A role in Wolf Creek (2005) followed, in a pool party scene.Palmer starred in the psychological thriller Restraint, with English actor Stephen Moyer and Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel.How did it end up at producer/distributor Relativity Media?A: “Well, it’s not gonna get dated because it already takes place in the ‘80s! Ryan Kavanaugh, who owns Relativity, is three years older than me. It’s fun and hilarious.’ He gave us more money to put stuff back in that we had been forced to take out.” Q: For your first-ever producing effort, why choose this?Palmer described her character, Vanessa, as "the bitchy schoolgirl".Palmer relocated from Semaphore Beach in Adelaide to Los Angeles in May 2007 to further her career, and began auditioning for films.A: “I used to think I was working hard on a movie set. And when you learn the realities of how hard everyone’s working to make these movies come together, it makes me more thankful for the ones I’m not producing.” Q: Are you still in touch with your “That 70s Show” cast? That specific time period was hard at the beginning because we were learning how to act and working hard to make a hit show. Now, Mila (Kunis) is having a great year with ‘Black Swan’ and Ashton (Kutcher) just had ‘No Strings Attached’ come out with Natalie Portman.
Palmer thought that she would work in an animal rescue service, and eventually open her own animal welfare agency.
Shot on location around New South Wales in mid-2005, the film was written by Dave Warner and directed by David Denneen.
She then starred in December Boys, a coming-of-age film set in the 1960s, based on a novel by Michael Noonan.
premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard selection.
The film received a standing ovation, a turning point for Palmer, giving her confidence in acting as a career.