THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.
Director(s): Daniel Nettheim
Executive Producer(s): Liz Watts, Paul Wiegard
Producer(s): Vincent Sheehan
Screenwriter(s): Julia Leigh - Novel, Alice Addison- Screenplay, Wain Fimeri - Original adaptation
Cinematographer: Robert Humphreys
Editor(s): Roland Gallois
Production Designer: Steven Jones-Evans
Sound Designer: SAM PETTY and LIAM EGAN
Music: Andrew Lancaster, Michael Lira, Matteo Zingales
Principal Cast: Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill
Daniel Nettheim’s short films have won numerous prizes, including the AFI Award for Best Film and Best Screenplay. He is one of Australia’s most sought-after directors of television dramas. His credits include the award-winning series’ The Secret Life of Us, Love Is A Four Letter Word, and Last Man Standing.
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
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