City Loop (film)

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City Loop
Directed by Belinda Chayko
Produced by Bruce Redman
Written by Stephen Davis
Starring Jessica Napier
Sullivan Stapleton
Ryan Johnson
Brendan Cowell
Hayley McElhinney
Music by Biftek
Cinematography Josef Damien
Edited by Nick Meyers
Production
company
Red Movies
Release date
2000
Running time
87 mins
Country Australia
Language English

City Loop is a 2000 Australian film shot in Brisbane. Locations include Southbank, West End, Boondall.

It was produced by Bruce Redman for the Queensland based production company Red Movies

It was originally known as Bored Olives.

Plot[edit]

The lives and loves of several characters over a few hours on the same night, centering on a pizza delivery place called Speedys. The stories are:

  • chef Dom has a breakdown
  • driver Misca bets he can have sex with his last pizza delivery customer, Sophie
  • driver Erin is in love with best friend Robert
  • boss Katie is having an affair with a co-worker
  • occasional employee Megan has a wild night.

Cast[edit]

  • Sullivan Stapleton as Dom
  • Ryan Johnson as Mischa
  • Jessica Napier as Sophie
  • Brendan Cowell as Robert
  • Kellie Jones as Ein
  • Hayley McElhinney as Katie
  • Megan Dorman as Stacey
  • John Batchelor
  • Jason Gann

Production[edit]

The film was one of five movies produced by the AFC in association with SBS Independent as part of its "Million Dollar Movie Accord" initiative. The others were Fresh Air, A Wreck A Tangle, Mallboy and La Spagnola.[1]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Asian Film Festival in Tokyo and was selected for screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

David Stratton in Variety called the film "a visually strong and well-handled pic about a bunch of unattractive and mostly uninteresting young people. Low-budgeter shows strong directorial talent largely wasted on thin material that's unnecessarily full of tricks."[2]

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