WA-made film The Decadent and Depraved collects awards internationally

Filmmaker Jordon Prince-Wright will premiere his first feature film The Decadent and Depraved next month. Picture: Marie Nirme d476126
Filmmaker Jordon Prince-Wright will premiere his first feature film The Decadent and Depraved next month. Picture: Marie Nirme d476126

WA-made film The Decadent and Depraved is making a splash overseas, collecting several awards this year in the United States.

The film, about wanted man Leon Murphey (Ben Mortley) leaving his family in a bid to ensure their safety – only for his daughter to be captured by the cruel Maitland (Steve Turner) – had its premiere in December 2017 and has had a few encore screenings since.

This year, the film received five wins including best indie feature film, best actor and an honourable mention at the Los Angeles Film awards.

It also impressed judges at the New York Film Awards with three wins including best narrative feature and best actor, while collecting even more awards at the Festigious Los Angeles film awards and Academy Award qualifying Oniros Film awards.

Back home it received three wins at the Melbourne City Film Awards.

Director Jordon Prince-Wright, who made his feature film debut with the movie, said there were plans to take the movie back on the road throughout WA.

“We have recently taken the film on the road with a regional tour of screenings back in the remote communities of Western Australia, from the midwest to southwest,” he said.

“Each screening night was fantastic and one town even all came dressed as cowboys.

“We are now looking at a few more encore screenings in the major regional areas such as Albany, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Busselton off the back of the film’s recent awards.”