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Directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Christoph Waltz, Sam Neill, Patrick Gibson, Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Chris Pang, Jessica De Gouw, Rachel House, Arka Das and Damon Herriman, the Stan Original Film The Portable Door is a magical fantasy adventure.

2 February 2023 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today released the trailer for the Stan Original Film The Portable Door, a magical fantasy adventure premiering only on Stan from 7 April, same day as the U.K. and U.S. 

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/ekwl83PoZqU 

Filmed in Queensland, Australia, two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, No Time to Die) and multi-Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Peter Rabbit, Jurassic Park franchise) star alongside Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) and an all-star Australian cast, including Sophie Wilde (Stan Original Series Eden, You Don’t Know Me), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians), Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps, The Legend of Molly Johnson), New Zealand’s Rachel House (Heartbreak High, Thor: Ragnarok), Arka Das (Shantaram, Lion) and Damon Herriman (Stan Original Series The Tourist).

Adapted from Tom Holt’s eponymous seven-book fantasy series, the film is directed by award-winning Australian director Jeffrey Walker (Ali’s Wedding, Stan Original Series The Commons) from a screenplay adapted by Australian writer Leon Ford (Griff the Invisible).

In The Portable Door, Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde) are the lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. and become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation where they work.

L to R: Sam Neill and Patrick Gibson
L to R: Sam Neill and Patrick Gibson
L to R: Patrick Gibson, Jessica De Gouw, Miranda Otto, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pang
L to R: Patrick Gibson, Jessica De Gouw, Miranda Otto, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pang

Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films production, The Portable Door is produced by Todd Fellman from Story Bridge Films (Daybreakers, Bait 3D) and Bianca Lista (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Chris Lytton are executive producing as well as Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton, Brian Beckmann, and Ying Ye, alongside Julia Stuart and Laura Grange from Sky, and Stan’s Cailah Scobie and Shana Levine. Madman Entertainment will handle theatrical distribution.

Financing and distribution partners include Sky, Stan, Madman Entertainment, MEP Capital, Fulcrum Media Finance and Arclight Films International. Development and production support provided by Screen Queensland and Screen NSW. Arclight Films is handling international rights to The Portable Door. UTA’s Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance are jointly representing the film’s North American rights.

The Stan Original Film The Portable Door premieres only on Stan from 7 April, same day as the U.K. and U.S. In cinemas 23 March.



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