The ReefDirected by: Andrew Traucki
For these young friends it seemed like the holiday of a lifetime – a week cruising the world’s most beautiful coral reef. But when their boat capsizes their dream turns into a nightmare.
Deciding to swim for the nearest land they take to the water. As they close in on the reef a fin surfaces – they are being stalked by a deadly great white shark.
Based on true events, “The Reef” is a tense survival thriller that begs the question, what would I do in this situation?
Described as the ‘scariest shark film since Jaws”, “The Reef” has been released in over 100 countries around the world.www.reefmovie.com
Cast - Damien Walsh-Howling, Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley,
Written, Produced & Directed by - Andrew Traucki
Producer - Michael Robertson
Executive Producers - Michael Baskin & Janine Pearce
Co-Producer - Tiare Tomaszewski
Director of Photography - Daniel Ardilley ACS
Production Designer - Adam Head
Music Composer - Rafael May
Film Editor - Peter Crombie
Casting - Anousha Zarkesh
Filmed Port Lincoln, South Australia and Bowen, Hervey Bay and Lady Elliott Island, Queensland Selected for festivals - (2010) Busan International/South Korea; Sitges/Spain; Brisbane and Byron Bay Film (2011) Australian Film Festival/Sydney
“….it feels more real than a blockbuster monster movie.”
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Maggie Lee
“Has possibly the most surreal scene I’ve ever seen in any shark movie…”
“Though reminiscent of "Open Water", I liked "The Reef" better, as it’s a sharper-looking production (beautifully shot by Daniel Ardilley), more suspenseful and scarier.”
“Worthy of Spielberg’s "Jaws"…the shark thriller that cinema fans have been anticipating for years.”
- **** ½ STARS MOVIE FILM REVIEW.COM
"Not since "Jaws" 35 years ago has the vulnerability of swimmers in a shark-infested sea been as vividly captured"
- THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN, David Stratton
"…the performances are realistic as are the shark scenes – all of which have been masterfully transposed using real great white footage."
- ZOO 7 DAYS REVIEW
“Verve, style and a whole lot of thrills”
- SCREEN DAILY