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.

Crossbow

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.

Credits

Crossbow Cast

Name Character
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

Crossbow Crew

Name Department
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
Crossbow poster
Crossbow (15 years)

A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.

  • Release day: Sunday, June 10, 2007
  • Runtime: 14 minutes