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Director:
Writers:
Shane Krause (written by) &
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Release Date:
25 March 2009 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Innovative and artistic, yet too cluttered and hard to follow. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joel Edgerton ... Ian Wright

Michael Dorman ... Gary Parker

Sebastian Gregory ... Mark

Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Chasely (as Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)
Joshua Payne ... James

Belinda McClory ... Kay Wright
Holly Baldwin ... Tanya Lee
Anthony Phelan ... Tanya Lee's Dad

Bella Heathcote ... Petra
Sue Dwyer ... Ma Parker
Todd Levi ... Detective 1
Danny Baldwin ... Detective 2
Harley Bennick ... Young James
Ryan Sheldrake ... Young Mark
Leigh Prewecki ... Kay and Ian's Baby
Jessie Hazell ... Kay and Ian's Baby (photo)
Izumi Pennicott ... Female Dead Body
Rocco Joyce ... School Bully
Veronica Gregory ... Girl in Street
Kransky ... Dog in Street
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey ... Gary Parker's Dog
Chris Schmuttermaier ... Bus Passenger

Samuel Nolan ... High School Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jon Hewitt 
 
Writing credits
Shane Krause (written by) (as S.P. Krause) &
Shayne Armstrong (written by) (as Shayne Armstrong) and
Jon Hewitt (written by)

James M. Vernon  additional writing (as James Michael Vernon)

Produced by
Grant Bradley .... executive producer
Pam Collis .... associate producer
Ian Gibbins .... executive producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Richard Stewart .... producer
Penny Wall .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Franzke 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Pugh 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Martin 
 
Casting by
Faith Martin 
 
Production Design by
Michelle Sotheren 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Cox 
 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Loh 
 
Makeup Department
Veronique Keys .... key hair designer
Veronique Keys .... key makeup designer
Veronique Keys .... special makeup effects artist
Antony McMullen .... prosthetic corpse designer
 
Production Management
Pam Collis .... line production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Rowling .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Izumi Pennicott .... buyer/set decoration
Brandon Specht .... buyer/set dresser
Katrina Sweetman .... art department coordinator
David Valencia .... art assistant
 
Sound Department
Daryl Aberhart .... sound effects editor
Kearon de Clouet .... dialogue editor
Kearon de Clouet .... sound mixer
Kearon de Clouet .... supervising sound editor
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Sam Hayward .... sound effects editor
Martin Oswin .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Rigby .... sound effects editor
Bill Rigby .... surround atmos recordist
Robert Sullivan .... sound mixer
David White .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Nicole La Praik .... special effects assistant
Jim Leng .... special effects technician
Greg Oliver .... special effects technician
Julian Summers .... armourer
Julian Summers .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... film recording technician
James Johnston .... compositor
Zenon Kohler .... titles designer
Phillip Radford .... compositor
Steve Tedman .... compositor
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Bradd Buckley .... stunt performer
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Magrath .... second assistant camera
Dominik Muench .... camera trainee
Tony O'Loughlan .... director of photography: second unit
Darryl Young .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Shaw .... colorist
 
Music Department
Bree Nevin .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Ross Barclay .... data handling
Charles Boyle .... location manager
Pru Donovan .... financial controller
Shane Krause .... development executive
Lachlan Madsen .... development executive
Ahmed Salama .... website developer
 

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91 min
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ending Of An EraSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Innovative and artistic, yet too cluttered and hard to follow., 12 November 2012
Author: Nitzan Havoc from Israel

As always, a review by a horror films freak, not a professional critic nor even a cinema student.

For starters - allow me to admit that, having watched the film from beginning to end with no pauses, as the credits rolled I was left completely bewildered. As the twists occurred, I was able to realize I was in fact witnessing a twist, but not thoroughly comprehend what the twist was or what made it a twist.

As always, I came here to IMDb as soon the film had ended, and was much relieved to find out I wasn't the only one with more questions than answers... It was as if James's shirt slogan ("question everything answer nothing") was meant for this film. So after doing a little reading I was able to fully understand the plot, the twists and how they came together. All in all I'd have to say that the story was quite good and that the "bully" and "serial killer" genre clichés were collaborated in quite an original and artistic way (if somewhat unnecessary). However, the fact that I and many others found it so hard to follow and understand (whether due to poor storytelling or the extremely confusing shooting and cinematography) is a shortcoming in my book. Although I did find the cinematography, as well as the use of sound during the flashbacks, to be innovating and impressive. Some of you might find it tacky though.

Finally, I really loved the soundtrack, definitely going to look it up! So in conclusion - while this film could have been better, if you manage to look closely and carefully follow every scene you'll probably enjoy it. Won't be easy though!

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