West of Sunshine
2018 AACTA Nominee - Best Indie Film, Best Lead Actor, Best Cinematography
World premiering at Venice Film Festival, landing a nomination a Venice Horizons Award (Best Film), director Jason Raftopoulos is a new vision for Australian cinema. Set in Melbourne, West of Sunshine tracks responsibility-deprived single dad Jim (the late Damian Hill) as he balances repaying hungry loan sharks with repairing the relationship he's losing with his teenage son.
Strikingly photographed and peppered with visual metaphor, Raftopoulos' story focuses on the redemptive qualities inherent in all situations with brilliant, natural performances by its talented cast.
"A timely and intelligent essay on the eternal theme of how fathers can both inspire and alienate their sons." - Variety