Entertainment One (eOne), Seville International and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW announced Wednesday that a huge cast will be joining the cast of the locally produced PALM BEACH. Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Jacqueline McKenzie will star in the new feature film written by Joanna Murray-Smith. It will be directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate).
PALM BEACH is a drama/comedy about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday, with Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but slowly tensions mount and deep secrets arise.
PALM BEACH is a New Town Films and Soapbox Industries production with principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW and Spectrum Films and with support from Destination NSW. eOne will distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand, with its boutique sales outfit Seville International handling worldwide sales. Produced by Bryan Brown for New Town Films and Deb Balderstone for Soapbox Industries.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said: “This is fantastic news for filmmaking in the state, bringing in a spend of over $5m as well as 80 jobs across the shoot at the beautiful Palm Beach location setting. I am particularly pleased to see the hugely-talented Rachel Ward at the helm, directing an incredibly acclaimed cast and crew.”
PALM BEACH will shoot at various locations in Sydney later this year. Seville Internatioal to launch sales in Berlin.