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Scott Pickett’s ‘The Doppel Chain’ to Screen at Sydney Film Festival

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A romantic getaway goes horribly wrong in this supernatural thriller

Scott Pickett’s ‘The Doppel Chain’ to Screen at Sydney Film Festival

Writer and director Scott Pickett's new film The Doppel Chain is set to make its festival screening debut at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. 

When a couple cross paths with a disoriented girl on a remote wilderness road and decide to take her in, their evening takes an unexpected turn. Tingling with a darkly nervous tension, the short film stars Australian actors Josh Lawson (House of Lies, The Little Death, Anchorman 2) and Hayley Magnus (The Dressmaker, Mental), and also features American rising star Trieste Kelly Dunn (Blindspot, Banshee).

The film saw the Australian director collaborate with co-writer, advertising creative James Ross-Edwards (based out of Mother London), and director of photography Sean Bagley. Shot in Utah the United States, The Doppel Chain was produced by Sanctuary and Superette, with support from Jungle and Soup Film.

Offering the chance to experiment with tone and visual style as well as hone his ability to work in a lean and agile method, Pickett says his personal work also plays an important role in affecting his commercial projects. 

“Of course with film you have an opportunity to craft a performance over a longer screen time, more than commercial work however there’s such a great joy in doing ads. It’s an excellent discipline to step outside of yourself and concentrate on wrapping your head around a very specific brief – working out the best ways to enhance and amplify the core idea. They’re different but naturally, they influence each other.” 

The Doppel Chain coincides with the launch of Balestra for eyewear brand Carla Colour, a collaboration between Pickett, the Brooklyn based brand and model Taylor Allard. Shot in a crumbling housing estate outside of Paris, the surrealist fashion film debuts the brand's latest designer line and is enjoying a screening at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival and screened as part of Parisian film festival ASVOFF 9. 

Shooting around 30 ads throughout Europe and the USA last year, for brands including Apple Pay in France, Mitsubishi in the US, and the latest global Booking.com campaign, also in the pipeline is Pickett’s upcoming 360-degree VR action comedy film shot in Australia and currently in post production. 

To view Scott Pickett’s latest reel click here.

Scott Pickett is represented by Jungle in Australia, Sanctuary in the US, Superette in France, Soup Film in Germany, Wilfrid Park in Canada and Pumpkin Film in Switzerland.

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Catfish Media, Tue, 16 May 2017 00:05:42 GMT