24/11/2011: THE CURE IN THE MAKING
“The Cure looks at what three different people would do had they been given the prize that is the cure for cancer,” explains Australian writer/ director David Gould. “Being given something so unique brings out both the good and bad in people. It’s an interesting dynamic that I wanted to explore and setting it within the action/ thriller genre allowed me to do so in a contemporary context. The film has a lot of heart but also takes you on an action roller coaster ride.”
The Cure, Gould’s self funded feature, is currently shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.
Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune, Power Rangers, The Tribe) stars as Beth, a young and determined biochemist whose life becomes perilous when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for developed a cure for cancer many years earlier, failing to release it because it would harm their chemotherapy drug sales.
Australian actor Daniel Lissing is her partner Ryan, a conflicted biochemist who must choose between love and fame.
Prior to this Gould played a key role in the development of an eclectic mix of technology, including an award-winning laser rendering system; software for controlling the Kuper motion-control rig and the Monkey stop-motion puppet. He also developed Illustrate, a technical illustration renderer used by organisations such as NASA, British Aerospace; Walt Disney Imagineering and Sony Pictures.
In Paris, Gould supervised production of 3D stereoscopic scientific films, including the award-winning Inside the Cell and The DNA Story. In London he developed a patented facial animation system; in New York worked on many high-profile commercials and in LA at various software companies.
Although shooting in New Zealand, The Cure is aimed at the international market with Wellington doubling for San Diego and the actors as Americans.
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