Prey That You Make It

New Australian film Prey to premiere in May.

096e45e4c400335963cc.jpg

Rogue Traders singer, former Neighbours star and So You Think You Can Dance host Natalie Bassingthwaighte has made the jump to cinema in the new film Prey. The Australian production will have its premiere in exclusive invitation only events in Melbourne and Sydney this coming May.

The film tells the story of six friends who venture into the outback on a 4WD tour and end up in a sacred Aboriginal site. Unwittingly they revive a 5000 year old curse which turns their holiday into a violent nightmare.

Prey will have a limited release in Australia before releasing on DVD, followed by a selected cinema release in the U.S.

Alongside Natalie Bassingthwaite, the film stars Jesse Johnson (Nash Bridges), Christian Clark, Natalie Walker, Ben Kermode and Kristen Sargent. It was filmed on location in Victoria and central Australia.

"I really enjoyed the opportunity and challenges of making my first film; I can't wait to see it on the big screen. Prey is targeted towards teenagers but it easily appeals to anyone who enjoys thrillers. This was my first film, so as an actor you tend to pocket your own instincts and rely more on the advice and vision of the filmmaker. Making Prey was a great experience and I hope it's well-received," says Bassingthwaighte.

“This was my first film, so as an actor you tend to pocket your own instincts and rely more on the advice and vision of the filmmaker.” – Natalie Bassingthwaite

Prey is based on real life unsolved events, following in the footsteps of other outback thriller/ horrors such as Wolf Creek and Dying Breed. Producers Bobby Galinski and Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman are excited about the film's prospects both here and overseas.

"Elizabeth and I are rapt Prey has found a good home in Australia and the US. We expect Prey will have a successful life through all mediums. It's been a four-year journey from script to screen. Audiences here will not have seen anything that looks or sounds like Prey and we're hoping they take to it...or else...!" says Galinsky.

Visit http://www.damagereleasing.com/prey/ for more information about the film.

comments powered by Disqus
follow us on twitter
like us on facebook

latest issue

Filmink latest issue

latest features

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

FilmInk speaks to director Russell Kilbey about saddling up to shoot ‘The Man From Cox River’, which relays the story of a local horseman’s attempts to save a herd of wild brumbies.

Planet of Sound

The world leaders in sound, Dolby, have launched a new format, which may just be the new standard for filmmakers and audiences.

Internet Baby

Co-writer, director and producer, Lesley Hammond, recounts the journey behind spinning a YouTube sensation into a feature film with ‘Sneezing Baby Panda: The Movie’.

The Journey Continues

Peter Jackson talks the challenges of crafting the middle film of a trilogy, controversial characters and dedicating so many years to Middle-earth.

latest reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro

While its principal villain is confusingly little more than a subplot, this superhero sequel is a wholly worthy follow-up to the striking original.

Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son

A measured, sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of the family ties that bind.

The Finishers
The Finishers

French filmmaker, Nils Tavernier, relays this inspiring true story with soul and grit.

Chinese Puzzle
Chinese Puzzle

Packed with smarts, charm and heart, this trilogy wraps on a high note.