Sororal to screen at FANTASPOA FESTIVAL in May!

May 4, 2014

Sororal is playing at the epic FANTASPOA film festival in Brazil later this month. This really is a huge celebration of genre cinema and it’s an honour to be a part of the line up. If you’re in Brazil by chance then swing on down to the festival to see Sororal, which screens on the 21st and 23rd of May.



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 key artwork is on the way!

October 28, 2012

The poster art for Sororal is almost ready to be unleashed into the world.  The poster is designed by the very talented Matt O’Neill  the mastermind behind It’s only a t-shirt.  Matt is a passionate horror fan and an emerging poster artist and illustrator and I am delighted to have him interpret Sororal in his trademark style.  Our film is in fine company in Matt’s oeuvre as he has done official designs for Wolf Creek, Patrick, Turkey Shoot and even Maniac Cop!  Illustrated posters are very special art form and can capture something intangible and exciting in a single image.  I am a firm believer that the key artwork for a film should be a work of art not simply the ever popular ‘cascading heads’ nonsense that never seem to go out of fashion.  A great illustrated poster can send the mind reeling into another world, it can inflame the senses and even delight the intellect.  Matt’s design for Sororal does all of this and more and I can assure that it will be worth the wait.  Watch this space for the finished piece.

A “vision” of Sororal

October 3, 2012

We’re still putting the finishing touches on my latest feature thriller Sororal but here is a NEW teaser trailer that should wet your whistle.  The teaser features our first glimpse of Cassie, the film’s tortured heroine.  Getting close now…promise.

What is giallo anyway?

July 17, 2012

Good question!  In order to answer this I’ve created a Squidoo lens called ‘All you need to know about giallo’.  My hope is that it will shed some light on this weird and wonderful sub genre of Italian horror films and serve as an introduction to the uninitiated.  There’s lots of pics and video so don’t be daunted.  Click the image to take the leap.

Check out the Sororal teaser

July 17, 2012

Here is the first teaser for my upcoming feature thriller Sororal.  It’s merely but a taste of the things to come.  If you like what you see then don’t forget to LIKE the film on Facebook to stay updated.

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…


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