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Goldstone premieres this week in Queensland

The Queensland Premiere of Ivan Sen’s contemporary western thriller, Goldstone, is taking place in Brisbane tonight with a sold-out festival screening event including a Q&A with Ivan Sen and lead actor Aaron Pedersen supported by the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival and Palace Barracks Cinemas.  

The film will then travel west and open the SQ supported Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton this Friday 24 June.  

‘Congratulations to Ivan who wrote, directed and composed Goldstone along with producers David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin and everyone who worked on the film,’ said SQ CEO Tracey Vieira.  ‘The film opened the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and has received audience and critical acclaim and we are so excited that it is premiering this week in Queensland.

Goldstone was shot in Middleton, two hours west of Winton and the local community there will be rolling out the red carpet for its Outback Premiere on Friday night.’

Goldstone spent over $2 million in Queensland and gave an economic boost to the local outback communities around the Middleton region. As well as the direct impacts the film has made to the film community and outback, there will also be the indirect benefits of cultural tourism as audiences seek to experience the outback feel of Goldstone.

Ms Vieira said ‘The film provided many benefits to our local film community with employment and skills development opportunities for our technicians and creative talent including Aaron Fa’Aoso who was a producer attachment as well as actor on the film.

‘We are also thrilled to see the rising career of Queenslander Alex Russell who grew up in Rockhampton.  We are proud to have helped this film get made.’

Goldstone is written, directed and composed by Queensland filmmaker Ivan Sen (Beneath the Clouds, Yellow Fella, Mystery Road) and is produced by David Jowsey (Mystery Road, Toomelah) and Greer Simpkin (Executive Producer The Code, The Secret River.)  

Goldstone is a Bunya Productions film presented by Screen Australia and Screen Queensland and will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Transmission Films, with international sales by Arclight Films. The film is also In Competition for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Goldstone opens in cinemas 7 July

Visit the Goldstone website


Indigenous Detective JAY SWAN arrives in the frontier mining town of “Goldstone” on a missing persons enquiry.

What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local Mayor, Mining Boss and Aboriginal Land Council.

Goldstone follows on from Mystery Road with Aaron Pedersen (The Fear of Darkness, Mystery Road), Alex Russell (Unbroken) and other big-name cast includingJacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), David Gulpilil (Charlies Country), David Wenham (Oranges and Sunshine), Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) and Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). 


Queensland Premiere presented by the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival


Second screening added to commence at 8.45pm with special intro by Ivan Sen and lead actor Aaron Pedersen!

Second screening details:

Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane

Thursday 23 June 2016

8.45pm commencement – click here to buy tickets.

Presented by the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival 


Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival 

Royal Open Air Theatre, Winton

Friday 24 June 2016

Goldstone is the Opening Night film for the 2016 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival; the first open-air outback film festival of it’s kind. 

Visit the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival website for more details.