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Random: It's a Small Town Thing (2014)

A single night in a small country town leads unexpected results as four random strangers - a graffiti artist, a girl longing for adventure, a wanna-be protector and a vengeful father - are united by pure coincidence






Cast overview:
Jax / Mr. Tick Tock / Arial / Mr. God
Sarah Newland ...
John Murray ...
Andrew R. Kelly ...
River Killer
Dale Smith ...
Dead man
Giorgia Sala ...
River Killer's daughter


Over the course of one night, a disgraced graffiti artist, a fearful girl frustrated with the town she lives with, a self-proclaimed town saviour and a grieving father looking for vengeance are each united as a result of random occurrences. Written by Random Pictures

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There's nowhere to hide, especially in the middle of nowhere.


Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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2 October 2014 (Australia)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During post-production, this film and The Waiting Game (2014) suffered a major scare when Timothy David Mitchell's hard drive containing the footage of both films became damaged, resulting in the loss of all footage. Mitchell gave his hard drive to a friend who had been recovering data from other damage hard drives for people at the student hostel were Mitchell was living at during this time. A large quantity of the footage was retrieved, with only a few files permanently lost. Sequences that required lost footage were replaced with pre-exported draft versions. See more »


[first lines]
Jax: Life must be allowed to surprise you. If you deny it that opportunity, it will impose upon you a burden of numbness. Randomness held no sway over me no more, but I wanted desperately to feel its sweet thing again, to feel all the hormone responses of some unexpected something. I wanted it too much. I would have to be content with expecting the unexpected; at least then if it didn't happen, it would still have the potential take me by surprise. But truly random it could never be. My...
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Crazy Credits

The film begins without company logos. Instead, a modified and modernised version of the SMPTE Universal Leader and countdown is used, with all information filled in specific areas as though it were written onto the film by hand. The filled in information reads: SUBJECT: Feature film LENGTH: 6564.1 ft (2000.8 m) ROLL: 1 REEL No: 1 COLOUR: Techno ASPECT: 2.40:1 TYPE OF: Anamorphic REEL No. 1 PROD No. 0001 PLAY DATE: 08/06/13 PICTURE: Random (It's a small town thing) Company: Random Pictures Australia Series: - On the 16 Sound Start graphic, a crackling noise starts, only to be stopped by the short bleep on the count of 2. There are also film cue marks throughout the film which are accompanied by a small bleep. See more »

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