Cut Snake

(MIFF 2014 )
Director: Tony Ayres

“[Blake] Ayshford has written a sensational script which has a nail-biting, page-turning quality and yet has something original to say about the nature of love.” – Tony Ayres

Tony Ayres (Tim Winton’s The Turning, MIFF 2013; The Slap, MIFF 2011) directs his first feature film since The Home Song Stories (MIFF 2007): a psychologically powered crime thriller set in mid-70s suburban Australia.

It’s 1974, and in an attempt to put his old, troubled life behind him Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell, Carrie, Chronicle) has moved to a new city with his fiancée, Paula (Jessica De Gouw, These Final Hours, MIFF 2013). But when the brutal Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire) tracks him down, Sparra realises he’ll have to fight to keep the past from ruining his future. Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Cut Snake shows how one man’s biggest enemy in moving forward can be himself.

“I’ve been passionate about making Cut Snake for many years now. For me, it’s the combination of it being a thriller and a relationship drama which makes it so exciting.” – Tony Ayres