Australian sci-fi movie ‘1’ starring Dan Ewing begins production

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It turns out that the last man on Earth is in Queensland.

Truant Productions has announced the start of production of 1, a new Australian sci-fi thriller starring rising young star Dan Ewing. From writer-director Robert Braiden, it is shooting in South East Queensland for a 2018 release date.

1 will tell of the last man on Earth as he undertakes a long, perilous journey in search of redemption while trying to stay one step ahead of a malevolent alien invasion. 

“It’s going to be a very stylised film with long takes,” producer Lipp told us while promoting Watch the Sunset. “One of the things we’re trying to do is make Australian cinema different to the Australian cinema that we’ve seen before. Trying to make it different, give people something that they haven’t seen before.”

The official synopsis points to an exciting sounding film:

Reckless car hooner Darren (Dan Ewing, TVs Home & Away) lives for the thrill of high-speed highway racing and burnouts. His life is going nowhere fast while his adoring girlfriend Misha dreams of them settling down and for Darren to do something more meaningful with his life. When Darren causes a car crash that injures Misha she decides to leave. 

Now alone and guilt-ridden, Darren is forced to confront his behaviour until the arrival of an alien invasion throws his life into chaos as humanity is quickly wiped out. His love for Misha compels him to begin a long and dangerous journey to find her, and along the way he must survive alone in the wild, battle his guilt, and stay one step ahead of the alien ships that relentlessly search for him. 

Producers Tristan Barr and Damien Lipp, the latter of which will serve as director of photography on 1, previously worked together on Watch the Sunset, one of the first producers in the country to shoot a feature in a single take.