Local film seeks to preserve culture

March 19, 2014

A filmmaker from Murdoch University is appealing to the community to help complete a feature film shot entirely in Perth’s southern suburbs.

A scene from the feature film Pinch.

Director Jeff Asselin said he and his crew have launched a crowd funding campaign to add the finishing touches to Pinch.

“Visually, the film is looking fantastic and we have some brilliant performances, but we need the services of a professional sound mixer and composer to really bring the story to life,” the director said.

“We’re also hoping these funds will allow us to enter the film into festivals, which could help us to secure a distributor.”

Pinch is a coming-of-age crime drama about a light-fingered teenager who attempts to rip off a major drug syndicate to pay for his mother’s life-saving surgery.

“The plot explores the pitfalls of society’s battlers – issues of drug abuse, survival and temptation,” Mr Asselin said.

“We’ve really tried to capture the sights and sounds of industrial Kwinana and Cockburn areas which represents the world the film is set in.

“It’s a fairly bleak slice of life culminating in a hero’s ending.”

The ‘microbudget’ production made the most of the resources available at Murdoch University. Senior lecturer Melanie Rodriga served as Executive Producer, while screen production students were offered the opportunity to gain valuable experience on set, while working towards a degree.

“We set up a mock meth lab on the outskirts of the South Street campus and also used the hospital wards at the Mandurah campus,” Mr Asselin said.

“The Kwinana Motorplex gave us full access to shoot at one of their drag nights, with the City of Cockburn and City of Kwinana also giving us a lot of support.”

To learn more about the film, see the trailer or contribute to the crowd funding campaign, click here.

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Media contact: Candice Barnes
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