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Film maker, Warwick Thornton’s international success has come at a personal cost. He has reached a crossroad in his life and something has to change. He has chosen to try giving up life in the fast lane for a while, to go it alone, on an isolated beach in one of the most beautiful yet brutal environments in the world, to see if he can transform and heal his life.

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Warwick Thornton
Warwick Thornton
Tanith Glynn-Maloney  Michelle Parker  Mitchell Stanley
Executive Producers
Ben Nott  Warwick Thornton
Dir. of Photography
Dylan River
Megan Washington
Andrea Lang
Warwick Thornton
Production Completion
Production Company
World Wide Mind Pty Ltd
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Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival Inc

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