Kenneth Moraleda is set to appear in the feature film DEAD EUROPE playing Heng, a friend of the film’s protagonist Isaac played by Ewen Leslie. Other notable actors include William Zappa, Elena Carapetis, Marton Csokas and Olivia Stambouliah. Principal photography started on September 19, 2011 in Sydney and continued on location to cities in Europe including Prague and Athens.

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Dead Europe is a feature film adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas novel of the same name.

A synopsis of the book from the Borders website

‘Dead Europe sets sharp realism against folk tale and fable, a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society. The energy in the writing, the pure fire in the narrative voice and the fearlessness of the tone make the novel immensely readable, as well as fascinating and original, and establish Christos Tsiolkas in the first rank of contemporary novelists.’ Colm Toibin Isaac is a photographer in his mid-thirties, travelling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture. In his mother’s mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy. Parallel to Isaac’s story we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this boy who will become the vampire. From the mountains of Greece to the inner-city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac’s family, seeking revenge and justice.’

The feature is directed by AFI Award winning director Tony Krawitz whose short feature film Jewboy premiered at Cannes and won 3 AFI Awards. His most recent film is the documentary feature film The Tall Man, which premiered as an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, is nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.

More on Tony Krawitz on the AFI Blog

The screenplay was adapted by Louise Fox and produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Liz Watts fro See Saw Films and Porchlight Films.

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