Thicker Than Water – Available on Amazon Prime
Story – Orphaned, Ludmiller struggles to maintain the unity of her family when their heroin addict older brother, D, returns from rehab. Upon his surprise arrival home, her twin, Susha, and younger brother, Ivan, are eager to forget the misdeeds of the past – but Ludmiller cannot, knowing the true, hidden extent of D’s abuse. The fragile reunion is hindered when Ludmiller’s old flame Jon comes home after military service and old wounds are reopened. Things escalate when Ludmiller tries to help a boy escape an abusive relationship with D’s old drug dealer. Her interference causes the whole family to become embroiled in D’s old world of violence and addiction, and only once they overcome their past and reconcile, can they escape the present danger.
Multi-award winning Australian singer/songwriter Pete Murray undertook a personal transformation, debuting his dramatic talents in the lead role of Mad Lane Productions‘ independent feature production, ‘Thicker Than Water‘.
After concluding his ‘Feeler 10 Year Anniversary’ album tour in 2014/15, Murray decided it was time to switch song for script. He began filming on the Sunshine Coast, QLD alongside industry favourites: Chai Hansen (previously Chai Romruen from Mako Mermaids, CW : The 100 and Shadowhunters), Anthony Brandon Wong (Family Law and ‘Ghost’ from Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions) and Madeleine Kennedy (We Were Tomorrow, Charlie’s Farm and The Chronicles of Anatta).
“While at times I was nervous and pretty scared, I saw it as a great opportunity to take a giant leap into the world of acting, plus I got to work with friends, have a great time and expand on something that I’m genuinely interested in“, confirmed Murray.
Pete Murray’s cinematic debut was made easier by a talented cast that also included Brad McMurray (San Andreas, Bad Karma, Sea Patrol), Philippe Klaus (Wolf Creek 2, Brock) and the film’s writer and lead actress Ellie Popov (Emporium, Interface).
Thicker Than Water is a suburban drama set against a south-east Queensland backdrop and explores the fragility of family. The film was recently released in the US by Mad Lane Productions on Amazon Prime and producer Madeleine Kennedy, along with Adam Horner and the sales team at Ignite Pictures, have secured Green Apple Entertainment for video on demand in North America and Bounty Films in Australia for domestic and rest of world distribution.
Thicker Than Water will be available in Australia and New Zealand from 18 May via Amazon Prime & Instant Video and Vimeo On Demand.
See the trailer here.
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