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Running Time: 93 minutes
Written & Directed 
Travis Bain

Where to start.... well, first this film was shot in the forest of far North Queensland and to my surprise, the area looks a lot like my neck of the woods here in Kentucky. The scenery is nothing short of breath taking. I went into this movie knowing a little bit about it and always thought it looked interesting. I finally got around to purchasing it and giving it a good watch.
The plot line is pretty straight forward, two down-on-their-luck pest exterminators set out to search for lost gold in the thick forest.  Of course, anytime you are dealing with a large sum of money, greed always comes into play, and it is no different in this film. What is different, different than your typical "look for treasure" films, is that this area of forest is home to the Yowie. The Yowie is basically what us Americans call Bigfoot or Sasquatch. So, as the film progresses the fortune seekers are being stalked by a Yowie.

During the course of the film, we learn that several people have gone missing while in this forest. This is where you get to meet a familiar face in the film. Vernon Wells, who you will probably recognize from the movie The Road Warriors or one of his other numerous roles. He plays a deeply embedded detective trying to solve the case of the missing people.

I know, with us being a Bigfoot site, you want to know about the Yowie creature in the film...well here it goes. The creature in the film, the suit used, is not the best in the world, but it is not bad either. The director, Travis Bain, does a good job letting you see the Yowie without really seeing the flaws in the suit. Another plus is that you get the see the creature very soon into the movie and very often in the movie. So, considering that the film had a limited budget, the suit, along with the filming, makes it more that adequate.

During the course of the film, there are some intense scenes between the treasure hunters, the detective, and the Yowie. Of course, I don't want to post any spoilers, but there is a lot of gun play in the film. There is also some gore in the film but it is limited and done pretty good for the most part.

In the end, I enjoyed the film and found it to be entertaining. It is far better than much of the corny films you see on the SYFY channel. Please be aware, that this is a horror/adventure film and that the Yowie is not a cuddly forest friend in the film.

Also, of note is that the DVD contains a lot of extra content. It even has several of Bain's older short films, which I found entertaining.

So, if you are looking for a pretty solid fright type of film, Throwback, fits the bill pretty good..

The film was very well made and the picture quality is crisp. The pace of the movie is pretty good and there is very little lull time.

Here is my final rating.
Rating: 3 out of 5 


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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"Throwback" is the forthcoming horror/adventure feature film from Australian writer/director Travis Bain, due for completion in 2013.

Plot Outline
Two modern-day treasure hunters -- Jack ( Shawn Brack) and Kent (Anthony Ring) -- who go searching for the lost gold of a legendary outlaw in the remote wilds of Far North Queensland. But instead of riches, they find a different kind of legend, a ferocious Australian monster known as a Yowie, Australia's answer to Bigfoot, and a savage battle for survival ensues. Thrown into the mix are a park ranger named Rhiannon and an ex-homicide detective named McNab.
Starring - Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, Warren Clements, Andy Bramble, Mike Elliott, Trevor Garvey,Vernon Wells.

Vernon Wells was recently added to the cast and many should know him from roles in "Mad Max: The Road Warrior", "Commando" and "Weird Science" just to name a few. Wells has been cast in the film as John McNab, a former homicide detective who has been suspended for insubordination.
In the film McNab believes there’s a serial killer lurking in the jungle killing hikers and sets out to catch him.

This film really shows some promise of actually being good and watchable. Many bigfoot movies in recent years have been very disappointing to say the least. This film seems to have a solid storyline which seems to have been lacking in some of the other recent bigfoot films.

So we wish the "Throwback" cast and crew good luck with the film and we hope to see it soon.

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Published on Apr 16, 2012 by
"Throwback" is the second feature film from Australian writer/director Travis Bain. His first feature, "Scratched" was one of the four finalists in the 2005 digiSPAA Digital Feature Film Festival.

Two modern-day treasure hunters -- Jack (Shawn Brack) and Kent (Anthony Ring) -- venture into the remote jungles of Far North Queensland in search of lost bushranger gold. But their adventure goes terribly awry when they are threatened by a savage creature, a legendary monster known as a Yowie, Australia's answer to Bigfoot. Together with a female park ranger named Rhiannon (Melanie Serafin) and a burnt-out ex-homicide detective, Jack and Kent find themselves locked in a battle for survival as the territorial Yowie tries to ensure they never leave its domain alive.

"Throwback" is currently in production in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Filming is taking place on a Canon HV20 HDV camcorder in 1080p resolution. The final film will be matted to CinemaScope 2.35:1. The final cut is due for completion in 2013.

"Throwback" is an homage to genre films of the '50s through to the '70s that shaped Travis Bain's childhood. Influences on "Throwback" include:

* The bigfoot drive-in films of the '70s, including "The Legend of Boggy Creek" and "Creature from Black Lake."
* Other '70s classics such as "Deliverance."
* '50s monster movies such as "Creature from the Black Lagoon."
* The westerns of Anthony Mann and Budd Boetticher.
* The neo-westerns of Walter Hill.
* The creature features of William Girdler, i.e. "Day of the Animals" and "Grizzly."
* The films of Terrence Malick.

A full trailer for "Throwback" will be released later in 2012. To find out more about "Throwback", please visit www.travisbain.com.au

For media enquiries, please email travisbain@hotmail.com

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