RICHARD PROPES – The Independent Critic

There are films that instantly touch your heart and make you want to hit rewind to watch them all over again. Writer/director D. Edwardz’s The Trophy Thief is just such a film.


CJ JOHNSON – ABC Radio, Movieland

THE TROPHY THIEF uses a simple story to powerfully and movingly examine that moment in a child’s life when, all of a sudden, they are forced to face some of the more challenging issues life has prepared for them. Isaac Natoli is excellent, handling the subtle complexities of his role with nuance and charm.


ANDREW URBAN – Urban Cinefile

“The film keeps our attention – and its internal tension – with the confident work of the creative team and fine performances. The themes go deep into the human psyche and are revealed with good observational writing. Touching and evocative …”


STUART BEATTIE – Screenwriter: Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral

THE TROPHY THIEF is a wonderful story of a child who simply wants his parents to love each other. Anchored by an incredible performance from its young star, the film is powerful and raw, leaving us with complicated answers to complicated questions…


MICHAEL KELLEHER – Executive Director: Australians in Film

The Trophy Thief is a wonderfully directed film, with solid performances in a visually appealing setting thanks to the excellent work of DP Tim Barnsley. D.Edwardz knows how to direct both tender emotional scenes and solid action sequences. Great performance from the young Issac Natoli


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