Dan Ewing, who played Heath Braxton on and off for a decade in Home and Away, turns action-hero in a new Aussie alien invasion flick

Ex-Home and Away star Dan Ewing battled plenty of baddies during his time as Summer Bay’s Heath Braxton. But now he’s taking on aliens in a big budget Australian action film, Occupation.

Dan stars as a depressed former football player, Matt in the film about the residents of a small Australian country town fighting for survival after an extraterrestrial invasion. The film has already been a hit Down Under and a sequel is now in the works, with hopes Occupation could become a film franchise.

“In terms of anything we’ve seen in Australia before, it definitely is a must-see action film.” Dan told The Morning Show.

Dan’s real-life girlfriend Katrina Risteska is also in the film’s cast as well as one-time Home and Away stars Stephany Jacobsen (Charlotte) and Rhiannon Fish (April).

While Hollywood already has another famous ex-Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth, Dan is happy focusing on his career in Australia. As well as Occupation, he has also shot another three films, sports comedy-drama Chasing Comets, horror-thriller Beast No More and the sci-fi flick, 1.

“It’s funny. You don’t need to be in Hollywood to star in great films,” continued Dan. “If you told me I would have four films released in 2018, I wouldn’t believe you. It’s insane. I have a beautiful 3-year-old boy and when you have a family, you raise them in Australia.

Occupation has been released in Australia and America with more international release dates to follow