Music Box Films Presents
Starring Hugo Weaving
Opens on Friday, July 6 in
Shot in stunning widescreen cinematography, LAST RIDE is a heart-breaking road movie through the ravishing, remote and rugged South Australian outback as ex-jailbird fugitive father Kev (Mr. Weaving in a tender and bravura performance) and 10-year old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) are on the run from the law.
Based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, LAST RIDE is the riveting and morally complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood, as father and son pit themselves against the elements and each other. In order to survive, Chook will have to make a choice between what he knows to be right and the love of his father, a decision which will have devastating consequences for both of them.
Hugo Weaving is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed film and stage actors. A graduate of the National Institute for Dramatic Art (NIDA) he has received multiple awards and nominations for his performance as a blind photographer in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s breakthrough feature Proof, and as drag queen Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He has worked with the Wachowski siblings in the Matrix trilogy (as Agent Smith), and with Peter Jackson in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy (as Elrond) and the upcoming Hobbits films. A stage veteran with a long association with the Sydney Theatre Company, he appeared with Cate Blanchett in the Company’s production of Hedda Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film and TV, Glendyn Ivin won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or for Best Short for his film Cracker Bag. LAST RIDE is his feature film debut.
Directed by Glendyn Ivin. Screenplay by Mac Gudgeon. Cinematography by Greig Fraser. Based on the book by Denise Young. Starring Hugo Weaving and Tom Russell. A Music Box Films release.