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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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tense ultra-realism 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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The film used very little CGI. The crocodile was real and practical effects were used.See more »
Goofs:
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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References Alien (1979)See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
tense ultra-realism, 23 March 2008
Author: benmcfee from Canada

I've read many unflattering comments regarding this film, and the only things I have seen that they all have in common are: "boring" and "unrealistic".

First of all, they used real bloody crocodiles! How much more real can you get? No CGI, no animatronics, no miniatures. Just a croc and a piece of meat.

There is, however, no question that this film gets off to a slow start. Character development, what little they had, plodded at best, and I think this is primarily where this film is lacking.

However, when the film gets going, the action picks up dramatically. I don't mean to say that this is action packed. If you're looking for a Michael Bay gorefest, you'll be sadly disappointed. If anything, there are more moments where the croc can't be seen at all, and the people are just waiting. We know, though, that there won't be any relief. The croc is just biding its time. This had a similar eerie feel to other films that set to achieve terror through inaction. Open Water, another film that has been criticized by some viewers as being "boring," certainly comes to mind. Personally, I think that viewers who find themselves incapable of feeling the suspense have had their attention spans surgically removed at birth, but that's just me.

Finally the characters, though rather undeveloped, feel real and the situation is such that it really could happen to anyone in the right circumstances. Furthermore, the deaths are completely real, and at times, it's a little tough to watch.

All in all, this one's a winner.

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