By Darryl Mason
It's been a bit quiet around here for the past week or so because I've been finishing off a movie. It's a hostage thriller set during the Sydney Student Protests against the Iraq War in 2003.
The basic plot is this : The prime minister is giving a speech at Sydney's Town Hall. An anti-War On Iraq protest outside turns violent, and during a scuffle the prime minister is separated from his security. One of the protesters manages to kidnap the prime minister. He lashes him to a chair in the cellar of an empty house and interrogates him over the deceptions and lies that led Australia into the War On Iraq.
The movie is called :
The movie stars Dave Gleeson, lead singer with The Screaming Jets. Gleeso ripped into the role like a professional, found plenty of laughs where there would have been none without him, and generally pulled the gold from a way too long script and made it shine.
Some images from Fuck The War, straight off the rough edit :
I'll get some clips from Fuck The War up on YouTube soon.
It'll be out on DVD and digital download in a couple of months.
If it sells 500 copies, Fuck The War will be one of the few Australian movies of 2010 to turn a profit.
If it sells a few thousand copies, we get started on another movie.