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Ordinarily, violence is justifiable against someone using their phone in a film screening, whether they’re making calls, receiving text messages or distracting you with bright lights as they check various sports scores.
For director Justin Kurzel, the decision to source local talent for his debut feature film Snowtown was a risky one. Enter local lad and first time actor Lucas Pittaway who plays the central character of Jamie Vlassakis. LIAM FLANAGAN sat down with the two men in London to chat about the film.
It was the story that painted South Australia as the serial killer capital of Australia and made a small country town a tourist attraction for all the wrong reasons. The “bodies in the barrels” case was seemingly made to be portrayed as a Saw style horror film yet director Justin Kurzel has taken a different path.