Hand Grenade

Dean naively clings to his apparent youth and the youthful energy of his partner, Pat. They reside comfortably at Dean’s old family home filled with memories. Pat’s lesbian sister, Berni, is settling down to have a child through IVF with her partner, bringing new life to the historic house. Forgotten choices strike from the past, threatening the foundations of Dean’s handpicked household. Lies and secrets could shatter it all, and even the truth could land a killing blow.

  • Paul Dangerfield
    Director
    Performance Anxiety
  • Genevieve McQueen
    Writer
  • Colin J. Pearce
    Producer
    Performance Anxiety
  • Aaron Broomhall
    Key Cast
    "Dr Dean Campbell"
  • Krystal Brock
    Key Cast
    "Berni Ryan"
  • Kale Brock
    Key Cast
    "Patrick Ryan"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Neo Noir, Drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Feast Festival
    Adelaide
    Australia
    November 2, 2016
    PREVIEW
    Most popular feature film
  • Adelaide Film Festival
    Adelaide
    Australia
    October 6, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • qFLIX Philadelphia 2018
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    United States
    March 20, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Dale Street Studios, Australia
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Paul Dangerfield

Paul became involved in making movies in 2004 as a musician writing music for a film group. As he became more heavily involved with other jobs within the group he found a deeper interest in all areas of the filmmaking business. Paul soon realised that his main passion was in writing and, most of all, directing. Developing a visual concept for a script and working with actors is especially exciting for him. Since then he has directed many short films, music videos, a number of documentaries and the feature film, “Performance Anxiety”.

A distinct trend in the majority of story lines he has developed incorporate relationship drama, but he is not restricted to this. For Paul, working with new people always acts as a catalyst to grow and become more proficient in his abilities.

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