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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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Plot:
A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A genuinely suspenseful film See more (88 total) »

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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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A genuinely suspenseful film, 6 March 2009
Author: LoneWolfAndCub from Australia

Black Water, co-directed and written by David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki, is very simple in its execution yet effective. The film is a low-budget Australian movie that will unfortunately not get the recognition it deserves because as far as creature features go, this is one of the best out there. The setup is rather basic; Grace, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee are touring some mangroves in the Northern Territory when a saltwater crocodile flips their boat and leaves them stranded in the trees. The whole movie is about their survival while the crocodile is lurking below waiting to strike.Unlike Greg McLean's Rogue (another killer croc movie released earlier in 2007), Black Water is not about the audience having fun guessing who's gonna be eaten next, it is about hoping and praying that the three people will get out safely.

The three unknown actors do a great job with pretty demanding roles, considering it was filmed on location with a real crocodile instead of CGI. The characters act realistically in the situation and the dialogue seems natural and not forced. Suspense is built up throughout the entire film, we do not see a lot of the creature but just knowing it is near is terrifying enough. This is edge-of-your seat stuff and highly recommended if you enjoy original and (most importantly) scary horror films.

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