Director: Greg McLean
Australia has made a name for itself since the 1960s for mysterious disappearances on its remote stretches of bitumen. And backpackers have often been at the centre of these chilling episodes. Based on a true story, [Wolf Creek] is the well-crafted debut feature of Greg McLean, which tracks the disappearance of a trio of backpackers and will have your pulse racing. Wolf Creek leans relentlessly on the pressure point of mysterious vanishings and Australia's deeply unsettling landscape. "This story begins with three road-trippers heading into the Australian outback. After several days of driving (marked by roadkill, a near bar fight and spooky tales of local UFO sightings), they finally arrive at Wolf Creek National Park and set up camp. The following morning, while preparing to leave, they realize their watches don't work and their car won't start. As panic sets in, they notice strange lights heading straight for them. This is where the real 'fun' begins, and the trio must face one of the most frightening bogeymen in the history of film" - Toronto Film Festival Contains scenes that may offend some viewers Greg McLean, David Lightfoot, Matt Hearn and the cast will be attending the festival.
D/S Greg McLean P David Lightfoot, Greg McLean, Matt Hearn WS Arclight Films TD 35mm/col/2004/98mins Greg McLean was born in Bendigo, Australia, in 1971. His films are [ICQ] (2001), [Wolf Creek] (MIFF 05).