We here at Tunnel HQ get a LOT of questions about various info and statistics around the project, so we thought now that we’ve clocked over 12 months (well, 13 now) since the film’s release, that we’d get the talented David Sander to knock up a cool infographic for your perusal. Click on the image for the full-res. Enjoy!!
Our newest web series “EVENT ZERO” is now live on Youtube, and features many of your favourite cast members from The Tunnel (Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold, James Caitlin), and has been directed by a collection of amazing Australian directors: Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Shane Abbess (Gabriel), Andrew Traucki (The Reef) and super-awesome award wining rising talent Marc Furmie!
You can watch Episode 1 above, and that will lead you through all 7 episodes. Please let us know what you think by commenting, or hitting us up on Facebook at Movie Extra Webfest. Let ‘em know you want more!!!
You can also check out a stack of Behind The Scenes stuff, including chats and insights with the directors at www.eventzeroseries.com, as well as sign up for emails if you’re that way inclined.
Now that’s done, let’s get back to that Dead End script…
For those of you who may not have caught wind of it yet, we’ve begun working on another Tunnel movie! And if that wasn’t exciting enough for the team here at Distracted Media, we’ve also announced that The 135K Project won’t be dying with The Tunnel. A new Sci-Fi thriller titled ‘Airlock’ will be the next in line for some personalised frame-owning goodness.
All this on top of our web series Event Zero which is officially in production now, and it’s been a pretty eventful few days!
Here’s the official press release:
Fans of 2011’s internationally successful local horror film, The Tunnel are in for another scare with the “The Tunnel: Dead-End” receiving funding from Screen Australia this month.
Currently in development, “The Tunnel: Dead-End” will pick up the story years later as Tangles’ sister is determined to answer once and for all what happened to her brother in the gloomy underground tunnels.
“Initially, we weren’t anticipating doing another Tunnel film but the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original, as well as our fans clamouring for another on an almost daily basis, made us go back and give it a second thought. We weren’t going to go ahead unless we could find a story we were 100% behind, which we now have and are thrilled to have the support of Screen Australia,” said Distracted Media’s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey.
The Tunnel became last year’s most-talked about film locally and internationally based on its unique crowd-funding model and distinctive distribution. The film enjoyed a simultaneous online, DVD, theatrical, a world TV premiere on Showtime Premiere and an iPad release well as winning many industry award accolades.
Based on the success of the crowd-funding scheme for The Tunnel, Distracted Media has announced another 135k Project is in the pipeline. “Airlock” is a claustrophobic science-fiction thriller in the vein of Alien. http://135kproject.com/
““The Tunnel: Dead End” is a great opportunity to take Distracted Media into a different playing field but as producers we still very much believe in the basic principles of the 135k Project. Having a more mainstream film in “The Tunnel: Dead End” will enable us to up the stakes significantly with “Airlock” which will hopefully raise the bar for our free internet releases and what we can put back into their success,” said Distracted Media’s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey.
We’ve only been back in Australia for a few days after a whirlwind tour of the United States – we hit Screamfest LA (Opening Night pics here), Telluride Horror Show and NYC plugging The Tunnel and doing screenings, and we found out yesterday that The Tunnel picked up the Best Special Effects Award at Screamfest! A huge amount of congratulations need to go to David Sander, the head of our VFX team who did the vast majority of the movie’s effects single-handed, as well as Sam Loxton and Luke Harris who rounded out the small team of computer effects whizz kids that made our movie look amazing. (continue reading…)
Yes, you read that correctly. The movie you helped us make officially hits the big screen in Vancouver this Friday August 5 – check out the details here if you’re keen. I can assure you if it freaked you out watching it at home, you will be terrified watching it on the big screen.
In honour of our big screen North American debut, we’re releasing a new International Trailer that has been screening in Vancouver cinemas for a week now – hope you like it, and feel free to spread the good word to your friends as per usual… especially if they are Canadian!!!
As huge tech-geeks, we can’t begin to explain how stoked we are to be able to add this string to our Tunnel bow.
Today The Tunnel iPad App, containing the FULL MOVIE, and developed on the MoPix platform and containing a bunch of extras went live in the App store. As far as we can tell, this is a first for any Australian film, and pretty high up the list for any other full feature film around the world. Add to that a really cool Behind The Scenes captioned photo gallery with never-before seen photos, and you’ve got a pretty cool little App. All for $9.99.
Check out the video above to get a little demo from Director of The Tunnel, Carlo Ledesma, or click the link to go straight to the App store and buy it! Don’t forget to rate it!!
We have great news for those in & around Sydney! There are 4 limited release Cinema Screenings available this month only. Book at the link below for either 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th June and see The Tunnel in all it’s glory on the Big Screen at Hoyts EQ! You’ll also get the chance at the screenings to meet and chat with members of the cast and crew.
Tickets are going fast, so get in quick and book yours now at:
Tickets are only available online.
Also due to a couple of glitches in our last newsletter we wanted to make sure that if you haven’t already, that you check in at The Tunnel website and pick up your personalised frames:
Follow, or copy and paste the link and it will take you to the Frame Pick Up page where you will be able to download your frames in glorious 2K film resolution – complete with your NAME immortalised on each individual digital frame.
Again, we thank you for your unwavering support of The Tunnel! And we’re looking forward to continuing to bring you the film to your country any way we can!
Spanish Filmmaker Nicolás Alacalá and his team are making a great looking sci-fi movie, and a week out from their shoot in Latvia (yes, Latvia!!) one of their financial backers has pulled out, leaving them with a 40,000 Euro gap to fill in their budget. They have until the end of June to raise the cash.
I know we’ve been hitting you all up for support of The Tunnel and our team’s future, but the future of this kind of filmmaking and distribution relies on people liek us supporting people like The Cosmonaut team – chip in if you can by buying some merch or actually investing in the film’s profits for 100 Euro at thecosmonaut.org
Check out the video, hit up the website, tweet about it, blog about it – anything you can. These guys really deserve your support as well as ours.
It’s been a long way since we first started this thing, and thanks to YOU, the fans and supporters, we have finally been able to release The Tunnel for all to see. Downloads to date on the official Vodo tracker promoted by BitTorrent.com are sailing past the 120,000 mark with no signs of slowing, and we’re cruising past 40,000 frames, well on our way to finish paying for everyone’s hard work on the film.
Don’t forget that as well as downloading the movie, you can also grab a copy of The Tunnel as a 2-disc Hard Copy DVD loaded with over two hours of extras. Grab yours at www.thetunnelmovie.net, or if you’re in Australia or NZ you can also nab yourself a copy at JB HiFi, Sanity, Leading Edge, Network, and Blockbuster.
See you online!!