‘Mystery Road’ Starts Shooting
A talented local cast – including Aaron Pederson, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Ryan Kwanten – are set to star in Ivan Sen’s murder mystery.
Filming has just commenced on Ivan Sen's new feature film, Mystery Road, in Winton in central Queensland.
Aaron Pederson will headline a terrific ensemble of Aussie talent, which includes Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Robert Mammone and newcomers Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge.
The film sees Pederson star as detective Jay Swan who returns home to an outback town to resolve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl, whose body is found under a highway out of town.
While this film sounds like a detective thriller, one can expect it will also have something to say given the talented director's previous works. His past films, including 2002's Beneath Clouds and last year's quietly powerful Toomelah, deftly wove in themes concerning race, culture and identity.
"Ivan Sen is one of Australia's most gifted filmmakers who, with Mystery Road, has the opportunity to apply his prodigious talent to a broader canvas," said producer David Jowsey (Mad Bastards).
Mystery Road has been financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and the ABC. The film will be released in Australia by new local distributor, Management of Doubt, with international sales being handled by Arclight.