Valley sets scene for horror film crew
VIOLENCE and gore is what viewers can expect from feature film Slaughterhouse, which wrapped up filming in the Derwent Valley this week.
Slaughterhouse will be the second feature film for movie-making duo Benjamin Clarke and Sam Curtain after the 2015 release of Bloodhunt.
Mr Clarke — the film’s cowriter and producer — grew up in New Norfolk but now lives and works in Melbourne.
“I’m from New Norfolk so doing a lot of the filming around New Norfolk and Gretna helped out a lot,” he said.
Co-writer and director Sam Curtain grew up in Mangalore before moving to the mainland to study filmmaking, but has since moved back to Tasmania.
The film is privately funded so the pair has relied on favours from locals and community support.
“We’ve been shooting in family’s homes and talking to friends and relatives and asking if they know certain locations and if they can help us out,” Mr Curtain said.
“People have been awesome — even the police came out one day with a couple of their constables and a car for a scene for us and helped us out with firearms permits.”
The cast and crew mostly