Hemlock & Cedar Films | Crushed
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CRUSHED

“A Solid Debut” – The Hollywood Reporter

 

“Complete with beautiful cinematography and some exceptional performances from her cast. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a mystery flick contain so much underneath its hood (deception, ulterior motives, and decent kills), all the time keeping it’s eye on the prize, which is a gratifying conclusion” – Dread Central

 

“Crushed is a contemporary, distinctly Australian take on classic Agatha Christie and pulp style mysteries.” – FilmInk

 

“If you are a lover of good crime thrillers then Crushed is a must watch.  With a beautifully written screenplay that keeps the audience guessing…Crushed is a film you must hunt down on VOD.” – Heavy Music Magazine

 

“Crushed is a lush, engaging thriller…with a human cast, excellent score and subtle attention to theme…
I highly suggest you rent this film. It’s good.” 
– That’s Not Current

 

“Crushed, a new independent Australian feature that is one of the most wine-centric movies ever made – as well as being a tense, bloody mystery thriller.” – The Australian

 

“For those seeking an engaging thriller with a unique backdrop full of local color and a surprising climax, to boot, Crushed is well worth seeking out.” – Gruesome Magazine

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WORLD PREMIERE
Sunday 6 September 2015
Monday 7 September 2015

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2015
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Sunday 19 September 2015

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015
CALIFORNIAN PREMIERE
Friday 13 November 2015
Saturday 14 November 2015
Sunday 15 November 2015

LEBANESE FILM FESTIVAL SYDNEY 2015
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING
Saturday 22 August 2015

FANTASTIC PLANET FILM FESTIVAL 2015
SYDNEY PREMIERE
Friday 4 December 2015

STRANGER WITH MY FACE
​FILM FESTIVAL 2016

TASMANIAN PREMIERE
Sunday 17 April 2016

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

FANTASTIC PLANET FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER  –  Best Australian Director, Megan Riakos
​Nomination – Best Australian Film

BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER  –  Best Thriller Feature Film
​WINNER – Best Lead Actress, Sarah Bishop

Nomination – Best Director, Megan Riakos
Nomination – Best Screenplay, Megan Riakos

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2015
​Nomination – Golden Zenith Award for Debut Feature Filmmakers

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Nomination – Best Film
Nomination – Best Screenplay, Megan Riakos
Nomination – Best Lead Actress, Sarah Bishop
Nomination – Best Cinematography, Michael Steel