The last time Australian filmmaker Kimble Rendall was at the helm of a feature-length horror film was the 2000 slasher film Cut, which featured the likes of Molly Ringwald and Kylie Minogue. But make no mistake, he’s been quite busy since then working as a second unit director on films like The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, I, Robot, Ghostrider and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Rendall is combining his experience in body count horror and high-caliber action fare with Bait 3D, his super fun sophomore feature outing in the director’s chair opening September 14th in limited release and coming to DVD/Blu-ray September 18th.
Starring Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Xavier Samuel, Alex Russell and Phoebe Tonkin, the film concerns a supermarket that is flooded after a tsunami and the remaining survivors who are trapped inside with two great white sharks.
After the jump, read our discussion with Rendall in which he talks about overcoming the usual tropes that come with this kind of nature-run-amok action, the challenges of shooting in a flooded market set, his next horror outing and more.
Shock: On Bait, what was your favorite shark attack sequence to orchestrate?
Rendall: Good question. The one that was the most timing consuming is when Xavier is climbing along the pipe and he shoots at the shark. It was all about coordinating the plates. I’d say that one.