Bikie film project awarded $750,000 in government funding

Bikie film project awarded $750,000 in government funding

A NEW film about bikie gangs has been awarded $750,000 in Screenwest West Coast Visions funding.

The project, by Western Australian director Stephen McCallum, is titled 1% and is a story about the fictitious Iron Horse Motorcycle Club.

Also involved in the film are writer Matt Nable as well as producers Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin, from local production company Ticket to Ride.

“Now in its 12th year, West Coast Visions continues its important role in Australian filmmaking,” Arts Minister John Day said.

“No other State offers an initiative like this, providing three quarters of a million dollars to make a feature film.

“To be competitive, applicants must have a well-developed and marketable project, with a budget-savvy team who can deliver.

“Mr Hilton has recently produced Breath with Simon Baker in Denmark and it’s wonderful to see his team bringing another feature production to the State.”

The movie is about a young Iron Horse member who has to betray his club president in order to save his brother’s life.

Mr McCallum was the recipient of Screen Australia’s director’s attachment scheme for the feature film Cut Snake.

He has also directed several award-winning short films that have screened around the world.

1% will start shooting within the next six months at various locations across the State.