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LOS ANGELES OVERNIGHT | FEATURE FILM | L.A. NOIR / THRILLER | COMPLETED

PRODUCER | DIRECTOR

WRITER: Guy J. Jackson | PRODUCERS: Camilla Jackson, Kimmie Yan, Kate Rees Davies

Starring: Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Arielle Brachfeld (Chemical Peel, The Haunting of Whaley House), Azim Rizk (Power Rangers Megaforce). 

Los Angeles Overnight is a darkly comic, stylized LA Noir about desperate actres wh steals big from the Los Angeles underworld to fund her Hollywood ambitions.

SYNOPSIS:

After years of futile struggle on L.A.’s gruelling audition circuit, would-be actress Priscilla, is bitterly contemplating a permanent return to her humdrum hometown—until one fateful morning in the diner where she waitresses. 

When Priscilla overhears seedy regulars discuss a bizarre riddle that hints at hidden loot, she recruits the lovelorn mechanic Benny to help crack the code that could fund her Hollywood ambitions. But as the pair encounter a host of colourful-but-dangerous criminals it becomes clear the loot is hot, hefty, and blood-soaked. 

Los Angeles Overnight is a darkly comic, satirical thriller delving into a city where everyone is chasing a dream. 

With a style described as a cross between David Lynch and the Coen Brothers, Los Angeles Overnight tips its hat to the L.A. Noir genre, presenting a sun-soaked perspective of L.A. populated with eccentric characters and dream inducing, palm tree lined streets. 

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NO ONE HERE BUT US | FEATURE FILM | SUPERNATURAL THRILLER | IN DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCER | DIRECTOR

WRITERS: Julio Olivera & Eddie Strait

NO ONE HERE BUT US is an original, moving ghost story in the vein of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and THE OTHERS.

  • Finalist - Feature Film Drama, 2013 Final Draft Big Break Contest.

When the sudden deaths of young Andrew and his father render them as ghosts, they’re thrust into a dangerous new reality of amateur clairvoyants, determined ghost hunters, and lost souls; a plane of existence where they must survive both the living and the dead.

NO ONE HERE BUT US - Feature Film in development.

NO ONE HERE BUT US - Feature Film in development.


MALEVOLENT | FEATURE FILM | SUPERNATURAL THRILLER | IN DEVELOPMENT

CO-WRITER | DIRECTOR

MALEVOLENT is an atmospheric, contemporary ghost story in the vein of THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THE OTHERS and THE INNKEEPERS.

  • Honored - Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) in the 'Best Unproduced Screenplay Competition.

  • Top three - AWG 'Terror Australis Horror Competition' (from over 120 entries.)

When a determined young woman takes a job preparing a vineyard estate for auction, she encounters chilling, supernatural re-enactments of the owner’s murder - these point to a family torn apart by a mysterious heirloom and awaken a terrifying presence born of the estate’s dark history.

 "...a solid, atmospheric ghost story with a sustained sense of dread. 9/10 for story, theme, concept and marketability." - Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

"...terrific dialogue and some truly eerie moments." - Slamdance Screenplay Competition

"The writers have created a well-structured and exciting thriller." - Scriptapalooza coverage

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KILL SWITCH | 12'48" | HD | THRILLER | 2013

DIRECTOR | CO-WRITER | CO-PRODUCER | EDITOR

An injured ex-bomb disposal technician laments over the path his life has taken after his return to society; from being contently part of the system to opposing it with a vengeance. Drawing on classic comic book elements, KILL SWITCH is a dark and unique take on the traditional 'origin' story.

KILL SWITCH currently playing in festivals.

KILL SWITCH currently playing in festivals.

"...awesome villain origin story, straight out of a comic book and onto the movie screen." - Blue Sky Movie Reviews

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  • WINNER - Best Thriller Short Film, Terror Film Festival, USA (Also nominated for 'Best Director', 'Best Screenplay', 'Best Cinematography', and 'Best Music')
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Shriekfest, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - DragonCon Independent Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dark Bridges Film Festival, CAN
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Santa Monica Independent Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Hot Springs Horror Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Thriller!Chiller! Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - HollyShorts Monthly Screening, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, USA

THE BIND | 18'03" | HD | SUPERNATURAL THRILLER | 2012

DIRECTOR | CO-WRITER

Carmen, a corporate lawyer, is recovering from a horrific car accident. Housebound, she's determined to return to work, but the more she tries to regain control of her life and put the past behind her, the more something in the house wants her to re-live that fateful event.

'A film with a moral to its story, it is both terrifying and perfect' - Melissa Picca, RAW Reviewing Adelaide 

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  • WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD, The Shorts FIlm Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Shorts Film Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cockatoo Island Film Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dungog Fim Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dubbo Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Trailer Film Festival USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Thriller!Chiller! Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Eerie Horror Film Festival

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DEATH IN THE GARDEN | 11'07" | HD | FANTASY | 2011

DIRECTOR | CO-WRITER | PRODUCER

The stillness hanging over a lush garden maze is shattered by the screams of the groundsman, mortified after coming face to face with Death itself. Fleeing to his master, in search of aiding his escape, the ageing Baron offers to stand in the young man’s place.

So both men begin a journey from where neither intends to return — one to the farthest shore; the other to Death in the garden.

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  • WINNER - SILVER Australian Cinematographers Society State Awards, AUS
  • WINNER - FANTASY FINALIST Dragon*Con Film Festival, USA
  • WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER UP NAFA Showfest, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Comic Con Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Fantastic Planet Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tri-City Comic Con Film Festival, USA
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dungog Film Festival, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Young at Heart Film Festival, AUS

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INTERCHANGE | 7'27" | HDV | THRILLER | 2009

DIRECTOR | WRITER | CO-PRODUCER

The steady tapping of high-heels awakens a still and shrouded terminus late at night. The skeletal architecture of the Interchange provides the backdrop for this exercise in suspense as a woman waits for her last bus home.

‘...atmospheric, beautifully shot and edited...had the audience laughing yet again. You know the kind of laughter I mean...you probably shouldn't be laughing at this.' - KYLA WARD www.tabula-rasa.info

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  • WINNER - Best Thriller, Int Fest of Cinema and Tech, USA
  • WINNER - Best Film, Eye Scream Halloween Film Fest, AUS
  • WINNER - Best Editing, Fearless Tales Genre Fest, USA
  • WINNER - Short Film, Telluride Independent Film Fest, USA
  • WINNER - Short Film, Key West Independent Film Fest, USA
  • WINNER - Great Expectations Award, Sour Grapes FIlm Fest
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Canberra Int Film Fest, AUS
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Commonwealth Film Fest, UK
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dawson City Int Film Fest, CAN

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