A young woman returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. But when his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect she must uncover the truth.

Crushed was filmed on location over the summer of 2013/2014 in the beautiful Australian wine region of Mudgee, New South Wales.

Starring: Sarah Bishop, Les Hill, Roxane Wilson, Millie Spencer-Brown and Remy Brand
Writer & Director: Megan Riakos
Producers: Megan Riakos, Sarah Bishop & Robbie Miles
Cinematographer: Michael Steel
Production Designer: Cate Rann
Editor: Anil Griffin
Composer: Aaron Kenny
Sound Supervisor: Damian Del Borrello

Additional Information:

Feature Film
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Running Time: 111 mins
Year: 2015
Production Company: Crushed Film Pty Ltd

“A Solid Debut”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Crushed, a new independent Australian feature that is one of the most wine-centric movies ever made – as well as being a tense, bloody mystery thriller.”

The Australian

“If you are a lover of good crime thrillers then Crushed is a must watch. With a beautifully written screenplay that keeps the audience guessing…Crushed is a film you must hunt down on VOD.”

Heavy Music Magazine​

“complete with beautiful cinematography and some exceptional performances from her cast. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a mystery flick contain so much underneath its hood (deception, ulterior motives, and decent kills), all the time keeping it’s eye on the prize, which is a gratifying conclusion”

Dread Central

“The rural setting is one of the film’s best assets, contributing to the atmosphere of alienation and helplessness which benefited some of the more higher-paced drama.”


“This is an absolutely brilliant little crime thriller”

Subculture Entertainment

“4.5 stars…Crushed is stylish and well-done, with a human cast, excellent score and subtle attention to theme. It’s a good thriller that features an unlikely setting: a vineyard…I highly suggest you rent this film. It’s good.”

That’s Not Current

“For those seeking an engaging thriller with a unique backdrop full of local color and a surprising climax, to boot, Crushed is well worth seeking out.”

Gruesome Magazine

Winner – Best Australian Director – Fantastic Planet Film Festival
Winner – Best Thriller Feature – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Winner – Best Actress – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival,
Nomination – Golden Zenith for debut feature – Montreal World Film Festival
Nomination – Best Film – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Nomination – Best Actress – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Nomination – Best Cinematography – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Nomination – Best Screenplay – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Nomination – Best Director – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Nomination – Best Screenply – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Nomination – Best Australian Feature – Fantastic Planet Film Festival

Behind the Scenes with Actor Les Hill

Behind the Scenes with Actor Roxane Wilson

Behind the Scenes with actor Helmut Bakaitis

Behind the Scenes with Cinematographer Michael Steel