Treasure Of The Black Jaguar
Treasure Of The Black Jaguar

Treasure Of The Black Jaguar

Screening:

    Saturday 2 October 8:00pm
    Saturday 9 October 7pm Screening + 9pm After Party

Runtime:

92 mins 46

Director: Mike Bruce Country: USA
Writer: Mike Bruce, Cameron Van Hoy Original Format: RED
Dir. of Photography: Salvador Lleo De La Fe Print Source: Cameron Van Hoy
Producer: Cameron Van Hoy
Cast: Cameron Van Hoy, Michael Drayer, Timothy Murphy

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

Two boys discover easy money is just a mirage when this desert-based caper takes a murderous turn.

Review:

A road-trip movie with a difference, The Treasure of the Black Jaguar sees two best friends leave the women in their lives behind to embark on an a seemingly simple get-rich-quick scheme. Swiftly landed behind bars in a Mexican jail, the boys’ only chance of escape comes from grizzled treasure hunter Blake West (Timothy V Murphy).  The catch?  They must help him retrieve the priceless Black Jaguar artefact from its hiding place in the middle of the desert – and it quickly emerges that they might end up paying the ultimate price for their multi-million dollar cut.

The cast at this film’s core seem destined for big things, with brooding Cameron van Hoy not only co-starring as one of the boys after a fast-buck, but also co-producing the film, as well as co-writing the screenplay with director Mike Bruce. Michael Drayer – who plays the other half of the calamitous pair – is an adept comic companion to Van Hoy’s straight man role. Panoramic portrayals of desert endurance are interspersed with visual and verbal humour that flows thick and fast – as do lashings of blood, ensuring the boys’ classic plaid shirts (surely hallmarks of their indie heartthrob potential) are thoroughly smattered and sullied by their desert adventure. Sped-up sequences, innovative camera angles and bold saturated colours combine to immerse the viewer in this dizzying escapade, culminating in a film that is funny, trendy and laced with gore.

Followed by Q&A

Repeat Screening + Official After Party Saturday 9 October

Saturday 9 October
7pm Screening + 9pm After Party
The May Fair
Stratton Street
W1J 8LT

All ticket holders for the repeat screen will be admitted at the after party.
Buy your repeat screening ticket here:

Treasure Of The Black Jaguar - Repeat Screening