SURROGATE (2022) Preview and release news



Surrogate is a 2022 Australian horror film about a mother who falls mysteriously ill and struggles to stop her family from being destroyed.

Directed by David Willing – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay co-written with Beth King. Produced by  Vikki Blinks, Alice Chaston and David Willing.

The movie stars Kestie Morassi (Wolf Creek), Jane Badler (V series), Taysha Farrugia, Louise Siversen, Darcy Kent and Ellie Tevelis.


PR blurb:

“Fans of paranormal horror films will love this, we were inspired by The Ring.

Cinematographer Ben Luck and Production Designer Bianca Milani developed a visual style for Surrogate that is both striking and frightening. Renee Schulz created the Special Effects Makeup, including the stomach-churning ‘blood rush’ scene – which made a crew member physically ill on set.

The post-production team has done incredible work, with slick film editing from Johnny Balazs, an intense sound design from Sasha Zastavnikovic and Mark Buys composing a haunting and terrifying score.

Surrogate was filmed on a modest budget of 2 million dollars but presents and feels on screen like a massive studio-backed horror – audiences can expect a massive production value.”


Surrogate is now complete and will be hitting theatres and home release in 2022.

Main cast and characters (in credits order):

Kestie Morassi … Natalie Paxton
Taysha Farrugia … Rose
Jane Badler … Lauren Balmer
Louise Siversen … Anna Paxton
Darcy Kent … William Paxton
Ellie Tevelis … Lisa Bayer
Matthew Crosby … Malcolm Akard
Ellie Stewart … Ava Akard
Jennifer Vuletic … Margot (as Jenny Vuletic)
Kate Cole … Janet Bayer
Brett Cousins … Doctor Ron Romero
Nicholas Jaquinot … Jack Conway the Petrol Station Attendant
Olivia Solomons … Maria
Adam La Rosa … Vet
Sophie Cheeseman … Mother at the hospital
Scott Jackson … The Reporter
Anthony Lynch … Detective
Roy Barker … The Priest
Cait Spiker … Emergency Nurse


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