Monday, January 12th, 2015

Press Release: Sunday January 11th Idyllwild, Southern California  

54 Days, the Independent Australian Psychological Thriller about 5 people trapped in a 1960’s nuclear bunker after a nuclear and biological attack on Sydney has scooped 4 major Awards at the Idyllwild International festival of Cinema in Southern California. In its 6th year, the Idyllwild festival has been described by the Hollywood reporter as being “Like a mini Sundance” and attracted more than 500 films this year .

54 Days scooped 4 “Golden Paw” awards (called a full Coyote in the festival) for :

  • Best cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Grand Jury Award – Best of Festival

Nicholas Andrew Halls, one of the producers of 54 Days said “We are absolutely delighted to have won these four awards on behalf our of all our fans and especially our crowd funding supporters who helped us finance the movie without any Government funding”

Tim R. Lea, the writer and director of 54 Days said “These awards reflect the strength and passion of the magnificicent team of 116 people that worked so hard on the project, which collectively gave us such high production values way beyond the limited budget that we worked with.”

54 Days has received critical acclaim from across the world and is available to rent or buy at their website

A full Electronic Press Kit is available for viewing at

Any queries or requests for further information should be directed to Tim R. Lea at [email protected] 


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54 Days Productions

54 Days is an Australian, crowd-funded, independent feature film, created by 54 Days Productions. This is the first of a slate of movies currently in development – each a thriller that enjoys healthily controversial themes; themes that stimulate debate; themes that question the human condition. 

54 Days is a story about 5 people trapped in a 1960’s nuclear shelter after a biological & nuclear attack. As food & water runs out, the group are forced to make an impossible decision …

Either one of them dies or they all die…

Tim Lea
M: +61 (0) 415 556653


Film festival, Independent film, Psychological thriller. Thriller film, Film Award, award Nominated Film



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