Principal photography has begun in Perth on John V. Soto’s (The Reckoning, Needle) latest sci-fi drama Love You Twice.
Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner, Deep Blue Sea, The 4400) stars as the lead, alongside Myles Pollard (Drift, The Turning), Hayley McElhinney (The Babadook), Shannon Berry (Hunters) and Ryan Panizza. Ben Mortley (Lantana) is a new addition to the cast and will play the role of “Regg”, a scientist.
Soto is directing and co-wrote Love You Twice with author Michael White (Equinox, The Medici Secret). It follows a particle physicist (McKenzie) grieving over the loss of her husband who uses a revolutionary invention to bring him back, with dire consequences for their family.
Love You Twice is a Filmscope Entertainment and Convergence Productions film. Soto is producing with Deidre Kitcher, while executive producers are Malcolm and Kate Rudd, Coppelia Tingley, Pauline Chan and Gia Zhang RenJie.
The film has a budget of $2 million and is funded by local investors, Chinese company Beijing Cheetah Yassa with the Producer Offset financed by Fulcrum.
Rialto Distribution have the Australian rights, with plans to release the Love You Twice theatrically in the second half of 2017. Arclight Films will handle international sales.