Sororal to debut at Monsterfest in Melbourne!

October 26, 2013



Sororal is finally hitting the big screen on November 24th as part of Monsterfest 2013.  This year’s festival features a slew of new and twisted horror efforts from around the globe along with an appearance from special guest Linda Blair!  If you’re in Melbourne then we’d love to see you at this exclusive premiere of Australia’s first giallo thriller at the Cinema Nova in Carlton.  Tickets can be bought HERE.

Sororal Teaser hits!

June 5, 2012

Follow the link below to check out the first Teaser to my upcoming feature thriller Sororal. I must say I am excited at the prospect of audiences seeing the film.  There will be plenty of juicy posts in the coming months,  I guarantee it.  Don’t forget to LIKE the film on Facebook.

Click here to see the Teaser!


“A heady whirlwind of genetic experimentation, mind control, telekinetic power struggles and twisted art revolve around Sororal’s heroine, Cassie (Amanda Woodhams), a troubled artist who tries to make sense of her vivid, violent dreams by committing her visions to canvas”

Sororal on Twitchfilm

May 15, 2012

Hi all!  Check out the new Teaser artwork for my upcoming feature Sororal on Twitchfilm.  You will not be disappointed.  The artwork was created by the very talented Joshua Weeks.  Thanks Josh!  A massive thanks to Hugo Ozman from Twitchfilm.  I suspect Hugo might be our first fan from across the waters.  Click the image above to take the leap…

Esoterica at Scary Minds

January 30, 2012

“Barrett shows he can not only make a modern movie but can match the past masters shot for shot in the best noir mystery to have ever been made in Australia”

– Scary Minds

Check out this wonderful review of Esoterica at Scary Minds.

I’m delighted and humbled by their words and I can’t recommend their site enough.  The team at Scary Minds have a positive outlook and believe whole heartedly in celebrating the darker site of cinema, which is fine by me.  It is also great to see that Christopher de Groot’s amazing score is listed as one of the highlights of the film.


April 14, 2011

Dear Internet,

I have officially wrapped shooting on my third feature film Sororal.  The shoot was an intense and bloody seven week affair which saw a young and driven crew inhabit all manner of strange locations during a seemingly unending heat wave.  I had the chance to work with an exciting crop of new performers as well as explore new territory with some familiar faces.  We have wasted no time and have jumped straight into post production.  As I write this I am trawling through the many hundreds of shots that will come together to make this strange little film.  I am overjoyed with the images (kudos to D.O.P. Ivan Davidov) and can’t wait to get this kaleidoscopic monster out there.  We have a powerful group of artists driving the post-production phase from composer Chris De Groot ( to VFX artist Brendan Seals.  Along with sound designer Benjamin Morris, these talented gentlemen are determined to make Sororal an unforgettable film experience.

What is Sororal?  It is a ‘giallo’ inspired horror film, a transgressive Technicolor nightmare and a story about the explosive power of love itself.  Yes, I know what that sentence sounds like but please have faith, Internet.  From here on in, I will be uploading photos, video and other tidbits about what will be an electrifying film.

-Sam Barrett

Director, Sororal



July 5, 2010

This is the first post from my shameless new website!  At last there is a place where people can come to read all about me.  This site will feature samples of my work as a director in addition to the odd post which will feature my musings.  Check back to find out what nonsense I’ve been up to.

I told this clone trooper about my website.