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Dying Breed -- Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824.

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Director:
Writers:
Michael Boughen (screenplay)
Rod Morris (writer)
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Release Date:
6 November 2008 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Great new Ozploitation See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Nathan Phillips ... Jack

Leigh Whannell ... Matt
Bille Brown ... Harvey / Rowan

Mirrah Foulkes ... Nina
Melanie Vallejo ... Rebecca
Ken Radley ... Liam
Elaine Hudson ... Ethel
Sheridan Harvey ... Katie
Peter Docker ... Alexander Pierce
Boris Brkic ... Sgt. Symons
Phillip McInnes ... Guard #1
Ian 'Paddy' McIvor ... Guard #2 (as Paddy McIvor)
James Portanier ... Guard #3

Sally McDonald ... Ruth
Peter Finlay ... Hunter #1
Christopher Stevenson ... Hunter #2
Ian Scott ... University Professor

Des Fleming ... Colleague #1

Michelle Jones ... Colleague #2
Pamela Achesonharding ... Woman in Window

Brendan Donoghue ... Gareth
Reg Evans ... Alfred
Dylan Lloyd ... Troopers Drinker #1
Tim Harris ... Troopers Drinker #2
Andy Poulter ... Troopers Drinker #3
Greg Parker ... Older Policeman
Tim Stitz ... Younger Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Haar ... Mechanic

Directed by
Jody Dwyer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Boughen  screenplay
Jody Dwyer  screenplay
Rod Morris  writer

Produced by
Michael Boughen .... producer
Christopher Mapp .... executive producer
Rod Morris .... producer
Matthew Street .... executive producer
David Whealy .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nerida Tyson-Chew 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Hall 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Perry 
 
Casting by
Anousha Zarkesh 
 
Production Design by
David McKay 
 
Art Direction by
Janie Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Katie Graham 
 
Makeup Department
Nick Kocsis .... assistant makeup effects technician
Paul Pattison .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Kate Cooper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julian Duggan .... third assistant director
Rod Morris .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Anna McEwan .... set dresser
Ben Walker .... standby props
 
Sound Department
Emma Bortignon .... sound designer
Mark Cornish .... sound recordist
Brendan Croxon .... adr recordist
Brendan Croxon .... foley recordist
Doron Kipen .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris O'Shea .... boom operator
Jed Palmer .... sound effects editor
Livia Ruzic .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Justin Dix .... special effects makeup supervisor
Charlene Hyde .... additional special effects assistant
Troy McManus .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Julia Egerton .... digital compositor: Iloura
Alan Fairlie .... digital compositor: Iloura
Soren Jensen .... visual effects supervisor
Thomas Kayser .... matte painter
Ineke Majoor .... visual effects producer: Iloura
Brett Morris .... visual effects
Matthew Pascuzzi .... digital compositor
Bertrand Polivka .... digital compositor
Eric Schaechter .... compositor
Peter Webb .... digital compositor: Iloura
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Riko Shai .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Arrowsmith .... key grip
Steven Bailey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Laurie Fish .... gaffer
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Louis Puli .... camera operator
Kevin Scott .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Adam Signorelli .... camera attachment
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Milne .... costume supervisor
Barbara Pinn .... key costumer
Polly Smyth .... costume assistant
Polly Smyth .... second stand-by costume
 
Editorial Department
Rachel McKellar-Harding .... digital intermediate producer
Brett Morris .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Chew .... music recording engineer
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concertmaster
Michael Morgan .... music recorded and mixed by
Nerida Tyson-Chew .... conductor
Nerida Tyson-Chew .... music producer
Nerida Tyson-Chew .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Daniel Bavell .... title designer
Daniel Bavell .... title designer: opening sequence
Kira Bohn .... script supervisor
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Gemma Crofts .... production assistant
John Fox .... armorer
Manisha Goyal .... legal and business affairs
Samantha Hately .... publicist
Hamish MacLeod .... unit assistant
Jessica Mitchell .... production secretary
Nicola Moore .... assistant to producer
Penny Murden .... assistant to producer
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager
Jill Ryan .... post production accountant
John Sandow .... production coordinator
Trudy Talbot .... production accountant
Vanessa Younger .... assistant production coordinator
 
Thanks
Tim O'Connell .... thanks
 

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Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
92 min
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Trivia:
During the first seconds of the end credits just 1 or 2 frames show what Pieman's Pie really is made of.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: While leaving the Water Rat Hotel at the start of the movie, a tram can be seen in the background and then disappears as the scene has been cut. Also this is supposed to be in Tasmania, they do not have Trams, this would of been filmed in Melbourne.See more »
Quotes:
Matt:[sees Jack cut the yellow ute's front right tyre] what does that achieve?
Jack:Nothing, but i feel better eh? Come on, let's have a beer.
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FAQ

Who was the weird looking old guy at the end? Was he Alexander Pearce (the Pieman)?
What is the link between the townsfolk and the Tasmanian Tiger?
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Great new Ozploitation, 6 December 2008
Author: Richardm777 from Australia

Just saw Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed. What an excellent Australian Horror flick it is! It could well be one of my favourite Australian Films of the year.

Four young cryptozoologists go to check out Western Tasmania in search of ye ol' Tasmanian Tiger. Little do they know they are stumbling upon the ancestors of Alexander Pearce, the famous Australian ex-convict, bush ranger and sometime cannibal known as the 'Pieman'. Suffice to say fine dining is loosed on the Pieman River as a group of Deliverance style in bred Tassie freaks hunt down our hapless Tiger hunters. Dying Breed is well cast with Leigh Whannell (Saw) giving us a great version of the metro-sexual out of his league in the wilds of Western Tasmania and Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as a roustabout larrikin hunter. Whannel is an excellent leading man and should branch out from horror and do other serious work. The two girls Sally MacDonald and Melanie Vallejo are good too. Especially the later, when she is strung up and dismembered Cannibal Holocaust style out the back of the Pieman's shed. I'm sure Leigh Whannell must have been showing the director Cannibal Holocaust, as this scene certainly bears the imprint of that classic film and the Dying Breed scene is very well done in its brutality. The film has various very effective set pieces in a cave, at night in the bush, out the back of the killer's shed, on a bridge at dawn, etc. All shot effectively and scored very nicely. The ominous Tasmanian landscape evokes a darkness akin to what DH Lawrence said about the great primordial emptiness of the Australian bush. The film should travel well as the Aussie accents aren't too harsh, and one is a Irish accent. The family of inbred freaks are memorable and varied in their motivations and actions.

Dying Breed is a great edgy genre piece that is one of the first to appear in the new wave of horror cannibal films, so its ahead of the game world wide, also. I would have to rate it right up there with Rogue from last year and Acolytes, Horseman and Rats and Cats.

Why did they not enter it in MUFF? It would have won some awards! Check out the posters. I like the stylish one, while the second one with a gory pie will entice the teen market.

Stylish new Ozploitation is on display, that gives hope to the future of the Australian Film Industry!

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