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Ellie and her friends never thought their quiet country life would ever change much. Heading into their last year of high school, they decide to camp for the weekend in a remote bush clearing. When they return, their parents have disappeared, their phones are dead, and all power is out. Soon, the horrible realisation becomes all too clear – while they were away, thousands of foreign soldiers invaded their country. The war has begun. Now ellie and her seven friends must band together to stay alive... and fight back.

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Stuart Beattie
Stuart Beattie
Writer of original material
John Marsden
Andrew Mason  Michael Boughen
Executive Producers
Christopher Mapp  Matthew Street  David Whealy
Dir. of Photography
Ben Nott
Caitlin Stasey - Deniz Akdeniz - Lincoln Lewis - Phoebe Tonkin - Rachel Hurd-Wood - Andy Ryan - Ashleigh Cummings - Chris Pang
Production Completion
Action adventure
Production Company
Ambience Entertainment Pty Limited
International Sales
Paramount Pictures  Omnilab Media Group

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