The Hayward Partnership

in association with Collective Unconscious



A modern gothic tale of seduction and revenge.

About the film

Collective Unconscious is proud to have supported the making of Lure, the first short film from Collective Unconscious members David and Denise Hayward. The film was shot on Digital Video in late 2002 and early 2003.


A young man entices a woman back to his flat talking of alternate realities and a strange cask of wine given to him by a mysterious stranger. He tries to persuade her to take part in a ritual involving the wine and despite her misgivings, she finally acquiesces.

Lure is a modern gothic tale of seduction and revenge.


Written and Produced by

Directed by

Cast (in order of appearance)




“Purr”, “Arrival” and “Seven”

Written and Performed by Smidirin

Courtesy of Smidirin

“Dirty Water” and “Vestal Surgeon”

Written and Performed by Lux Mammoth

Courtesy of Lux Mammoth


“The Cask of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe

Special Thanks to

Collective Unconscious

Yirra Yaakin Theatre

Nelson Lau

Thanks also to

Gerard Chew

Tina Jack

The Wembley Hotel

Western Australian Department of Housing and Works

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