Director of “The Tunnel”, Carlo Ledesma has been named as the Best Australian Director at this year’s A Night Of Horror Awards.
Following a news film crew’s journey into the city’s mysterious tunnels hunting for a story, “The Tunnel” sees the story turn on this investigative team made up of news producer, Peter Ferguson (Andy Rodoreda), TV journalist, Natasha Warner (Bel Delia) TV crew cameraman, Steve Miller (Steve Davis) and sound recordist, Jim ‘Tangles’ Williams (Luke Arnold). The film also stars Goran Kleut, Ben Maclaine and James Caitlin.
Since launching the $135k project, “The Tunnel” has continuously attracted worldwide attention for its unconventional funding and release model – Distracted Media’s producers, Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey selected a crowd-funding model, raising the movie’s cash budget of $135,000 by selling each frame of the movie for $1 (based on a 90-minute film consisting of 135,000 individual frames). The Australian pair has also challenged traditional movie channel release models by opting to release “The Tunnel” via the controversial internet piracy networks in a bid to reach out to the increasingly dominant online audience. It has since been given a DVD release via Transmission Films and will release on DVD and online on May 19 2011 globally.