Move over Mick Taylor: Australia has a new thing terrorising the local populace. Attendees of Oz Comic-Con and Supanova were treated to the big reveal of the creature in RED BILLABONG in June, and now the rest of the Australian public now get their first glimpse of the terrifying creature in the new trailer released today. The new Australian genre flick, from writer/director Luke Sparke, arrives in cinemas on 25 August 2016.
Starring Dan Ewing (Home and Away) and Tim Pocock (Dance Academy), RED BILLABONG is the first Australian film to feature a CGI character in a leading role. In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone, or something from their worst nightmares. But is it just a story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it real?
“I can’t recall a fully realized computer generated character as a ‘lead’ in an Australian film before. I don’t think it’s been attempted. Our VFX team will be working furiously all the way up to the cinema release. We also used so many practical effects, daring stunts and huge sets. There’s so much in the film that isn’t in the new trailer. There is still so much to reveal when you’re watching it!” says Sparke.
RED BILLABONG also stars Sophie Don, Jessica Green (Lightning Point), Ben Chisholm, John Reynolds, Emily Joy, James Straiton, Felix Williamson (Underbelly: Razor, The Great Gatsby) and Gregory Fryer (The Sapphires). The Queensland production company, SparkeFilms, has teamed up with distributor Pinnacle Films (Dallas Buyers Club, Predestination, Healing) and international sales agent, Arclight Films, who is handling sales on the project. Check out the trailer and poster below.