Deep in the Australian outback lies a dark and evil mythical spirit known as the bunyip. Derived from Australian Aboriginal mythology, the bunyip is an amphibious creature which lurks in still waters awaiting it’s next victims. This deadly creature is also what may or may not be hiding in the darkness in Luke Sparke’s directorial debut film Red Billabong
Nick Marshal and his estranged brother Tristan are drawn into a world of secrets and lies when their grandfather’s enormous outback property passes into their hands. Old wounds are reopened as friends arrive to visit and strange things begin to occur around the river’s billabong water hole. After visits from an old aboriginal family friend and an unscrupulous property developer, the brothers wonder just who is on their side.
Night falls, tensions rise, friends go missing, and past misgivings come to a head. Tristan finds himself not believing his brother who is convinced something dark is at work on the grounds. As they part ways to look for their friends and answers, revelations are unearthed that will change the course of their lives forever. Every Australian may have heard a story of a terrifying outback monster – the Bunyip – but is it just a story? Could it be real?
Red Billabong stars Dan Ewingb, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green, Sophie Don, and Ben Chisholm. This action-thriller looks to be quite the ride, especially with the intense trailer recently released. If there’s one thing we’ve noticed the past few years, is that there is some great stuff coming out of Australia recently, and Red Billabong looks like an excellent addition to that list.
There seems to be a lot of layers at play in Red Billabong between the familial responsibilities of these two brothers, the copious amounts of drugs apparently found in the trailer, and dealing with a giant mythical creature outside. The action packed into this films appears to be monstrous, fitted with humor and some badass action scenes. Overall Red Billabong looks like one movie we will not be missing out on.
Red Billabong is scheduled for a mid year theatrical release sometime in July in Australia, which means it’ll take a while for it to get all the way around the world. We hope Sparke and his team receive worldwide distribution, but we’ll have to tale it one step at a time.