100 Bloody Acres begins production with Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson

16 January, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Horror feature 100 Bloody Acres has begun production in Adelaide.

Actor Damon Herriman (Love My Way, Offspring) leads the cast, which also includes Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are, Spirited), Anna McGahan (Underbelly 4: Razor, Spirited), Oliver Ackland (The Proposition, The Slap), and Jamie Kristian (Underbelly 4: Razor, Rescue Special Ops). Guest appearances include John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page (Last Ride), Paul Blackwell (Red Dog) and Reg the dog (Dr Plonk).


100 Bloody Acres is the debut feature from brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won several awards for their short 2009 film Celestial Avenue. The feature screenplay, which follows two brothers and their struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business, won first place in the horror section of the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition.

The film is produced by Cyan Films' Julie Ryan (Red Dog, Ten Canoes) and Kate Croser (Danger 5, My Tehran for Sale) and executive produced by Jonathan Page (Mary & Max) and Bryce Menzies (The Loved Ones).

Cinematographer John Brawley (Tangle, Offspring) is shooting the film on the ARRI ALEXA while Tony Cronin (Swerve, Coffin Rock) is undertaking production design duties. Wicked of Oz Studios' Justin Dix (Crawlspace) is overseeing SFX/prosthetics.

The film's investors include Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria and the MIFF Premiere Fund. Local distributio nis being handled by Hopscotch Films (international sales are being handled by The Works International) and the film will premiere at the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival.

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