Friday, July 26th, 2013
Pre-production starts this week in Adelaide on the thriller TOUCH, the story of a mother and daughter on the run. Hiding in a remote hills town events escalate as their unimaginable past catches up with them and an impossible choice must be faced.

TOUCH is the much anticipated feature drama debut of multi-award winning writer/ director Christopher Haughton whose short films have screened at festivals around the world including Palm Springs, Tribeca, Chicago and CameraImage in Poland. His last short film SWING took out the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Adelaide Film Festival 2007. The film also won Best Film at St Kilda International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2007 AFI Awards. Christopher recently completed his first feature documentary SONS & MOTHERS scheduled for release in October 2013.

TOUCH stars celebrated Australian actors Leeanna Walsman (currently seen as Erica Davidson on Foxtel’s remake of the hallmark Prisoner TV series Wentworth, Underbelly, Star Wars Episode ll: Attack of the Clones ) as well as Matt Day (Rake, Paper Giants- The Birth of Cleo, Underbelly, My Year Without Sex) and Greg Hatton (The Square, Packed To The Rafters). All cast by local Casting Director, Louise Heesom.

Director Christopher Houghton says "TOUCH is a story you don’t usually see coming out of Australia, set in a landscape you don’t traditionally see, so off the bat we're offering a unique experience for the audience matched with an exceptional cast well known for delivering complex characters. And without giving anything away there are twists and turns that have really surprised those who've read the script. I'm excited we're about to put it on screen."

Producer Julie Byrne says “TOUCH is a film that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the thriller genre and does so in unexpected ways. It also gives a powerful insight into the fragility and the extraordinary of life and love”. Julie is also producer of the surrealist mystery THE DEAD SPEAK BACK, a micro budget feature made by the interdisciplinary artist and composer Jason Sweeney, completed in July this year.

A Triptych Pictures production, TOUCH is funded by the South Australian Government through the South Australian Film Corporation FilmLab initiative, a $4.2 million initiative designed to develop South Australian filmmakers who have a track record in short film to move into feature films. "Christopher and Julie have gathered together an impressive cast for their FilmLab feature TOUCH. The SAFC is pleased such a strong film has moved into the green light phase." Richard Harris, SAFC CEO.

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