"Wittily scripted, sharply characterised, and smartly performed, Book Week is a little gem of a film." - Film Ink
Rising Australian writer/producer/director Heath Davis (Broke, SWIFF 2016) takes it back to school in his new comedy feature, Book Week.
Jaded high school English teacher Nick Cutler (Alan Dukes) is forced to re-evaluate his life when his novel is passed over for one of his students'. With the success of his previous published novel eight years ago now dwindled away, Cutler's boozy, somewhat degenerate lifestyle has him teaching disinterested students at Little Fields High School.
So when a trendy publishing company takes interest in his new novel, potentially turning his life around, Cutler just needs to avoid sabotaging himself long enough to sign the book deal.
Based on Davis' own experiences as a high school teacher, and filmed in Katoomba and Western Sydney (featuring locals as extras), Book Week heralds a wry new voice in Australian comedy.