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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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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)

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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Trivia:
This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie.See more »
Soundtrack:
Alone AgainSee more »

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19 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Movie, 17 May 2009
Author: brian-2196 from United Kingdom

I Would have to disagree strongly with the previous lame comment. I watched this not expecting too much from it. The Fact is that the cast were superb, Especially The lead Teen Female. The dark sides of them all came through, all were messed up in an not obvious way. There was an underlying current which ran through the movie of teenage angst and sexuality. The serial killer role was played well also as you could feel he had gone through what they had as children. What this movie is, is a strong drama/thriller. Yes I would agree they don't do the obvious, but you could relate with the messed up teenage heads they did what they did and it is believable. Also a decent dark ending, instead of which could have so easily been an opt out happy one. The attention to detail in the movie was fantastic also. I very good solid 7 out of 10. A little slow at times, but lets a thinking person see where the characters are coming from.

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