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 LOCUSTSwritten 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)

MELBOURE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL 2020

BEST FILM

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, and was Officially Selected at 16 international festivals, was scored 7.4/10 by IMDb and 89% by Rotten Tomatoes audiences .

 

In cinemas October 2019  

LOCUSTS is OUT NOW

GooglePlay, AppleTV, OPTUSFetch, TelstraTV,

JBHiFi & Sanity.com

Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment & Bonsai Films

www.LOCUSTSfilm.com

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AACTA Connect :

'Navigating the plague in LOCUSTS'

"...Watts' script is a crime thriller with such a command of its genre structure that it perfectly integrates its apocalyptic seasoning..."

LOCUSTS Original Motion Picture Soundtra

LOCUSTS: ORIGINAL  SOUNDTRACK  

by Golden Globe winner Burkhard Dallwitz

 

Now playing on all major streaming platforms including

iTunes, Spotify and Pandora

 through Closereef Productions

 

- OUR WORK -

2019 ARIA AWARDS Nominee : BEST SCORE

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LOCUSTS

"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"

RELEASED THEATRICALLY 2019

Written & Produced by Angus Watts.

Directed by Heath Davis.

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 2020 - ACS Award of Distinction; ARIA Awards 2020 - Nominee; OzFlix Awards 2019 - Nominee Best Screenplay, Best Independent Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best VFX

www.locustsfilm.com

IN DEVELOPMENT

A dark serial killer crime-thriller based

in the Louisiana wetlands.

QLD SCREENWRITING AWARDS 2019

3rd Place

LA FILM AWARDS - Best Thriller Screenplay  

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

A pulpy retro trip into life, love 

and bio-sanitation.

A black comedy in development from Angus Watts, award-winning writer & producer of outback crime-thriller LOCUSTS

 

Short-listed2020 Stan & Screen Qld Production Development Program

 

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Closereef producer Angus Watts was proudly

an Executive Producer on Heath Davis's

quirky dark comedy, BOOK WEEK

starring Alan Dukes & Susan Prior

 

2019 AACTA AWARDS  - 

Best Independent Film nominee  

Theatrical Trailer : WATCH NOW

Released in select cinemas, 2018

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

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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IN DEVELOPMENT

 

A horror feature in development from award-winning writer & producer Angus Watts.

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