We’re Not Here to Fuck Spiders is my second feature. It’s a micro-budget, found footage crime film, or Found Noir as I like to call it.
The premise: someone’s broken into an ice dealer’s house and rigged it with hidden cameras, for reasons that gradually become clear. The whole film is drawn from footage from those cameras.
To make it, we rigged a house with cameras and improvised the film, in sequence, across a week. The actors didn’t know the story going into it, they only knew what their characters would know, and how they interrelated with the other characters.
It stars Lindsay Farris (Ash vs. Evil Dead, Primal), Stephanie King (Observance, The Code) and a bunch of other supremely talented people.
It's currently doing the festival circuit. It debuted at A Night of Horror 2020 in Sydney, winning Best Australian Feature and Best Australian Director, and had its North American premier at Nooga Underground Film Festival in Virginia in April 2021, where it won Best Film.
We're Not Here to Fuck Spiders trailer
Unable to attend Nooga Underground Film Festival (previously Grindsploitation) in Winchester, Virginia (Patsy Cline's hometown), I made this intro for them to play before the film
I join Matthew Eeles on the Cinema Australia podcast to discuss the making of Spiders.
A review by Bryn Tilly after the A Night of Horror screening.
Andrew F Peirce reviews Spiders ahead of its Revelation Film Festival screening
A brief review prefaces an interview with me about the production process.
An interview with Richard Sowada, Director of Revelation Film Festival, in which he waxes lyrical about Spiders.
Steph King and I chat to Richard and Damian from Revelation Film Festival