INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY BASED ON AUSTRALIA'S GOLD COAST
Our Passion is engaging storytelling through visually captivating cinematography.
Our Vision is the production of gritty, bold and confronting feature films.
Our Debut Feature, multi award-winning outback crime-thriller LOCUSTS, written and produced by Angus Watts and directed by Heath Davis, was released theatrically in 2019, played to sold-out Australian and US premieres, and screened at a multitude of international festivals including Newport Beach and Cannes' Marche du Film. LOCUSTS qualified for Screen Australia's Producer Offset, had a limited US theatrical release and is managed internationally by Cannes sales agency Fizz-e-motion.
LOCUSTS picked up:
Australian Cinematographers' Society
AWARD of DISTINCTION (Chris Bland) 2020
Australian Cinematographers' Society (NSW)
GOLD AWARD (Chris Bland) 2019
ARIA AWARDS 2019
BEST SCORE - Nominee (Burkhard Dallwitz)
MELBOURNE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL 2020
BEST ACTOR (Ben Geurens)
BEST SCREENPLAY (Angus Watts)
BEST SCORE (Burkhard Dallwitz)
OZFLIX AWARDS 2019
BEST INDEPENDENT FILM - Nominee
BEST SCREENPLAY - Nominee (Angus Watts)
BEST SUPP. ACTOR - Nominee (Nathaniel Dean)
BEST VFX - Nominee (Mitchell Charman)
NYC FESTIVAL OF CINEMA 2019
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Nominee (Chris Bland)
LOCUSTS was In Competition in 15 AACTA categories in 2019, was Officially Selected at 16 international festivals, and was scored 7.4/10 by IMDb and 89% by Rotten Tomatoes audiences .
In Cinemas October 2019
Watch LOCUSTS :
Now Playing in North America :
Coming Soon to :
Also Available at :
WALMART, VUDU, JB HiFi, SANITY,
TelstraTV, OPTUSTV, Air New Zealand
Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment, Bonsai Films
& SP Releasing
"...Watts' script is a crime thriller with such a command of its genre structure that it perfectly integrates its apocalyptic seasoning..."
LOCUSTS: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
by Golden Globe winner Burkhard Dallwitz
Now playing on all major streaming platforms including
iTunes, Spotify and Pandora
through Closereef Productions
2019 ARIA AWARDS Nominee : BEST SCORE
- OUR WORK -
"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"
When tech entrepreneur Ryan Black returns to his desert 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, Ryan is forced to resort to extreme measures.
Starring: Ben Geurens, Jessica McNamee, Nathaniel Dean, Andy McPhee, Justin Rosniak, Steve le Marquand, Damian Hill, Caroline Brazier, Peter Phelps, George Burgess & Angry Anderson.
Aust. Cinematographers' Society Award of Distinction; ARIA Awards Nominee; Melbourne Indie Film Festival - Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Score
Written & Produced by Angus Watts.
Directed by Heath Davis.
AUSTRALIAN THEATRICAL RELEASE 2019
US RELEASE - AMAZON PRIME 2020
QLD SCREENWRITING AWARDS 2019
LA FILM AWARDS - Best Thriller Screenplay
A pulpy retro trip into life, love
A black comedy in development from Angus Watts, award-winning writer & producer of outback crime-thriller LOCUSTS
Short-listed - 2020 Stan & Screen Qld Production Development Program
2019 AACTA AWARDS -
Best Independent Film nominee
Theatrical Trailer : WATCH NOW
Released in select cinemas, 2018
A 4 part documentary from CREATOR-VC STUDIOS and director David Weiner looking at classic Sci-Fi movies of the '80s, featuring interviews with cast, directors, SFX experts, and composers including John Carpenter (The Thing), Joe Dante (Gremlins) and Henry Thomas (E.T.).
Closereef Producer Angus Watts is proudly an Associate Producer on this exciting project.
Official Trailer : WATCH NOW
Scheduled Release : July 2021
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A horror feature in development from award-winning writer & producer Angus Watts.