AFTRS alumnus and screenwriting lecturer Jonathan Ogilvie (AFTRS Certificate, Video, 1989) has just celebrated the world premiere of his latest feature Lone Wolf, which screened in official competition at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The film featured in the Big Screen Competition strand alongside thirteen other major feature films in the first leg of IFFR’s two-part anniversary edition – held on 1 – 7 February and 2 – 6 June.
Written, directed and co-produced by Ogilvie, Lone Wolf was made with fellow AFTRS alum, producer Mat Govoni (Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting Fundamentals, 2012), editor Bernadette Murray (Graduate Diploma in Editing, 2012) and sound designer Liam Egan (Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television) Sound, 1986).
Starring Hugo Weaving and Tilda Cobham-Hervey, the feature is an innovative adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel The Secret Agent, re-imagined in a near-future Melbourne where surveillance of the population has reached dangerously intrusive heights.
The political thriller is Ogilvie’s first feature film since 2008’s AFI-winning The Tender Hook starring Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne. His previous works include short films This Film is a Dog and The Despondent Divorcee, which both screened in competition at Cannes Film Festival.
Lone Wolf was produced with the assistance of Screen Australia and the MIFF Premiere Fund, and is slated to have its Australian premiere at the 2021 Melbourne International Film Festival. It will be released by Label Distribution in Australia and New Zealand and LevelK Distribution for the rest of the world.
Director/writer/co-producer: Jonathan Ogilvie (AFTRS Certificate, Video, 1989)
Producer: Mat Govoni (Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting Fundamentals, 2012)
Editor: Bernadette Murray (Graduate Diploma in Editing, 2012)
Sound designer: Liam Egan (Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television) Sound, 1986)