MAD BASTARDS by Brendan Fletcher
In Brendan Fletcher’s MAD BASTARDS, 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.
The cast is made up of non-professionals with no acting experience, which 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, their stories etched on their faces. This film powerful, moving and bold film goes on general release in Australia in May, after soldout out screenings at Sundance, Adelaide and the Sydney Festival.