Former Port Macquarie filmmaker Travis Bain is urging moviegoers to book tickets to see his new film Landfall.
Under the terms of the Fan Force screenings, the movie will only screen if enough tickets are pre-sold.
Mr Bain said the cut off number of ticket sales is 66.
“We only have two more days to pre-sell 66 tickets in order for the screening to go ahead,” he said.
“These Fan Force screenings only happen if ticket presales reach a set tipping point.
“If they don’t, the screenings will not go ahead. Unfortunately, it is not looking good for Landfall to screen at this point.”
Landfall was set to screen at Majestic Cinema at 10am on January 26. The deadline for ticket sales to reach 66 is 10am on Wednesday January 16.
Now based in Cairns, Mr Bain uncovered a passion for films and filmmaking at an early age.
While attending university he would regularly make short films as a hobby.
The filmmaker has three feature films and about a dozen short films to his credit but is quietly confident about the prospects of his latest venture.
His latest project, Landfall, has scored a number of major awards in recent times.
The film, shot over 24 nights, was really a fill-in project, he admitted.
"The basic outline is that a deadly cyclone is approaching Cairns when a holidaying couple are bailed up by three strange men dressed as paramedics.
"They appear to have stolen something from the hospital and are trying to offload it to someone they believed was in the house.
"With the cyclone bearing down on them, everyone is locked inside. I'd probably call it a claustrophobic thriller," Travis said.
Landfall has already achieved critical acclaim picking up several major awards.
Travis grew up in Port Macquarie, attending St Joseph's Regional and MacKillop Senior College.
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