Taking home a Golden Tripod at the National ACS Awards on Saturday night for his stunning work on feature film PIMPED, the highest recognition in the country for Feature Films under $2 million budget, Josh Flavell thanked all those who helped create the stylish and atmospheric genre film.
When asked about the win Flavell said: “This project was a real gift for a cinematographer, a thriller set predominantly at night, with a tight script, a stellar cast, great locations and a wonderful crew.”
The film stars Ella Scott Lynch (Love Child, Underbelly, The Code) and Benedict Samuel (Walking Dead, Gotham, The Beautiful Lie), and centres around a psychological and vicious battle between a woman caught in a sick and twisted sexual game and the men that perpetrate the heinous crime.
“This is a film whose visual and auditory landscapes come with a peculiar, dreamlike intensity that displaces all the narrative twists and turns to the realm of the psychological, and makes a nightmare of its noir tropes,” said Anton Bitel in SciFi Now.
Filmed over 25 days in Sydney, the film was co-written and directed by Playground’s David Barker. Released internationally, Pimped is available on Apple TV, Google Play, Microsoft Store and Fetch TV.
You can check out a taste, here.
Plus, more about the film, and links to watch, from the official website.
PIMPED was produced by Annie Kinnane and Barker for Playground Films.
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