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kiah_wyrmwood_director-FULLKiah Roache-Turner first started making movies with his brothers when he was 13 years old on a tiny ‘Hi8′ camera his mother purchased for him for his birthday.

Throughout much of his teenage years he was cutting class and watching up to 6 films a day in order to ‘self-educate’ for the only job he ever wanted: film director.

He completed a 3 year Digital Media Degree at Sydney University (SCA) with a further year for Honours (1st class) during which time he worked as a printer & photographer and exhibited as a practicing artist in both group & solo shows.

He worked for six years as head of video content for Australian fashion brand aussieBum where he travelled all over the world creating popular high-end advertising campaigns (often filling all production & post-production duties himself). It was here that he developed his ‘shoot fast’, low-budget, DIY approach to filmmaking that he still employs to this day.

In 2010 he formed the company ‘Guerilla Films’ with his producer brother ‘Tristan’ and together they would make a series of award winning shorts & music videos as well as corporate TVC’s and begin their writing career together.

They have just recently completed their first feature film – a micro-budget, post-apocalyptic zombie film called ‘Wyrmwood‘. This film was made over a period of years on weekends much in the same style as Evil Dead (1981), Bad Taste (1987) or Gabriel (2007). It is self financed by independent backers and through crowd funding sources like Indiegogo & is a genre-mash of Mad Max & Dawn of the Dead (two of their favourite childhood flicks). Wyrmwood was released globally to very good reviews and had the dubious honour of being one of the most pirated films of 2015.
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

ON DEMAND from August 4 (pre order now) – http://www.amazon.com/Wyrmwood-Road-Dead…/dp/B00TJYYAK4

Also available on DVD, Blu Ray and Cinema on Demand via Fan Force.

http://www.roache-turner.com