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The Hunters Club

Mike, an easygoing skate guy and martial artist, is thrust into a hidden world of murder and assassination after running into his best friend Ed, 10 years after thinking he was Killed In Action. In order to keep Mike alive, Ed must now attempt to convince the Hunters Club Mike is an assassin in training, before the truth is revealed and they are both killed.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Action On Film 2016, Melbourne Indie Film Festival 2016, Gold Coast Film Festival 2016, American Grindhouse 2016, Top Indie Film Awards - August 2016, Maverick Movie Awards 2016, Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016, Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival 2016, Auckland International Film Festival 2017, Wicked Film Festival 2016, Monkey Bread Tree Awards - October 2016, The Monthly Film Festival - October 2016

​“The Hunters Club” is a gun toting, fist fighting, skateboarding, Australian action feature film, shot exclusively in Queensland, around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

One of the unique aspects of this production is that it showcases the lesser known sport of Longboarding for some of the action/stunt sequences. Longboarding is an offshoot of street skating, with riders using a much longer board. With the right setup, a longboard can give the feeling of surfing on hard surfaces and even allow the rider to achieve speeds exceeding 100kph (60mph).

This is entirely independent production, and as with many independent productions, we were working with the constraints of a very low budget - probably better to say micro budget given that the whole film was shot and finished for less that $100,000 AU.

Given that the budget was so low for an action feature, we have done everything we can to make sure the final product will have the look and feel of something with a much larger budget. With the help of Donnie Vaughn, a stunt co-ordinator with over 20 years experience,  as well as the skills of longboarding legend Stephen Daddow, we believe it really has helped to lift this above the usual look associated with ‘low-budget action’

The film was shot on the RED Epic (the same camera Peter Jackson used for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ as well as many current big budget Hollywood features) Also, to help give the film a truly cinematic quality, a selection of Lomo Anamorphic lenses were used. All visual effects were done in house to keep the cost down and the final film has been mastered at 2K - the standard for any cinema print.

  • Kit McDee
    Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
  • Kit McDee
    Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
  • Dirk Foulger
  • Kit McDee
    Harvest, Lifeboats, Remake
  • Dirk Foulger
  • Nicholas Gunn
    Key Cast
    Lemon Tree Passage, The Dream Children
  • Ty Hungerford
    Key Cast
    Bad Karma, Absolute Deception
  • Brad McMurray
    Key Cast
    Pawno, Neighbours, Burns Point
  • Carmel Rose
    Key Cast
    Terra Nova, Camp
  • Ashlee Lollback
    Key Cast
    Space/Time, Don't Tell
  • Lauren A Jackson
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Action, Black Comedy, Martial Arts
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 AUD
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  • Melbourne Indie Film Festival
    July 13, 2016
    Victorian Premiere
    WINNER - Best Director, Best Music Score: NOMINATED - Best Film, Best Editing, Best VFX, Best Production Design
  • Action On Film
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 7, 2016
    North American Premiere
    NOMINATED - Best Action Sequence, Best Foreign Film
  • American Grindhouse Film Festival
    United States
    September 17, 2016
    Texas Premiere
    WINNER - Best Action Foreign Feature
  • Auckland International Film Festival
    New Zealand
    March 4, 2017
    New Zealand
    WINNER - Best Editing
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival
    October 15, 2016
    WINNER - Best Editing: NOMINATED - Best Action, Best Score, Best VFX, Best Production Design
  • KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 6, 2016
    WINNER: Best Cast Performance NOMINATED - Best Action
  • Maverick Movie Awards

    United States
    NOMINATED - Best SFX, Best Ensemble Cast, Special Achievement Award: Longboard Stunts and Choreography
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    United States
    NOMINATED - Best Film, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
  • Monkey Bread Tree Awards

    United Kingdom
    WINNER - Special Mention
  • Gold Coast Film Festival
    Gold Coast
    April 4, 2016
    World Premier, Australian Premier
  • Wicked Film Festival
    November 20, 2016
  • Open World Toronto Film Festival
    November 20, 2016
    Canadian Premiere
    WINNER - Best Sound & Music
Director Biography - Kit McDee

Kit McDee has always been involved in making visual displays. Starting with small events for family, through artwork and illustration and into live action theatre, films were the natural progression.

He has been working as a film and TV editor for more than 15 years in both the UK and Australia. During that time he has helped to shape shows that include The Biggest Loser, Big Brother, Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Masterchef and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - as well as having made numerous award winning short films and music videos.

The Hunters Club is his first feature film. A low budget, gun toting, skateboarding, fist flying Australia action film. If all goes well with it he plans to make more, but even if it doesn't - he's still going to make more.

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