Seems like we might have another Australian gem at this years Sundance Film Festival 2011. Last year everyone was up blown away by Animal Kingdom (and rightly so) and this year the early buzz is about another Aussie film, Mad Bastards from director Brendan Fletcher or as he’s known as “Barefoot” — the heat seems to be doing something right to them out there because they seem to keep coming up with quality films that land in competition at Sundance.
The first trailers for the film is beginning to make it’s rounds around the web because they uploaded it for the Sydney Festival earlier this month. Check out the trailer now….
It seems like it’s got one hell of a story at the heart of it and the use of colors and the richness of some of these shots are enough to peak my interest!
Official Sundance Synopsis:
TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make things right with his son. Grandpa Tex has lived a tough life, and now, as a local cop, he wants to change things for the men in his community.
Crosscutting between three generations, Mad Bastards is a raw look at the journey to becoming a man and the personal transformation one must make. Developed with local Aboriginal communities and fueled by a local cast, Mad Bastards draws from the rich tradition of storytelling inherent in Indigenous life. Using music from legendary Broome musicians the Pigram Brothers, writer/director Brendan Fletcher poetically fuses the harsh realities of violence, healing, and family.
What do you think of the trailer?