Gorgeous poster for Australian Harold Holt espionage thriller ‘The Defector’

The Defector poster

Simon de Bruyn (Restoration), one of the Executive Producers the Australian short film THE DEFECTOR, has sent us the striking new posters for the film. It’s set in 1967 surrounding the disappearance of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. THE DEFECTOR is written and directed by Scott Mannion, and stars Sean Taylor as Harold Holt.

The posters, showcased below in landscape and portrait versions, was hand-painted (with a digital brush) by artist Jeremy Love. The artist’s impressive resume includes being a concept artist on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, television’s The Deep and upcoming films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Alien: Covenant.

The short film itself is shot by Academy Award winner Russell Boyd and with The Chimney Pot, the VFX house behind the seamless period FX in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, handling our Cold War period VFX. “It’s an Australian spy film made to world class standards,” adds de Bruyn.

1967, the height of the Red Scare. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt is embroiled in a power struggle after discovering his spymaster has illegally investigated and exposed Red sympathisers embedded within Holt’s administration.

The Defector poster - Jeremy Love

The Defector poster - Jeremy Love