Take actor and rising director Kieran Darcy-Smith and accomplished actor Felicity Price; add the producer for incredible award-winning short films Crossbow and I Love Sarah Jane, Angie Fielder; add a dash of Blue Tongue Films genius (Animal Kingdom, The Square) then cast fast-rising actors Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer. And stir. With all that talent you're bound to make something pretty amazing.
Okay. Want to launch it directly into the indie film stratosphere?
Premiere it at Sundance. Not just that; open the world dramatic competition at Sundance. Yeah, the section that your colleague David Michôd won two years ago with Animal Kingdom, before taking it straight into the heart of awards season and critics' best of year lists. You know, no pressure.
That's exactly what director Kieran Darcy-Smith has done with his debut feature Wish You Were Here. One of the founding members of Australia's genre film powerhouse Blue Tongue Films, Darcy-Smith has unleashed a film with a dash of exotica, a dash of romance and one hell of a dark dash of mystery.
Four friends lose themselves in the fun of a carefree South East Asian holiday. Only three return home. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?