Category: Film News

Umbrella Entertainment today launched the trailer and poster for CARGO, the new film from the producers of THE BABADOOK starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit), and announced the Australian national release date as May 17. 

CARGO is an emotional, ticking-clock story of a father’s quest to get his infant daughter to safety, set in a post-apocalyptic Australian outback ravaged by an unknown virus. With only 48 hours to find a foster-carer for his daughter, a glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a young Aboriginal girl who is trying to save her own father.

CARGO features an outstanding cast lead by Martin Freeman, joined by Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, David Gulpilil, Natasha Wanganeen, Caren Pistorius, Bruce Carter and introducing the luminous young actress Simone Landers. 

CARGO was written by Yolanda Ramke and directed by Ramke and Ben Howling, based on their Tropfest-finalist short of the same name with 14mil+ views on YouTube. The film was produced by Causeway Films’ Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, and Addictive Pictures’ Russell Ackerman (MAMA) and John Schoenfelder.

Umbrella’s Head of Theatrical Dov Kornits said “CARGO is one of the best and most commercial Australian films of the year. The reaction at the film’s World Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival last year was overwhelming, and we saw first-hand how audiences respond to the emotional journey of this film.”

CARGO will release in cinemas across Australia on May 17, while, in an Australian-first, the rest of the world will be able to stream CARGO from May 18 via NETFLIX.


The first look trailer and poster for the new horror The Sitter has just been released.

This Summer, Aisling Knight is hired for a job to die for.

Shot in a real haunted house in Oxfordshire, Simon Richardson’s blood-curdling spite spookfest The Sitter tells of Charlotte (Knight), a broke college student who gets a gig to house sit for an eccentric couple for a long weekend. She couldn’t believe how lucky she is. When darkness falls, things start to take a far more sinister turn. Charlotte is unable to shake the feeling that her every move is being watched and it is not long before her worst fears are confirmed — there is something else in the house with her…

Richard Kilgour, Jill Buchanan, Samantha Schnitzler, Bjorn Franklin star in the Summer creature feature The Sitter from Wild Eye Releasing, due this June.