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Black Water -- Inspired by frightening true events, three friends must fight for their lives against a man-eating crocodile when they become trapped in a remote Australian mangrove swamp.
Black Water -- A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia


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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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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 designer
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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Predator" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated R for terror/violence and language
90 min

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The film used very little CGI. The crocodile was real and practical effects were used.See more »
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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57 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Best croc film so far, 20 October 2007
Author: atticus_noiro from Australia

BLACK WATER is a thriller that manages to completely transcend it's limitations (it's an indie flick) by continually subverting expectations to emerge as an intense experience.

In the tradition of all good animal centered thrillers ie Jaws, The Edge, the original Cat People, the directors know that restraint and what isn't shown are the best ways to pack a punch. The performances are real and gripping, the crocdodile is extremely well done, indeed if the Black Water website is to be believed that's because they used real crocs and the swamp location is fabulous.

If you are after a B-grade gore fest croc romp forget Black Water but if you want a clever, suspenseful ride that will have you fearing the water and wondering what the hell would I do if i was up that tree then it's a must see.

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