Cut Snake

Drama (Feature Film) | 100 minutes

Starring: Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise Of An Empire, Animal Kingdom), Alex Russell (Chronicle, Carrie) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow, Dracula). Cut Snake is a tense, psychologically-driven crime thriller in which one man discovers his biggest enemy to putting the past behind him is himself. It’s the mid-1970s, and Sparra Farrell (Russell), a fiercely private man in his twenties, is trying to escape a dark and violent past, and make a life for himself in a new city. He finds honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (De Gouw). When the brutal and charistmatic Pommie (Stapleton) tracks him down, Sparra finds himself falling back into the world that he thought he left behind. Ruthless and charming, Pommie becomes the perfect houseguest and drops tantalising hints about Sparra’s mysterious history to Paula, who has no idea about her fiancé’s past. As Pommie exerts his influence over Sparra to lure him back into crime and the life they once had, Sparra realises that he’ll have to fight to keep the past from ruining his future. Sparra is forced to battle not just Pommie, but also his own private demons, to save Paula and himself.

Producers:  Trevor Blainey, Michael McMahon

Director:  Tony Ayres

Writer:  Blake Ayshford

Cut Snake premiered at Toronto International Film Festical and  Melbourne International Film Festival in 2014