Magazine article Screen International

Garry Charny Back in Business with Wake Up Dead

Magazine article Screen International

Garry Charny Back in Business with Wake Up Dead

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Australian producer and businessman Garry Charny (Jindabyne) has returned to film with new Australian production company Spotted Turquoise Films. Cinetic Media is attached to what is likely to be the first film under that banner.

Debut director Joel Kohn's film noir detective story, Wake Up Dead, is set to star up-and-coming Australian actor Alex Russell (Chronicle, Bait 3D), who was recently cast in the remake of horror film Carrie. Luke Ford and Maeve Dermody are also in the cast.

John Sloss and Bart Walker at Cinetic are acting as sales agents for North America and assisting with financing. The creative team is looking to go into production in February or March 2013.

Josh Butt, who brought Wake Up Dead to Charny, has also joined Spotted Turquoise on a permanent basis.

The pair have just returned from a series of meetings in the US that included working with New York-based former Sydneysider Jack Feldstein on the development of a big screen adaptation of his stage play Love And Sex Between Prime Numbers. …

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