Indie Trailer Sunday: Auf Der Heide's Van Diemen's Land
A second trailer has debuted for Jonathan Auf Der Heide's Van Diemen's Land, the Australian thriller that has been hiding in the darkness for a while now. We first featured a shorter teaser trailer for this same film back in May (while I was in Cannes) as I was first told about it at the time. The film is now showing at Fantastic Fest next week where I'll finally be seeing it and will have some feedback on it. Van Diemen's Land is about cannibalism during the early 1800s, so tread with caution. The title pertains to an actual piece of Australian wilderness known as Van Diemen's Land, referring to the island of Tasmania. Check it out!
Watch the trailer for Jonathan Auf Der Heide's Van Diemen's Land:
For more info on the film, visit the official website: vandiemensland-themovie.com
Van Diemen's Land tells the true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving… the Australian wilderness. "Abandon all hope you who enter."
Van Diemen's Land is both written and directed by first-time Tasmanian filmmaker Jonathan Auf Der Heide, of only a short called Hell's Gates. The film was shot in Tasmania last year and is already completed. Van Diemen's Land is currently being sold at Cannes and will likely show at film festivals later this year.