Search SAFC


News & Events

Xavier Samuel returning to SA for feature film Bad Blood

18 May 2016

Adelaide-raised Xavier Samuel is returning home in June to star in a new feature film to be shot entirely in South Australia.

Pre-production commenced in May on Bad Blood, a suspense thriller to be directed by David Pulbrook, which will be Xavier’s first South Australian film since his debut feature film appearance in the highly acclaimed 2:37. 

He will star alongside Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, Unbroken).

In 2010, Xavier became a Hollywood name after starring in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. His other credits include Fury (2014) starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf and Frankenstein (2015).

Xavier, a graduate of Flinders University, was last seen in South Australia on stage in the State Theatre Company’s 2014 Adelaide Festival production of Chekov’s The Seagull. 

Bad Blood also marks another home coming, with Wolf Creek producer David Lightfoot returning to Adelaide to produce the film alongside veteran producer Antony I. Ginnane whose extensive credits include Last Dance and Elimination Game.

Filming will commence in early June and take in various locations in the Adelaide Hills and the City and utilise the facilities at Adelaide Studios.

Read the media release here.

Featured image: On set of Bad Blood (2017)
Photo by Sam Oster

« Back to News