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Black Water -- A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

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Writers:
Andrew Traucki (written by)
David Nerlich (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »
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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
David Nerlich 
Andrew Traucki 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Traucki (written by) &
David Nerlich (written by)

Produced by
Paul Cowan .... co-producer
Michelle Harrison .... executive producer
Germaine McCormack-Kos .... executive producer
David Nerlich .... producer
Paul Ranford .... line producer
Michael Robertson .... producer
Gary Rogers .... executive producer
Andrew Traucki .... producer
Chris Wheeldon .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Rafael May 
 
Cinematography by
John Biggins 
 
Film Editing by
Rodrigo Balart 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Crothers 
 
Costume Design by
Justine Seymour 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Biggs .... hair stylist
Paul Katte .... special makeup effects
Nick Nicolaou .... special makeup effects
Sheldon Wade .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Astridge .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Johnson .... art department assistant
Simon Way .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Shanti Burn .... boom operator
David Glasser .... sound recordist
Andrew Neil .... sound effects editor
Michael Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Thompson .... sound supervisor
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Lloyd Finnemore .... special effects consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... film recording technician
Nick Booth .... film recording supervisor
Peter Jeffs .... compositor
David Nerlich .... visual effects creator
Stephen Roucher .... film recording technician
Andrew Traucki .... visual effects producer
Pete Williams .... film recording manager
 
Stunts
Harry Dakanalis .... stunt coordinator
Anthony Molinari .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simeon Bryan .... camera operator
Steven Schofield .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Sophie Dick .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Edward Barker .... composer: additional music (UK trailer segment)
 
Transportation Department
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
 
Other crew
Mike Cowap .... project manager: Australian Film Commission
Ingrid Kleinig .... assistant safety
 

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Also Known As:
"Predator" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for terror/violence and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Trivia:
One of two Australian crocodile movies made and released in 2007. The other picture was Rogue (2007).See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: Later in the film, when there are two characters sitting in a tree, you can clearly see a crew member's arm in the bottom right of the picture.See more »
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72 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Simple but effective, 29 August 2007
Author: Shudder1 from United Kingdom

While many people found this film simply too slow and simplistic I really connected with it. There is no plot as such, rather the film takes the form of a human survival story about three people trapped up a tree with a man eating crocodile lurking somewhere in the water beneath them.

Personally, I thought the acting was mostly very good, despite the roles being quite demanding at times, and I felt a sense of warmth for the characters. The situation they were in was quite terrifying and I really felt nervous for them. I found the whole film quite nerve wracking because of the sheer helplessness of their situation and the constant threat to their survival.

The crocodile effects were handled surprisingly well for such a low budget film, and believe me, I have seen my fair share of dodgy croc movies. The creature moved well and had real menace and, although the audience I was with didn't seem too keen on the film as a whole, they still jumped and gasped whenever the crocodile appeared.

Script-wise, I would have made a few changes, particularly towards the end, but this was not a major problem. For fans of slow-burning survival horror set within the realms of reality this will be an engaging film but unfortunately I think for many audiences seeking a thrill ride and higher production values from their cinema experience the point will simply be missed.

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