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The moment the truck driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, the family's world is shattered. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred and frustration, his grandma turns inward, and his mother Alice, is brave, but helpless. Twelve-year-old Ort always believes the sky can see them. Outside at night, he looks at the stars, comforted by their protective canopy. A strange light appears over the house; only Ort can see it. When a mysterious stranger appears at their door, Ort senses something is going to happen that will change all of their lives.

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Crew

Director
John Ruane
Writers
Jim Barton  John Ruane
Producer
Peter Beilby  Grainne Marmion
Executive Producers
Tim Bevan  Robert Le Tet  Fred Schepisi
Dir. of Photography
Ellery Ryan
Composer
Brenton Broadstock
Editor
Ken Sallows ASE
Production Designer
Chris Kennedy

Cast

Peter Coyote - Lisa Harrow - Jamie Croft - Amanda Douge - Mark Fairall - Alethea McGrath

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1994
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Entertainment Media Pty Ltd

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