Ex-Warrnambool film student Luke Winzar prepares Pozible campaign for short film Jack Caine

READY TO ROLL: Warrnambool export Luke Winzar and cinematographer Eren Ercan check out a potential location for gold rush western Jack Caine.

READY TO ROLL: Warrnambool export Luke Winzar and cinematographer Eren Ercan check out a potential location for gold rush western Jack Caine.

FORMER Warrnambool film student Luke Winzar is about to embark on an ambitious movie shoot that he hopes will lead him to Cannes and Sundance.

The writer/director starts filming the short film Jack Caine in Ballarat and Moe in August. A western set during gold rush-era Ballarat, it tells the story of prospector who seeks revenge on the bushrangers who robbed him.

Jack Caine is Winzar’s graduate film at Swinburne University, but he is hoping the short will be a calling card. The nine-day shoot has been funded, but Winzar and his crew are attempting to raise additional money to cover post-production and take the film to “the next level”, he said.

“It’s pretty ambitious for a student film to do a period piece with guns and bullets,” Winzar said, citing Tarantino as an influence.

A top notch cast is being announced soon.

You can find details about the Pozible campaign at jackcaine.lostsolecreative.com from Monday.