Film maker steps into financial frame

In the spotlight: Film maker Eddie Arya.
In the spotlight: Film maker Eddie Arya.

A film about a satellite navigation system getting a family lost on holidays has put Plumpton film maker Eddie Arya on the right road.

He is talking with Screening Australia about marketing and distribution for his feature film The Navigator, which cost $6000 to make.

"It would set me up for life if Screening Australia came on board," Mr Arya said.

"The film could even be screened internationally.

"Even if it doesn't work out, it would have been a pleasure to have met them and I can always go back to them later on."

He's also been approached by a few film distributors.

The Navigator was a weekend project that was two years in the making.

Scenes were shot in Plumpton and the Blue Mountains.

The cast consists of professional actors.

"It's about a GPS that was given as a gift, which a family uses to go on holidays," Mr Arya said.

"The GPS shows them a shorter way to get there and that's when things goes wrong.

"The moral is to never trust your GPS."

Mr Arya is half way through shooting his self-funded second film The System, which is about a man who has been retrenched after 15 years in his job and is struggling to come to terms with today's economy.

Most scenes are shot at Plumpton.

Mr Arya dreams of the day he can work in the film industry full-time and lists James Cameron as his inspiration.

"Growing up, television was my best friend," the technical support consultant said.

"I love watching movies. They take you to a different place and you can imagine you are there."

The Navigator is available for $12.95 at

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