Distracted Media Take “the Tunnel” to New Zealand

Press Release – Adele Feletto Publicity

Distracted Media’s Australian producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey have been invited by the New Zealand Film Commission to be special guests at a film-maker forum as part of the ‘2011 Escalator Low Budget Feature Film Boot Camp’ in Wellington …


Distracted Media Take “the Tunnel” to New Zealand

Distracted Media’s Australian producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey have been invited by the New Zealand Film Commission to be special guests at a film-maker forum as part of the ‘2011 Escalator Low Budget Feature Film Boot Camp’ in Wellington next week. The pair will also attend two advanced screenings of their horror flick, “The Tunnel” followed by a Q&A session in association with Script-to-Screen in Auckland and Wellington.

Chosen for their contemporary and thought-provoking film funding and distribution models, Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey will preview their revolutionary horror flick, “The Tunnel” and lead a discussion with film-making students in the ‘2011 Escalator Low Budget Feature Film Boot Camp’.

“We are incredibly flattered to be invited by the New Zealand Film Commission to talk to the Escalator candidates. We feel we have learned a lot in the process of making “The Tunnel” – from writing to producing to marketing – a lot of invaluable information which isn’t often made available to low-budget filmmakers. We’re excited to be given an opportunity to share our experience” said Enzo Tedeschi.

The New Zealand Film Commission has also worked with Script-to-Screen to host two advanced screenings of “The Tunnel” in Wellington and Auckland, followed by a chaired Q&A discussion with the film’s makers.

WELLINGTON – Thursday May 5 2011 at 5.3opm – 9pm
The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington
$10 cover charge – preview screening of “The Tunnel”, networking & nibbles and Q&A discussion with Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey

AUCKLAND – Saturday May 7 2011 at 2pm – 6pm
The Academy Cinema, Central Library Building, 44 Lome Street, Auckland
$10 cover charge – preview screening of “The Tunnel”, networking & nibbles and Q&A discussion with Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey

Directed by Carlo Ledesma, “The Tunnel” was shot entirely in Sydney and in many of its disused tunnels and features an all Australian cast. The movie follows a news film crew’s journey into the city’s mysterious underground hunting for a “story” before the “story” turns on the investigative team.

In 2007 the NSW government suddenly scrapped a plan to utilise the water in the disused underground train tunnels beneath Sydney. In 2008, chasing rumours of a government cover-up and urban legends surrounding the sudden back-flip, investigative journalist Natasha Warner (Bel Delia) led a crew of four (Andy Rodoreda as Peter Ferguson, Steve Davis as Steve Miller, Luke Arnold as Jim ‘Tangles’ Williams) into the underground labyrinth. They went down into the tunnels looking for a story – until the story found them.

This never before seen footage takes us inside the tunnels bringing the darkness to life and capturing the raw fear that threatens to tear the crew apart, leaving each one of them fighting for their lives.

“The Tunnel” first came to the attention of worldwide media based on its unique crowd-funding and distribution models – the movie’s producers launched the movie’s website, www.thetunnelmovie.net, with an innovative plan to raise the movie’s budget of $135,000 by selling a frame of the movie for $1 to the internet audience (the concept is based on a 90-minute film consisting of 135,000 individual frames) and releasing the film for free, online.

The Tunnel will be released on DVD and online globally on May 19 2011

ENDS

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