Competition: Win ‘The Smuggler’ on DVD


A Film By Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony

Available on DVD now

Directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, THE SMUGGLER’s (formally THE MULE’S) darkly comic screenplay was penned by three of Australia’s most exciting on and off screen talents; Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne.

It stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with a fantastic ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble.


Inspired by true events, THE SMUGGLER tells the story of a naive man who is detained by federal police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach.

Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence… literally.

By doing so he becomes a ‘human time bomb’, dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade.

THE SUMGGLER premiered to widespread acclaim at South by Southwest festival and had its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival before touring Australia ahead of it’s day on date release which saw it top the iTunes chart for independent releases.



To celebrate, we have 2 x DVD copies of the film to give away courtesy of our friends at Trinity Films.

To enter, fill out the following form with ‘Mule’ in the subject line, including your full name, address and contact number.

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Competition closes on Monday 29th February, 2016.

Winners will be notified by phone / email

Best of luck!



Please Note: Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties are not permitted and will be deleted immediately!

– The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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