THE ROACHE-TURNER BROTHERS’ NEKROTRONIC SET TO OPEN AUSTRALIA’S SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH
The highly-anticipated second feature film from Kiah (writer-director) and Tristan (writer-producer) Roache-Turner will make its Australian debut at the SciFi Film Festival in September 2019.
“My brother and I have wanted to make a crazy-fun, Aussie comic book movie like this since we were about 12 years old and now, we’ve finally done it!” said Kiah Roache-Tuner. “I’m super-stoked that we’re going to premiere at the 2019 SciFi Film festival and that Australian audiences will get to see the movie the way it was supposed to be seen: big & loud on a giant fifty-foot screen!”
Nekrotronic will premiere as the Opening Night Film at the 2019 SciFi Film Festival at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney on Friday, 6 September.
SciFi Film Festival Program Director Simon Foster is excited to see the Australian duo open the highly anticipated Festival.
“To welcome the The Roache-Turner brothers and their insanely entertaining film into the SciFi Film Festival universe is a humbling experience for us all here, given the international standing they have attained. It also reinforces our commitment to homegrown genre works and our support of the local sector’s supremely talented effects community.
“Nekrotronic is going to amaze and astound audiences on Opening Night,” Foster said. “The Roache-Turner Brothers will be attending to front what promises to be a wild Q&A; we’ll be offering a glimpse inside the Nekrotronic universe via a Virtual Reality experience; and, expect visits from the demons that populate Kiah’s insanely entertaining second feature. It will be a festival screening event like never before.”
Following the premiere, special event screenings will take place in Melbourne (7 Sep), Brisbane (8 Sep) and Adelaide (8 Sep), allowing fans to experience this exciting film event loud and large, on the big screen.
Fans will be able to own a copy of Nekrotronic shortly after, with the film releasing on Digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, 10 September, with a wealth of exclusive bonus content. Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Nekrotronic in Australia and New Zealand.
ABOUT THE FILM
Picking up after a millennium of badass battles between demons and a secret order of demon hunters, known as Nekromancers, the forces of evil have found a way to possess souls through social-media apps. With every Wi-Fi-connected soul on the planet at risk, a dwindling band of Nekromancers find themselves forced to put their faith in a hapless sanitation worker, Howie (Ben O’Toole). Howie unwittingly carries an ancestral power that may afford them the means to definitively force evil offline.
Filmed in Sydney, Nekrotronic is the latest sci-fi/horror spectacular by the Roache-Turner brothers, starring Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded, Mozart in the Jungle), Caroline Ford (Amazon’s Carnival Row, TV’s Once Upon a Time), Tess Haubrich (The Wolverine, Alien: Covenant), Epine Bob Savea, and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King, 300).
Australian Premiere: SciFi Film Festival Friday, 6 September Event George Street, Sydney 6pm screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers Tickets available here
Melbourne screening Saturday, 7 September Village Jam Factory, Melbourne 7pm screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers
Brisbane screening Sunday, 8 September Event Brisbane Myer Centre 6:30pm screening
Adelaide screening Sunday, 8 September Event Westfield Marion 6:30pm screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers
Tickets will be on sale via FilmInk from 8am Wednesday 14th August: https://www.filmink.com.au/nekrotronic/