The first trailer has been released for 1%, an upcoming Australian crime-thriller set to have its world premiere at the high-profile Toronto International Film Festival.
The directorial debut for AFTRS graduate Stephen McCallum, 1% follows motorcycle gang Copperheads MC and tells of what goes down when throne heir Paddo (Ryan Corr) is forced to betray his president to save the life of his brother. Matt Nable, who also stars in the film, wrote the screenplay.
It’s quite a feat for an Australian film to land a premiere at TIFF, where 1% will screen as part of the festival’s Discovery program. An impressive five Aussie pics will be screening at the festival, including The Butterfly Tree, Sweet Country, Breath and Cocaine Prison.
“This forbidden world was a really exciting canvas for a director,” McCallum told Deadline, the outlet that debuted the trailer. “Matt Nable’s script was a hard hitting, character driven genre piece with strong Shakespearean themes. It jumped off the page and I knew immediately that I wanted to direct it.”
The film, which also stars Abbey Lee, Josh McConville, Simone Kessell and Aaron Pedersen, will also be screening at the London International Film Festival and the Adelaide Film Festival in October.
Official synopsis for 1%:
1% is a story of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle gangs. It follows Paddo, heir to the throne of the Copperheads MC, who has to betray his president to save his brother’s life. When this betrayal leads to a split in the club it results in civil war, forcing Paddo to choose between loyalty and blood.