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"Chilling" DREAD CENTRAL

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is a spine‑chilling story from the acclaimed writer‑director, Michael Petroni.

Adrien Brody

Peter Bower

Adrien won the Academy Award® for his portrayal of Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's THE PIANIST. His performance also earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award nominations, and he was also bestowed with the Cesar Award – France's equivalent of the Oscar.

Adrien has worked with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry including, Paul Haggis (THIRD PERSON), Peter Jackson (KING KONG), Wes Anderson (THE DARJEELING LIMITED and GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL), Spike Lee (SUMMER OF SAM), and Woody Allen (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS).

"One of the joys of being an actor is discovering the unfamiliar and putting yourself in other people's shoes... BACKTRACK is profoundly moving as well as thrilling."


Sam Neill

Duncan Steward

Sam Neill is well known for his roles in Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK and the Academy Award® winning film THE PIANO. He has also featured in DEUS EX MACHINA, THE HUNTER with Willem Dafoe, LITTLE FISH opposite Cate Blanchett, BICENTENNIAL MAN opposite Robin Williams, THE HORSE WHISPERER alongside Kristin Scott Thomas, and MY BRILLIANT CAREER.

In 1998 he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the title role in the miniseries MERLIN. He also received a Golden Globe nomination in 1992 for his performance opposite Judy Davis in ONE AGAINST THE WIND and for his performance as British spy Sidney Reilly in REILLY: THE ACE OF SPIES. The British Academy of Film and Television honoured Sam's work in the miniseries by naming him the Best Actor on British Television.

Sam says of Adrien's character: "Peter is in a state of trauma at the beginning of the film... He can't run away anymore. You can run, but you cannot hide. That's the message of the film."


George Shevtsov

William Bower

George is best known for his role as Ken Sherry in Shirley Barrett's LOVE SERENADE, which won the Camera D'or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Most recently he played The Stranger in the independent film CRAWL, which won awards including Best Film at Screamfest in Los Angeles. George has performed with most major theatre companies in Australia and worked with renowned international and Australian directors including Steven Berkoff and George Ogilvie.

"Your past will come back to you in one way or another - all the time. We can't escape it. You can't escape your past."


Robin Mcleavy

Barbara Henning

ARobin McLeavy starred in numerous critically acclaimed Australian productions before emerging on the international scene. Robin played Nancy Hanks Lincoln in the Tim Burton film ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, and she also starred in the Australian horror film THE LOVED ONES.

She made her Broadway debut in 2009 playing Stella opposite Cate Blanchett's Blanche and Joel Edgerton's Stanley in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, winning the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

"The overriding theme of the script is what it is to inherit grief... Your identity is really shaped by the stories that your family tells you."


Chloe Bayliss

Elizabeth Valentine

Chloe began work on the ABC hit series DANCE ACADEMY, and has a lead role in the new series REEF DOCTORS. Chloe made her stage-acting debut at the Ensemble Theatre with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION in 2012. She returned to the Ensemble Theatre in Oct 2013 to play the lead role of Avery Willard in RAPTURE BLISTER BURN and then in David Williamson's Jack Manning Trilogy, CHARITABLE INTENT.


Bruce Spence

Felix Matthers

Throughout his career spanning almost four decades, Bruce Spence has been featured in numerous film, television and theatre productions all over the world. Spence's most recent film roles include THE GODS OF EGYPT and THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER - the third episode in the CHRONICLES OF NARNIA series. Bruce has also appeared in STAR WARS EPISODE III, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, PETER PAN, DARK CITY, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, MAD MAX 2 (THE ROAD WARRIOR), MAD MAX 3 (BEYOND THUNDERDOME) and AUSTRALIA.


Jenni Baird

Carol Bower

Jenni is best known for her role as Paula Morgan on the Aussie drama ALL SAINTS. She moved to the US and guest starred in various television dramas before joining the cast of Emmy nominated THE 4400 for its final season in the role of Meghan Doyle.

Her first feature film ALIEN TRESPASS afforded her the opportunity to star opposite comedy great Eric McCormack. She currently plays the sinister Regina Standish in the television melodrama A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

Michael Petroni

Writer/director

Born in Australia, Michael Petroni is a 1996 graduate of the American Film Institute. While studying he wrote TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US, which won AFI Screenplay of the Year. He later directed the film, which starred Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter.

Michael began his Hollywood career with A COURSE IN MIRACLES, which was turned into MIRACLES, a one-hour TV drama on America's ABC network. Next, he adapted THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS, starring Jodie Foster, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kieran Culkin and Emile Hirsch. More recently, Michael wrote the supernatural horror/thriller THE RITE starring Anthony Hopkins, NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, and he adapted the acclaimed novel THE BOOK THIEF, which was released in 2014.


Jamie Hilton

Producer

Jamie Hilton founded See Pictures in 2011. His theatrical debut was Claire McCarthy's THE WAITING CITY, starring Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell. Jamie was the Executive Producer for Julie Leigh's SLEEPING BEAUTY, which was selected in Official Competition at Cannes 2011, THE LITTLE DEATH, and the animated short film MARTHA THE MONSTER starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.

His films have screened and won awards at Cannes, Toronto, Sydney, New York, Rome, Paris and London. In 2013 Jamie was featured as one of 30 producers in Screen International's "Future Leaders" showcase in Cannes.


ANTONIA BARNARD

PRODUCER

Antonia's film credits include Stephan Elliott's A FEW BEST MEN and WELCOME TO WOOP WOOP, and LAST RIDE starring Hugo Weaving. The recent shoot of the Australian feature film TRACKS marked Antonia's second collaboration with John Curran, the two having worked previously on THE PAINTED VEIL starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. She is currently working on TRUTH, directed by James Vanderbilt.

4 1/2 stars "Chilling"
DREAD CENTRAL

18/20
"A subtle, intelligent balance of supernatural realism, emotional intensity and downright scariness... The masterful minimalism allows Brody the space to create one of the most intense performances of his career, reminding you why he won an Academy Award"
FILMINK

"Eerie... grabs you and holds you"
FANGORIA

"Masterful"
WYLIE WRITES

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