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10/1/2013: THROWBACK IN THE WORKS

Here’s how low budget Aussie horror filmmaking is looking at the start of 2013 – the latest trailer for Throwback shows remarkable sophistication (and a wicked sense of humour), as it begins post production in Queensland. TRAILER

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 was privately financed and 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.

“Throwback isn’t a gorefest. It's bloody in parts, but its main focus is on suspense and chills. I’ve always believed that only seeing fleeting glimpses of a monster—or even just hearing it—is scarier than seeing it outright.”

Throwback was shot on High Definition video and matted to the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for a more cinematic look.

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