Power Surge: According to Variety, after shooting hundreds of commercials around the world, Aussie director David Denneen is feeling a "Power Surge" as he embarks on his first pic.

Denneen has enlisted the help of two well-connected Hollywood friends, director Jesse Dylan and exec producer Dan Halsted, to make Power Surge, a thriller about a young couple on the run who seek refuge in a country estate, where they take an agoraphobic art dealer as their hostage.

Scripted by Aussie Dave Warner (Cut, Garage Days), pic is being part-funded by Form, the L.A.-based commercials firm owned by Dylan, which reps Denneen in the U.S.