Ballarat set for Tarantino-esque bloodshed

Jack Caine.

Jack Caine.

An upcoming Tarantino-esque short film about a gold prospectors’ revenge was inspired by a visit to Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Ballarat-born film student Luke Winzar was visiting the gallery with his grandfather when he was drawn to paintings of gold rush-era Ballarat.

The Swinburne student is crowdfunding for Jack Caine, a western about a robbed prospector who challenges his gold thieves Kill Bill style.

Bushrangers' revenge: The crew of Jack Caine on set. The team of Swinbourne University students are making a film about a Ballarat gold prospector in the 1850s.

Bushrangers' revenge: The crew of Jack Caine on set. The team of Swinbourne University students are making a film about a Ballarat gold prospector in the 1850s.

“I was looking at the old paintings that represent Ballarat in the 1850s and I started thinking of the story and it’s just stemmed from these paintings,” Winzar said.

“Jack Caine is mining just outside of Ballarat and he goes to exchange the gold he’s robbed by bushrangers and we follow the journey of his getting it back.”

The Jack Caine crew will host a film networking afternoon featuring international award winning director and screenwriter Tony Ayers and Mushroom pictures producer Bethany Jones at Art Gallery of Ballarat on July 30 at 3pm.

The event for regional film students and enthusiasts includes a question and answer session, and is being held in conjunction with Art Gallery of Ballarat. Tickets are $15, $10 for students.

Contact: Claire Brown on 0449 110 534 or Peter Freund at peterfreund@ballarat.vic.gov.au.