- Semifinalist – Shore Scripts 2018 (features)
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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.
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.
Well known in the district as a violent man, RONNIE has intimidated all the locals into submission. Annie has had enough of taking life lying down. Ronnie has challenged the wrong girl! Underestimated by all, we see Annie ‘cowgirl up’ to give Ronnie the fight of his life. The locals wonder if she is losing her mind. We wonder whether she has it in her. And all of this happens only two hours from ‘civilisation’!
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