Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team—including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)—are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

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Film Cast:

  • Frank: Richard Roxburgh
  • Carl: Ioan Gruffudd
  • Josh: Rhys Wakefield
  • Victoria: Alice Parkinson
  • Crazy George: Dan Wyllie
  • J.D.: Christopher James Baker
  • Liz: Nicole Downs
  • Judes: Allison Cratchley
  • Luko: Cramer Cain
  • Dex: Andrew Hansen
  • Jim Sergeant: John Garvin
  • Chopper Pilot: Sean Dennehy
  • Kastom Shaman: Nea Diap

Film Crew:

  • Presenter: James Cameron
  • Casting: Gregory Apps
  • ADR Supervisor: Kami Asgar
  • Music: David Hirschfelder
  • Director: Alister Grierson
  • Director of Photography: Jules O’Loughlin
  • Production Design: Nicholas McCallum
  • Sound Effects Editor: Glenn Newnham
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Brian Pearce
  • Hairstylist: Wizzy Molineaux
  • Writer: Andrew Wight
  • Writer: John Garvin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Peter Webb
  • 3D Supervisor: Chuck Comisky
  • Music Editor: Jason Fernandez
  • Producer: Michael Finley
  • Art Direction: Jenny O’Connell
  • Set Dresser: Jonathon Hannon
  • Underwater Camera: Simon Christidis
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Paul Pirola
  • Foley: Mario Vaccaro
  • Sound Effects Editor: Damian Candusso
  • Steadicam Operator: Greg Gilbert
  • Still Photographer: Jasin Boland
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ineke Majoor
  • Script Supervisor: Antoinette O’Neill
  • Digital Intermediate: Rachel McKellar-Harding
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: James Harvey
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: David Booth
  • Sound Effects Editor: Peter Mills
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Robert Mackenzie
  • Stunt Coordinator: Chris Anderson
  • Music Editor: Emily Rogers Swanson
  • Music Editor: Craig Beckett
  • Sound Effects Editor: Steve Burgess
  • Production Manager: Rosslyn Abernethy
  • Animation: Nicholas Tripodi
  • Animation: Shane Hall
  • Wigmaker: Cheryl Newton
  • Makeup Artist: Gail Kane
  • Costume Design: Mirela Rupic
  • Foley: Dan Johnston
  • Sound Effects Editor: Brendan Geaney
  • Rigging Grip: David Thomson
  • Key Costumer: Julie Barton
  • Electrician: Billy Harmer
  • Construction Coordinator: Melinda Neoh
  • First Assistant Editor: Ben Joss
  • Lighting Technician: Mark Bills
  • Makeup Designer: Vivienne MacGillicuddy
  • First Assistant Director: Wade Savage
  • Key Grip: Adam Kuiper
  • Makeup Artist: Kristine Versey
  • Animation: Simon Ross
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Georgia Smith
  • Underwater Camera: Richard Harris
  • Gaffer: Peter Bushby
  • Rigging Grip: Mandy Bradford
  • Electrician: Sam Davies
  • Electrician: Jack Moffatt
  • Costume Supervisor: Michael Davies
  • Set Costumer: Joanne Thompson
  • Underwater Gaffer: Micha Temple
  • Digital Intermediate: Brett Manson
  • Digital Intermediate: Laurie Meade
  • Digital Intermediate: Nic Smith

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: A private place from which most people are excluded…

    Much was made during the publicity and promotion for Sanctum of James Cameron’s name being attached, understandably so. Sanctum is what it is, a glossy exercise in 3D film making, a disaster movie awash with clichés and contrivances, a picture that’s narrative drive comes from following a well worn formula in this particular sphere of genre film making. Is it fun? Thrilling? Oh absolutely! The effects work is super at times, the scenery equally so, whilst some of the set pieces are dynamite. If you can get past the cheese and cliché buffet bar then there’s a whole bunch of tasty treats to be sampled down in those dark and dingy cave formations…

    It’s directed by Alister Grierson but in truth this is a Cameron movie, and with that comes the fact that it’s the best and worst of Cameron. Take that as you will… 6.5/10

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