Escapade Media Joins the Alantown cult with Guy Pearce and Jacqueline McKenzie

August 6, 2019

Escapade Media has secured all rights for a new black comedy series called Alantown, 6 x 30’ 4K, starring Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, Jack Irish) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Pine Gap & Romper Stomper). Alantown was created by Marie Patane and will be produced by Marie Patane of Planet Mars Productions, Rodrigo Vidal Dawson of Blackfisch and Alex Alexander of 412 Entertainment.
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Escapade Media Joins the Alantown cult with Guy Pearce and Jacqueline McKenzie

Escapade Media has secured all rights for a new black comedy series called Alantown, 6 x 30’ 4K, starring Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, Jack Irish) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Pine Gap & Romper Stomper). Alantown was created by Marie Patane and will be produced by Marie Patane of Planet Mars Productions, Rodrigo Vidal Dawson of Blackfisch and Alex Alexander of 412 Entertainment.

A story about a guy who thinks he’s Jesus, played by Guy Pearce, Alantown is a comic and sometimes-dramatic look at the formation, recruitment and logistics involved in starting and growing your own cult and the funny and unpredictable nature of communal living! Behind the gest, Alantown explores the reasons why seemingly normal people seek out leaders to follow and why now, more than ever, people are searching for a sense of community. Be entertained by their bizarre spiritual rituals to banish demons, enjoy the music of the ‘Lambs of God’ band, get drunk on the ‘Holy Grapes’ wine produced by the cult, spur the cult on as they compete in the  Ultimate Frisbee challenge an join in on all the wrong fun that is the daily life of a cult.

Guy Pearce comments “I’m thrilled at the idea of playing the reluctant cult leader ‘Alan Pepper’ in the new TV series Alantown. Anyone who believes they are the reincarnation of someone prominent, like Jesus Christ is quite hilarious to me. Should be fun!”

“The ultimate aim of Alantown is to make the audience laugh, feel and think in equal measure,” Marie Patane says.

Alantown has everything – comedy, drama, suspense and above all it’s fascinating because even though we might not think we’d join a cult…we do find them intriguing and most of us would like to go undercover for the day just to see what it’s like to be in one” Alex Alexander comments