Thriller film shot in Ballina, screening in Casino
A FATHER and son have teamed up to make a film shot in 20 days at Burns Point - a film in which they only argued once.
It is the first feature length film for Chris and Tim Blackburn who have spent two years editing the footage shot in cane fields, on Burns Point ferry and around Ballina including the water slide.
"My son and I were conscious that he shouldn't have his dad hanging around meddling too much or giving unwanted opinions,” Chris said. "Part of the director's skill set is to be able to handle people and tricky situations and Tim is actually better at that than I am.”
Tim has felt his father's influence though.
"My dad was a journalist so I was always around cameras and TV studios,” Tim said of his career choice to be a film maker.
Burns Point is a tale of revenge, corruption and family loyalty and was filmed on a low budget considering how much is spent theses days on feature films.
The film is touring the area and screening at seven locations including Casino.
"This is a movie made in your own backyard,” Chris said.
The thriller opens with he death of a young woman who is strangled by her jealous boyfriend.
Her father is a corrupt cop, and the crime is covered up. The woman's brother are devastated and arrange for the murderer to be dealt with. The fallout is intense and the stakes are high.
The Casino screening will include question time with the writer.
Burns Point will be shown at Casino RSM Club on Thursday, November 3.
Tickets are $12.
For more information about the film go to www.burnspointmovie.