Depicting the last six months of Hall.s life, the production is due to start shooting in and around Kyneton in country Victoria on August 18.
The film must be completed by May 5, in time to premiere at that month.s festival in Forbes marking the 150th anniversary of Hall.s death. Holmes then plans a month-long screening tour through towns in country Nsw, followed by festival bookings. Hall spent much of his life in and near the Nsw town.
He intends to show completed footage to potential investors so he can turn it into an 85-minute feature. The longer-term goal, he says, is to spark sufficient interest in that chapter of Australian history so he can raise the finance for a three-hour opus,