Mayhem in Melbourne

Actor turned director Nathan Phillips and a cast of local actors have commenced shooting a post-apocalyptic short film in Melbourne.

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A new short film titled Post Apocalyptic Man and starring Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, the upcoming The Reef) and Michael Dorman (Daybreakers, Suburban Mayhem) has just commenced shooting in Melbourne.

Set in the Australian outback, the short - which has been described as a mash-up of genres - chronicles one man's drive for revenge against a totalitarian empire.

It's directed by Nathan Phillips who is best known for his skills in front of the camera. Many will recall the Aussie actor as the terrorised backpacker Ben Mitchell in the hit horror film Wolf Creek. Phillips has also starred in a number of other home grown flicks including the comedy You And Your Stupid Mate, the acclaimed Balibo and this year's romantic drama Summer Coda.

Additionally Phillips has built a list of film credits in the US which includes turns in the Hollywood creature feature Snakes On A Plane and the comedy Surfer, Dude alongside Matthew McConaughey.

Post Apocalyptic Man marks Phillips' second short, as he also directed - and starred in - Message from the CEO which recounted the story of a man in the midst of a personal and global meltdown.

Post Apocalyptic Man marks the second project for the independent production company Sons of Outlaws which Phillips founded with Ben Prendergast and Daniel Walsh.

The short will be entered into film festivals and Phillips is hoping it will be the promotional vehicle to gain the backing required to make a feature length version of the film. 

Visit the Sons of Outlaws website here.

Picture caption (L-R): Damian Walshe-Howling, Nathan Phillips & Michael Dorman.

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