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The Screen Guide

DUSTY HEARTS is a black comedy about one man's destiny. Sax Elthan is a hapless musician, a refugee from the inner-city. Rejected by his girlfriend, he travels to the outback to look for work. One burning Wednesday he finds himself behind a highway, waiting for a lift, contemplating his future. It arrives in the shape of a beat-up Volkswagen with a wardrobe tied to the roof.

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Pauline Chan
Alec Morgan
Mariel Beros
Dir. of Photography
Roman Baska
Antony Partos
Andrew Macneil
Production Designer
Terri Kibbler


Geoff Morrell - Desiree Smith - Roger Ward - James Steele - Peter Corbett - Julie Godfrey

Production Details

Production Completion
Comedy, History and national identity

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Vila do Conde - International Short Film Festival Portugal
  • Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
  • Verona Film Festival
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • Norwegian Film Fest - Short Film Fest Kortfilm
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific American International Film and Video Festival
  • Anteneo Feminista De Madrid
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • De Cine Y Video Realizado Por Mujeres
  • Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Belfort Festival
  • Asia Pacific Film Fest