Wolf Creek


1h 38m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Liz Hunter and Kristy Earl are twenty-something British backpackers in Broome, Western Australia, on a road trip with their Australian friend, Ben Mitchell. For them it's a time to cut loose, reconnect, and rediscover life, friendship, perhaps newfound love, and the countryside's astonishing visual

Film Details

Also Known As
Morden vid Wolf Creek
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Cinefinance; Darclight Films; Emu Creek Pictures; Oasis Post Australia; Richard Hyde; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); The Weinstein Company
Distribution Company
Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Bazuca; Bioscop; Dimension Films; Distribution Company; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Imagem Filmes; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Medyavizyon; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paradiso Entertainment; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Tfm Distribution; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Transilvania Film; Vertice Cine; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
South Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Liz Hunter and Kristy Earl are twenty-something British backpackers in Broome, Western Australia, on a road trip with their Australian friend, Ben Mitchell. For them it's a time to cut loose, reconnect, and rediscover life, friendship, perhaps newfound love, and the countryside's astonishing visual beauty. Their journey begins full of energy, jokes, and a little urban myth-swapping about UFO sightings. These playful tales told one evening at a campaign spot by Ben rightly spook Liz and Kristy, however, they worry their experience pales in comparison to the impending terror which shreds their definition of fear shortly after reaching the 'Wolf Creek' National Park, a meteor impact site which is the attraction of many road-tripping tourists. The trio spends a day at the site, its massive size a picture perfect setting for silence and rumination--a calm before the storm; the handsome Ben even finds it an opportune time to make his move on Liz, who is more than receptive to his kiss. Ready to leave at dusk, they find their watches stopped, a peculiarity compounded by the fact that their car is not working either. As they relinquish themselves to spending the night within the vehicle's cramped confines, Liz spots some lights traveling toward them. Enter Mick Taylor, an affable brute of a man equipped with a warm grin, infectious laugh, and the means to tow the broken down vehicle back to his camp where he promises to get it up and running. Back at his compound, Mick paints a bloody, vague portrait of his life as Liz, Kristy, and Ben settle in around a fire. Once a former vermin shooter, his position was considered archaic by his superiors. Now he lives in solitude surrounded by the husks of corroding vehicles and mining equipment. With the hour growing late, Mick continues his work on the car as Liz, Kristy, and Ben doze off, unaware that the morning will give rise to a feral struggle for survival. And the charming Mick Taylor persona they placed their confidence in is merely an unassuming shell for an unrelenting killer within.

Crew

George C. Adams

Executive Producer

George Adams

Other

Marco Arlotta

Boom Operator

Justin Astbury

Music

Justin Astbury

Song

Michael Bakaloff

Boom Operator

Jason Ballantine

Editor

Jason Ballantine

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Bau

Executive

Rick Beecroft

Assistant Director

Pete Best

Sound Mixer

Pete Best

Adr

Rob Biancetti

Music

Rob Biancetti

Song

Jon Blaikie

Transportation Coordinator

Marcus Bosisto

Lighting

Mark Broomhead

Executive

Dave Brown

Music

Paula Buckland

Wardrobe Assistant

James Calvert

Photography

James Calvert

Visual Effects

Oscar Carlos

Music

Michael Clarkin

Location Manager

Charmaine Connelly

Makeup Supervisor

Rick Connelly

Makeup Supervisor

John Coory

Pyrotechnics

Sally Corcoran

Liaison

Judith Crombie

Executive

Mason Curtis

Consultant

Tony D'antonio

Camera Assistant

Davids Darzins

Legal Services

Andrew Davies

Caterer

Nick Davies

Caterer

Brett Dean

Music

Nick Deboar

Visual Effects

Jonathan Dixon

Digital Effects Artist

Annie Dovey

Assistant Director

Dennis Dovey

Production Assistant

Nicola Dunn

Wardrobe

Martin Fabinyi

Executive Producer

Col Finley

Song

Col Finley

Song Performer

Rob Fisher

Other

Benjamin Garland

Office Runner

John Gauci

Driver

Will Gibson

Director Of Photography

Will Gibson

Dp/Cinematographer

Mac Gudgeon

Story Editor

Michael Gudinski

Executive Producer

Daniel Guerra

Photography

Gary Hamilton

Executive Producer

Foster Hart

Legal Services

Matt Hearn

Co-Producer

Matt Hearn

Executive Producer

Angela Heesom

Casting

Simon Hewitt

Executive Producer

Dan Hogan

Executive

Rosanne Hunt

Music

Richard Hyde

Production Insurance

Terry Jennings

Executive

Mark Johnson

Unit Manager

Andrea Keable

Music

Des Kenneally

Sound Recordist

Mariot Kerr

Costume Supervisor

Matt King

Second Unit Director

John Kruger

Graphic Designer

Jenny Lalor

Legal Services

Alan Lamb

Sound Recordist

Jen Lamphee

Makeup Supervisor

Xan Lamphee

On-Set Dresser

Chris Landreth

Construction Manager

Brad Lanyon

Assistant Director

Helen Leake

Executive

Bernie Ledger

Stunt Coordinator

Bernie Ledger

Stunts

David Lightfoot

Line Producer

David Lightfoot

Producer

Paul Lightfoot

Lighting

Paul Lightfoot

Stunts

Paul Lightfoot

Office Runner

Lindsay Lipson

Executive

Ross Matthews

Executive

Brodie Mccrossin

Visual Effects

Greg Mclean

Screenwriter

Greg Mclean

Producer

Merrilyn Mensforth

Production Assistant

Merrilyn Mensforth

Accounting Assistant

Anna Molyneaux

Production Manager

Patch Moore

Construction

Jain Moralee

Location Manager

Jason Munn

Camera Assistant

Jody Muston

Camera Focus Puller

Ben Nash

Song

Obie O'brien

Dresser

Tim O'dwyer

Music

Hugh O'sullivan

Lighting

Amanda Palmai

Caterer

Alison Parker

Production Coordinator

Anthony Pateras

Music

Marty Pepper

Visual Effects Editor

Marty Pepper

Visual Effects

Fiona Rees-jones

Makeup Artist

Dale Roberts

Post-Production

Geoff Robertson

Art Department

Steve Russell

Unit Manager Assistant

Coralie Ryan

Makeup Effects

Robert Sandeman

Digital Effects Artist

Byron Joel Scullin

Sound Recordist

Byron Joel Scullin

Music

Tom Sheridan

Art Department

Urch Shreiner

Transportation

Inge Sildnik

Stunts

Lisa Simons

Accounting Assistant

John Simpson

Foley Artist

Greg Sitch

Legal Services

Kent Smith

Cinematographer

Kent Smith

Dp/Cinematographer

Peter D Smith

Sound Mixer

Sarah Smith

Makeup Assistant

Danielle Snashall

Makeup Assistant

Corrie Soeterboek

Other

Gillian Steine

Continuity

Andrew Stephens

Art Department

Darcy Sullivan

Camera Assistant

Trudy Talbot

Production Accountant

Geoff Tarr

Props

Todd Telford

Lighting

Francois Tetaz

Music Composer

Francois Tetaz

Music

David Thrussell

Music

Helen Tiller

Dialogue Coach

Tom Tomney

Transportation

Richard Trayling

Lighting

Miki Tsunoda

Music

Vlademar Valarian

Music

David Vodicka

Rights & Clearances

Geoffrey Wastall

Transportation

Robert Webb

Production Designer

Sam White

Assistant

Emma Wiking

Rights & Clearances

Ross Wilson

Song

Erryn Worth

Post-Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Morden vid Wolf Creek
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Cinefinance; Darclight Films; Emu Creek Pictures; Oasis Post Australia; Richard Hyde; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); The Weinstein Company
Distribution Company
Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Bazuca; Bioscop; Dimension Films; Distribution Company; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Imagem Filmes; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Medyavizyon; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paradiso Entertainment; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Tfm Distribution; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Transilvania Film; Vertice Cine; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
South Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2006

Released in United States January 2005

Feature directorial debut for Greg McLean

Dimension Films acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for a reported sum of $3.5 million.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2006

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Dramatic Competition) January 20-30, 2005.)