The fortnightly Screen Australia newsletter includes industry news, funding approvals, festival and market news and screen opportunities. The unanticipated visitors are source of panic inside the community, while the enigmatic puzzle of the missing men gets deeper. Copyright © 2020 The New Daily. The irony, of course, being they always kill off his lovers.”. It’s all laid out, so we could focus on performance.”. Read More: Best Murder Mystery Movies on Netflix. Pedersen’s careworn face lends itself well to this theory as Jay, a man of few words. And what is Marley hiding? Acclaimed filmmaker Warwick Thornton on being both director and subject in The Beach, and back-to-back filming in Western Australia on Mystery Road. Thornton was the cinematographer on Blair’s wartime story The Sapphires, starring Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell, Deborah Mailman and Chris O’Dowd. Right now, he’s focused on riding out the pandemic by turning out two new feature scripts. We will update this section as soon as we hear more. “It was horrific, because I’m acting against Sophia, who is hardcore brilliant. “If Ivan hadn’t created this very unique world, and if Rachel hadn’t made the most incredible first series, I probably wouldn’t have said yes.”. He argues it’s a great foundation for Indigenous filmmakers to tell incredibly important stories. Our best guess is that if the show does get renewed, Mystery Road season 2 can release sometime in June, 2020. Set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, secrets past and present run deep and dark. “We’ve never really worked together before, except in a documentary I did called The Darkside, but I’ve watched him turn into this Eastwood-esque character. All three women are drawn into the bush drug ring plot. These home truths make for great drama.”. With an innate understanding for visual storytelling, he’s a proponent of less is more and argues you should be able to turn the sound off on your television and still understand a story. “If you were married to Jay Swan, how would you put up with him?” Thornton chuckled. © 2020 Cinemaholic Inc. All rights reserved. Request an update here. “He’s great at saving lives, great at catching baddies, but is he good at being a father or a lover? Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun Season 2: Everything We Know, Central Park Season 2: Everything We Know, A Queen Is Born Season 2: Everything We Know. Wentworth star Jada Alberts takes over from Judy Davis as the latest cop to play side-saddle to a begrudging Jay. This title is part of a series Topics. All images property of their respective owners. Get The New Daily free every morning and evening. The lead star cast in the series includes Aaron Pedersen (an Australian actor) as Jay Swan and Judy Davis (an Australian actress) as Emma James. It’s only his second on-screen appearance after Nash Edgerton short Bear (2011). Two unannounced visitors in town cause chaos for Jay and Emma as they try to uncover what happened to the two missing young men, Marley and Reese: one a local indigenous football hero and the other, a backpacker. “Wayne and I had such a strong foundation. Transferring to the small screen under the care of  director Rachel Perkins, the first season of the hit series paired him with a no-nonsense Judy Davis. The one performance he had trouble with was his own, appearing as a boozy bush doof dude trying to pick up an archaeologist played by Swedish star Sofia Helin of The Bridge fame. There was an error submitting the form. Mystery Road star Aaron Pedersen first appeared as surly lone ranger Detective Jay Swan in two movies helmed by creator Ivan Sen. Uncovering bloody murders, he gets into shoot ups, solves crimes and leaves town all while barely uttering a word. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to ABC to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons. Project-specific support provided through Screen Australia's P&A Program only. “We’ve got this amazing country with this dark history, and it hurts when you need to talk about it because Australia’s a little bit ashamed of its past.”. Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest Email ‘Mystery Road’ is an Australian thriller crime series that airs on ABC and first released on 3 June 2018. 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In a race against time, Jay and Emma have to prove who really committed the murder…or Marley will be jailed for the crime. As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. 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Mystery Road (2013) Full Cast & Crew. Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) take on a grisly case in a new town in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? The critical replication to the program has been very good. © 2020 Cinemaholic Inc. All rights reserved. There’s this internal monologue that we don’t hear, but you see on his face.”. “We weren’t changing everything, coming in and stamping our footprint, ‘cause that would wreck it for the audience. Subscribe for free to get the latest breaking news and analysis sent to your inbox. Mystery Road is an Australian television neo-Western-crime mystery series whose first series screened on ABC TV from 3 June 2018. Eight Australian projects have been selected to screen at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) including two features, two television series and four short films. How do pandemics usually end? Thornton and Blair shot Mystery Road in Broome and up through the Kimberleys in northern WA across 10 weeks. I should have said no. The series is a spin-off from Ivan Sen's feature films Mystery Road and Goldstone, taking place in-between the two. Jay’s back for more in a new town packed with old troubles when the first episode of season two of Mystery Road premieres on the ABC this Sunday, this time co-directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah, Sweet Country). The reaction have been effusive praise like “Mystery Road is ultimately one tense police drama that will send you to the edges of your seat” to praising the director “Rachel Perkins is a sure directorial hand, who proved her chops way back in Radiance (1998), but the show cleans up the messier edges that held the power in the original film and Goldstone” and also the fact that the show gives voice to Indigenous community “Between the landscape as a protagonist and the explorations of community relations in small towns, Mystery Road reminds us of the distinct voice Indigenous creative’s can bring to visual storytelling”. Directed by (3) Writing credits (7) Cast (113) Produced by (10) Music by (2) Cinematography by (2) Film Editing by (2) Casting By (2) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (2) Set Decoration by (2) Costume Design by (1) Other names include Deborah Mailman (an Australian TV actress) as Kerry Thompson, Wayne Blair (an Australian actor, writer and director) as Larry Dime, Aaron McGrath (an Australian TV actor) as Marley Thompson, Tasma Walton (an Australian TV and film actress) as Mary Swan, Madeleine Madden(an Australian actress) as Crystal Swan, Meyne Wyatt (an Australian actor) as Cedric Thompson, Colin Friels (a Scottish born Australian actor) as Tony Ballantyne, Rohan Mirchandaney as David Sharma, Anthony Hayes (an Australian actor) as Ryan Muller, Ernie Dingo (an Australian actor and comedian) as Keith Groves, John Waters (English born actor, songwriter, singer and guitarist) as Travis James. At 9pm, BBC Four will be airing the first episode of Mystery Road season 2. Set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, secrets past and present run deep and dark. All rights reserved. A murder sends Jay on a desperate journey to clear Marley’s name before it’s too late, which leads Emma to uncover a far greater crime. 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