Broken Hill: New Aussie Movie

New Australian movie, Broken Hill starring Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Oscar Award Winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), and Australia’s new and emerging talent Luke Arnold, premiered in Melbourne, Australia on August 24, 2009. The US release commences September 11. International Film Distributor PorchLight Entertainment based in Los Angeles is managing world wide rollout in association with Audience Alliance.

In the tra­di­tion of Save The Last Dance, Billy Elliott and August Rush, Broken Hill is about a young teenager Tommy, played by Australia’s Luke Arnold, trying to follow his dreams of becoming a great musician, faced with life’s obstacles on a drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback.
In the film’s first festival entrance Broken Hill won three awards at the recent Giffoni Youth Film Festival in Italy. It is Audience Alliance’s first feature film and was Written and Directed by Dagen Merrill with Producer Christopher Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite) and Australian Producer Julie Ryan.
Australian star Luke Arnold has recently received media publicity with comparisons to Heath Ledger and Mel Gibson – which the 25 year old has modestly brushed off.
“They’re both two big favourite actors of mine, and legends and people I look up to, so while comparisons are great and flattering, really it’s about the work you do,” said Luke, who studied acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
On the eve of Australian Movie Broken Hill’s World Premiere a world first 3D film website was unveiled. The website allows for unprecedented interaction between viewers of the award winning film from all over the globe to chat and socialise in the websites 3D domain.
Australian company Exit Reality designed the website to allow users to enter a virtual world where they use an avatar (a virtual three-dimensional character representation) to navigate through the world and view the trailer of the film in a 1930’s style cinema. 
The cutting edge technology employed by Broken Hill is a new promotional platform to launch the movie and is the first of its kind to be used for a film.