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Satranic Panic

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Recipient of Outfest 2023's emerging talent award, fiercly independent Australian trans icon Alice Maio Mackay's fourth feature-length foray into genre goodness pits two queer best friends against a shadowy, satanic cult.

After a sinister cadre murders Max, the found brother of trans queen Aria and the love of artist Jay’s life, the duo set off on a quest for answers. Together, they confront the demons that oppose them, performing at drag shows and meeting uncertain allies along the way, ultimately uncovering a conspiracy of prejudice and self-hatred that leads closer to home than they’d ever imagined. A bloody, monster-infested road movie about the power of claiming one’s identity and the importance of chosen family, Satranic Panic exposes the hypocrisy of the status quo, packed with biting wit and killer outfits.

Programmer's note: There's an Australian filmmaker who has been tearing up the international genre circuit with her incisive, DIY, punk-as-fuck films for the better part of the last decade, yet not many people in Australia have heard of this incredibly prolific 19-year-old. Satranic Panic is Alice Maio Mackay's fourth feature and it's an absolute triumph - with another fifth feature currently in post-production, this powerhouse filmmaker is preparing to take over the world. A funny, fresh, defiant, and – above all – extremely cool; do not sleep on Satranic Panic!
Felix Hubble

A Q+A with director Alice Maio Mackay, and stars Cassie Hamilton and Zarif will follow the screening on Thursday 19 Oct. The screening on Friday 20 Oct will be proceeded by an extended intro with director Alice Maio Mackay.

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Credits

Classification Unclassified – 18+

Runtime 80 mins

Year 2023

Language English

Director Alice Maio Mackay

Producer Alice Maio Mackay, Erin Paterson

Screenwriter Cassie Hamilton, Alice Maio Mackay, Ben Pahl Robinson

Cinematographer Aaron Schuppan

Editor Aaron Schuppan

Production Designer Iris Mcerlean

Music Alexander Taylor, Cassie Hamilton

Principal Cast Cassie Hamilton, Zarif, Lisa Fanto

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