Award-winning composer Ronnie Minder, who was in the running for a best score Academy Award for his work on Australian Western The Legend of Ben Hall, is currently developing his directorial feature debut Attic starring award-winning actress Joanne Dobbin and Jordan Fraser-Trumble, both who starred in The Legend of Ben Hall.
Minder is developing the film through his production company Dingo Pictures, which recently released the short version of the film, and was selected as one of the TOP 100 Australian short films by the Academy Award qualifying St Kilda Film Festival.
Attic is about Rachael, a professional dancer who, after a tragic accident, finds herself battling with severe memory loss. Comforted by her husband Stephen, and with the help of psychiatrist Dr. Raimi, she tries desperately to put the pieces back in place, but with every piece of memory she recovers, she is losing more of her sanity, slowly being consumed by her nightmares.
“I’ve accumulated ideas for horror films since I’ve seen John Carpenter’s The Thing at a very young age, and I’m looking forward to thrilling audiences with Rachael’s nightmarish story with a blend of horrific visuals and sounds. Being both the director and composer means I approach the storytelling from both perspectives.” Minder says.
The film also stars Tom Beaurepaire and Steve Jager, with more cast and crew to be announced.