For many years British television has been dominated by Australian soaps but around 6,7 years ago things started to change now the 2 longest running shows have emerged on a new channel, the country’s film industry has taken a drastic turn upwards. The 2010/11 unexpected hit took Hollywood and the world by surprise scooping up a few awards as well as several Oscar nominations but now its the turn of another possible Aussie hit SNOWTOWN.
Revolver Entertainment have sent us this fantastic new UK trailer a film that tells the true story of Australia’s infamous serial killer John Bunting, and brings a superb new talent to our screens in Lucas Pittaway. Directed by Justin Kurzel, the film won the Audience Award at the Adelaide Film Festival and will screen here next week at the London Film Festival.
Snowtown will be released theatrically in UK&Ireland next month from November 18th and stars Daniel Henshall, Bob Adriaens, and Louise Harris.
Sixteen-year-old Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him in Adelaide’s disenfranchised northern suburbs, and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie’s family, he moves from the role of Jamie’s protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice.
Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John’s traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations.When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer.
A nail-biting, highly acclaimed thriller, Snowtown marks the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent.