Join RUSHES Short Film Festival at the Roxy Bar & Screen for a double bill of Aussie thrillers + Q&A from Producer David Lightfoot, followed by an exclusive preview programme of films from this year's Shorts Film Festival.
Grab a drink and a sofa and settle down for the start at 2pm with one of the scariest films to hit the cinemas in recent years; Wolf Creek. If this really is based on factual events, the Australian tourist board can't have been too happy. Still, if savage thrills, shocks and scares are your bag, then this is up with the best of them. Three backpackers. In the middle of the outback. With a psychopath. And there isn't a happy ending.
This is then followed at 4pm by director Greg Mclean's followup movie Rogue with a large and very angry croc. There is a plot with an American travel writer and some people being stranded and trying to escape etc. but this movie is about the monster croc. And this is one of the best cgi crocodiles ever to chomp its way across screen. The perfect accompaniment to your Roxy Sunday Roast.
Following the screenings (5.40pm), the producer of both films David Lightfoot will be on hand to answer all your questions and calm your nerves before introducing the special preview screening of films from the festival he set up, Australia's Shorts Film Festival (7pm). This is now one of the premiere shorts festivals in the world and it really shows in the quality of the selection, including the animated Animal Instincts and Jam For Brains.