West of Sunshine

74
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 2018
  • Running time: 78 min
Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays. Jim’s relationship with his son... read more
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Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays. Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life. WEST OF SUNSHINE is a modern day BICYCLE THIEVES set against an urban backdrop. Shot entirely on location in Melbourne, Australia and using a combination of professional and non-actors, the film is an exercise is modern realism. The film explores contemporary themes of addiction, love and connection. Featuring a cast that includes the recent AACTA Nominee for Best Actor Damian Hill (Pawno), local actors Arthur Angel (Red Dog), Kat Stewart (Offspring), Tony Nikolakopoulos (Head On) and introducing young talent Ty Perham.

Original Release

08/23/2018

US Release

01/18/2019

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Cast

Directors

Jason Raftopoulos

Writers

Jason Raftopoulos

Cast

Damian Hill Jim
Ty Perham Alex
Arthur Angel Steve
Kat Stewart Mel
Tony Nikolakopoulos Banos
Kaarin Fairfax Andrea
Faye Smythe Karen
Eliza Matengu Jenny
Jordan Fraser-Trumble Tailor
Francisco Lopez Toastie Truck Owner
Rhys Mitchell Young Courier Driver 1
Ford Karim Sarhan Young Courier Driver 2
Eva Seymour Young Woman
Janet Watson Kruse Courier Office Secretary
Liam Seymour Bill
Christopher Laino Chris
Ari Mandylaris Mechanic 1
Nick Karoutis Mechanic 2
Anthony D'Rosario Courier Depot Worker 1
James Erbe Courier Depot Worker 2

Producers

Editors

Paul Rowe

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