Mike, an easygoing skate guy and martial artist, is thrust into a hidden world of murder and assassination after running into his best friend Ed, 10 years after thinking he was Killed In Action. In order to keep Mike alive, Ed must now attempt to convince the Hunters Club Mike is an assassin in training, before the truth is revealed and they are both killed.
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF: Action On Film 2016, Melbourne Indie Film Festival 2016, Gold Coast Film Festival 2016, American Grindhouse 2016, Top Indie Film Awards – August 2016, Maverick Movie Awards 2016, Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016, Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival 2016, Auckland International Film Festival 2017, Wicked Film Festival 2016, Monkey Bread Tree Awards – October 2016
“The Hunters Club” is a gun toting, fist fighting, skateboarding, Australian action feature film, shot exclusively in Queensland, around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
One of the unique aspects of this production is that it showcases the lesser known sport of Longboarding for some of the action/stunt sequences. Longboarding is an offshoot of street skating, with riders using a much longer board. With the right setup, a longboard can give the feeling of surfing on hard surfaces and even allow the rider to achieve speeds exceeding 100kph (60mph).
This is entirely independent production, and as with many independent productions, we were working with the constraints of a very low budget – probably better to say micro budget given that the whole film was shot and finished for less that $100,000 AU.
Given that the budget was so low for an action feature, we have done everything we can to make sure the final product will have the look and feel of something with a much larger budget. With the help of Donnie Vaughn, a stunt co-ordinator with over 20 years experience, as well as the skills of longboarding legend Stephen Daddow, we believe it really has helped to lift this above the usual look associated with ‘low-budget action’
The film was shot on the RED Epic (the same camera Peter Jackson used for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ as well as many current big budget Hollywood features) Also, to help give the film a truly cinematic quality, a selection of Lomo Anamorphic lenses were used. All visual effects were done in house to keep the cost down and the final film has been mastered at 2K – the standard for any cinema print.
Kit McDee Director Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
Kit McDee Writer Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
Dirk Foulger Writer
Kit McDee Producer Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
Dirk Foulger Producer
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