 views No Comment

Swerve Movie Logo“A suitcase of money, a woman, two men; a lot can happen in the middle of nowhere…” introduces Craig Lahiff’s new genre thriller, Swerve, whose South Australian opening night is on Thursday 7th June.

Filmed on location in Port Adelaide, Two Wells and the Flinders Ranges, Swerve stars Australian actors Emma Booth (Underbelly), David Lyons (ER) and Jason Clarke, who we will see soon in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

Swerve was filmed in South AustraliaSwerve tells the story of a man caught out in the dry and desolate country with car problems as he travels to attend a job interview. Coming across a fatal road accident, Colin (David Lyons) finds a woman shaken up and another man dead, clutching a suitcase full of money. Attempting to do the right thing, he seeks out the local cop and gives up the money, causing a series of terrible events. It would be well worth checking out the trailer as a synopsis cannot do it justice! Watch it at the bottom of this page.

Swerve began its filming in 2010 and finished in 2011, and was then sent over to the US and UK to gauge the international response. After a great festival reaction overseas, the film has finally come home for a limited release in Australian cinemas.

A scene from SwerveMuch of the success of the film stems from its distinct Australian qualities and through it being a genre film. Writer and director Craig Lahiff says that the benefit of genre films is that they allow familiarity in style, but are foreign in outlook – making it accessible in some ways while also creating a novel experience for international viewers.

You are invited to attend the opening night in Adelaide, at Wallis Mitcham Cinemas, at 6.30pm on Thursday 7th June where the film will be introduced by it’s creative team. Tickets are available at www.wallis.com.au/cinemas/mitcham or at the box office on the night.

Swerve, in all its neo-noir suspense, is certainly the sort of film South Australians should be proud of. Not only does it showcase the good ol’ Australian outback, but it also takes advantage of local talent in the production crew and the cast – even keeping the extras all familiarly local.

For further details and screening times check out www.facebook.com/swervefeaturefilm and www.swervefeaturefilm.com and follow @SwerveFilm on Twitter!

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