"Cinematic pulp fiction of the distinctly Aussie variety..."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 
Nominee

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Australian Cinematographers Society (NSW)

'In Competition' in 15 Categories

2019 AACTA Awards

SEE IT IN CINEMAS!

  • Best Film (under 2m),

  • Best Original Screenplay (Angus Watts)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Nathaniel Dean)

  • Best VFX (Mitchell Charman)

THEATRICAL RELEASE LOCATIONS :

U.S.A. (from Nov. 29)

LOS ANGELES: Arena Cinelounge, Hollywood

AUSTRALIA (from Oct 17) 

BRISBANE: Event Cinemas, Indooroopilly

 

GOLD COAST: Reading Cinemas, Harbourtown

 

ADELAIDE: Event Cinemas, Marion

SYDNEY: Randwick Ritz Cinemas

 

MELBOURNE: Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn

Wagga Wagga - Forum 6 Cinemas

Orange - Odeon 5 Cinemas

Tamworth - Forum 6 Cinemas

Bathurst - Metro Cinemas

Mornington - Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud

Broken Hill - Silver City Cinemas

Lorne Theatre (from Oct 24)

Port Macquarie - Majestic Cinemas (from Oct 31)

Nambour - Majestic Cinemas (from Nov 7)

Townsville - Warrina Cineplex (from Nov 7)

 

*Check local guides for details

 

Q & A PREMIERES

Oct 16 - BRISBANE - New Farm Cinemas

 

Oct 17 - SYDNEYRitz Randwick Cinemas

Oct 18 - MELBOURNELido Hawthorn Cinemas

Oct 19 - GOLD COASTReading Cinemas, Harbourtown

 

Oct 31 -  PORT MACQUARIE - Majestic Cinemas

Nov 7 -  NAMBOURMajestic Cinemas

"...tense, twisty, stylish noir featuring an A-list ensemble of Australian character actors..."

FILM INK

 

 

"A modern-day western with a slow-burn pulse..."

SCREEN SPACE

"A sun-drenched, gun-blasting, engine-revving genre piece... LOCUSTS has secured its place as the next great Aussie crime movie..."

 

MATT'S MOVIE REVIEWS

Rotten Tomatoes

"Watts uses archetypes from the apocalypse and the old West and drags them kicking and screaming back to this half-life town..." 

 

AACTA

Festival Conversations

RICHARD HARIDY

Australian Film Critics Assn.

"Channels the spirit of classic noir thrillers like Oliver Stone's U-TURN..."

LOCUSTS : ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

by Golden Globe-winner Burkhard Dallwitz

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Nominee :

Best Soundtrack

Now available on

iTUNES, SPOTIFY, PANDORA and all major streaming platforms 

worldwide through 

Closereef Productions.

 

ABOUT

A modern-day Western.

Written & Produced by Angus Watts

Directed by Heath Davis

When estranged tech entrepreneur Ryan Black returns to his remote post-mining boom hometown for his father’s funeral, he’s reluctantly reunited with his ex-con brother. But when he becomes the target of an extortion scam at the hands of desperate criminals, Ryan is forced to resort to extreme measures, exposing the dark underbelly of the decaying town.

SPECIAL EVENTS

World Premiere : Gold Coast Film Festival

U.S. Premiere : Newport Beach Film Festival 

Festival de Cannes, Marche du Film

BTS INTERVIEW

Behind the scenes interview with  Justin Rosniak and the late Damian Hill on set at Broken Hill, July 2018.

MEDIA & REVIEWS

 

AACTA.Org - Festival Conversations :

"Navigating the Plague in LOCUSTS"

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW

FILM BUNKER : REVIEW

FILM INK : REVIEW

SCREEN SPACE : REVIEW

CULT CRITIC MAGAZINE : REVIEW

MATT'S MOVIE REVIEWS  : REVIEW

PERTH UNDERGROUND : REVIEW

GOLD COAST LIFE : REVIEW

SO-CAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT : REVIEW

DAILY TELEGRAPH :

"Gold Coast Radiologist's Film Up For ARIA Award"

VARIETY :

"Cannes-based Sales Agent FIZZ-E-MOTION  Picks Up LOCUSTS"

FILM INK :

"Angus Watts : Crafting an Outback Noir"

FILM INK :

"Outback crime-thriller LOCUSTS in cinemas October 17"

CINEMA AUSTRALIA :

"3  Things You Need To Know About LOCUSTS"

IF - INSIDE FILM :

"Heath Davis Unleashes Suspense Drama LOCUSTS"

DESTINATION GC :

"Radiologist's Debut Thriller Premieres At GC Film Festival"

FILM INK :

"Neo Western 'LOCUSTS' Shooting At Broken Hill"

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD :

"LOCUSTS  Swarm As Broken Hill Boosts Film Business"

"Burgess Continues Souths Hollywood Tradition"

"Denver Then Maybe Hollywood For George Burgess"

FILM INK :

"A Tribute To Damian Hill"

UK DAILY MAIL :

"George Burgess Tackles New Role In 'LOCUSTS'"

BLANK-GC :

"'LOCUSTS' Preview - GC Film Festival"

CANBERRA TIMES :

"Denver Then Maybe Hollywood For George Burgess"

WA TODAY :

"Denver Then Maybe Hollywood For George Burgess"

SOUTHERN CROSS SA NEWS :

"'LOCUSTS' Shot At Broken Hill"

SEVEN SPENCER GULF NEWS :

"Suspense Film 'LOCUSTS' Shot At Broken Hill"

 

LOCUSTS is dedicated to our good friend Damian Hill, a beautiful human lost too soon.

The film was tragically his final feature performance. 

Your legacy of passionate independent filmmaking will live on, Daisy.

Vale.

 

GALLERY

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

ARIA Awards 2019 

  • Nominee - Best Original Soundtrack (Burkhard Dallwitz)

Australian Cinematographers Society  (ACS) NSW 

  • Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

OzFlix Awards 2019 

  • Nominee - 4 categories including Best Original Screenplay

 

Cult Critic Magazine Awards 

  • Winner - 4 categories including Best Film 

 

Festival of Cinema NYC 

  • Nominee - Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

 

Austin Revolution Film Festival

  • Nominee, 8 categories including Best Actor (Ben Geurens) 

Official Selection :

  • Gold Coast Film Festival 

  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival

  • Newport Beach International Film Festival 

  • New Haven International Film Festival

  • London Australian Film Festival

  • Austin Revolution

  • Festival of Cinema NYC

  • Sydney Underground Film Festival 

  • St Louis International Film Festival 

  • Liverpool Film Festival 

  • Nottingham International Film Festival 

  • Vision Splendid Film Festival

  • Lorne Film

  • Whistler International Film Festival 

  • Cape Town International Film Festival

 

 
 

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CAST

LOCUSTS Red Carpet

Alan Dukes and Peter Phelps LOCUSTS World Premiere