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ScreenWest Secures $750k In Funding For West Australian Sci-Fi Comedy

Words by: Jonathon Davidson

The fictional story of an englishman named Gary Shaw who comes to Australia only to find himself dealing with hostile aliens is set to hit our screens in the near future, according to the office of Minister for Arts John Day. 

The film, named The Last Drop, has been essentially guaranteed to develop into a finished product with the help of West Coast Visions, key players in the state film industry.

The writer, director and producer who created the script which received the thumbs up are all West Australian locals, and the project is set to serve as an important milestone in the budding careers of the three creators; Chris Richards-Scully (director), Heather Wilson (writer) and Michael Facey (producer).

The Australian film industry has been doing the rounds on the international stage as of late; firstly with the release of the highly acclaimed Wyrmwood  in 2014 and this year’s release of Mad Max: Fury Road putting Australian film back on the proverbial map. 

If similarly successful, the West Australian film industry could be set for a dramatic increase in attention in the coming months.

Two members of the team are reportedly set to travel to Melbourne this week for the international film festival where they will relay their pitch to agents and distributors.