CAST 

TILDA COBHAM-HERVEY | Eve

TILDA COBHAM-HERVEY | Eve

RYAN CORR | Jimmy

RYAN CORR | Jimmy

WAYNE BLAIR | Frank

WAYNE BLAIR | Frank

DYLAN YOUNG | Glenn

DYLAN YOUNG | Glenn

GEORGINA SYMES | Vikki

GEORGINA SYMES | Vikki

KREW BOYLAN | Grieving Mother

KREW BOYLAN | Grieving Mother

 

 

CREW 

Shannon Murphy

DIRECTOR'S VISION  

Shannon Murphy 

Eaglehawk is an Australian short Gothic Realism film. What enticed me in the original short story by Laura van den Berg (Where We Must Be) was her ability to seamlessly combine mythology with ordinary life - blurring lines of reality and fantasy. Eaglehawk is a combination of dark humour, intriguing beauty and painful realities.

The film is about a young woman's search for a sense of self, a search for a creative and emotional outlet. She is completely driven by her task, that of a Yowie impersonator. So all consumed is she that she forfeits personal relationships and her own physical safety. This commitment to her task ends in a cathartic moment, a moment of self-discovery, connection, and perhaps a new beginning. 

I have attempted to employ a naturalistic, deadpan style to sell the heightened reality of this somewhat absurdist world. More important to me is the emotional drive of the characters. I have tried to shoot things simply, the pace dictated by the scene, and let the story tell itself. I have gone for a dry sense of humour with a bittersweet sense of humanity, an understanding that all of my characters are searching for something in their own way. This film is about the secret desires within us all. 

The design world is inspired by the photography and aesthetic of Mary Ellen Mark, a documentary photographer with a wonderful sense of the absurd. The visual shooting style is highly influenced by my background as a theatre director, working to sustain as much action as I can in a single frame.

The sound design involves both the natural world and the roar of the mythical Yowie. The catharsis that comes with releasing your inner primal scream, allowing yourself freedom and independence in the world. My decision to collaborate with singer and composer Megan Washington was to create a sonic world that is both primal and contemporary reflecting the outer reality and the inner psychological drama of the story.


CREDITS 

Tilda Cobham-Hervey                                        Eve

Ryan Corr                                                         Jimmy

Wayne Blair                                                      Frank             

Georgina Symes                                               Vikki

Dylan Young                                                     Glenn

Krew Boylan                                                     Grieving Mother 

 

Lauren Eastaughffe                                         Mother in Caravan Park

Nicholas Eastaughffe                                      Young Boy                             

Molly Eastaughffe                                            Young Girl

Dylan Wyllie                                                     Baby

Aedan Lee                                                        Tattooed Man 1                   

Kyle Montgomery                                             Tattooed Man 2

Marisa Nathar                                                  Pregnant Woman                

Krew Boylan                                                     Additional Yowie    

 

Director                                                           Shannon Murphy 

Producer                                                          Jessica Carrera

Writer                                                             Marisa Nathar

Co - Producer                                                  Nicole Coventry

Director of Photography                                  John Brawley

Editor                                                              Amelia Ford

Production & Costume Designer                 Alice Babidge

Composor                                                    Megan Washington

 

1st Assistant Camera                                     Jessica Clarke-Nash

2nd Assistant Camera                                     Matt Dobson

Data Wrangler                                                  Michael Easter

Gaffer                                                               Adam Chantler

Key Grip                                                            James Towsey

 

1st Assistant Director                                      Neil Sharma

2nd Assistant Director                                     Janine Kaiser

Script Supervisor                                              Renee Wilkinson

Production Manager                                          Janine Kaiser

Production Assistant                                        Asha Clark

Production Assistant                                        Rebecca Ford

 

Sound Recordist                                               Bronson Wilson

Boom Operator                                                 Belle Galpin

 

Art Director & Costume Supervisor                  Sophie Fletcher

Costume Assistant                                           Tyler Hawkins

Props Buyer                                                       Marisa Martin

Props Standby                                                   Kyle Montgomery

Art Department Assistant                                 Aedan Lee

Yowie Costume Consultant                               Jacob Nash

 

Armourer                                                           Amanda Kirby 

SFX Technician                                                 Gerard Collins

 

Key Make Up & Hair                                         Emma Cliff

Make Up & Hair Assistant                                Vanessa Donaghue

 

Unit Photography // shot on Canon                 Robin Hearfield

                                                                        Marina McDonald

 

Catering                                                          Young & Wyllie

 

Camera Equipment                                          Panavision

 

Post Production Supervisor                           Amelia Ford

Offline Edit Suites                                         Blue Post

Post Production                                             Blue Post

General Manager  Blue Post                           Rachel Knowles

Colourist                                                        Annelie Chapple

On Line FX Editor                                           Adam Archer

Conform Editor                                               Troy Fleming

Digital Cinema (DCP)                                     Ka-Yin Kwok

 

Score Producer/ Engineer                              Evan McHugh

Sound Design and Audio Post                        Trackdown

                                                                      Elaine Beckett

Sound Designer                                              Craig Beckett 

 

 

“WILD GIRL”                    Composed by Simon Relf/ Megan Washington

                                      © 2016 J Albert & Son Pty Limited

                                       Licensed courtesy of J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd

 

"BE HERE NOW"                                Composed by Alison Ferrier

                                                              © 2015 Jeff Lang

                                                           Produced by Jeff Lang