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ABOUT THE PROJECT
OCCUPIED is a totally unique Australian feature film production: a science fiction 70's paranoia inspired horror/thriller film designed as the first entry in a potential new film franchise. From the award-winning producers, writers…
ABOUT THE PROJECT
OCCUPIED is a totally unique Australian feature film production: a science fiction 70's paranoia inspired horror/thriller film designed as the first entry in a potential new film franchise. From the award-winning producers, writers and director at Achtung Films.
Tormented by his war experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan, Ben arrives home on leave following the death of his mother.
He finds that the small country town he grew up in has a strange feel to it, as if something is not quite right. Ben clashes with his cold psychiatrist father Aleksi and begins a romance with Piper, a girl he knew from High School.
Still nagging questions about his mother's death and the bizarre secrets that hang over the town plague him. He and Piper start to investigate, and before long, are plunged into a nightmare world of dark secrets.
But the real horror begins when Ben discovers his mother was murdered, and that his own father might be at the centre of a deadly, mysterious web that threatens to destroy the entire town...
OCCUPIED is a film based on an original story by Director Thomas Elliott and Writer David Richardson. The film is intended as the first chapter in a trilogy of films.
The film is being produced by Emma Elliott and John Wortelboer from Melbourne based production company Achtung Films.
The screenplay has been written by David Richardson (Sensitive New Age Killer, The 25th Reich) and will be directed by veteran music video and television commercial director Thomas Elliott who will be making his feature film debut with the project.
The story follows Ben a soldier recently returned from serving abroad in Afghanistan (where during his tour he was held captive and tortured for over six months) to his home town of Bridgton, Victoria.
Ben has returned home for his Mother's funeral but arrives too late discovering she has already been laid to rest. He struggles to reconnect with his Father Aleksi and the other inhabitants of the town.
At first Ben is prepared to accept his estrangement from his family and the town maybe due to post traumatic stress but as strange goings on and a series of violent deaths occur Ben begins to question whether the problem lies with him or if something sinister is going on...
OCCUPIED is a provokative, bold and original take on familiar themes and motifs established by classic films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Crazies and the works of author Stephen King, taking the horror/science fiction/thriller genre into bold new territory.
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