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Vineyard-Set Australian Thriller “Crushed” (2015) Makes Its North American VOD Debut on November 1

Back in June, I had the pleasure of reviewing writer/director/producer Megan Riakos’ gripping Australian thriller Crushed for Gruesome Magazine (read it here)  while it was still on its festival run, stating that the film is “an ambitious effort that aims high and succeeds rather well, thanks to solid performances and writer/director Megan Riakos’ deft direction of her own compelling screenplay.” Viewers in North America finally have the opportunity to see the film themselves when this award-winning mystery has its North American digital release on November 1, 2016.The film was acquired by 108 Media for international rights earlier this year.

Crushed, set and filmed on location in the stunning Australian wine region of Mudgee, is about Ellia (Sarah Bishop), a young woman who returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. When his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect, Ellia is compelled to stay and discover the true story behind her father’s death; however, the family- and small-town-secrets that emerge are more than she bargained for.

Millie Spencer-Brown and Remy Brand play siblings whose father appears to have been murdered in writer/director Megan Riakos’ Australian mystery thriller Crushed.

This debut feature from Australian writer/director/producer Megan Riakos (50-50, The Shed) was also produced by Robbie Miles and Sarah Bishop, and it boasts an impressive cast that includes Bishop, Les Hill, Roxane Wilson, Millie Spencer-Brown, and Remy Brand.

Crushed is available in North America on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and Xbox. In Australia and New Zealand, it can be found on  iTunes, Google Play, and Ozflix. For more information, visit www.crushedfilm.com.

Ellia (Sarah Bishop) is determined to find out the truth behind her father’s death.

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Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry’s formative years were spent watching classic monster movies (starting with "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "Godzilla Vs. the Thing") and TV series (starting with "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits"), Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features" and Roy Shires’ Big Time Wrestling (two northern California legends); reading Silver Age and Bronze Age Gold Key, Dell, Charlton, Marvel, and DC comics; and writing mimeographed newsletters about the original "Planet of the Apes" film and TV series. More recently, he has written for "Filmfax" magazine, is the foreign correspondent reporter for the "Horror News Radio" podcast, and is a regular contributing writer to "Phantom of the Movies’s VideoScope" magazine, occasionally proudly co-writing articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry’s formative years were spent watching classic monster movies (starting with "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "Godzilla Vs. the Thing") and TV series (starting with "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits"), Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features" and Roy Shires’ Big Time Wrestling (two northern California legends); reading Silver Age and Bronze Age Gold Key, Dell, Charlton, Marvel, and DC comics; and writing mimeographed newsletters about the original "Planet of the Apes" film and TV series. More recently, he has written for "Filmfax" magazine, is the foreign correspondent reporter for the "Horror News Radio" podcast, and is a regular contributing writer to "Phantom of the Movies’s VideoScope" magazine, occasionally proudly co-writing articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.
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