News in Brief: Zombies rise in Dural, low budget features not dead, BAFTA nod for Babyteeth

Wyrmwood Apocalypse wraps shoot, while George Clooney and Julia Roberts have tickets to paradise in Queensland production boom. A grab bag of news, views, opinions and announcements.

In 2015 the Roache-Turner brothers released their rough-around-the-edges zombie film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead which rose to top spot on Netflix. Now they’ve just wrapped filming on the next instalment, Wrymwood: Apocalypse, in Sydney’s Dural, with a cast and crew of 100. The synopsis says: ‘In a post-apocalyptic world, this film follows special-forces soldier Rhys, (Luke Mckenzie), who teams up with a group of super-powered survivors to save a young woman from death. With a high-octane mix of weird and wacky tropes, the action-packed film also features home-grown talent Nick Boshier, Jake Ryan, Bianca Bradey, Jay Gallagher and the sensationally talented, indigenous actresses Tasia Zalar and Shantae Barnes-Cowan.’

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk