Paul China makes his directorial debut with the harsh Australian thriller Crawl, and with Epic Pictures Group acquiring foreign sales rights, the film is now getting set to play at Cannes. The trailer was released some months ago, and for some bizarre reason here at HCF we missed it, so I am very very pleased to share it with you today.
The trailer is a hypnotic blend of vicious imagery, upsetting scenes and a truly wonderful collection of sounds which build to create a tune. It is great stuff, and with the film already winning awards for Best Director, Actress and Cinematographer at Screamfest LA, I have very high hopes for this!
Paul China both writes and directs, and his brother Benjamin produces. Renowned cinematographer Brian Breheny (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Hard Word) is onboard and was responsible for one of its awards at Screamfest. The cast includes the gorgeous Georgina Haig along with Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon, William Garvey, Penny Anne Hoffmann, Paul Holmes, Baz McAlister and Catherine Miller.
“‘Crawl’ is a character-driven thriller set in an unknown, rural town. A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax.”
By Matt Wavish