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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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The REAL Tasmanian Devils… 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
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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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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality
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92 min
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Trivia:
Premiered at the 2008 Tribecca Film Festival.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Alien (1979)See more »

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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The REAL Tasmanian Devils…, 11 April 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Dying Breed" is a largely derivative and predictable Aussie horror flick that nevertheless benefices from a handful of marvelous elements, like a fascinating historical plot outline (albeit not at all accurate), breathtaking filming locations & scenery and a few unyielding shock sequences. The pivot character in "Dying Breed", even though he only briefly appears during the opening sequence, is Alexander Pearce a.k.a. "The Pieman". He was a cannibalistic murderer of Irish descent who got exiled to Tasmania to pay for the crimes he committed. Back in the early eighteen hundreds, when the whole of Australia was still a British prison colony and Tasmania an island where the heaviest cases were shipped off to, Alexander "Pieman" Pearce was the only convict how managed to escape and flee into the impenetrable Tasmanian forests. Obviously this plot outline isn't entirely accurate, as the real Pieman was in fact the nickname of a completely different prisoner and the real Alexander Pearce died at the gallows in 1824, but hey, it's a horror movie so everything goes. After the introduction of Pearce and the Tasmanian region, the plot resumes in present day Tasmania with the arrival of four twenty-something adventurers. Nina is a zoologist and wishes to continue the research of her sister who died here eight years ago whilst looking for last remaining species of the Tasmanian Tiger. She and her friends quickly discover that her sister didn't just drown, but fell victim to the bewildered and horribly inbred descendants of Alexander Pearce. They have only one goal in their miserable existence and that is to keep the bloodline alive. At the festival where I watched this movie, "Dying Breed" was exaggeratedly promoted like an Aussie interpretation of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Hills Have Eyes". Perhaps this is a fairly apt comparison, but stating something like that inevitably raises high expectations that "Dying Breed" can't possible fill in. Director Jody Dwyer does a reasonably good job, but he/she (?) yet doesn't succeed in generating an atmosphere of despair and sheer terror. It also takes slightly too long before the suspense and nastiness truly breaks loose. The first half of the film is overly stuffed with typical inbred jokes and stereotypical tourist behavior. There are a handful of downright disgusting sequences, notably a gruesome bear trap death sequence and a few close ups of pick-axes-in-the-head moments, which will undoubtedly appeal to the bloodhounds among us. The nature and wildlife images are dreamy to stare at and the acting performances are surprisingly above average. One of the lead actors is Leigh Whannell who, along with James Wan, created the original concept of "Saw".

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