Can you really get away with murder? Welcome to the world of Katrina, a 19 year-old single mum who’s planning to do just that. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blowjobs. A master manipulator of men living at home with her father in suburban Golden Grove, Katrina will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even murder. When her father threatens to contact social services and take away her child, Katrina sets in motion a plan to wreak suburban mayhem that will leave a community in shock and Katrina infamous in a way even she never dreamed of.

Selected Festivals:
Australian Film Institute Awards - Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score
Australian Writers' Guild - Best Original Screenplay
British Independent Film Awards - Most Promising Newcomer
IF Awards - Best Actress, Best Music, Best Editing
Cannes Un Certain Regard
Melbourne IFF
Toronto IFF
Hong Kong IFF
Chicago IFF
Göteborg FF




89 Mins






Paul Goldman started his career in the production of specialist music videos. In 1983 he moved to London, from where he directed over 200 music video's in Europe and the USA, many of them award-winning, for artists such as Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and INXS. When he moved back to Australia, he completed a director's course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. In 2001 Goldman directed his first feature film, AUSTRALIAN RULES, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. His latest, SUBURBAN MAYHEM, was invited to Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. 


Leah Churchill-Brown


Anthony Hayes
Emily Barclay
Genevieve Lemon
Laurence Breuls
Mia Wasikowska
Michael Dorman
Robert Morgan
Steve Bastoni

Additional Credits

Alice Bell
Executive Producer
Jan Chapman
Director of Photography
Robert Humphreys
Production Designer
Nell Hanson
Costume Designer
Melinda Doring
Stephen Evans
Mick Harvey
Sound Recordist
Stephen Jackson-Vaughan
Hair & Makeup Supervisor
Wendy De Waal
Production Manager
Libby Sharpe
First Assistant Director
Chris Webb
Post Supervisor
Helen Lovelock
Casting Director
Anousha Zarkesh
Art Direction
Janie Parker
Still Photography
Tony Mott
Producing Partner
Tracey Mair