A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Australian horror feature, Throwback.
According to the press release, Throwback 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. Throwback 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. The independent production is expected to premiere on the film festival circuit and secure a distributor later this year. It stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin and genre film veteran Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior, Commando, Innerspace).
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. “I wanted to make the kind of Bigfoot movie William Friedkin or Walter Hill might have made if they’d come to Australia 35 years ago. Throwback is what it might have looked like, a sort of gritty creature-feature/neo-western/action-adventure mashup.”
Throwback was shot on High Definition video and matted to the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for a more cinematic look. “I didn’t want the movie to look like your typical indie film. I wanted it to look big and epic, as if Jack Cardiff had shot it in CinemaScope. It’s going to be a nail-biting roller-coaster ride and I think the new trailer reflects that.”
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