Catching Milat


Shine Australia


Drone footage of the Belanglo forest forms the basis of the sequence.

The sombre tones of the colour grade emphasise the claustrophobic and eerie nature of the forest. The text resolves on as if it a clue or a remnant of the crime, composed of passport stamps and other fragments, before being scratched and decomposed off screen.

The audience can catch glimpses of faces as they are illuminated on and off by the sun flickering through the branches.
The piece is successful in setting up the tone and mood of the miniseries as an unforgettable drama with dark overtones and chilling consequences.