Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director


Australia, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Homegrown)

Director: Jon Hewitt


If you go down to the woods today...

The close friendship of three teenagers crumbles at the hands of a deranged sociopath in Acolytes, a nail-biting thriller from Redball director Jon Hewitt.

James and Mark have been tormented their whole lives by local bully Gary Parker, and in their final year of high school they vow revenge. When they stumble across a serial killer they see an opportunity to blackmail him into getting rid of Gary for good.

But the teens quickly find the tables turned, as the killer leads them irrevocably down into his violent world.
Starring Joel Edgerton (The Hard Word, Ned Kelly), Belinda McClory (The Book of Revelation) and Michael Dorman (Suburban Mayhem).

Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory, Michael Dorman, Joel Edgerton, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Sebastian Gregory, Joshua Payne, Richard Stewart, Penny Wall, Mark Pugh, David Franzke are guests of the festival.

D Jon Hewitt P Richard Stewart, Penny Wall S S.P. Krause, Shayne Armstrong, Jon Hewitt Dist Palace Films International TD 35mm/2008/91mins

See also...


Australia, 1998
Blasting from the screen like the cinematic progeny of some unholy union between Lars Von Trier and Abel Ferrara, here is uncompromising Australian 'underground' filmmaking at its very best - an in-y… More »


Australia, 2011
A jaded call-girl. A fledgling hooker. The night from hell. ... The seedy underbelly of Sydney's red-light district becomes a violently dangerous place in filmmaker Jon Hewitt's X, the much-awaited f… More »


Meet some of the amazing Australian writers behind some of the festival's centrepoint Australian and international films. Join Peter Moon (Australian Writers' Guild) in conversation with Jon Hewitt a… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.