Throwback follows two treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop as they encounter a Yowie, the Australian version of Bigfoot, in the remote jungles of North Queensland. The film stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, and Vernon Wells from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Commando.
Described by writer/director Travis Bain as “a cross between The Legend of Boggy Creek and Predator”, Throwback has screened at eleven international film festivals and won awards including Best Feature (Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival), Best Foreign Feature (Famous Monsters Film Festival) and Best Supporting Actor for Vernon Wells (Scare-a-Con Film Festival). The DVD will present Throwback in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio plus bonus materials including a commentary, deleted scenes, an alternative ending, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Writer/director Bain says he is thrilled that Throwback will finally be available to North American genre fans who have been unable to see it until now.
“Not everyone lives near a film festival,” Bain says, “so it’s great that Throwback can now reach an even wider audience through home video.”
Bain is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for his next feature, Starspawn, a sci-fi/horror thriller inspired by the works of cult horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Starspawn is about a TV current affairs journalist who uncovers evidence of an imminent alien invasion whilst on assignment to interview some Outback survivalists. Starspawn is aimed at a 2017 release and will star Vernon Wells and other actors yet to be announced. The campaign link is:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/starspawn/starspawn-an-hp-lovecraft-inspired-sci-fi-horror-f