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Latest Australian film ‘Bad Behaviour’, which had its world premiere at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) on Saturday night, scooped the accolade’s winning six coveted awards.

The headline for MUFF’s Closing Night, 300 guests along with cast and crew packed into chilly Shed 4 at Docklands to watch the Joseph Sims Written and Directed black comedy/neo-noir film for the first time.

Inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s cult hit Pulp Fiction, the film walked away from the night with six awards including Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Grimshaw), Best Supporting Actor (Roger Ward), Best Leading Actor (Lindsay Farris), Best Screenplay, Best Director (Joseph Sims) as well as Runner up Best Film.

Not bad for a low budget film reflects Sims, “It's exceeded all expectations from conception to completion and now to its premiere where it dominated the awards.

“It's just evolving into this juggernaut cult film. Audience reaction was incredible, so I could not be happier.”

Filmed out of the Gold Coast, the movie see’s two psychopathic siblings – Emma and Peterson played by Caroline Levien and Linsday Farris respectively – make a pit stop on their road trip of bloodshed at the sleepy beach-side town of Cecil Bay. The movie stars Australian film industry veteran, John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Roger Ward (Mad Max) as well as exciting new talent such as Lindsay Farris, Ellen Grimshaw and Dominique de Marco.

Unearthing a mountain of fresh Australian talent, the film has Lindsay Farris holding the audience in the lead role, while John Jarratt this time plays a hero – a far cry from his more recent releases like Wolf Creek and Savages Crossings. Georgina Symes, another highlight plays a wayward house-wife, breaking away from her successful theatre roots. Meanwhile Dwaine Stevenson is also world away from his role in cult-hit Gabriel.

Back at his Gold Coast home from his whirl-wind Melbourne triumph Sims concludes “This movie has every potential to join the ranks of the current genre revolution and smash the box office to bits.”

The film is layered with multiple characters all in some way intertwined with a ‘disturbing' ending to make this a movie about a lot of people, funnily enough, behaving badly!
 

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