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The Disappearance of Willie Bingham (2015) Online
Original Title :
The Disappearance of Willie Bingham
Genre :
Movie / Short / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Horror
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Directror :
Matthew Richards
Cast :
Kevin Dee,Gregory J. Fryer,Leah Vandenberg
Writer :
Michael L. Fawcett,Matthew Richards
Budget :
AUD 70,000
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The Disappearance of Willie Bingham (2015) Online

Willie Bingham is the first man to undergo a radical new justice program under the State's revised stance on capital crime.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Dee Kevin Dee - Willie Bingham
Gregory J. Fryer Gregory J. Fryer - George Morton
Leah Vandenberg Leah Vandenberg - Nurse
Tim Ferris Tim Ferris - Father
Pippa Van Wijck Pippa Van Wijck - Younger Daughter
Claudia Beattie Claudia Beattie - Older Daughter
Albert Goikhman Albert Goikhman - Surgeon
Raymond Thomas Raymond Thomas - Anaesthetist
Julia Farrell Julia Farrell - High School Principal
Rachel Clayton Rachel Clayton - Art Class Teacher
Sez Wilks Sez Wilks - News Reader / High School Extra (voice)
Madeleine Hogan Madeleine Hogan - Hand Amputee
Jason Walker Jason Walker - Security Guard
Louisa Bland Louisa Bland - Misfit Teen
Gabriel Carrubba Gabriel Carrubba - Misfit Teen

User reviews



A disturbing film, where an inmate undergoes a series of amputations and surgeries at the behest of the father of his young victim, while also being used as a warning to others. The film works well as a chiller because it does have this inherent darkness about it, but what I liked the most was that it is quite matter-of-fact and that it doesn't preach its message so much as let the viewer explore it.

It does this by making you not sure how you feel about any of it; it isn't that you go from one side to the other, but more that you end up on all sides and none at the same time. The idea of punishment seems fitting, but as the cruelty of it escalates, and the lack of closure it provides is clearer and clearer, it does make you question the point of any of it. The idea of punishment as a form of revenge is questioned, and it left me feeling uneasy because of what it made me wonder. Bingham certainly doesn't deserve community service for the rape and murder of a child, but then carving him up doesn't seem right either - but then if that punishment is not right, why is locking him in a box for his entire life not "right". But then how is it 'right' that the victim gets no 'justice' if we were to instead focus on rehabilitation of Bingham to get him back out into society again.

The film has all this going on in the background of its darkly cruel and haunted tale. The performances are mostly very good. Dee is convincing in his horror, while Fryer is broken down too. The Father (Ferris) is a bit too obvious in the impact of his revenge, but it worked nonetheless. The production standards are high - with the visual effects impressive in how they don't stand out for their presence. Use of music, cinematography etc all get the best from the idea and performances. A tough film, but one that benefits from not offering any answers.


Remarkable acting, enticing the viewer to really contemplate their thoughts about government, punishment, and the future. Amazing Computer Generated Imagery lopping off body parts with as much precision as a micro surgeon. Credit to the director, Matthew Richards and his professional team of cast and crew. Thought provoking entertainment that will resonate with anyone who has contemplated the pros and cons of physical punishment and its possible role in deterring would be criminals as well as the governments role in stretching the boundaries to the extremes. A look at one scenario when the victims family takes the Eye for an Eye scenario to its extreme.


...a Kafka short story. Not only for plot but for atmosphere. All is precise and useful for the wise manner to explore a subject far to be new. From the noble cause of humanity becoming cruel at whole to the hypocritic lessons to students about sins. A film like a smart reflection in mirror of human race. With its fundamental mistakes and low sensibility and lies as truth.


The movie was great the acting directing and production fabulous it certainly delivered l would recommend the movie as a must see short movie and l hope it gets the distribution it deserves Australian made short movies stand up well against bigger budget movies l hope we see more well made movies like this one from the producer and director the music captured your imagine and was a great example of the good psychological thrillers being made this was certainly different and stood out from the other short films for this reason if you don't see many movies make sure that this is one you see l am sure that you will appreciate the quality of the film