CRONULLA-BASED filmmakers, Richard Redman and Christopher Villamar with actor-writer Martin Williams from St Peters are close to filming a new feature, a comedy drama called The Margin of Things.
"Our goal is to be at the forefront of the Australian film industry," Villamar said.
"We are also aiming to hit the international market stage at a level not always reached by Australian films.
"Take a look at the Australian films that recently screened at the Sydney Film Festival.
"It seems to me that our filmmakers are looking towards a worldwide audience with the stories they want to tell, and that is exactly where we are heading."
According to Villamar that "aim" is to make an Australian homage to British director Guy Ritchie's 1998 hit, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Writer Williams agrees, adding that they were using the internet to find support for their project.
Hopefully this will echo the work of another British filmmaker, Danny Boyle, who produced the dramatic opening for the Olympic Games in London and who won an Academy Award for directing the 2008 feel-good comedy, Slumdog Millionaire.
The Margin of Things began life as a stage play in 2010 written by and starring Williams, whose other acting credits include a role in the Channel Seven TV series All Saints.
The play was produced as part of the 2010 Sydney Fringe Festival.
Villamar said the budget for The Margin of Things was "very low" but the filmmakers were hoping for extra funds through the internet. Filming is due to begin in late August.