Directed by Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes
Written by Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes
Starring Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan,
John Jarratt, Oliver Ackland and Jamie Kristian
Running time 90 minutes
100 Bloody Acres a great example of Australian film making, written and directed by the Cairnes brothers, it marked their feature length debut. The Australians have a long history of great quirky films that tend to offer something a bit different and this one fits right into that history!
Its the story of a pair of brothers,Reg and Lindsay, who have an entrepreneurial spirit and the willingness to go the extra mile to get it right. They have a small business in fertilization, with a secret recipe to make your veggies grow! They take road kill and grind it up to give you Blood and Bones fertilizer, the thing is sometimes the road kill is bigger than a "roo!
Reg comes across an accident scene, checking it out he realizes the driver is dead and hatches a plan for success. Driving back to the family farm, and production facility he offers to help some unlucky travelers on their way to a music festival, who have run into a bit of car trouble. He picks up the trio, Sophie, James and Wes, The boys go back into the back of the truck where the body is hidden and sophie rides shotgun with Reg. They pair begin to chat it up, as the boys in back find trouble. Reg delivers the group back to the farm where we meet his brother Lindsay, who is not too happy with Regs lack of fore thought in this latest scheme. Reg is desperate for his brothers approval, so he soldiers on but it isn't long before he has second thoughts and thats where things get really interesting. Is there music and love in the future for our travelers or will they be spread between the rows like so much manure??
100 Bloody Acres is a great film! Its engaging, humorous and wrong! It has everything you need for a good time some weird sex, infidelity, sibling rivalry, a bit of good gore, hilarious action scenes and more! The film is extremely well written, and has a heart that I didn't expect. It reminded me a bit of Black Sheep in the feel and tempo of the film, but was something very different in story. I definitely recommend this one, its not going to have you jumping out of your seat but it will probably make you double over in laughter, while still giving enough tension and gore to appease your horror appetite! I am hopefully the Cairnes brothers will be offering up more goodies for us in the near future!