Red Hill (2010) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Ryan Kwanten||-||Shane Cooper|
|Steve Bisley||-||Old Bill|
|Tommy Lewis||-||Jimmy Conway (as Tom E. Lewis)|
|Claire van der Boom||-||Alice Cooper|
|Kevin Harrington||-||Jim Barlow|
|Tim Hughes||-||Micky Carlin|
|Ken Connley||-||Joseph Carlin|
Australia has no Panthers. There is an urban legend stating that a panther escaped from a travelling circus, and fled into the woods. There have been several sightings and even a footprint found, but no concrete evidence of a panther has ever been found.
Tommy Lewis shot to fame over 30 years earlier in Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978). His character here is essentially a continuation of Blacksmith.
Several AAA Hollywood actors and actresses have stated that this movie is their favourite or one of the favourite Australian films.
Shot over a period of four weeks.
Tommy Lewis has just one line of dialogue in the entire film.
It was such a cold shoot that half the cast wore wetsuits underneath their costumes.
For the scene where the panther enters the barn, there was of course no panther as it was a CGI creation. Instead director Patrick Hughes got down on his hands and knees to give Ryan Kwanten something to react to.
The panther that formed the basis for the CGI creation in the film was also used in Настоящая кровь (2008), which also stars Ryan Kwanten.
The production didn't have a rain machine so the local fire brigade was paid in beer to hold a hose over the scene being filmed.
Most of the cars used in the film were bought cheaply off eBay.
Privately financed for just $700,000, the film was shot and edited before the producers started touting it around for distribution.