PITA PRODUCTIONS Pty Ltd ( our movie production company) is really proud to announce to the world today that we have taken the next step in our amazing movie project by appointing Mr PHIL AVALON as our Producer for our Photos in the Attic feature film . Stay tuned as this incredible story becomes a reality.
Phil is one of Australia's most successful independent film producers. He is a credited Producer/Writer/Director and actor who has been at the forefront of the Australian film industry for over 40 years. We know that his skills and talents are going to make our story come to life and powerfully reveal a sometimes overlooked part of the Great War .
Based on the stories of the Lost Diggers glass photographic plates rediscovered in 2010 in the Thuillier barn in Vignacourt, France. Photos in the Attic ( working title) is a sweeping, wartime romance between an Australian soldier and a carefree, sensuous French woman. Time has no boundaries as the story weaves its way from the future back to the past. In the tradition of Titanic, the story begins in the present day, in Paris, where, Marie Bonnaire, retraces the life of her beloved great grandmother, Rose in the village of Vignacourt 100 years ago.
Checkout Phil's story and his incredible career from his early years as a struggling actor to Director and Producer of some iconic pieces of Australian Film history, including his award winning Summer City that launched the career of Mel Gibson and others.
We are so excited to have Phil on board to enable us to take our story to the 1000's of descendants of those who took part in the Great War and to reveal some true stories discovered in that French Barn.
Phil has recently published his autobiography and it is well worth the read.
The project moves now into the pre development stages where we strengthen it with financial backing, and professional input from peers of the industry and look at casting . The American Film market will see the film in November. We are excited about what lies ahead and we will keep you informed. Follow the project www.photosintheatticproject.com
In November 2015. at our launch we announced the “Friends of” initiative enabling people to be part of this amazing project.
Today we again extend this initiative to the general public . This has a twofold purpose . It will release the project to a larger audience .
Become a friend of the project.......we have some amazing memorabilia up for grabs.
Our thanks for being part of this amazing journey!