By: John M Jerva
Not many of you probably know about the film Occupation which is an alien invasion flick from Australia that takes its cues from Red Dawn where average citizens take up arms to protect their way of life from an invading force. Unlike that latter movie though, the enemy isn’t North Korea or Russia, it’s an alien army bent on enslaving mankind. Bummer to say the least. It’s pretty epic and deserves an audience.
The original film, which was helmed by Luke Sparke was a pretty decent film to which I hailed it as an independent film that looked like a big budget sci-fi action film.
Now we have a treat for you in that a sequel is on its way which is helmed by Sparke once again and now we have a fantastic trailer for you with poster and synopsis!
OCCUPATION: RAINFALL picks up two years into the intergalactic invasion of earth with survivors in Sydney, Australia fighting back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the Alien invaders hell-bent on making earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.
The film sees most of the original cast returning and they include Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, The Hangover Trilogy), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Daniel Gillies (The Originals, Vampire Diaries), Dan Ewing (Love and Monsters), Dena Kaplan (Dance Academy), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman), Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab To Darwin), Jet Tranter (Thor Ragnarok), Lawrence Makoare (The Lord Of The Rings), David Roberts (The Matrix 2 & 3), Vince Colosimo (Chopper), Zac Garred (General Hospital ) and Trystan Go (The Family Law).
Sparke also spoke about the excitement to see the film, which has been in development and production for a few years now, finally get its day in the sun.
“It’s so rewarding after 2 years of work to finally show this teaser trailer for Occupation: Rainfall. We’re aiming for Australia’s own action franchise here, equal parts sci/fi and adventure. I don’t think some of what we are doing has ever been attempted in an Australian film before and I can’t wait for the lucky viewers attending the World Premiere screenings at Monster Fest to experience it all first before the full release!”
The film is set to make its world premiere at Monster Fest just in time for Halloween on October 30th at 7:30 pm. Hopefully more release info will follow soon but in the meantime, check out the continuing war to save the world in the new trailer below and check out the first film to get you properly on the mood!