Harmony to open in Australian cinemas in October
HARMONY, the first in a new saga of films for young adult audiences, will be released in cinemas across Australia on October 4. The film is the final work of Jessica Falkholt, the Home and Away star who died tragically after a car accident on Boxing Day.
The film will be released in Australia by Cowlick Entertainment and Bonsai Films, and with China already sold and a platformed theatrical release of 150+ screens in the USA secured, HARMONY is set to be an Australian phenomenon for a global YA audience.
HARMONY is the second feature film of Australian writer/director Corey Pearson. HARMONY is the first chapter in THE FIVE FREQUENCIES SAGA, a supernatural story about the universal balance between the emotions of fear and love.
Also starring Jerome Meyer, Jacqueline Mackenzie and Eamon Farren, HARMONY is a story of a super-empath born with the power to absorb the fear of others. At 21, Harmony (Falkholt) is alone and destitute as she tries to control her power. But her gift comes with suffering, ever increasing as she is haunted by Jimmy (Farren) who thrives on fear. Her world starts to change as she crosses paths with Mason (Meyer), an awkward and innocent soul, who has the effect of shifting the universal powers around them as they start to fall in love. With a universal storm of negative energy encroaching, Harmony must find the strength to control her power to save herself, the one she loves and the world around them.
Produced by Australian audience research-driven studio Cowlick Entertainment Group, HARMONY has been extensively tested with US and Australian YA audiences.
Cowlick’s CEO Peter Drinkwater said: “This film is very special, both in the artistry, vision and originality of its filmmaking and its powerful archetypal appeal to a young female audience. The concept of a female ‘emotional super-hero’ and ‘super-empath’ felt very original, and we were keen to make original films with female heroines that could become franchisable. We co-created the entire film in dialogue with teen girls, from concept, and script through to the final cut and marketing. Jessica’s relatability, look, sensitivity and acting talent meant she was the clear stand out for the lead role of Harmony. We also have a novel and graphic novel series for the saga in the works.”
THE LEGACY FOR JESSICA FALKHOLT
All involved with this film have been utterly devastated by the passing of its lead actress Jessica Falkholt, who plays Harmony, in the Boxing Day crash last year. Her large extended family are immensely supportive of this film and see it as her enduring legacy, so wish it to have as wide a release as possible around Australia and the world. They have written a dedication at the end of the film and we are working with them to set up a Falkholt Foundation.
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