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The Screen Guide

Dirk Trent is a chain-smoking, hard drinking, low rent private investigator in a bad suit from the wrong side of town. He is thrown headlong into a murder investigation after he accidentally videotapes what appears to be a violent homicide. This is no ordinary murder case. Someone or something is making people's heads explode all over town. Dirk seeks solace in Mezcal - tequila with the worm. To eat the worm is to discover the key that unlocks your mind. For Dirk, the worm unlocks something more terrible. Nothing worse than this roly poly man's own nightmare: a creature with a heart and soul as black as Amazonian mud - and it sucks!

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Bill Young
Kym Goldsworthy
Peter Green
Executive Producers
Jonathan Shteinman
Dir. of Photography
Brian Breheny
Dave Skinner
Neil Thumpston
Production Designer
Robert Moxham


Paul Chubb - Susan Lyons - Zoe Bertram - Les Foxcroft - Peter Braunstein - Jane Harders - Frank Whitten - John Batchelor

Production Details

Production Completion
Comedy, Crime
Production Company
Rough Nut Productions Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Festival des Histoires Vrais
  • Tromso Film Festival
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • L'Etrange Film Festival
  • Fantafestival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Mystery Film Festival Cattolica
  • Helsinki Film Festival
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Durban International Film Festival
  • Boston International Film Fest