AFTER helming the “biggest independent film production in WA”, wunderkind director Jordon Prince-Wright (21) is experiencing a mix of emotions leading up to its December premiere.
Two cinemas at Grand Cinemas Warwick, including one with 500-seats, have already sold out with plans to open a third for gritty western The Decadent and Depraved’s red carpet event on December 10.
“I’m scared, nervous, excited,” Prince-Wright, from Beechboro, said.
“I knew it was going to be big, but when we have 500 seats sell in four days, I went ‘wow’, then we opened the second cinema and that went a couple days later, now we’re thinking we have to extend and make more seats available because there’s a waiting list,” he said.
“It’s great because it means people want to see it; WA has really got behind this film.”
Prince-Wright, who turned 21 on the last day of filming in February, said the ambitious film had an arduous shoot but was made easier with a great crew.
“We were in Kukerin and we would be filming at night, with a rain machine, in -5C at 3am, and the water on the ground was turning into ice,” he said.
“It looks great on screen but we went through hell.
“There’s times on set you’re really tired and you are mucking around and you start yelling at each other and cursing, then two seconds later it’s all cool and you get on with the show.
“And you can do that, they’re not just crew but mates in a way. I’ve worked with them for quite some time now.”
He already has plans for his next film, which is going to be even bigger.
“Everyone knows me for my period pieces, and I love history and it is another history piece, but the budget of the opening couple scenes of the next one is the entire budget of this western, so it’s massive,” he said.
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