Sydney, 2 August 2013 – The official trailer for Australian suspense thriller PATRICK is launched today, ahead of the film’s theatrical release on 24 October 2013.

Directed by Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood) and starring legendary actor Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Alien 3), Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding), alongside Sharni Vinson (Bait 3D, You’re Next), Peta Sergeant (Iron Sky, Winners and Losers), and Damon Gameau (Save Your Legs, Balibo),  PATRICK is a visceral, dramatic thriller centred on a young nurse who becomes the obsession of a comatose patient with telekinetic powers.

Produced by Antony I. Ginnane, PATRICK is a modern re-working of the 1978 classic cult film of the same name, brought to a new generation of psychological thriller fans. Multiple ARIA award and AFI award winning director Mark Hartley has tapped into PATRICK’s cinematic past to create a moody, suspense driven film, accompanied by a lush score provided by legendary composer Pino Donaggio, who is well known for his music composition for Brian de Palma’s Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Body Double and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now.

Director Mark Hartley said, “Our PATRICK is a throwback. It’s a gothic chiller – it’s the kind of film that really isn’t made in this country. The film announces that style from its first frame and first note of Donaggio’s orchestral score. I sincerely hope that audiences embrace its old school sensibility and go along for the ride.”

PATRICK will release in Australian cinemas nationally on 24 October 2013.