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Awarded:

  • Semifinalist – Shore Scripts 2018 (features)

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Logline:

After her husband’s mysterious death, a struggling mother decides to move to the country, only to find she is challenged to extremes to protect her children, animals and land by an old bushman, who knows no limits.

Synopsis:

ANNIE WATERS is newly widowed from her high-flying businessman husband. She finds herself without a home or money, after her husband dies in mysterious circumstances and leaves the family with debt.

She decides to return to the bush where she has grown up, to live an ‘honest life’ of safety and peace. They move to Tin Man Creek and as she establishes her family as graziers, she finds herself challenged to the use of her property by an old bush squatter. As the events unfold, we learn about Annie’s city life, her husband’s double life and just what she has been capable of before she ever arrived at Tin Man Creek.

Sinjun

Logline:

An Australian horseman struggles to realise his dream of being a horse trainer and have his own property, while finding himself in the fight for his life to save his livelihood and herd from the harsh Australian outback.

Synopsis:

Sinjun has been raised in the Australian bush by his drover 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 12, 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 ‘Anzac’ and goes on to become the finest horseman of his generation.

Sinjun struggles to make a life for himself working horses when he meets and marries Angel, a dressage horsewoman from Sydney Highlands.   She falls in love with a bloke who has a dream.  She believes in his talent and will be the muse for him coming to accept himself and commit to his talent.   Sinjun takes her into the harshest of Australian climates to build a life.  Despite his livestock skills, hard work and great heart, he is driven to the edge by drought and financial hardship.