Hor­ror in­sight won’t leave you swamped

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA - Shan­non Smith

New Aus­tralian hor­ror film The Marshes will have a spe­cial screen­ing and ques­tion and an­swer event at Orana Cin­e­mas on Mon­day.

WA writer and direc­tor Roger Scott will be in town for the event and give an in­sight into the film set deep in re­mote marsh­land.

The tale fol­lows three young bi­ol­o­gists who are con­duct­ing re­search on a field trip, but when they en­counter a hor­ri­fy­ing evil, they are forced to aban­don sci­ence and fight for their lives.

The film is Scott’s de­but fea­ture, and he said there were sev­eral rea­sons why he wanted to make a hor­ror movie.

“When threats to our en­vi­ron­ment can be best de­scribed as hor­rific, it seemed to me that the hor­ror genre was the right choice to ex­press my feel­ings on the sub­ject,” he said. “Hor­ror is a great genre for first-time fea­ture film di­rec­tors be­cause of its large and pas­sion­ate au­di­ence who are driven less by casting and more by other fac­tors.

“This means you can make a film with rel­a­tively un­known ac­tors and still find an au­di­ence.”

After the film, Scott will an­swer any ques­tions about the movie and film­mak­ing.

He said his in­spi­ra­tion came from a de­sire to com­ment on the way we see our­selves and how we see and in­ter­act with our en­vi­ron­ments in Aus­tralia.

“Peo­ple will en­joy the film be­cause it is a fun, dark and en­gag­ing story that uses the tropes of the genre in an in­ter­est­ing way — and takes great lib­er­ties with Waltz­ing Matilda,” he said.

The Marshes will screen on Mon­day at 6.15pm at Orana Cin­e­mas in Al­bany.

Tick­ets are on sale at oranacin­e­mas.com.au.

The Marshes fol­lows three bi­ol­o­gists who are con­duct­ing re­search on a field trip when they en­counter a hor­ri­fy­ing evil.

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