Upcoming Stan film The Second will open the 16th Gold Coast Film Festival, with director Mairi Cameron and key cast Rachael Blake & Vince Colosimo in attendance.
The Queensland-made film, due to screen on Stan later this year, follows the author of a celebrated erotic memoir, whose newfound success is threatened when her best friend and muse reveals the truth behind the memoir’s provenance, igniting an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal.
The cast also includes Susie Porter, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior.
Shot last year, in Jimbour, north-west of Brisbane, the film is directed by Mairi Cameron, written and produced by Stephen Lance with Leanne Tonkes as producer. The $1 million budget was fully funded by Screen Queensland.
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward said “We’re incredibly proud to have partnered with Screen Queensland on the Stan Original Film The Second. Queensland has a world class reputation as a destination for TV & film production, with talented crews and outstanding locations and we’re excited about the premiere.”
The Second will receive an ‘event’ theatrical and festival release, Stan having exclusive SVOD rights.