SF channel has commissioned its first-ever local production, a sci-fi telemovie, Arrowhead, based on a short filmed in the South Australian desert.
The film by Writer, Director and Producer Jesse O’Brien is described as “a tale of survival set amongst the distant stars. Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn’t believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission, only to become stranded on a desert moon when his ship – the Arrowhead – crash lands. Kye has to learn to survive when we discovers a new lifeform that will challenge his very body and soul.”
“We are incredibly proud to announce our commitment to Arrowhead, our first ever local drama production exclusively for SF. It is a unique project and we are excited to be supporting a new age of Australian filmmakers in the development of independent science fiction production”, said Peter Hudson, CEO of SF.
Jesse O’Brien added “My original goal, like any other independent filmmaker, was to somehow get a film made and then just hope somebody would want to pick it up. But the faith that SF has put into the project has given the movie a guaranteed audience. That’s something no first-time director would ever begin to ask for.”
Production will start in June and it is expected to air in the second half of 2014 on SF.