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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Mad Bastards
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'TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas... and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.

'The movie is steeped in the distinctive music of the Pigram Brothers in collaboration with multi-ARIA Award winner Alex Lloyd. Their lilting ukulele and mandolin melodies weave like a dream through the central story.

'Real people with no acting experience play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives. The stories are etched on their faces.

Source: Mad Bastards website: http://www.madbastards.com.au/
Sighted: 05/01/2011

Notes

  • World premiere screened at the Sydney Festival of Arts, 18 January 2011. Selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, 20-30 January 2011 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, United States of America.

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Works about this Work

Indigenous Australian Image and Text : Mad Bastards 'Write Life in Every Stroke' Iva Polak , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Facing the Crises : Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World 2014; (p. 30-48)
Poetry in the Air : Mad Bastards and Toomelah Lorraine Mortimer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 66 2013;

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV ; Toomelah Ivan Sen , 2011 single work film/TV
Mad Bastards in the Spotlight : Film Makers Win Award 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 September no. 535 2012; (p. 37)
The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) has awarded the creative team behind the Indigenous drama, Mad Bastards the National Play Your Part Award for an outstanding child abuse prevention initiative.
Seriously Funny : History and Humour in The Sapphires and Other Indigenous Comedies Rose Capp , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July no. 63 2012;
'The Sapphires (Wayne Blair, 2012) opens in an idyllic rural setting. A group of young Aboriginal girls run home across the paddocks in the fading evening light to sing for a gathering of family and friends. But this benign atmosphere rapidly switches to terror as white Australian Government officials arrive on the scene and forcibly remove one of the girls from the Cummeraganja Mission community. It is the late 1960s, and State and Federal Government "child protection" policies allow the removal of so-called "half-caste" Aboriginal children from their families, leaving a devastating and traumatic legacy that the film goes on to address.' (Author's introduction)
Variety Reigns on Film's Big Night Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 January 2012; (p. 17)
Wild, Wild West Garry Maddox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 April 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Bastard of a Thing Rosemary Neill , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Focus on Mad Men of the Kimberley Rachel Scollay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 April no. 498 2011; (p. 41)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Slice of Blackfella Life Hits Close to Home Paul Byrnes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 May 2011; (p. 18)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Untitled Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 May 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Mad Time at Sundance 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 December no. 491 2010; (p. 43)
These Mad Bastards are Naturals Ian Cuthbertson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 January 2011; (p. 8)
Mad Bastards Wins Hearts at Sundance Christine Westwood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 January 2011; (p. 16)
Sundance Festival Embraces the Buzz from Down Under Ed Gibbs , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 January 2011; (p. 9)
London-Lorn Loyd's Outback Pigramage Iain Shedden , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 April 2011; (p. 15)
Australian feature film Mad Bastards has launched a soundtrack featuring Alex Lloyd with legendary Broome musicians Alan and Stephen Pigram [Pigram Brothers].
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