The Daughter gets its first still featuring Anna Torv as it gears up for an international release!

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival has announced its title selection for its Venice Days section. The section will feature three Australian films including Simon Stone’s The Daughter. The Daughter will be playing out-of-competition and will close Venice Days on September 5th.

The Daughter will make its debut in North America as a Special Presentation film at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14-15th.

CinéfestOZ Finalist

Anna Torv’s The Daughter has been selected as one of five finalists in contention for the CinéfestOZ $100K Film Prize! This is Australia’s biggest film prize, which will be announced at the CinéfestOZ Festival on Saturday, August 29th.

The Daughter will have its Western Australian premiere at the festival. The film will be screened at Orana Cinemas Busselton at 5:30pm on Friday, August 28th. Tickets can be purchased at the official website for CinéfestOZ.

The Daughter Melbourne Premiere

The Melbourne International Film Festival will be screening The Daughter at Forum Theatre at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 1st. The Daughter will also be screening at Hoyts Melbourne Central at 6:30pm on Sunday, August 9th. Odessa Young and Ewan Leslie will be attending MIFF as guests. Tickets can be purchased at the MIFF 2015 website.

Anna Torv set for lead role in FOXTEL’s Secret City

Anna Torv had landed a lead role in FOXTEL’s six-part miniseries “Secret City”! Anna will be playing senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley. Amidst rising tension between China and America, Harriet pursues a long-buried and exposing secret, leading to assassination attempts, suicide and murder. Beneath the placid façade of Canberra, she uncovers a ‘secret city’ of high-level Australians corrupted by the competing super-powers.

“Secret City” is based off the novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code by journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. The miniseries will be executive produced by Penny Chapman. Anna Torv will star along side Dan Wyllie and Damon Herriman. Filming begins in August and the miniseries is expected to premiere on Showcase in March of 2016.

Get set for a major increase in Australian television content, after Foxtel pledged to double its investment in new locally made shows over the next three years. In a boost for the industry, the subscription TV provider will significantly up its acquisition of original scripted, factual, lifestyle and entertainment programming by 2018. Specifically, Foxtel will expand its already successful drama slate to at least five major series each year, a big lift from the current average of two.

Just one of those new shows will be Secret City, a political thriller inspired by the best-selling novels of journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlman. The six-part miniseries, announced by Foxtel on Tuesday night, will star Anna Torv, Dan Wyllie and Damon Herriman and is expected to hit screens in 2016. As well as expanding its local drama offering, Foxtel has pledged to commission at least nine new premium entertainment and six new documentary series each year. The budget for factual programming will also triple. An investment of this level in local talent is unsurpassed in the subscription space, Foxtel chief executive officer Richard Freudenstein said. “Foxtel has been a proud producer of local content across all genres, from the best in local drama and comedy to premium documentaries and reality programming,” he said. “We’re looking forward to unveiling the fruits of our investments over the next few months.” Its major focus on Australian shows in recent times has resulted in countless ratings success stories, as well as critical acclaim, for shows like the global hit Wentworth.

Screen Producers Australia chief executive Matthew Deaner welcomed the announcement. “This commitment from Foxtel is very good news for Australian screen producers and for Australian audiences,” Mr Deaner said in a statement. “The investment by Foxtel into scripted content and factual programming by 2018 will, in particular, will provide a significant boost domestic production levels.” The local drama slate will soon expand with the highly anticipated revival of A Place To Call Home and new series The Kettering Incident. Its reality offerings, such as Australia’s Next Top Model and Selling Houses Australia, are also solid performers.

Source: Herald Sun


The Daughter

Anna Torv’s Aussie film “The Daughter” premiered June 4th at the Sydney Film Festival. The film is inspired by writer/director Simon Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s stage play “The Wild Duck”. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, with Odessa Young and Sam Neill. Reviews are starting to trickle in and thus far most are very positive. Check them all out below.

Screen Daily Review
Graffiti with Punctuation Review
Honi Soit Review
THR Review
Iris Review
The Guardian Review
DailyReview Review
4:3 Film Review
The Sydney Morning Herald Review

The entire cast seems to be getting very strong praise based on early feedback. We’re really looking forward to seeing Anna’s role in this film! “The Daughter” opens wide in Australia on September 10th, 2015 and is expected to get an international release soon afterwards.

Stephanie wraps filming

11192746_1382801922048769_1206285513_nAccording to SSNInsider, Anna Torv’s upcoming indie horror film “Stephanie” wrapped filming on May 8th. Universal will distribute the film, which is being produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

Update (5/22): While most of the actors wrapped filming earlier this month, “Stephanie” Executive Producer Nate Matteson confirmed that the film officially wrapped today.

The Daughter World Premiere

There have been several articles this morning providing updates on Anna Torv’s upcoming Aussie film “The Daughter”. According to THR, the film will have its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. “The Daughter” is one of 12 films which will be competing for the Sydney Film Festival’s prestigious Sydney Film Prize.

For those near Sydney, tickets can now be purcahsed via the Sydney Film Festival website for June 4-5 showings at State Theatre. The SFF website also provides a detailed synopsis of the film. It would appear that Anna Torv has a small role.

The Daughter Poster“Simon Stone’s auspicious feature film debut, inspired by his award-winning adaptation of The Wild Duck, brings together a magnificent cast in a heartrending drama about two intertwined families. Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home, after a long absence, for his father Henry’s lavish wedding to a much younger woman. Henry (Geoffrey Rush) is the owner of the local timber mill, which he is closing down, causing much hardship in the area. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), an employee at the timber mill who is now out of a job. He begins to bond with Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill and starts piecing together a puzzle that will have devastating consequences. Stone fully formed characters. It is about a daughter, but also about fathers and sons, and an intergenerational meshing linked to class and sex. This is the sort of serious, emotional drama of which we see far too little, featuring brilliant actors at the height of their powers.” -SFF