Well, we have submitted a feature film development application to Screen Australia late last week. The purpose of this application is to begin to secure funds for the formal development stages of the porject.
Here are some shots outliningÂ the depth of the submission required:
I wanted to introduce you to the team behind our upcoming movie, Long Tan based upon the true story of The Battle of Long Tan.Â
First of all there is me, Martin Walsh! I produced the ASTRA award winning and TV Week Logie Award Nominated documentary on the Battle of Long Tanfor The History Channel in Australia and New Zealand. I am also a senior marketing executive specialising in digital marketing and socialÂ influenceÂ marketing. You can see me in action below duringÂ this interview which I did for Sky Channel on the 41st anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 2007:
Just in case you havenâ€™t yet seen this new 4 minute clip for the upcoming Terminator Salvation movie starring Sam Worthington (Marcus Wright)Â and Christian Bale (John Connor), check it out below. Sam narrated our award winning Battle of Long Tan documentary.
Samâ€™s career will explode this year with a starring role in Terminator Salvation and then James Cameronâ€™s Avatar Sci-Fi film at the end of this year. Sam has also scored a lead role in Clash of the Titans.
Sam Worthington, who is currently starring alongside The Dark Knightâ€™sChristian Bale in Terminator Salvation now shooting in the US, has told the producers he is keen to be considered for a major role in the Bruce Beresford directed film about the seminal conflict of the Vietnam War â€“ the Battle of Long Tan. â€ť
â€śI believe Long Tan to be a very important story to tell. It’s a true tale that touched me so much, especially when I had the privilege of meeting the soldiers two years ago,â€ť said Worthington in a message to the Battle of Long Tan producers, Sydney-based Red Dune Films and Beverly Hills, California-based partner Brainstorm Media.
Worthington, who recently completed a starring role in James Cameronâ€™sAvatar, narrated the award-winning documentary on Long Tan produced by Martin Walsh, of Red Dune Films, for the History Channelâ€™s 40th anniversary of the battle in 2006.
Walsh has been developing a feature version of the story since 2004.
VETERANS WELCOME LONG TAN MEDALS DECISION 42 YEARS ON
The Vietnam War veteran who led the charge for recognition for the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 has described the Rudd Government’s decision to award more medals as a very favourable outcome.
Lt Colonel Harry Smith, (retired), who was the commanding officer of the 108 troops from D Company 6RAR who fought in the historic conflict, started his campaign to right the wrong 12 years ago.