The new Australian horror feature Throwback will have its North American premiere at the upcoming Famous Monsters Film Festival in San Jose, California. The festival runs from 17th-18th May in conjunction with Big Wow ComicFest, one of the largest pop culture conventions in Northern California.
Throwback is about two modern-day treasure-hunters, a female park ranger and an embittered ex-cop who encounter a Yowie, a savage Bigfoot-like creature, in the jungles of northern Australia. An homage to pulp adventure thrillers and monster movies of yesteryear, Throwback stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin and Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior, Commando).
Writer/director Travis Bain and actors Shawn Brack and Vernon Wells will make special appearances at the festival. Bain says he is “ecstatic” about Throwback‘s impending US debut.
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A new poster has been released for the upcoming Australian horror feature Throwback.
“Throwback follows two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop as they tangle with a Bigfoot-type monster known as a Yowie in the remote jungles of northern Australia.”
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A new trailer has debuted for the upcoming Australian horror feature Throwback. It is the second trailer to be released for the film, following on from a teaser trailer released in April 2012.
Throwback, which stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin and genre film veteran Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior, Commando, Innerspace), is about two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an embittered ex-cop who encounter a savage Bigfoot-like monster known as a Yowie in the jungles of Australia’s Far North. It is the first feature film ever made about Australia’s legendary cryptid. The film recently wrapped production in Cairns, Queensland, and is now in post-production.
Writer/Director Travis Bain says Throwback pays homage to the bigfoot movies of the ’70s such as The Legend of Boggy Creek and Creature from Black Lake, as well as ’70s cinema in general.
“Jack and Kent are two down-on-their-luck pest exterminators, hit hard by the Global Financial Crisis. One hot summer weekend, they venture deep into the jungles of Far North Queensland in search of a big score: the lost gold of legendary outlaw “Thunderclap” Newman, who vanished without a trace in the 1800s. But they find more than they bargained for when they encounter a Yowie, Australia’s answer to Bigfoot, a savage superprimate with a strong territorial streak. Lost in a green hell, Jack and Kent find themselves playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Yowie, along with a feisty female park ranger named Rhiannon and an unhinged ex-cop named McNab.”
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He’s faced off against Mad Max and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but now cult actor Vernon Wells faces his most formidable foe yet: a seven-foot superprimate known as a Yowie, Australia’s answer to Bigfoot.
The veteran actor of Commando and The Road Warrior fame recently made a special trip to Cairns, Far North Queensland, to film his scenes for Travis Bain’s upcoming creature feature Throwback.
In the film, Wells plays John McNab, a former homicide detective who has been suspended for insubordination. The story follows two modern-day treasure hunters who run afoul of a Yowie whilst searching for lost gold in the jungles of Far North Queensland. Along the way, they encounter the slightly unhinged McNab, who mistakenly believes that a serial killer is lurking in the forest killing hikers. Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, Andy Bramble and Vernon Wells also star.
In these first stills from the film, McNab is seen wearing a ghillie suit, a full-body camouflage outfit favoured by snipers and hunters. Ironically, Australian soldiers refer to the ghillie suit informally as a “Yowie suit.”
“Two modern-day treasure hunters venture deep into the jungles of Far North Queensland looking for the lost gold of a legendary outlaw. But instead of riches, they find a different kind of legend: a savage monster known as a Yowie, and a battle for survival ensues. Thrown into the mix are a park ranger named Rhiannon and an ex-homicide detective named McNab.”