We chat with filmmaker Andrew Traucki (The Reef, Black Water, The ABCs of Death) about his new film, The Reef: Stalked, a shark survival-thriller that serves as a standalone follow-up to his 2010 hit, The Reef.
We talk about the challenges of shooting in the waters of Queensland, the film’s themes of PTSD & domestic violence, and the shortcomings of the Australian film industry, among other things.
In The Reef: Stalked, Nic, in an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster.
The Reef: Stalked, starring Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries), Ann Truong (Cowboy Bebop), Saskia Archer (Boshack), Kate Lister (Clickbait), and Tim Ross (Wonderland), will be released in Australian cinemas from 28 July.
Watch our video chat below and take a look at the film’s trailer beneath it.