Indie Trailer Sunday: Australian Neo-Western 'Red Hill' Trailer

August 29, 2010
Source: Twitch

Red Hill Trailer

Revenge just rode into town. Today's trailer is for a "neo-western" called Red Hill that actually comes out of Australia, directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Aussie actor Ryan Kwanten (of "True Blood" fame). It's essentially about a police officer (Kwanten) who moves to the small country town of Red Hill, but on his first day on the job, there's a prison break and a convicted murderer serving life behind bars makes his way out to seek revenge. Thanks to Twitch for first finding this. It's got a bit of No Country for Old Men feel to it, but it also just looks damn good, especially in the second half of this trailer. It's a good find, so check it out!

Watch the first official trailer for Patrick Hughes' Red Hill:

A police officer (Ryan Kwanten) tries to survive his nightmarish first day's work in a small country town.

Red Hill is both written and directed by up-and-coming Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes, who's making his feature debut after directing a handful of shorts including The Director, The Lighter and Signs. You can visit the director's official website. The film was shot in Omeo, Australia last year and has already played the Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh Film Fests, with Chicago and Fantastic Fest coming next. Strand Releasing is bringing Red Hill to US theaters on November 5th. Visit its official site:

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  • GerggTown
    looks like its got potential to me. depends alot on how well the bad guy is written/portrayed, which isnt featured too much (which could be good or bad).
  • Not bad at all!
  • John I.G>
    This actually looks pretty good, I guess I don't really expect much from Australia when it comes to movies.
  • tommyturner
    Similar to High Noon with Gary Cooper?
  • beavis
    oh man, #4........... - high noon is an absolute CLASSIC! glad to see there are people on this site who remember great movies made more than 20 years ago. hey, this movie looks BETTER than "no country for old men". of course, it's just a trailer - but i'm stoked for this one!
  • dex
    The Trailer's style reminds me of INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, btw i think the premise of the film looks very interesting,
  • Orcasisla
    I was all ready to say, "Fuck, YAY-UHH," 'til I saw it starred the douche from True Blood. What a fucking shame. How long ago was this filmed? Were they waiting for the 'perfect moment' to release this--e.g., whenever that fucking limp-dick wank took off?
  • Guv
    Looks good. reminds me of the proposition (another good aussie western starring guy pearce) This one set in modern times though. #7 definitely needs to chill
  • Ariel
    Aww, He's (#7) just mad that his girl is all about True Blood and not him. It's perfectly understandable though. Kwanten is on tv and the only way #7 is on tv is if he created some weak ass character in a video game. Jealousy is what that is.
  • arjones
    It looks good. I like it.
  • quazzimotto
    Great looking movie, shame they already spoiled the story. Its obvious the Sheriff is the villain and he's the motivating cause for the revenge motif. Liked the look and the feel, great visual style from what I saw, but the storyline looks suspect IMO.
  • April
    Comment #3 surprised me. I have a tremendous respect for Australian cinema. Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Road Warrior, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Proposition, Strictly Ballroom, Gallipoli, Shine, Babe, Kiss or Kill, The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting, Priscilla, Cosi, Chopper, Ten Canoes, The Square, and the list goes on and on. Australia turns out some good stuff.
  • Hyper Dweeb III
    Heard this cost only about a million and a half (Aussie dollars) to make! Of course the Aussie dollar today is worth 99 cents US (WTF?) and maybe even more next week, so that makes it an even better deal. All the actors must have been on union minimum of something - if its a union film. How do they turn out films of this quality for so little money?




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