Since when did the revenge genre explode? There must have been a boat that missed, but hey, can I jump aboard now? One of the most buzzed about films at the EFM was Patrick Hughes’ Aussie thriller Red Hill, which stars Ryan Kwanten, from HBO series “True Blood”, as a cop in a remote town dealing with a convicted murderer seeking revenge. Arclight Films has sold UK rights to Momentum with several offers already on the table for U.S. Hughes broke on the scene with his YouTube short Signs (watch it here). Beyond the break you can watch an impressive teaser trailer, read the full synopsis and dig on the festival one sheet.
“When a young police officer, Constable Shane Cooper, relocates to the small high-country town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife, he does so in the hope of starting a new family. But when news of a prison break in the city sends the local law enforcement officers into a panic, Shanes first day on duty quickly goes from bad to worse.
Enter Jimmy Conway, a convicted murderer serving life behind bars, he returns to the isolated outpost seeking revenge. Now caught in the middle of what quickly becomes a horrifying blood bath, Shane will be forced to take the law into his own hands if he is to survive. A tight action/thriller, Red Hill unfolds over the course of a single day. Told with explosive action and chilling violence, the story is a modern day western set in high-country Australia.”
Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Steve Bisley (Mad Max) and Tom E. Lewis (The Proposition) all star.