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Writer: Adam Ransley

Producer: Rogan Brown

Executive Producer: Abi Binning

Director: Daniel James

Script Editor: Tristram Baumber

Mentor: Di Drew

Animations: Benjamin Nelan

Production Design: Jane Howard

Genre(s): Comedy, Thriller

Release Date: June 2016

Format: Short

Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds

This project was funded through the Step Up initiative, organised by Wide Angle Tasmania. We are most grateful to them and to the sponsors and

donors of the Step-Up initiative.


Bloodgurgler is a dark comedy/thriller which highlights the potential dangers of a life online, particularly when playing games with people whose real-life identities we don’t know. Computer-based role play games have become a significant part of the lives of many adolescents and young adults, and Bloodgurgler taps in to the excitement, the thrill, the terror experienced in the game world by our potential audience.

The film explores this “world” through the eyes of Brian, a young office worker. He sneaks time at work to play his favourite game, unaware that his victories and some of his other behaviours have offended his opponents who are out for revenge, and not just in the “game world”.

In the virtual world, you can run, but you can’t hide!

Produced and developed in association with

Wide Angle Tasmania through the

Step-Up Initiative