Amazon Studios announced today that production has started in Victoria on the upcoming Amazon Original film Foe
. The Garth Davis-helmed sci-fi psychological thriller, written by Davis and Iain Reid, is an adaptation of Reid’s 2018 best-selling novel, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, and Aaron Pierre.
Set in the near future when corporate power and environmental decay are ravaging the planet, Foe tells the story of Hen and Junior, a young, married couple living a solitary life on their isolated farm. One night, a knock on the door from a stranger named Terrance changes everything: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to a large, experimental space station orbiting Earth.
Producers include Kerry Kohansky-Roberts on behalf of AC Studios, Davis for I Am That, and Emile Sherman and Iain Canning for See-Saw Films. Executive producers include Reid, and I Am That’s Samantha Lang. Libby Sharpe will co-produce for I Am That and See-Saw Films.
The production was attracted to the state through the Victorian Screen Incentive and the Regional Location Assistance Fund and is set to inject almost $32 million into the Victorian economy. It will create 950 jobs for Victorian cast and crew including four leading Head of Department roles.