Prey (2009 film)
Official Australian Poster
|Directed by||George T. Miller|
Robert Lewis Galinsky|
George T. Miller|
|Music by||Dale Cornelius|
|Distributed by||Top Cat Films|
|5 May 2009|
|Box office||A$744 (Australia)|
Prey is a 2009 Australian supernatural horror film directed by George T. Miller, written by Miller and starring former Neighbours actress and Rogue Traders lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and American Jesse Johnson. It grossed $744 at the box office.
In April 1987, two North Americans disappeared in the West Australian desert on a 4WD holiday. They were never seen alive again. Their abandoned vehicles and unused supplies were found in sand dunes near an Aboriginal sacred site less than an hour away from the closest town. Two years later, in May 1989, the two men were both found dead of natural causes, on the same day, 1,000 miles apart back in North America.
Twenty years after the original incident, 3 couples who set out on a surfing trip are lured into the same desert area, by a strange local whose master needs fresh victims to consume. Preconceived assumptions about friendship, undiscovered sexual liaisons, and false leadership come apart as the three couples realize that the vacation is over.
- Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Kate
- Jesse Johnson as Gus
- Natalie Walker as Ling
- Ben Kermode as Matt
- Christian Clark as Jason
- Kristin Sargent as Annika
- Nicholas Bell
- Pamela Shaw as Morgan Weismann
- Joe Hachem as Motel Operator
- Geire Kami as Patient
- Jennifer Hansen as Waitress
- Suhayb Lahdo as The Man
- Dawn Klingberg as Kora
- Stephen Beck as Pianist
- Jacqueline Steward as Confused Girl
- Zachary Schaefer as Bemused Pedestrian
- Taylor Johnson as Internet Enthusiast 
The outback had to be re-created in a Melbourne warehouse to save filming costs. In addition to a perforated eardrum which caused filming dates to be rescheduled, lead star Natalie Bassingthwaighte injured her ankle twice during filming, causing hassles regarding the physicality of her role. There was friction between the producers and director George T. Miller due to last minute script changes by Miller. Also, investor issues plagued the shoot and at one point the line-producers were hinting they were ready to walk. Bassingthwaighte was used in a lesbian shower that raised great controversy, but that will make it to the final release. However, the media's spin on the scene was very misguided and the actual scene in the movie contains lesbian interaction but no nudity.
The film premiered on 5 May 2009 in Sydney and Melbourne, but he was released in a theatrical release on 9 May 2009 in Australia.
The film is scheduled to have a U.S. DVD release on 13 July 2010 from Xenon Pictures under the new title "The Outback."
- 1 2 "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" Film Victoria accessed 15 November 2012
- ↑ theage.com.au, Business Day, 6 February 2008, Profile of George T. Miller. Retrieved 10 December 2008
- ↑ securesentinel.org, Secure Sentinel, "Natalie Bassingthwaighte reaches the pinnacle of her art". Retrieved 10 December 2008
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 by Mike Catalano, Joblo.com, 2 October 2008, "Prey for shower". Retrieved 10 December 2008
- ↑ Prey at NatBassingthwaighte.com
- ↑ nat-bas.com, Natalie Bassingthwaighte website. Retrieved 10 December 2008
- ↑ The Latest Trailer for Prey
- ↑ Prey That You Make It
- ↑ "The Outback" at Xenon Pictures.com
- ↑ news.com.au, Daily Telegraph, 1 October 2008, "Natalie Bassingthwaighte comes clean on lesbian shower scene". Retrieved 10 December 2008
- ↑ by Mr. Disgusting, Bloody-disgusting.com, 1 October 2008, "'Prey's' Controversial Lesbian Shower Scene Remains Intact". Retrieved 10 December 2008
- ↑ New 'Prey' Trailer Adds to the Controversy
- ↑ Prey at Mediasearch
- ↑ Official Australian One-Sheet for Prey
- ↑ Dorian Gray and The Outback Hitting DVD / The Prowler Hitting Blu-ray!