Crossbow 15 years old
A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.
In Crossbow the spoiler is right in front of you, there in the title. A crossbow is an anachronistic device and does not, at least in my mind, lend itself well to analogy or metaphor. In spite, or, more accurately, precisely because this ominous title hangs over the very start of viewing, the short film remarkably sustains a growing dread throughout its languid narration and slow-moving, though arresting visuals; maximizing its force not through the promise of surprise but through the inevitability of its conclusion.
|Joel Edgerton He was 32, now 48 years old||as The Dad|
|Mirrah Foulkes She was 54, now 69 years old||as The Cop|
|Lisa Chappell She was 38, now 53 years old||as The Mum|
|Greig Fraser as Cinematography. He was 31 (now 47) years old||Crew|
|David Michôd as Director. He was 34 (now 49) years old||Directing|
|David Michôd as Writer. He was 34 (now 49) years old||Writing|
|Angie Fielder as Producer. She was 7 (now 22) years old||Production|
|Luke Doolan as Editor. He was 28 (now 43) years old||Editing|
|Sam Petty as Music.||Sound|