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Escape From Pretoria commences production in South Australia (13 March 2019)

March 13 2019

Arclight Films, MEP Capital and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) today announced production has commenced on the true-life prison break feature film Escape From Pretoria.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Jungle, The Woman In Black) and Australian actor Daniel Webber (The Dirt, 11.22.63, The Punisher) star as political prisoners and freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee. A ‘first-look’ image from the production featuring Radcliffe and Webber has been released today.

UK actor Ian Hart (Mary, Queen Of Scots, God’s Own Country, Land and Freedom), Mark Leonard Winter (Pine Gap, Cleverman, Balibo) and Nathan Page (Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Underbelly) join the cast.

Based on an extraordinary true story, Escape From Pretoria follows Jenkin and Lee, two white South African twenty-somethings who were branded ‘terrorists’ and imprisoned in 1978 for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the ANC (African National Congress).

South Australia’s Minister for Industry and Skills, Hon. David Pisoni MP said: “South Australia’s increasing ability to attract major international productions to shoot here is testament to our diverse and unique locations and world-class crews and facilities. The Marshall Liberal Government is investing in our local film industry to ensure we are globally competitive.”

Read the full release here.