Anthony Vercoe

Screenwriter/Writer/Actor

61 (0)404 948294

Here are some of the several projects I'm involved with at the moment ...

 

... they're at various stages of the process but they all have at least a draft to take a look at. I've also included a few excerpts. 

irrinja

 

Photoplay Films

Oliver Lawrance - Producer

Tony Rogers – Director

www.photoplayfilms.com.au

61 (0)412 265078

 

During a trip to the sunburnt heart of Australia, Gareth, a hapless foreigner, gets more than he bargained for when he wakes up in a smashed caravan with deep wounds in his shoulder and a dead woman in his bed. Now on the run in a country he doesn’t understand for a murder he didn’t commit, Gareth soon learns the deadly ancient curse of the weredingo surges through his veins like fire ants up a trouser leg. If he is to survive long enough to get to the cure, Gareth must accept the help of a tribe of indigenous monster hunters – guardians of the land for millennia – as he fights to stay one step ahead of the law, the monsters and the full, ochre moon. 

Three Moon Hunt - Excerpt 1

Three Moon Hunt - Excerpt 2

  

A Stranger's Map

Annie B Productions

Daniel Montana - Producer

dmontana4@tpg.com.au

0410 17983

Based on the novel by Meryl McQueen

In Sudan, twenty-year-old Ayen Deng returns home after fetching water with her baby to find their home decimated and their loved ones murdered by marauding militia. Swapping the isolated harmony of village rhythms for the teeming violence of the refugee camps, Ayen struggles daily for safety and survival for herself and her son. Time moves slowly for the forgotten and as the years pass Ayen comes to terms with the horrors around her. While protecting her toddler during an attack, Ayen is left for dead. Lost in her dreams, she reaches out. Ayen is not alone.

Half a world away in Australia, Thomas McAllister wrestles with paralyzing guilt over his son's suicide and his adult daughter's estrangement. To escape the loss of control over his disintegrating family, Thomas joins a group that takes him to the refugee camps of war-torn Africa. In the sweltering heat of an under-equipped clinic, Thomas makes a connection with a brutalized young mother and her vigilant son.

Set in the overcrowded desolation of African refugee camps and the showy affluence and grimy poverty of Sydney, follow the journeys of two people in search of family and future by following the most unlikely of paths. 

A Stranger's Map - Excerpt

 

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Quintal

Ben C. Lucas to direct 

Quintal is one of the English crewman who overthrew their captain in the infamous 1789 mutiny on the Bounty. Longing to maintain their home in paradise with their Tahitian brides and mid Pacific sunshine they seek to carve a new life out of the island wilderness. 

However, a constant fear of capture, distrust of the natives, a longing for lost homes and being severed from the life they once knew creates a madness that soon leads to bloodshed. 

When Quintal scuttles the Bounty the rest of the community learn that he is a man capable of terrifying violence and brutality. Quintal's wife, Tevarua, quickly realises that she must leave behind her simple ways and lead the way in rising up against the man she loves if they are to stand a chance of survival. 

Illustration by Ola Schubert

Illustration by Ola Schubert

L'anguille - The Eel

(My baby) 

1919 Europe was licking its wounds after the horror of the Great War. Six-year old Monique is rescued from the overflowing orphanages of Paris and brought to live on a farm owned by the kind Jean-Luc and Isabelle Bernard. Not alone in her need for rescue, a juvenile eel is saved from certain death and given a home in the farm’s well. He becomes Monique’s unlikely confidant. Fifty years of the lives of Monique and the eel are paralleled and intertwined as together they learn love, loss, fear and regret.  

 

Photo by Erik Johansson