The movie for the screenplay inspired by the book being written by Margaret O'Brien, is being directed by Nigel Galliver. Nigel has also composed the music and will be recording the soundtrack.
Filming began in mid 2015 with the interiors largely being shot at their Somerton Park studio. Exteriors are being filmed on location in South Australia, from the South East to the Yorke Peninsula as well as in NLE Studios at Somerton Park, South Australia.
The story begins in Falmouth with William and Eleanor Noble. When the mines begin to dry up William is forced to look for work elsewhere and finds a place with the ship's crew on the SV Aakarmiah.
After the birth of their son Jack, William and Eleanor decide that life will be more stable if William gives up the sea and returns to his former trade of mining.
The family immigrate to South Australia where William finds work mining on the Yorke Peninsula.
This is where the film begins.
When Jack is two, Eleanor becomes pregnant with their second child but tragically, she dies of toxemia within hours of their daughter Skye being born. Although William is devastated, he has the children to think of, so he hires local woman Clementia to care for Jack and Skye and does his best to make a normal life for them.
When Jack is ten and Skye is eight, William decides to return to Falmouth. He wants the children to get to know their grandparents and their heritage. He also feels a need to return to the place where he and Eleanor were so happy. William, Jack and Skye board the SV Aakarmiah and sail for Falmouth.
During a violent storm in mountainous seas, the Aarkarmiah strikes a reef and sinks. As the only survivors, Jack and Skye are forced to fend for themselves. They are swept on to a small rocky island where they find shelter in a tiny cave.
From there, Jack and Skye descend into an unknown world where they find themselves guided by forces of light and hindered by relentless forces of darkness. Their subterranean adventure brings them to amazing places, past curious terrains and through unexpected climates. On their way, Jack and Skye encounter the lost City of Seludia where they meet with surprising events. Throughout their journey, Jack and Skye experience a new dimension of altered reality that they could never have dreamed of.
Finally their struggles bring them to the legendary City of Atlantis.