Filming Starts on Aussie Crime-Drama ‘1%’ with Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee

L-R: Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Matt Nable | Image Supplied
L-R: Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Matt Nable | Image Supplied

Principle photography has officially kicked off on Australian crime-drama 1%.

Ticket to Ride and Screenwest have announced the start of shooting on 1%, described as an intense Shakespearean crime saga set in a fictional motorcycle club called The Copperheads. The film follows club heir Paddo, who must decide if blood is thicker than loyalty and protect his brother or his brotherhood.

The feature marks the directorial debut for Stephen McCallum, who has taken home multiple awards for his work in the short film and advertising arena. The screenplay comes from actor Matt Nable, who many may recognise from his role as Ra’s al Ghul in The CW’s Arrow. Nable also has a role in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge. Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin are producing for Perth and Sydney-based production company See Pictures.

The cast includes Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Holding The Man), Abbey Lee (Neon Demon, Mad Max: Fury Road), Josh McConville (Cleverman, The Infinite Man), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets, Wonderland), Aaron Pederson (Mystery Road, Goldstone) and writer Nable.

“It’s an honour to be bringing Nable’s screenplay to life,” McCallum said in a statement. “I was immediately drawn to the visceral, high stakes world he created where loyalty, ambition and family collide. It’s a gritty character driven story and we have a great cast to realize it.”

Added Pontin: “We are excited to be financing and producing 1%. McCallum is a director with incredible talent and potential. Nable has written a honed screenplay attracting a cast of Australia’s finest young actors. It’s going to be a great collaboration.”

1% is currently shooting in Western Australia. Principal photography will wrap on December 16, with post-production lined up for completion at Spectrum Films, the post-production house based at Fox Studios, Sydney.

L-R: Josh McConville, Simone Kessell, Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Matt Nable | Image Supplied
L-R: Josh McConville, Simone Kessell, Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Matt Nable | Image Supplied

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