I am delighted to be unit stills photographer for the motion picture Rams, filming in the Mount Barker region of Western Australia. It's my first visit to this part of the great southern and I am in love with both the landscape and friendly welcoming locals.
This page will be updated with images as they are released by production. The film is slated for a release in 2019.
Sam Neill and Michael Caton play estranged brothers and farmers forced to work together after a crisis hits their farms in comedy drama “RAMS.” The project is an English-language adaptation of the Icelandic movie of the same name that won best film in Un Certain Regard at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Jeremy Sims directs, reuniting him with Caton (“The Castle”) after the pair worked together on “Last Cab to Darwin.”
The original picture was written and directed by Grimur Hakonarson. It was set and filmed in his native Iceland. Production started Monday on the Australia-set version, which is shooting in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.
The film follows two brothers on adjoining sheep farms, played by Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Caton. The siblings have not spoken for 40 years, but are forced to work together when a rare disease threatens their flocks.
Director - Jeremy Sims
“I am excited to have the chance to take this elegant and powerful tale and set it in the place that I spent my summers growing up.”
“This is a story about family, connected through land and community, and the relationships at the heart of those communities, Regional Western Australia is a vast and complex place, and the Great Southern has such a unique flavor that audiences deserve to see it on the big screen.”