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Matthew Victor Pastor’s A Pencil to the Jugular will have its Australian premiere at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July.
The second in Pastor’s trio of pandemic films, following The Neon Across the Ocean which premiered at Revelation last year, A Pencil to the Jugular follows an ensemble of young migrants as their lives fall apart.
The film is set in March 2020 as a worldwide catastrophic event unfolds. Libra stares down the drop of a tall building, Razor deals drugs for flights back to the Philippines, Amanda is the victim of assault, Ying arrives from China, and Lit Phil is on the run. Meanwhile, a young man with dark desires roams the streets. These opposing forces will cross paths and ultimately take a pencil to the jugular.
A Pencil to the Jugular is directed by Pastor, co-produced by Evangeline Lee and Pastor, co-written by Lorena Zarate and Pastor and stars Shirong Wu, Bridget O’Brien and Matt Furlani.
A Pencil to the Jugular will screen at Revelation Film Festival July 12 and 14. Details here.