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Queensland production to screen at US film festival

Arts Minister Ian Walker has congratulated local Queensland production Predestination on being selected to screen at this year’s annual SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival in Austin, Texas..

Predestination (starring Ethan Hawke), written and directed by Queensland brothers Michael and Peter Spierig and produced by Brisbane-based Paddy McDonald of Wolfhound Pictures and Tim McGahan of Blacklab Entertainment, is one of four Australian productions that will be screening when the festival gets underway in March.

“This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the talented cast and crew and the world class facilities we have in Queensland,” Mr Walker said.

“As well as putting Queensland on the international stage, Predestination has been important for our local economy, generating over $2.68 million in Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE).”

Screen Queensland Chair Professor Peter Little said Predestination is a great example of how Screen Queensland is working to build a sustainable and vibrant screen industry in the state.

“Screen Queensland assisted this project through Development and Production Investment funding, as well as providing financial assistance through the Revolving Film Finance Fund,” Professor Little said.

“Screen Queensland’s vision is to support the growth and health of a dynamic, sustainable screen industry throughout Queensland that makes productions designed to entertain and connect with worldwide audiences.”

SXSW has an international reputation for being at the forefront of discovery, creativity and innovation in film, bringing together the best and brightest from all corners of the film industry.

Predestination chronicles the life of a temporal agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity.