BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 
Nominee

"The Must-See Australian Genre Film of the Year!"

  • Best Film (under 2m),

  • Best Original Screenplay 

  • Best Supporting Actor 

  • Best VFX

OzFlix 

Film Awards 2019

nominations :

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Australian Cinematographers Society (NSW)

'In Competition' in 15 Categories

2019 AACTA Awards

IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 17

  • Best Film (under 2m),

  • Best Original Screenplay (Angus Watts)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Nathaniel Dean)

  • Best VFX (Mitchell Charman)

RELEASE LOCATIONS - FROM OCTOBER 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)

LOS ANGELES

Arena Cinelounge, Hollywood (from Nov 29)

 

*Check local guides for details

Q & A PREMIERES

Oct 16 - BRISBANE - New Farm Cinemas

 

Oct 17 - SYDNEYRitz Randwick Cinemas

* Red Carpet Event sponsored by Young Henry's

SOLD OUT

Oct 18 - MELBOURNELido Hawthorn Cinemas

* Special Event with Cast & Crew

Oct 19 - GOLD COASTReading Cinemas, Harbourtown

 

Oct 31 -  PORT MACQUARIE - Majestic Cinemas

BUY TICKETS

Nov 7 -  NAMBOURMajestic Cinemas

BUY TICKETS

"...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 presented with skill and performed with gusto, 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

An independent outback crime-thriller.

Written & Produced by Angus Watts

Directed by Heath Davis

World Premiere : Gold Coast Film Festival - April 11

US Premiere : Newport Beach Film Festival - April 26

Festival de Cannes, Marche du Film - May 18

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

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"

DAILY TELEGRAPH :

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

FILM INK :

"Angus Watts : Crafting an Outback Noir"

VARIETY :

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

CINEMA AUSTRALIA :

"New LOCUSTS Theatrical Trailer the best yet"

FILM INK :

"Outback crime-thriller LOCUSTS in cinemas October 17"

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

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 by Angus Watts"

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"

 

Congratulations to LOCUSTS' Cast and Crew

Nominated for AACTA Awards in 2018 :

Damian Hill (post-humous) - Best Actor ('West Of Sunshine')

Scott Gray - Best Editing ('Mountain')

Caroline Brazier - Best Supporting Actress ('Rake')

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

ARIA Awards 2019 - Nominated :  

Best Original Soundtrack  

(LOCUSTS : ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

by Burkhard Dallwitz)

OzFlix Awards 2019 - Nominated :

  • Best Film (under 2m)

  • Best Original Screenplay (Angus Watts)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Nathaniel Dean)

  • Best VFX (Mitch Charman) 

Australian Cinematographers Society  (ACS) NSW Winner :

  • Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

 

Cult Critic Magazine Awards - Winner :

  • Best Film

  • Best Producer (Angus Watts)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Justin Rosniak)

  • Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

 

Festival of Cinema NYC - Nominated :

  • Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

 

Austin Revolution Film Festival - Nominated :

  • Best International Film

  • Actor of the Year (Ben Geurens)

  • Best International Actress (Jessica McNamee)

  • Best International Actor (Ben Geurens)

  • Best Interational Actor (Nathaniel Dean)

  • Best International Director (Heath Davis)

  • Best Cinematography (Chris Bland)

  • Best Editing (Romain Mongin, Scott Gray, Angus Watts)

 

LA Cinefest 2017 - Semifinalist :

  • Best Original Screenplay (unproduced) - (Angus Watts)

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

April 11, 2019 - World Premiere : Gold Coast Film Festival

April 26 - U.S. Premiere : Newport Beach Film Festival, CA

May 18 - Festival de Cannes' Marche du Film

May 17,18 - New Haven International Film Festival, CT

June 28 - Vision Splendid Film Festival, Winton, Qld

June 29 - London Australian Film Festival

 

July 6,14,16 - Revelation Perth International Film Festival 

 

July 27 - Lorne Film Festival, Vic

 

August 3 - Festival of Cinema, New York City

August 15 - Broken Hill Special Event

Sept 3-7 -  Austin Revolution, Texas

 

Sept 15 - Sydney Underground Film Festival

Sept 22 - Comic-Con Brisbane Special Event

Sept 29 - Comic-Con Sydney Special Event

Oct 9-19 - Cape Town International Film Festival

Oct 31-Nov 3 - Liverpool Film Festival

Nov 7-17 - St Louis International Film Festival

Nov 15-18 - Nottingham International Film Festival

Dec 5 - Whistler International Film Festival, Canada

Nov 28 - Melbourne Underground Film Festival 

October 2019 - National Theatrical Release Australia

 
 

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