Dark Place


Dark Place is an Australian Aboriginal horror anthology with five terrifically twisted tales by five Aboriginal filmmakers.

Australian genre cinema takes an exciting leap forward with Dark Place, a quintet of tales that approach post-colonial Aboriginal history through the lenses of horror and fantasy:

  • Killer Native (Bjorn Stewart): Early settlers Tom and Sally head to the bush to stake a claim. Here they come face to face with a Blackfella, who warns them of a deadly ghoul roaming the area.
  • Foe (Liam Phillip): When Elena, a chronic insomniac, wakes up with blood on her dress and a bloody knife in her bed, she questions whether sleep might actually be a portal to something terrifying deep inside her.
  • Vale Light (Rob Braslin): Single mum, Shae, and her daughter, Isabel, are doing it tough in the public housing commission estate of Pendle Vale, until one day a witch decides to change their fortune.
  • The Shore (Perun Bonser): A young girl living an isolated life in the woods with her father discovers that growing up alone isn't just for her protection - it's for ours.
  • Scout (Kodie Bedford): Kidnapped from her own home and forced into the murky world of sex slavery, Scout has finally had enough. She devises a plan to escape and take revenge against her captors.


Foe: Leonie Whyman, Josh Quong Tart
Vale Light: Tasia Zalar, Sara Pensalfini, Jolie Everett
Killer Native: Clarence Ryan, Charlie Garber, Lily Sullivan, Natasha Waganeen
Scout: Katie Beckett, Shakira Clanton, Tamala Shelton, Nelson Baker, Nicholas Hope, Hugh Sheridan
The Shore: Luka May Glynn-Cole, Bernard Curry
Release dates
15 June 2019 – World premiere at the Sydney Film Festival
MA 15+ - Mature accompanied

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