After surviving the terrifying outback abduction of her boyfriend, Joanne Lees became the victim of a relentless trial by media across two continents. With no body to speak of, reported ‘sightings’ of Peter, and revelations Joanne had cheated on her boyfriend, the public and media in both Britain and Australia refused to accept Joanne’s innocence on face value. This is the story of one young woman’s courage in the face of one of the most mysterious crimes in Australian history.
Man-eating body doubles and predatory party girls stalk the suburban streets of Melbourne in three taboo-defying tales dredged from the heads of Australian creative team Pleasant Productions. The collection opens with the traumatic story of an elderly lady who picks the wrong party to crash, moves to a fantasia about a practical joker and his disturbed doppelganger, and ties it all up with the tale of a guy looking for love at the Snuff Machine.
On Australia’s most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia.
In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don’t really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape.
A small-time horse trainer has successfully screwed up his life. His wife hates him, hie mistress loathes him and his father-in-law wants to kill him. With nothing to lose, he enlists the help of his best friend and concocts a plan to rig the biggest horse race in Australia.
Ethan, a sullen high-school student whose life is defined by what he hates, finds love with a blindly optimistic Christian girl Trinity, much to the annoyance of his angst-filled band mates and her evangelistic brethren.
A woman’s hopes of reviving a 10 year love affair are shattered a piece at a time. The new Mark Savage film is always a special event at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. It features a cameo from Ron Jeremy and is an erotic adventure that will pervert and entice.
Firearm heiress Sarah Winchester is convinced that she is haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical a San Francisco psychiatrist is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
Peter Rabbit’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.
When two medical students find themselves dangerously indebted to a sadistic loan shark, they become embroiled in an illicit black-market organ transplant scam in order to save their lives. ‘Muggers’ is a twisted, hilarious, pitch-black comedy about friendship, poor choices and the drag of student debt.
Polly’s dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy lands the lead role in a huge TV show. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly decides to use Amy’s celebrity for her own advantage – free clothes, free booze, casual sex… with hilarious and disastrous consequences for them both.
Having faithfully served his South Melbourne parish for nearly four decades, the cantankerous, controversial Catholic provocateur affectionately called Father Bob is well known and loved, as much for his incorrigible media savvy and battles with Church hierarchy as for his staunch advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. In Bob We Trust goes behind the scenes with Bob, documenting his everyday trials during one of the most turbulent times in his career: his forced retirement and eviction from the church he called home for 38 years.
Comedy – It’s not stalking – it’s extreme romance! Mikey’s video diary is a warts-and-all tour into obsession, striving to be the best and confronting our own fears in the pursuit of love. Part educational, part romance, and completely wrong, this feature comedy is the ultimate celebration of dedication, the anti-hero, and home security. – Jessie McKay, Bill Keir, Pauline Lander
Challenging all notions of genre, Semi Colin is a living, breathing art installation. Part performance, part art, part social comment, Colin philosophizes on his life’s obsessive work as an erotic artist.
A group of eleven recruits, composed entirely of excruciating social stereotypes, and one dorky camp instructor, embark on a weekend-long work retreat in the quasi-wilderness of northern south-east Queensland. Everything goes relatively smoothly, that is to say, lamely, until (you guessed it) one of the group turns out to be a homicidal maniac hell-bent on dispatching the others in a variety of creative ways. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel (sic), The Killage is a wacky, fright-filled journey into the darkest recesses of the human intestines. Bring a box of tissues.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Her name is BADMOUTH, and she’s about to unleash HELL! The new killer thriller from director Guy Moore is a roller coaster ride of characters, from transvestite prostitutes, lesbian zombies, stoned rappers, feral bushwackers and the best hit girl this side of Hong Kong.
Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin’s mother.
After a “white lie” which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.
When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.
Al Pacino, Sean Connery and Arnold Schwarzenegger together on film for the first time. Well, almost…Ralph Easton has a few personal problems, he’s desperately overweight, a social misfit, and a painful stutterer. Ralph’s the kind of guy the nerds stole lunch money from. But Ralph’s got a special talent – an ability to impersonate any Hollywood celebrity – the perfect cover to disguise his stutter.