Harmony, the first in a new saga of Australian films for young adult audiences, will be released in cinemas on October 4.
The film is the final work of Jessica Falkholt, the Home and Away star who died tragically after a car accident on Boxing Day.
The film will be released in Australia by Cowlick Entertainment and Bonsai Films, and with China already sold and a platformed theatrical release of 150+ screens in the USA secured, Harmony has the potential to be an Australian phenomenon for a global YA audience.
The second feature film of Australian writer/director Corey Pearson, Harmony is the first chapter in The Five Frequencies Saga, described as “…a supernatural story about the universal balance between the emotions of fear and love.”
Also starring Jerome Meyer, Jacqueline Mackenzie and Eamon Farren, the film tells the story of a super-empath born with the power to absorb the fear of others. “Alone and destitute as she tries to control her power, she is haunted by Jimmy (Farren) who thrives on fear. Her world starts to change as she crosses paths with Mason (Meyer), an awkward and innocent soul, who has the effect of shifting the universal powers around them as they start to fall in love. With a universal storm of negative energy encroaching, Harmony must find the strength to control her power to save herself, the one she loves and the world around them.”
Cowlick’s CEO Peter Drinkwater says: “This film is very special, both in the artistry, vision and originality of its filmmaking and its powerful archetypal appeal to a young female audience. The concept of a female ‘emotional super-hero’ and ‘super-empath’ felt very original, and we were keen to make original films with female heroines that could become franchisable. We co-created the entire film in dialogue with teen girls, from concept, and script through to the final cut and marketing. Jessica’s relatability, look, sensitivity and acting talent meant she was the clear stand out for the lead role of Harmony. We also have a novel and graphic novel series for the saga in the works.”