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Meth to Madness

Meth to Madness

Meth to Madness

An impressionable young woman travels a downwards spiral from ‘Meth to Madness’.

Released: June 2011
Running time: 07:15
Format: Short Horror, HD 16:9
Featuring: Bella Heathcote, Penelope Mitchell, Jeremy Bliss, Ru C.L
Writer/Director: Christopher HF Mitchell
Executive Producer: Lee Matthews
Cinematographer: Marcus Dineen
Production Designer: Sally Addinsall
Score by: Michael Lira
Sound Designer: Leon East
Editors: Christopher HF Mitchell, Brendan Krotz


  • Meth to Madness follows the fast descent of a naïve young woman down a spiral of experimental methamphetamine use and wholesale slaughter. Enter Zoe, a pretty young woman on a first date eager to impress. When offered the chance to try methamphetamine for the first time by her date at a drug dealer’s house, she simply replies “why not?”.

    This fast paced romp through the world of crystal meth, crack pipes and gore tackles the issue of drug addiction and the consequential moral abandonment of the addict through the genre of Zombie Horror.

    Featuring some of Australia’s premier emerging young actors including Bella Heathcote (Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows), and Penelope Mitchell (Eli Roth’s Hemlock Drive) Meth to Madness pays homage to horror classics including Evil Dead alongside drug exploitation propaganda original Reefer Madness.

  • ShockerFest Intl Film Festival USA, 2012
    – Awarded Best PSA

    Official Selection: Eerie Horror Film Festival USA 2012

    Bloodfest Fantastique, Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011
    – Awarded Best Short Film and Best Short Film Director

  • Cast

    Jules – Bella Heathcote

    Zoe – Penelope Mitchell

    Alex – Jeremy Bliss

    Jimbo – Rueben Campbell (aka Ru C.L)



    Writer / Director – Christopher HF Mitchell

    Producers – Brendan Coghlan, Christopher HF Mitchell

    Executive Producer – Lee Matthews

    Director of Photography – Marcus Dineen

    Camera Assistants – Edward Goldner, Emily Jade Barr

    On-Set Sound Recordist – Dane Cody

    Production Designer – Sally Addinsall

    Wardrobe Supervisor – Kalinda Wills

    Make-up Artist – Samantha Coles SFX

    Make-up Artists – Samantha Coles Symon Geanellos

    1st Assistant Director – Josh Janssen

    Script Supervisor – Sally Addinsall

    Catering – James Robson

    Editors – Christopher HF Mitchell, Brendan Krotz

    Montage Editor – Edward Housden

    Original Score Composer – Michael Lira

    Original Songs by 16bit Music

    Sound Designer – Leon East

    ADR / Foley (studio) – John Kassab

    Titles – Callan Woolcock


    Special Thanks

    Richard Walker

    Belinda Gilmore