Toronto gets first look at Blame

The Australian psychological drama Blame opened to its first international audience at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

Filmed entirely in Western Australia, Blame features an ensemble cast including Underbelly’s Kestie Morassi and  Damian de Montemas.

Blame is Michael Henry’s directorial debut. He said:  ““It’s amazing to be screening my film at such a prestigious festival such as Toronto. Two of our three screenings have already sold out and the audience tonight was fantastic.”

There are not yet many reviews however the Hollywood Reporter wrote:

“Revenge is served cold-bloodedly in this small but well-crafted thriller from Down Under. A strong cast of up-and-comers helps first-time writer-director Michael Henry maintain tension as he carefully teases out the plot twists…”

And Twitch Film reported:

“Not really a bad film, Blame just never quite becomes what it could have been. It never quite reaches the heights that seem early on to be easily within its grasp”

Blame will screen twice more at TIFF before moving on to the Chicago International Film Festival next month.

Pack Screen will release it in Australia early next year.


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