An Australian horseman finds himself in the fight for his life to save his livelihood and herd from the harsh Australian outback, with only his horse Matey to save him.
Sinjun has been raised in the Australian bush by his jackaroo father and rag-a-muffin mates, after his mother dies giving birth to him. We journey with this gentle and sensitive young man, as he tries to ‘man up’ under his father’s bastardry, to find his place in the world.
After being thrown out of home by his father at 16, Sinjun is required to find and train his own brumby as a means of transport and survival. He develops a life-long bond with this horse he calls ‘Matey’ and becomes goes on to become the finest horseman.
We see Sinjun make a life for himself working his horses when he meets and marries Angel. He takes her into some of the harshest of Australian climates to build a life but despite his livestock skills he is driven to the edge by drought and financial hardship.
In a last ditch attempt to save what little they have made, Sinjun decides to take his modest herd along one of Australia’s most demanding stock route to find fodder and water only to find himself in the fight for his own life, with only his trusty horse Matey, as his companion.
This is a story of a young man learning what is required to be a ‘real man’ by his own definition, in a modern world of limited opportunity and harshest circumstances.