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One Eyed Girl Award

Australian-made dark thriller, ONE EYED GIRL has won the Audience Choice award for Best Film at the 2015 Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival, adding to its growing list of accolades, including Best Film in the Dark Matters Category at Austin Film Festival and Jury Award at this year’s Austin Film Festival in the Dark Matters category.

Coming up for its second week in selected cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, ONE EYED GIRL will soon be seen in Hobart and Darwin (dates and cinemas to be advised).

ONE EYED GIRL – written by Nick Matthews and Craig Behenna and directed by Nick Matthews – is a gripping story about a psychiatrist, haunted by the death of a former patient, who stumbles upon a Doomsday cult and battles to save a teenage girl from its clutches.

Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays), Mark Leonard Winter (Healing, Van Diemen’s Land) and Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Vertical Limit), ONE EYED GIRL is distributed in Australia by The Backlot Films.

On winning the award, Nick Matthews said, “What a thrill, to have competed here in the heart of filmmaking and then to be recognised like this. I’m so proud of all the cast and crew and I thank everyone who supported us along the way. I’d like to think this win may mean we can share the film with a wider Australian audience.”

One Eyed Girl

Summary: Travis, is a thirty-something psychiatrist haunted by the death of a former patient. On the brink of a nervous breakdown he stumbles across a group run by a charismatic leader, Father Jay. In search of answers, Travis is led deeper and deeper into the underworld of a Doom’s Day cult where he meets Grace, a mysterious teenage girl. When the cult comes under attack from the outside world, Travis must risk his life to free a girl, and save his soul.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th April, 2015

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Nick Matthews

Screenwriter: Craig Behenna, Nick Matthews

Cast: Craig Behenna (Tom), Elena Carapetis (Kate), Katy Cheel (Rachel), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Grace), Matt Crook (Marcus), Nic English (Toby), Sebastian Freeman (Ben), Steve Le Marquand (Father Jay), Sara West (Sarah), Lachlan Wilson (Andy), Mark Leonard Winter (Travis)

Runtime: 102 mins

Classification: MA15+

 

OUR ONE EYED GIRL REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Greg King:

You can hear Greg’s full One Eyed Girl review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #127

 

Stars(2.5)

 

 

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(2.5)

 

IMDB Rating: One Eyed Girl (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment One Eyed Girl reviews: You will also be able to hear our One Eyed Girl review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #127.

Trailer:

One Eyed Girl

We are pleased to advise that One Eyed Girl will release on April 30 at the following cinemas, with more to be added:

ADELAIDE
Trak Cinemas, 375 Greenhill Road, Toorak Gardens

MELBOURNE
Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
Cameo Cinemas, 1620 Burwood Highway, Belgrave

SYDNEY
Ritz Cinema, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick

Filmmakers and actors will travel to each city, attending Q&A screenings and will be available for media interviews.

TOURING TALENT:
Nick Matthews (Director/co-writer)
David Ngo (Producer)
Craig Behenna (Co-writer/Co-producer/Actor)
Mark Leonard Winter (Actor)
Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Actor)
Steve Le Marquand (Actor)

TOUR DATES (including Q&A screenings):
MELBOURNE – April 23/24 (Classic/Cameo)
ADELAIDE – April 29 (premiere/Q&A at Regal Cinemas)
SYDNEY – April 30/May 1

Hollywood Reporter described it as “This engrossing, darkly tinged drama is an auspicious debut”; Austin’s The Examiner said, “Winner of the Austin Film Festival (AFF) Dark Matters Best Picture Jury Award, “One Eyed Girl” is an impeccable entry from Australia and the cream of the crop of this year’s festival across all categories.” And Australian cinema goers will have the chance to see ONE EYED GIRL when it releases on April 30.

ONE EYED GIRL is a dark thriller about Travis (Mark Leonard Winter), a young psychiatrist haunted by the death of a patient.  On the brink of a nervous breakdown, he meets a teenage girl named Grace (Tilda Cobham-Hervery) who invites him to a secret church run by charismatic leader, Father Jay (Steve Le Marquand).  In search of answers, Travis is led deeper and deeper into the hidden world of an isolated cult, where he’s given one last chance at redemption.

ONE EYED GIRL is the debut feature film from writer/director Nick Matthews, who teamed with long time collaborators, first time producer/editor David Ngo and writer/actor Craig Behenna.

It stars the mesmerising Tilda Cobham-Hervey (hailed in Variety magazine as one to watch, and included in Vogue Australia’s Best Emerging Talent feature this month), a very strong Mark Leonard Winter (Healing, The Boy Castaways) and the always powerful Steve Le Marquand (Vertical Limit, A Few Best Men)

In December 2014, cinematographer Jody Muston won Silver at the Australian Cinematographers Society awards for her haunting cinematography on this film.

One Eyed Girl

A group of young Australian filmmakers is celebrating after their film, ONE EYED GIRL won the Jury Award at this year’s Austin Film Festival in the Dark Matters category.

The South Australian psychological thriller is the second feature film to take out the Dark Matters Award, after it was introduced to the AFF program last year.

Now in its 21st year, the Austin Film Festival is known for its focus on screenplays with strong storytelling.

ONE EYED GIRL – written by Nick Matthews and Craig Behenna and directed by Nick Matthews – is a gripping story about a psychiatrist, haunted by the death of a former patient, who stumbles upon a Doomsday cult and battles to save a teenage girl from its clutches.

Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays), Mark Leonard Winter (Healing, Van Diemen’s Land) and Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Vertical Limit), ONE EYED GIRL will be released in Australian cinemas on April 2, 2015, distributed by The Backlot Films.

On winning the award, Nick Matthews said, “It’s a great honour to win this award at a festival that champions story, and genre filmmaking. To receive it in front of so many film and TV heavyweights, like Madmen creator Matt Weiner and director Jim Sheridan is a doubly amazing. I’m stunned, and immensely proud of my cast and our fantastic crew. We’re looking forward to sharing the film with Australian audiences early in 2015.”

Says Craig Behenna, “I’m very proud that our first screening of One Eyed Girl has had such an amazing response at Austin. This festival has a great reputation for being all about the craft of filmmaking and taking storytelling seriously. It also makes me think of all the people who have supported and worked with us right from the beginning. Without their care and commitment and love for this film, we simply couldn’t have done it. To win an award in Austin and to accept it in a room filled with so many great filmmakers and storytellers who had made some of the films like In the Name of the Father, In America and many others that have had a huge impact on me was a surreal and fantastic moment. We’re pinching ourselves a bit.”

Producer Dave Ngo, “I couldn’t be prouder of everyone who helped make this film. To win the Dark Matters Award seems so appropriate for such a dark and intense story. I can’t wait to return to Oz and celebrate with the team.”

And hinting that there may be another film in the pipeline, Ngo added, “Hopefully we’ll get to do it all again soon.”

Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay competition director, Matt Dy said of ONE EYED GIRL, “Screenwriters Craig Behenna and Nick Matthews have written a script that, on the page, would very likely read as multi-layered and thrilling as it is seen on the screen through the film’s rich, haunting cinematography.”

Attending Austin Film Festival on behalf of ONE EYED GIRL are producer David Ngo, writer/director Nick Matthews, writer Craig Behenna and actor Tilda Cobham-Hervey, who has been touted by Variety and Vogue magazines as one of the Top 5 ones to watch.