Ivan Sen's raw and textured portrait of ten-year-old Daniel, a wannabe gangster living in Toomelah
Shot without a crew and using a cast of first-timers (except for one experienced actor), the film is a deeply personal project for Sen who based the script on his own experiences and memories of visiting the remote Aboriginal community in the far north of inland NSW.
A masterful balance of sharp social commentary addressing issues such as Aboriginal deaths to custody, long-term unemployment and substance abuse, underscored by a dark, irreverent sense of humour.
- WRITER & DIRECTOR: Ivan Sen
- Duration: 106 mins
- Country: Australia
- Language: English
- Date: 2011
- Format: Colour
- Rating: MA15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)