Killing Ground


When young couple Sam and Ian escape the confines of urban living for a weekend getaway at a remote campsite, they arrive to find a neighboring tent set up with its inhabitants nowhere in sight. As day turns to night and then to day again, the young couple becomes increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of their unknown fellow campers. When they discover a toddler wandering alone on the campground, things go from bad to worse, thrusting them into a harrowing fight for survival in a place miles from civilization, where no one can hear them scream.

Teeming with dread and unnerving tension, the debut feature of writer/director Damien Power draws heavy inspiration from Michael Haneke's Funny Games and Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs, utilizing the film’s sparse locations to considerable effect. As jagged pieces of the puzzle are carefully revealed one by one, Killing Ground evolves into a brutally violent thriller that will force you to think twice the next time you dare venture beyond the city’s bright lights

YEAR 2016

SECTION Midnight

COUNTRY Australia

RUN TIME 89 min

COMPANY Films Distribution



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Artist Bio

Damien Power

Damien Power grew up in Launceston, Tasmania—population: 60,000; cinemas: 1. He started writing and directing soon after arriving in Sydney and studied directing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has written and directed several award-winning shorts that have screened at many festivals and as part of YouTube and Scott Free Production’s inaugural Your Film Festival. He received a Creative Fellowship for the short Hitchhiker.Killing Ground is Power's first feature film.