Gone. Gone is a British thriller film directed by Ringan Ledwidge, starring Scott Mechlowicz, Amelia Warner and Shaun Evans. It was produced by Universal Pictures, Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC), StudioCanal, WT2 Productions, and Working Title Films.
Plot: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly suspect and sinister. The film opens with Alex (Shaun Evans) arriving in Sydney, making his way to a backpacker's hostel, where he meets Taylor (Scott Mechlowicz). After partying one night, Alex awakens with Taylor standing over him with a polaroid camers, snapping a photo of Alex with a girl he had met that night. Taylor learns that Alex is travelling to Byron Bay to meet up with his girlfriend, Sophie (Amelia Warner), and suggests they travel together. Alex and Taylor appear to get along well and soon arrive at Byron Bay. When Alex and Taylor meet up with Sophie, she is travelling with a friend, Ingrid (Zoe Tuckwell-Smith). The four of them soon decide to travel together, headed towards Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory. The following day as they are preparing to leave Byron Bay for the Australian outback, Ingrid mysteriously disappears. When Sophie quizzes Taylor about her unannounced departure, he shrugs off her concern. Taylor, Alex and Sophie set off for the outback in Taylor's car.
Production. The film was shot in several locations in New South wales and Queensland, Australia. Outback scenes were filmed near the towns of Longreach and
Winton on the extensive "black soil" plains of western Queensland.
Cast: Scott Mechlowicz as Taylor, Amelia Warner as Sophie, Shaun Evans as Alex, Victoria Thaine as Lena, Jessica Lemon as Teenage Cashier, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith as Ingrid.
Box Office: Gone grossed $88,748 at the box office in Australia.