SPOTLIGHT

BACKTRACK

Directed by Michael Petroni
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE BACKTRACK
Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago. There in False Creek he is consumed by solving a decades-old mystery that holds the key to his strange and menacing delusions.

Writer-director Michael Petroni's spine-tingling supernatural thriller is steeped in a moody, ominous atmosphere; its foreboding stillness is punctuated by explosions of haunting imagery, all in the service of a layered and satisfying mystery story.

—Cara Cusumano
Thriller
About the Director(s)
Australian writer-director Michael Petroni is an AFI alumnus. After winning AFI Screenplay of the Year for Till Human Voices Wake Us, he made it into a feature starring Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter. Fox 2000 is currently producing Petroni’s script Afterlife with Kevin Lima directing.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Compton Ross, Phil Hunt, David Evans
  • Screenwriter:
    Michael Petroni
  • Editor:
    Martin Connor, Luke Doola
  • Cast:
    Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird
  • Cinematographer:
    Stefan Duscio
  • Producer:
    Jamie Hilton, Antonia Barnard, Michael Petroni
  • Director:
    Michael Petroni

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