The Toll
The Toll

The Toll

Screening:

    Saturday 9 October 11:45am

Runtime:

90 mins

Director: Zak Hilditch Country: Australia
Writer: Zak Hilditch, Steve McCall Original Format: HDCAM
Dir. of Photography: Antony Webb Print Source: Zak Hilditch
Producer: Zak Hilditch, Antony Webb
Cast: Steve McCall, Nick Britton

Film Details

UK Premiere


Short Synopsis:

Two best mates quickly bite off more then they can chew when they enter deep into the forest searching for a supposed buried fortune.

Review:

Still living at home with his mum, Steve is a ‘healthcare professional’ who entertains dying patients. Left a book by a dead patient, inside the cover is a hand drawn map that shows where his savings are hidden in a town in Western Australia. Cue a Treasure Island like quest to unearth the treasure, with Steve and his best friend, Nick, heading out into the bush on the pretence of a ‘fishing trip’.

When they reach their destination however, they underestimate the challenge ahead of them and Mother Nature tests the durability of their friendship to the limit. Whilst Steve wants to head west, eventually hitting the coast, Nick insists on pressing on north-easterly, the inevitable consequence of which is that they become lost, with no mobile phone signal, and very limited provisions.

An entertaining ‘coming of age’ movie for a newly single twenty-something, Steve McCall’s (Steve) performance is excellent as a surly, Scottish Rangers’ supporter. His on-screen interactions with Nick Britton (Nick) are authentic and vibrant, as you are taken along on their trip into the wilderness. The soundtrack of electronic instrumentals sets up the atmosphere of the journey well, and the eerie confusion it creates  complements the plot fantastically.

 
All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR