Directed by Brett Leonard and starring Jack Thompson, Gabby Millgate and Rose Ashton, Feed looks set to be a daring and stylish psychological thriller that employs the conventions of the serial killer genre to tackle the controversial and morally complex world of internet voyeurism.
Set to be released in the UK by Showbox Entertainment on 17th February 2006, Feed follows Phillip Jackson (Patrick Thompson), a cyber-crime investigator with the Sydney Police Force. He has recently returned from Hamburg, Germany, where his computer hacking skills and knowledge of the internet have been critical in the cracking of a bizarre "voluntary cannibalism" case.
One morning, his colleague, Nigel (Matthew Le Nevez), jokingly forwards him details of websites aimed at "Feeders" and "Gainers", participants in a sexual sub-culture in which fat-admiring men seek out obese women. But one such website, FeederX.com, appears to be something more than just an outlet for fat fetishism and erotica.
Somebody at FeederX is going too far, feeding his submissive charges during live internet broadcasts, while charting their weight gain, vital bio-signs, blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar levels. He's also taking bets on the predicted time of each Gainer's demise.
Determined to uncover the perpetrator of what he believes amount to serial killings, Phillip tracks the site's proprietor to Toledo, Ohio, where he makes a terrifying discovery that if it doesn't cost him his life will certainly cost him his sanity.
Stay tuned - we'll hopefully be bringing you a review of this film in the next two weeks.