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Frightfest 2017: Killing Ground Review: Dir. Damien Power

27 August 2017 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Killing Ground Review: A young couple’s relaxing camping trip is destroyed when they stumble across a terrible and dangerous secret. Killing Ground Review

Just when you think Australia couldn’t get any deadlier, Killing Ground arrives to give you nightmares. Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) decide to see in the new year by camping in secluded spot from Ian’s childhood. They arrive to find that they’re not as isolated as they thought however, as there’s already a tent pitched. Deciding to stay on regardless, they soon realise that something isn’t quite right with the other tent – their neighbours haven’t been seen and the place is a mess – then after a shocking discovery, they find themselves fighting for their lives.

Killing Ground is a truly impressive film. There’s not been an Australian debut this nasty and intense since Wolf Creek. Although the antagonists on display here, »

- Kat Hughes

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Killing Ground (2017)

20 July 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Starring Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane, Aaron Pedersen Directed by Damien Power I’ve seen thousands of horror movies. Many thousands. At least several hundred have covered the exact same ground as Killing Ground. To wit, a family of campers… Continue Reading →

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- Staci Layne Wilson

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Mystery Road – The Series: TV Spinoff to Star Judy Davis & Aaron Pedersen

18 July 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Mystery Road is coming to the small screen. Variety reports the Australian film is being adapted as a TV series starring Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis.The 2013 film stars Pedersen as Jay Swan, a detective who solves crimes in the Australian Outback. A sequel, called Goldstone, was released in 2016.Read More… »

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Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis to set off on 'Mystery Road' for the ABC

11 July 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan in 'Goldstone'..

Detective Jay Swan, the protagonist in Ivan Sen.s films Mystery Road and Goldstone, is headed to the small screen.

Aaron Pedersen will reprise the role in Mystery Road - The Series, alongside Judy Davis as a small town cop, for the ABC and international distributor All3Media International.

Directed by Rachel Perkins and produced by Bunya Productions. David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, the 6-part mystery/drama starts shooting in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia in late August..

The plot follows Swan as he investigates the disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Davis), his investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the whole community

It is a rare Australian screen role for Davis, who was last seen »

- Don Groves

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Killing Ground (2016) Movie Trailer: Sociopaths Hunt Family in Tense Horror Film

10 June 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Killing Ground Trailer Damien Power‘s Killing Ground (2016) movie trailer stars Stephen Hunter, Aaron Pedersen, Tiarnie Coupland, Harriet Dyer, and Maya Stange. Killing Ground‘s plot synopsis: “A couple’s romantic camping trip becomes a desperate fight for survival in this ultra-raw, unhinged kill ride. In need of a break from their life in [...]

Continue reading: Killing Ground (2016) Movie Trailer: Sociopaths Hunt Family in Tense Horror Film »

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Killing Ground | Check Out the Official Us Trailer!

9 June 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

On behalf of IFC Midnight, we are pleased to share the Official Us Trailer for the disturbing horror/thriller film Killing Ground. A brutal tale of survival that will have your heart racing, Killing Ground marks the debut feature of writer/director Damien Power and stars Australian actors Aaron Pedersen (ABC’s “Jack Irish”), Ian Meadows (Network Ten’s …

The post Killing Ground | Check Out the Official Us Trailer! first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »

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Alex Russell crime pic aims for late 2017 start, Stan's Rob Gibson to produce

1 March 2017 2:08 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Alex Russell is set to star in Sons of Salt, the story of an ex-con trying to get his life together who is reluctantly drawn into a dangerous world by his pro-surfer brother. ..

This is the first feature from Five Lip Films (formerly Rockpool Films), the young collective made up of Nida grads Russell, James Elliot, and Sarah-Jane McAllan, plus Ande Cunningham and David O.Donnell (Waapa).

The five are back and forth between La and Sydney, and the shingle doesn't have a premises..

Last year Cunningham directed short film Oranges Don.t Grow on Trees, featuring Russell and Sarah Snook..

This Friday, the outfit will premiere their latest project, Picture Wheel.—.a short written and directed by O'Donnell and starring Russell and James Hoare (the upcoming Picnic at Hanging Rock mini).—.at California's Cinequest Festival.

James Hoare (centre back) in 'Picture Wheel'.

O'Donnell also wrote the script for Sons of Salt, »

- Harry Windsor

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Alex Russell crime pic aims at late 2017 start, Stan's Rob Gibson to produce

1 March 2017 2:08 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Alex Russell is set to star in Sons of Salt, the story of an ex-con trying to get his life together who is reluctantly drawn into a dangerous world by his pro-surfer brother. ..

This is the first feature from Five Lip Films (formerly Rockpool Films), the young collective made up of Nida grads Russell, James Elliot, and Sarah-Jane McAllan, plus Ande Cunningham and David O.Donnell (Waapa).

The five are back and forth between La and Sydney, and the shingle doesn't have a premises..

Last year Cunningham directed short film Oranges Don.t Grow on Trees, featuring Russell and Sarah Snook..

This Friday, the outfit will premiere their latest project, Picture Wheel.—.a short written and directed by O'Donnell and starring Russell and James Hoare (the upcoming Picnic at Hanging Rock mini).—.at California's Cinequest Festival.

James Hoare (centre back) in 'Picture Wheel'.

O'Donnell also wrote the script for Sons of Salt, »

- Harry Windsor

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Berlin: Sellers Hit the Festival and Market With Mixed Expectations

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sellers are heading to Berlin with realistic expectations about the state of the marketplace and the hurdles facing them.

“Consistently delivering great movies has always been the challenge, but you need the rigor required for that even more so now,” says Sierra/Affinity CEO Nick Meyer, who’ll be repping the Wwi-era drama “The Promise,” starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, in Berlin. “The demand for excellence in filmmaking from independent distributors around the world is higher than ever.”

While Meyer is pragmatic about the global economy (“There are always going to be currency fluctuations and markets that are up and down — that’s the rule,” he says), others see a more ominous landscape.

“The fundamental issue right now is that every single territory in the world has problems that are very challenging, not just for the cinema market, but politically and economically,” says FilmNation Entertainment senior VP of international sales Tara Erer, »

- Gregg Goldstein

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Sundance: IFC Midnight buys 'Killing Ground'; FilmRise takes 'Dayveon'

25 January 2017 1:34 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Park City deals continued to roll in on Wednesday.

IFC Midnight has picked up Us rights from Films Distribution to Midnight selection Killing Ground.

Damien Power’s directorial debut follows a couple on a weekend getaway who discover an empty tent and a lone toddler.

Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer and Aaron Glenane star. Joe Weatherstone and Lisa Shaunessy produced.

Meanwhile FilmRise has picked up North American rights from Visit Films to Dayveon and plans a late spring theatrical release slated.

Arkansas-based filmmaker Amman Abbasi makes his feature directorial debut on the Next drama, which stars newcomer Devin Blackmon as a 13-year-old mourning the death of his older brother who falls in with a local gang.

Abbasi produced alongside Lachion Buckingham and Alexander Uhlmann. Executive producers are David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Brandon James, Lisa Muskat, James Schamus, Joe Pirro, Todd Remis, Isaiah Smallman, and Barlow Jacobs. »

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Sundance 2017: IFC Midnight to Pick Up North American Distribution Rights for Killing Ground

25 January 2017 1:24 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following its international premiere at Sundance, Damien Power’s Australian horror film Killing Ground is being picked up for North American distribution by IFC Midnight.

The news of the acquisition comes from TheWrap. It’s not yet known when IFC Midnight will release Killing Ground in North America, but we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers posted on further updates.

As part of our live coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson reviewed Killing Ground, calling it “a brutal game of survival.”

Written and directed by Damien Power, Killing Ground stars Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Maya Stange, and Aaron Glenane. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below, and in case you missed it, read Heather’s interview with Power, Stange, and Glenane.

Killing Ground synopsis: “Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping that nature will give them space for some quiet time together. »

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Killing Ground’ — Sundance 2017

25 January 2017 11:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to the thriller “Killing Ground,” which premiered last Friday in the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight section, The Wrap reports. 

Killing Ground’ Exclusive Trailer: A Young Couple’s Remote Weekend Getaway Turns Into a Waking Nightmare In New Sundance Film

The feature debut for writer-director Damien Power, “Killing Ground” follows a couple in Australia who go camping and find an abandoned SUV and a tent. When night falls and the owners of the SUV don’t return, the couple encounter a distressed toddler wandering alone on the campground.

Killing Ground” stars Ian Meadows and Harriet Dyer as the couple at the film’s center, and co-stars Aaron Pedersen and Aaron Glenane. The film was produced by Joe Weatherstone & Lisa Shaunessy.

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IFC Midnight is the genre arm of IFC Films. The company »

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IFC Midnight to Acquire Sundance Movie ‘The Killing Ground’ (Exclusive)

25 January 2017 11:24 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Sundance survival thriller film ‘The Killing Ground,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. “The Killing Ground” from first-time writer and director Damien Power is a taut thriller reminiscent of the ’70s survival thrillers such as “Deliverance” and “Straw Dogs” and more recent chillers “The Vanishing” and “Funny Games.” The film stars Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane. Also Read: Fox Searchlight Acquires Sundance Doc 'Step' The story takes place in Australia, Ian (Meadows) and Samantha (Dyer) head to a national park, hoping that nature will give them space for some quiet time together. »

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Sundance 2017 Interview: Writer / Director Damien Power and Co-Stars Aaron Glenane & Maya Stange Discuss Killing Ground

24 January 2017 10:53 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

I have a huge appreciation for Australian cinema, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down and speak with several folks involved with Killing Ground, the brutal survival horror film written and directed by Damien Power and starring Aaron Pedersen, Aaron Glenane, Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows, Maya Stange, Julian Garner, and Tiarnie Coupland.

Killing Ground premiered over the weekend at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and Daily Dead caught up with Power, Glenane, and Stange to talk about their experiences collaborating on the project, the importance of building trust on the set of the brutal thriller, and much more.

Look for more from the Sundance Film Festival all this week, right here on Daily Dead!

Great to speak with you today, guys. Damien, I’d love to start with you and hear about approach to this project and creating these villains, German (Pedersen) and Chook (Glenane), who you end up getting lost with, »

- Heather Wixson

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Sundance 2017 Review: Killing Ground Plays a Brutal Game of Survival

21 January 2017 6:32 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Writer/director Damien Power’s Killing Ground may tread some seemingly familiar territory in terms of its overall approach to survival horror—a young couple dealing with deadly backcountry predators on their idyllic getaway is certainly something fans have seen before. But make no mistake, what seems like a pretty standard set-up in Killing Ground evolves viciously into an unexpected game of cat and mouse, and Powers does a brilliant job of both embracing and deconstructing the genre tropes at play in his horrifically savage thriller.

At the start of Killing Ground, we meet young couple Ian (Ian Meadows) and Sam (Harriet Dyer), who are heading out to an Australian campground in the bushland to celebrate their New Year’s holiday and find some time for a little romance. When they arrive, they notice another campsite in the area, but decide to go on about their business, independently celebrating the arrival of a new year. »

- Heather Wixson

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Sundance 2017: Campers Encounter Human Horrors in the Wilderness in New Killing Ground Trailer

20 January 2017 8:15 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When you go camping, you face the best and the worst that Mother Nature has to offer, but you might not expect to come across horrors of the human variety, as a pair of unlucky vacationers do in the trailer for Killing Ground, released ahead of the film’s screening this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: “Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping that nature will give them space for some quiet time together. They arrive at an isolated campsite to find an SUV and a tent – no sign of the occupants. As night falls and the campers fail to return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy. The discovery of a distressed child wandering in the woods unleashes a terrifying chain of events that test the young couple to breaking point.”

Written and directed by Damien Power, Killing Ground stars Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Killing Ground’ Exclusive Trailer: A Young Couple’s Remote Weekend Getaway Turns Into a Waking Nightmare In New Sundance Film

18 January 2017 4:20 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival features films that don’t neatly fit into certain genres and seek to unsettle or frighten festival audiences. One of the films that will premiere in this section is the new thriller “Killing Ground,” about a young couple’s nightmarish weekend getaway. When Ian (Ian Meadows) and Sam (Harriet Dyer) arrive at an isolated campsite, they figured they would escape urban living for a while, but instead, they find an abandoned SUV and a tent. As night falls and the other campers don’t return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy, only to discover a distressed toddler wandering alone on the campground. The film also co-stars Aaron Pedersen (“Water Rats”) and Aaron Glenane (“Truth”). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

The film is written and directed by Damien Power. He »

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