What is $quid? Well, there are a couple of answers to that question — and here’s the first:
$quid, then, is an short film directed by Daley Pearson and Luke Tierney, and starring Josh Lawson and Ed Kavalee. It was released in 2007, runs for 7 minutes and is about a giant squid in the Brisbane River — a squid seeking revenge and money. Hey, who isn’t?
But that’s not the end of it. Pearson and Tierney have now expanded the award-winning short into a feature length film of the same name.
What’s it about? Well, it features “a giant squid that terrorises a New Year’s Eve cruise on the Brisbane River.” We’re urged to think Anaconda directed by the Coen Brothers.
Commented the filmmakers, “We’re calling it a Romster Comedy. That’s a genre we invented which is a romantic, monster, comedy.”
Kaiju Search-Robot Avery asked Daley Pearson a few questions about the project:
Avery: When do you plan on releasing this film?
Pearson: $quid is set for release late this year, early next year.
Avery: Is there a distributor?
Pearson: A few international distributors are currently looking at the film for cinema release. And we are hosting test screenings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne City in Australia in the coming months. This is to gauge an audience reaction to the film.
Avery: Do we get to see a Squid?
Pearson: Yes. You get to see a giant squid in the film.
Here is a still from the film, showing the Brisbane River in all its creepy glory:
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.