Principal photography underway on Bad Blood, starring Xavier Samuel

Morgan Griffin and Xavier Samuel

Shooting has commenced in Adelaide on suspense thriller Bad Blood, written and directed by David Pulbrook (Last Dance).

As IF has previously reported, the feature will star Adelaide-raised Xavier Samuel (Fury, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) alongside Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, Unbroken).

Just announced to be joining them is a supporting cast featuring all South Australian actors, including Tess Fowler (Raising the Bar, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures), Rob Macpherson (Deadline Gallipoli, Danger 5), Elena Carapetis (One Eyed Girl, Burning Man, Look Both Ways) and Patrick Frost (the Wolf Creek series, Deadline Gallipoli).

Casting director Angela Heesom said, “We have been able to find the entire supporting cast out of South Australia which is incredibly exciting. This means, with the inclusion of South Australian lead, Xavier Samuel, it’s a very home grown picture for us all to be making and showcases the extraordinary talents of our local acting community.” 

Bad Blood follows Carrie (Griffin) who accepts an invitation from her fiancée Vincent (Samuel) for a long weekend away. When she senses something is terribly wrong she decides to leave only to find herself trying to escape the house into a desolate forest fearing for her life and fighting against a psychopathic killer.

The film, based on an original story by Patrick Edgeworth, is being produced by Antony I. Ginnane (Patrick, Last Dance, Elimination Game) and David Lightfoot (Wolf Creek). It is a FG Film Production in association with The Post Lounge and Screen Queensland, financed with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC).

SAFC chief executive Annabelle Sheehan said it was delighted to be supporting Bad Blood, with the film to be entirely shot in South Australia and sound post production to also taking place in the state. 

Bad Blood will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Potential Films, with international sales being handled by The Little Film Company.