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Films / Jungle / News / Rabbit ♦ June 22, 2017

Great news! Two of Alex’s films are set to premiere at the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival: Jungle, which was selected as the opening film of the festival, and Rabbit. The festival runs August 3rd to 20th. The program will be launched on July 11, with tickets going on sale starting from July 14th. Here is the list of the six films premiering at the festival:

The Butterfly Tree, the feature debut of director Priscilla Cameron, is a coming-of-age tale of love and loss tinged with magical realism, starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe.

Naina Sen’s The Song Keepers chronicles the hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages and German baroque songs that are being preserved by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.

Eddie Martin’s Have You Seen the Listers? is a moving personal account of the artistic and commercial rise of Australia’s most renowned street artist, which came with a deep personal cost.

In Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy, director Ben Strunin portrays Yolngu elder Djalu Gurruwiwi’s quest to pass his people’s ancient song lines and culture to the next generation – with a little help from global pop star Gotye.

Rabbit is a chilling fairytale feature debut from director Luke Shanahan in which identical twins are linked by more than just DNA, starring Alex Russell and Adelaide Clemens.

The opening night selection, Jungle stars Alex Russell and Daniel Radcliffe in a thriller based on the real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

Source: IF Magazine

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News / S.W.A.T. / Television ♦ May 17, 2017

CBS has unveiled their Fall 2017-2018 schedule at their upfront presentation today, and S.W.A.T. is set to air on Thursdays, 10/9c starting on November 2!

THURSDAY (after football concludes)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm YOUNG SHELDON
9 pm Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10 pm S.W.A.T.

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News / S.W.A.T. / Television ♦ May 13, 2017

CBS has picked up several pilots to series, and S.W.A.T. is one of them! Congratulations to the cast and crew. Looking forward to the show!

CBS has made the bulk new series orders, picking up comedies 9JKL (fka 9J, 9K, 9L), starring Mark Feuerstein, and Dan Kopelman’s Me, Myself & I — both from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment — and dramas Instinct, starring Alan Cumming; Seal Team, starring David Boreanaz; S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore from Shawn Ryan and Justin Lin; and Wisdom Of the Crowd, toplined by Jeremy Piven.

S.W.A.T.

EP/Writer: Aaron Thomas

EPs: Shawn Ryan, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, Pavun Shetty

EP/Director: Justin Lin

Studio: Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios

Logline: A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Inspired by the film of the same name.

CAST:

Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati

Source: Deadline

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Brampton's Own / Films / News ♦ May 06, 2017

New project alert! Alex and iZombie‘s Rose McIver are set to star in Brampton’s Own, which will be directed by Michael Doneger. Other cast members include Scott Porter, Spencer Grammer, John Getz, and Jean Smart. Alex will portray a recently retired minor-league baseball player who returns to his small hometown in hopes of repairing the strained relationships between him, his family and old friends including a former girlfriend now engaged to the town’s popular dentist. The film starts shooting this week in Los Angeles.

Source: Deadline

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News / S.W.A.T. / Television ♦ March 18, 2017

Great news, guys! Alex has signed on for a series regular role for the CBS drama pilot, S.W.A.T., which was inspired by the 2003 film of the same title.

Australian actor Alex Russell has booked a series regular role opposite Shemar Moore in CBS drama pilot S.W.A.T., executive produced by The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, Neal H. Moritz, Justin Lin and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. Written by Thomas and directed by Lin, S.W.A.T. is described as an intense, action-packed procedural following a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant, Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson (Moore), torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Russell will play Jim Street. Cocky, living on the edge, Street has earned himself a reputation as a loose cannon with no regard for safety – he’s also the newest member of Hondo’s team.

Source: Deadline

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Films / Five Lip Films / News / Sons of Salt ♦ March 02, 2017

New project alert! Alex is set to star in Sons of Salt,  the story of an ex-con trying to get his life together who is reluctantly drawn into a dangerous world by his pro-surfer brother. This is the first feature film from Five Lip Films, a production company that Alex is a founder of. Their latest project, Picture Wheel, a short film that also stars Alex, is set to premiere at the California Cinequest Festival tomorrow!

O’Donnell also wrote the script for Sons of Salt, which leading man Russell previously described to IF as “a brutal vicious crime drama set in Maroubra over four different time periods.”

The project is currently being financed, with a budget mooted around the $3-4 million mark. O’Donnell tells IF he’s hoping to start shooting in Sydney in the second half of 2017.

Sunny Abberton, who wrote, produced and directed Bra Boys, is attached as an EP alongside Adam Schroeder (The Truman Show, Chronicle).

Jonathan Auf der Heide was previously attached to direct, but stepped away in 2014 to focus on Mongrel, an outback thriller set to star Aden Young and Aaron Pedersen which fell over the following year.

Picture Wheel co-producer (and Stan’s Head of Originals) Rob Gibson is producing Sons of Salt, which previously received development funding from Screen Australia.

Source: IF Magazine

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