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Regional SA big winner in new Martin Freeman feature film

05 September 2016

Regional South Australia is the major beneficiary of a new feature film starring Emmy and BAFTA award winning actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Black Panther, Sherlock, Fargo), which started filming in the State in late August.  

Supported by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Cargo, a moving post-apocalyptic thriller, is shooting in South Australia, including the Flinders Ranges and the Murray River, boosting their local economies and highlighting these stunning locations. 

Martin Freeman will play the role of a father stranded in rural Australia who has 48 hours to find a new home for his one-year-old daughter after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.  

He will star alongside David Gulpilil (Ten Canoes, Storm Boy), who won best actor in Cannes Film Festival for Charlie’s Country.    

Also starring will be Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom), who has just completed filming on War Machine with Brad Pitt and the Dreamworks’ movie The Light Between Oceans.  Joining Anthony is his co-star from The Light Between Oceans, Caren Pistorius (Slow West, Offspring).  Susie Porter, star of Puberty Blues and many significant Australian feature films, has also been confirmed. 

South Australian locations to feature in the film include the northern Flinders Ranges, where the filmmakers found a landscape that evoked a remote world which supported the film’s post-outbreak context.  

Filming will also take place at the Murray River, where the picturesque location will provide the perfect contrasting scenery to the arid outback.

Read the full media release here.

Featured image: Susue Porter, Martin Freeman, Writer&Co-director Yolanda Ramke and Co-director Ben Howling on set of Cargo (2017)

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