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My name is Colm O’Murchu, creator and host  of Indie Filmmaking Passion Blog /Podcast and Filmmaker Resources.

This site will help you produce and direct your movie.
Our goal is to demystify the filmmaking process and show you how to make your film on a micro or low budget, get it sold and seen by a worldwide audience. Also we focus on the top of Hollywood filmmaking, because ultimately many of you will want to end up there. 

Over the years, I have made numerous indie films that have won awards and screened all over the world. Trailers and titles of feature films below 

Tabernacle 101 - OUR NEW Supernatural Thriller - 98 minute Feature Film

The Makeover - 98 minute Feature Film - Comedy

Dealing with Destiny - 90 minute Feature - Comedy

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Films Made by Colm O'Murchu

TABERNACLE 101

  • Supernatural Thriller – 98 Minutes
  • Production Company International Film Base
  • Director/Writer Colm O’Murchu
  • Producers Colm O’Murchu & Yolandi Franken
  • Film Shoot – 35 Days
  • Shot on location in the Blue Mountains NSW Australia. 
  • Coldest temperature -2C (28F)         Shoot Night 33 
  • Hottest temperature 42C ( 108F)      Shoot Day 5 
  • Cast – David Hov , Mikaela Franco, Elly Hirani, Leon Kowalski 
  • Winner Best Film Tagore International Film Festival  
  • Selected White Nights Film Festival St Petersberg
  • Selected Catalina Film Festival 
  • Released Friday 30th August 2019 United States
  • Theatrical Run USA August – September 2019
  • Amazon Prime Video United States
  • Coming Release Date Australia – 28th August 2020

Film Festivals So Far

      • Tagola Film Festival – Winner Best Film 
      • White Nights Film Festival- St Petersberg
      • Catalina Film Festival 
      • Anatolia International Film Festival
      • Horror Bowl Movie Awards Winner Best Film

SYNOPSIS:  The film could be described as “Flatliners meets Ghost” 

Tabernacle 101 is a film about an atheist who sets out to disprove the afterlife. He runs a blog called “skeptics-bust.com“.  With the help of his scientist girlfriend they manage to successfully perform an experiment in which he dies via lethal injection. After one hour of death, he is resurrected and can now reveal what happens when you die. 

But he was wrong, there is indeed life after death and through his experiment, Frank opens a portal to satanic forces.  It is now up to him to fix the problem and restore earth to its original state. He seeks the help of his arch-enemy, Meredith Palin, one of Australia’s most famous witches.  Together they fight to destroy the satanic forces. Can they succeed? 

ABSOLUTE FREEDOM MOVIE

Top Reasons to get involved in ‘Absolute Freedom’

  • $2.4 Million Budget
  • 120 minute Duration
  • Action Adventure Movie
  • Fully developed Screenplay available on request.
  • Locations in Los Angeles and in Australia sourced
  • 40% of Budget already accessible via the Producers Offset in Australia. 
  • Post Production already in place. 
  • The Film will have a name attached. 
  • Colm O’Murchu’s and International Film Base’s New Movie 

Absolute Freedom Synopsis

Right Wing Los Angeles Christian Preacher, Nathan Koch, loses all his wealth, his house and his wife, after business deals go terribly wrong. Facing jail time and disgrace, Christian decides on a drastic strategy. Killing himself.

After faking his death and changing his ID, Nathan disappears. He is now called Christian Taylor and he moves from Los Angeles to Australia with a new agenda. Angry with his former church, he recreates a totally new life.

He decides to live a hedonistic lifestyle and live for the moment. He meets a young zany hitchhiker, Tara Wheatley, in the Australian Outback and is totally changed from a stiff Conservative to a care free renegade.. Inspired by Tara, he transforms himself totally and into a reckless outlaw of the Australian Outback.

After robbing the worlds largest Opal from opal mine magnate, Len Hancock, Tara and Christian are chased by police and an aggrieved criminal bikie gang, the outback avengers.

That is how it seems. Who really is Tara Wheatly. Why has she super powers that are unexplainable. Why does the CIA based at Pine Gap Tracking station suddenly take an interest and who really are the Outback Avengers.

What seems like the truth is suddenly stripped bare and as layer upon layer of deceit is uncovered, Christian finds himself at the centre of an International terrorist threat that will change the world for ever.

The truly eventful climax will blow every audience expectation into ash. Absolute Freedom is an action adventure turbo charged ride that revels in its unpredictable journey.

Fully developed Screenplay available on request.

DEALING WITH DESTINY 90 MINUTES

Film Production Facts and Figures

  • Production Company International Film Base 
  • Feature Film , 90 Minutes staring Luke Arnold
  • Director Colm O’Murchu
  • Producer Paul Condoleon 
  • Budget $1 million 
  • Film Shoot – 7 Weeks 
  • Shot on location in Sydney University and Sydney. 
  • Nationwide Cinema Release Australia and New Zealand
  • See Dealing with Destiny now on  OZFLIX  
  • Available on iTunes.
  • Available on Amazon Prime

THE MAKEOVER 98 MINUTES

  • Production Company International Film Base
  • Director Colm O’Murchu
  • Producer Colm O’Murchu 
  • Film Shoot – 28 Days
  • Shot on location in Eastern Suburbs Sydney  
  • Watched 2.701,203  times online and averages about 6000 views per day. 
  • Released Australia New Zealand on DVD everywhere.
  • Oz Flicks
  • iTunes America
  • Pay TV America
  • Pay TV Europe
  • Best Comedy Drama at the New York Film Festival.
  • Available right now on Ozflix 
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SYNOPSIS

The Makeover is a modern day “My Fair Lady”. The Running time is a 100 minutes. The feature film staring Lara Cox and Martin Dingle-Wall.  He is now co staring with Antonio Banderas in a new Hollywood movie called Salty currently in postproduction. 

The Makeover won Best Comedy Drama at the New York Downtown Film Festival. The film was also sold to Pay TV in Europe and on Pay Per view everywhere in the USA.

The Makeover has come a viral success on the internet with over 3 million views online and watched thousands of times per day all over the world.

Released on DVD with Blockbuster  everywhere in Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and on Quickflix (Australian Netflix)  April 2011.

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