Hounds of Love
New York Premiere

Hounds of Love

| Australia | 108 MINUTES | English
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
Dark forces lurk behind the sunny façade of an unassuming Australian suburb in Ben Young's stylish '80s-set directorial debut. Seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney is stuck inside an unhappy home with parents on the verge of divorce. Feeling rebellious, she sneaks out of their house and is accosted by neighbors John and Evelyn White, a mentally unhinged couple who lure her with marijuana before tying her up to a bed inside their squalid home as their own personal torture subject. Pushed to her limits, Vicki soon realizes that her only hope for survival is to play on the Whites’ instabilities in order to drive a wedge between her unhinged captors and escape by any means necessary.

Drawing inspiration from the real-life Aussie serial killers, writer-director Ben Young delivers a visceral upper-cut of a debut with Hounds of Love, a remarkably assured first feature that expertly escalates tension and crafts a chilling atmosphere through mesmerizing cinematography and a haunting 80s soundtrack.

—Ian Hollander

Presented in Partnership with Venice Days.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ben Young
Ben Young began his career as a television director. His feature film debut, Hounds of Love, premiered at the Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim and won him the Best Director prize at the Brussels International Film Festival. He is currently working on his first studio project, Extinction.
Ben Young
Ben Young
Michael McDermott
Merlin Eden
Dan Luscombe
Production Designer
Clayton Jauncey
Melissa Kelly
Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson

US Sales Contact
Scott Kaplan
Gunpowder & Sky Distribution
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 463 6403
Print Source
Edel Malone
Gunpowder & Sky Distribution
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 914 275 1597
International Sales Contact
Eric Schnedecker
Urban Distribution International
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212 203 7008
Press Contact
Brad Johnson
Fons PR
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 972 898 7528


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