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The Screen Guide

Provocative, funny and profoundly moving, BASTARDY is the inspirational story of a self-proclaimed Robin Hood of the streets. For 40 years and with infectious humour and optimism, Jack Charles has juggled a life of crime with another successful career - acting. Since founding the first Aboriginal theatre company in the 1970s, Jack has performed with Australia’s most renowned actors and directors in feature films, TV series and hundreds of plays. Filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson follows Jack over seven years - gradually blurring the line between director and accomplice as Jack continually traverses the criminal and acting worlds. However, the law finally catches up with Jack and when he faces a jail sentence he might not survive, he is forced to decide if he can go straight for the first time in his life. BASTARDY is the story of one man’s journey into the light.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Cast
Jack Charles
Production Completion Date
2008
Genre
Art and culture, Social contemporary
Production Company
Film Camp Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Siren Visual Entertainment
International Sales
Film Camp Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals