David Hirschfelder (Shine, Elizabeth, Australia, The Railway Man, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Sanctum) has composed the original music for the upcoming Australian sci-fi thriller Ascendant. The film is directed by Anthony Furlong and stars Charlotte Best, Jonny Pasvolsky, Alex Menglet, Susan Prior, Justin Stewart Cotta and Tahlia Sturzaker. The movie centers on a woman who gets kidnapped and held hostage in a high-speed elevator in a 120-floor building in Shanghai, where she begins to realize she has incredible powers within, kept secret to protect her and her family. Furlong also co-wrote the screenplay with Kieron Holland and is producing the project with James M. Vernon & Kristy Vernon (Gabriel) and Drew Bailey (Standing Up for Sunny). Hirschfelder has previously scored the Vernon-produced features In Like Flynn and John Doe: Vigilante. Ascendant will be released in Australian theaters on April 8, 2021.