August 15, 2018
The Australian film Goldstone, a noir thriller set in the Outback, is coming out Sept. 11 on Blu-ray and DVD from Lightyear Entertainment and MVD Entertainment Group.
The film was nominated for five Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Production Design. It was written, directed, shot, edited and composed by Ivan Sen.
The story follows indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) who arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of indigenous people’s land rights, and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh (Alex Russell, SWAT), so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.
It also stars two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) as the corrupt mayor, David Wenham (Lord of the Rings) as the greedy mine director, David Gulpilil (Crocodile Dundee) as the indigenous man who can’t be bought and Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as the unscrupulous madam.