From the archives: This is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted back on 21 January 2015
It’s always a bit special when Australia finds itself with home-grown talent pushing new ideas. Sydney-based siblings Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner successfully crowd-funded their directorial debut WYRMWOOD, working on the project across the last four years. It’s been a gruelling shooting schedule, one revolving around working for 72 hours across long weekends, to breaking for a few months, to having 500 setups per shoot. With rave reviews from Variety and Twitch Film, the Roache-Turner brothers are clearly overjoyed at the prospect of WYRMWOOD getting a wide release for what looks to be a bloody and insane looking film.
WYRMWOOD finds itself set in the post-apocalyptic bushland of Australia following the aftermath of a curious comet, where the population of Earth has fallen to a strange disease. Inhabitants turn into zombies while fuel resources are rendered unusable setting the scene for an Ozpocalyptic adventure. Featuring teams of gas wearing soldiers, ominous science experiments and battling flesh-eating monsters while surrounded by the unforgiving Australian bush, it’s a very strong, new spin on the zombie genre. The result looks set to present some rather warped characters on a journey to satisfy cravings for considerable zombie destruction and gunfights.
WYRMWOOD will be a welcome addition to the upcoming and past slate of Australian films. Given it already has support of some of the biggest guns in the industry while deviating from a traditionally predictable formula, this makes WYRMWOOD all the more sweeter – and a great deal bloodier.