Nazi Robot Spiders Of The Future Are In Perth Next Week
The 25th Reich, the Aussie time-travelling robotic Nazi Spider movie we've all been waiting for, has finally announced its Australian and international premieres.
PiFan – the Puchon International Fantastic FilmFestival in Buchon, South Korea – today announced its 2012 programme, with The Australia's very own The 25th Reich selected for the main World Fantastic Cinema programme.
That means an international premiere (July 19-29). BUT, hang on - if you're in Perth - you will witness the World Premiere at Perth’s Revelation International Film Festival, on Friday July 6th.
That's next week! Cool!
If you've been reading my previous entries about The 25th Reich, then you know that it's been three years in the making. It's a WWII Sci Fi adventure with its tongue firmly in cheek, featuring more than 400 high-end visual effects and an original orchestral score – unheard of in low budget features.
The film was shot in and around Victoria’s Grampian Ranges, and post-produced in 6 cities around the world (St Johns, Melbourne, Adelaide, Los Angeles, Sydney and Bristol).
If you like cheesy retro Sci Fi, hard-bitten combat movies, flying saucers and futuristic Nazi robot spiders, then The 25th Reich could be just the thing.
Whilst there's a weird fantastical element based on JJ Solomon's pulp novel, the beginning of the film starts us off as a squad of GI's look for their company's missing mascot - a puma. Which sounds insane, but is of course, a true story. 50,000 years later, things get really interesting…
Here's what Melbourne-based director and co-writer Stephen Amis has to say about the film: “The 25th Reich is a pure B-Movie replica - a tongue in cheek homage to the Sci Fi, Saturday afternoon serials and WW II movies of the 1940s and 50s. We’ve been aiming for an international launch at one of the major cult/fantasy film festivals and Puchon is the first of the season and one of the best. Meanwhile we’re delighted to have the world premiere on Australian soil, at Australia’s premier cult film festival, Revelation.”
The film has been produced by Lynne Wilson, Stephen Amis and Tait Brady; and written by Amis, Serge Denardo and David Richardson - entirely independently produced and financed. Independent Aussie Sci Fi filmmakers - if you're looking for inspiration, here it is!
An Australian theatrical release is planned for October 2012.