Break the rock [Short drama]

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O'Halloran, Michael and Maddock, Daniel. 2014. Break the rock [Short drama]. Brisbane, Australia.
Title of Work

Break the rock [Short drama]

Type of WorkAudio/visual recording
Creator/ContributorO'Halloran, Michael (Director) and Maddock, Daniel (Cinematographer)
Year2014
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Description of Work

BREAK THE ROCK is a large-scale creature feature in the mould of classic monster films such as Jaws and Jurassic Park with dashes of the fun of films like Ghostbusters and Back To The Future. A big adventure that mixes gritty action with suspenseful horror, humorous characters and exciting set pieces, BREAK THE ROCK will be an Australian genre film that thoroughly thrills, terrifies and entertains.

The film follows a touring metropolitan theatre group who arrive in a quiet, rural country town to present the locals with a production of King Lear'. They soon find that the in-fighting and clashes with the locals are the least of their troubles when the town's dark secret is revealed and a mysterious, homicidal monster emerges. A fight for survival begins as the creature unleashes its full power and the troupe become the prey of a dark force unlike anything they could have imagined.

The fully scripted feature film is in the early stages of pre-production and so Mohworks Films has produced a cinematic concept trailer to help draw attention to the project and get the feature financed and into production. The concept trailer has been produced to give a clear idea of what the full feature production will be and demonstrate Director Michael O'Halloran's vision for the film.

The concept trailer production was fortunate to receive the support of a cast and crew of over one hundred filmmakers who volunteered their time to the project. Queensland filming equipment specialists Light & Motion generously donated equipment and personnel to the trailer's production in a bold sign of support so that the team would be working with the very best filmmaking gear and make sure the trailer has all the production value of the finished feature film. The concept trailer is just the first step in bringing the monstrous adventure BREAK THE ROCK to the big screen.

Break the Rock (Festival Awards):
*Best Trailer - American Movie Awards
*Best Trailer - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
*Best Trailer - Digitalmation Awards
*Diamond Award - International Independent Film Awards
*Award of Merit - Accolade Global Film Competition
*Award of Merit - Best Shorts Competition
*Official Selection - Dream Film Showcase
*Official Selection - HollyShorts Film Festival, Access Code Short Film Festival
*Official Selection - Phoenix Comicon Film Festival
*Official Selection - GeekFest Film Festival (Atlantic City)
*Official Selection - Los Angeles Cinefest

KeywordsMonster film; Feature film; Horror film
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360501. Cinema studies
360599. Screen and digital media not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsNo affiliation
Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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