for 'The Big Yarn'.
Won the Monte Miller Award (short form) for the best unproduced screenplay by an associate member at the 2014 AWGIE Awards.
Winner of the Monte Miller award (long form) for the best unproduced script by an association member at the 2014 AWGIE Awards.
'Broken' is about Adam, a pre-teen kid who is just trying to get through a really tough day ... It's about who we become when we have to grow up faster than we'd like to. It's about pain, resilience, being different and the birthplace of friendship. It addresses that life still has a way of offering us hope no matter how bleak things get.
Source: Mitchell Forrester quoted on the RMIT University website, www.rmit.edu.au (sighted 08/09/2009)
'Young Fin (The Visit's Ed Oxenbould) and his father Al (Ewen Leslie) are grieving the loss of Fin's mother three years before, albeit in very different and singular ways. When their small town gains a new florist — a mysterious, warm, and beautiful woman named Evelyn (the luminous Melissa George) — Al and Fin encounter her uniquely, each without the other's knowledge.
'In short order, Evelyn electrifies them both. But when father and son discover they are, essentially, competing for Evelyn's attention, the emotionally charged events that transpire threaten to unravel their already-threadbare relationship.'
Source: Toronto International Film Festival (http://www.tiff.net/tiff/the-butterfly-tree/). Sighted: 13/09/2017
When nine-year-old Celia's socialist grandmother dies, she is left to the care of her largely disinterested parents and her own imagination, which peoples the world around her with Hobyahs, the threatening bogeymen from the story read by her schoolteacher. When the openly Communist Tanner family move in next door, Celia finds some comfort in their friendship. But in small-town Australia in the 1950s, in the midst of anti-Communist backlash and a rabbit plague, neither the Tanners nor Celia's pet rabbit Murgatroyd are safe from the patriarchal authorities that constrain Celia's life.
For a detailed analysis of the film, see Ruthless Culture (http://ruthlessculture.com/2009/10/07/celia-1989-against-the-world-of-men/). (Sighted: 7/6/2012).