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Release Date:
15 November 2007 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
Far from Grace See more »
Plot:
GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Screen Australia backs Armfield, Davis
 (From ScreenDaily. 28 March 2014, 1:14 AM, PDT)

Screen Australia backs Armfield, Davis, Abbess
 (From ScreenDaily. 28 March 2014, 1:14 AM, PDT)

Shane Abbess' Infini Starts Shooting!
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Don't judge the film too quickly See more (103 total) »

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Directed by
Shane Abbess 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shane Abbess 
Matt Hylton Todd 

Produced by
Shane Abbess .... producer
Anna Cridland .... producer (as Anna Katharina Cridland)
Wayne Duband .... executive producer
Matthew Graham .... post-production producer
Matt Hylton Todd .... associate producer
James M. Vernon .... executive producer (as James Michael Vernon)
Kristy Vernon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Cachia 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Holland 
 
Film Editing by
Adrian Rostirolla 
 
Casting by
Faith Martin 
 
Production Design by
Victor Lam 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Bocxe 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Walpole 
 
Makeup Department
Simona Kubingerova .... makeup artist
Dakota Matich .... hair designer
Dakota Matich .... makeup designer
Anna Taylor .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denai Gracie .... production manager
Claire Jackson .... unit manager
Angela Parker .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Xander Collier .... first assistant director
Michael Horvath .... first assistant director: pick-ups
Bob Howard .... first assistant director
Chris Schwager .... first assistant director
David Sharpe .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Allan Chesher .... assistant art director
Katherine Giovenali .... art department coordinator
Matt Valent .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Adrian Bilinsky .... dialogue editor
Rainier Davenport .... sound recordist
Tim Dennis .... location sound
John Dennison .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dennison .... sound supervisor
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Dan Johnston .... additional sound editor
Dan Johnston .... foley editor
Sean O'Reilly .... sound
Sean O'Reilly .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Johan Earl .... armourer
Johan Earl .... pyrotechnician
Matt Valent .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Anderson .... visual effects supervisor
Felix Crawshaw .... visual effects producer
Michael Crippin .... visual effects
Scott Geersen .... visual effects
Deborah Gillham .... digital artist
Matthew Graham .... visual effects producer
Robert Grbevski .... visual effects artist
Adam S. Jones .... digital compositor (as Adam Jones)
Steve Lane .... digital compositor
Demis Lyall-Wilson .... digital compositor
Christian Poullay .... previsualisation artist
Pete Reynolds .... senior visual effects artist
Andrew Smith .... previsualisation artist
Jessica Clare Smith .... junior compositor
Jonathan Taranto .... matte painter
Tylney Taylor .... visual effects: opening sequence
Mark van den Bergen .... digital compositor
Mark Woszczalski .... digital compositor
Matthew Wynne .... compositor
Koji Yamaguchi .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Juan Bofill .... stunt coordinator (as Juan C. Bofill)
Michael Byrne .... stunt performer
Stephen Dunlevy .... stunt performer
Kyle Rowling .... fight director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Bishop .... key grip
Rupert Brown .... camera operator
Gillian Huxley .... gaffer
Andrew Johnson .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Johnson .... camera operator
Stephen Johnson .... steadicam operator
Paul Johnstone .... gaffer
Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson .... first assistant camera (as Rodrigo Vidal Dawson)
 
Editorial Department
Enzo Tedeschi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bryce Jacobs .... composer: additional music
Bryce Jacobs .... conductor
Bryce Jacobs .... musician
Bryce Jacobs .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
John Duong .... script supervisor
Luke Polti .... prosthetic effects creator
Kim Ramsay .... continuity
 
Thanks
James Caitlin .... thanks
Jules O'Loughlin .... special thanks
 

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114 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
Produced on the minuscule budget of $150,000, tiny even by Australian standards. This was achieved by everyone in the production working on deferred payment.See more »
Quotes:
Gabriel:This is a place, where even angels fear to tread.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gabriel: Behind the Madness (2008) (V)See more »

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96 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
Don't judge the film too quickly, 18 November 2007
Author: arwen-g from Australia

I had my doubts about this film when I first saw the trailer - to me it looked like a ripoff of the Nightwatch premise. However, when I saw it I learned that the story itself was very different. Oh sure, it has a Jesus-like story arc much like the Matrix and a good vs bad that pretty much every fantasy film has.

What I liked about this one was that the story didn't follow the usual formulaic storyline that you can almost time down to the minute. At first I wasn't sure where the story was headed, but as it unfolded I became drawn into it. I enjoyed the story, and it's exploration of the concept of freedom. I found it to be a story of great substance, and bears watching a second time in order to fully appreciate it, much like films such as Donnie Darko.

I liked that the cast was filled with people I didn't know, it gave it a freshness and allowed one to view it without the context of the actors cluttering the story. I liked the gritty visuals and sound - it pulled this off without the need to provide motion-sick tablets with your ticket, unlike movies like the Bourne Ultimatum which took wobbly camera shots a bit too far. It is a look typical of many Australian films, such as Wolf Creek, but the comic-book look of the film gives it a sense of fantasy which suits the story perfectly.

One thing I particularly liked was the way the fight scenes were realised - a fresh approach to supernatural battles which, I think, works well.

I found the effects a little over-done at times, and some of the visuals could have used a bit more polish, but considering the film's budget (or lack thereof), I think it's very impressive.

Sure, it's no Hollywood blockbuster, but that's kind of the point.

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