Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy wraps in South Australia

A nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy arrives at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun in Warwick Thornton's latest.

The New Boy is the latest film from Award-winning First Nations filmmaker Warwick Thornton, and it’s about to wrap production this week.

Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy centres around a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery, run by a renegade nun, where his presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports