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Black Water
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Are you ready to die?
Directed By
David Nerlich
Andrew Traucki
Produced By
David Nerlich
Michael Robertson
Andrew Traucki
Written By
David Nerlich
Andrew Traucki
Diana Glenn
Maeve Dermody
Andy Rodoreda
Music By
Rafael May
John Biggins
Editing By
Rodrigo Balart

Distributed By
AV Pictures
Release Date(s)
22 February 2008 (United Kingdom)
24 April 2008 (Australia)
89 minutes
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Black Water is a 2007 horror-thriller film set in the mangrove seas of northern Australia. It was written and directed by Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich and stars Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody and Andy Rodoreda. The film was inspired by the true story of a crocodile attack in Australia's Northern Territory in December 2003.

Plot Edit

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Cast Edit

  • Diana Glenn as Grace
  • Maeve Dermody as Lee
  • Andy Rodoreda as Adam
  • Ben Oxenbould as Jim
  • Fiona Press as Pat


The location standing in for a vast mangrove sea system in northern Australia was actually in the directors' home town of Sydney, 25 minutes from the Central business district In a small suburb called Oatley. They also spent a week in Darwin shooting footage of real saltwater crocodiles that were transplanted into the location along with the actors, with the directing team doing their own CG special effects to achieve this.


Black Water achieved positive reviews from critics achieving a "fresh" score of 79% on Rotten tomatoes based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 5.9/10. Critics generally praised the lack of CGI commonly used in this type of film, as well as the tense plotting and suspense built from it. Neil Smith of Total Film Magazine also praised the ending stating it was "a conclusion that refreshingly refutes the genre rulebook".

Box officeEdit

Black Water earned $98,901 in Australia and $637,959 worldwide.

Videos Edit

Official Black Water Trailer

Official Black Water Trailer

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