Luke is desperate to live a normal life, experience things people his age do, have relationships, be free, make mistakes and figure out exactly who he is. But there is something holding him back.
After sending his father into a carers facility, losing his family home and finding himself living out of a backpack, Luke Ryland and his dog Toby have been sleeping in his car in suburban shopping centre parking lot.
When Luke’s car gets robbed and Toby goes missing his world begins to fall apart. As Luke endeavours to find his beloved dog and bring it to his father, a series of increasingly difficult scenarios unfold. Scenarios that challenge him, change him and eventually force him to find the light within his dark reality.
The questions we ask ourselves with this story is: How do children navigate their own lives when there is a responsibility to an ill parent? It’s the gnawing feeling we all have at a young age of trying to break away, but also the feeling of an unconditional responsibility that makes us stay. – There is no right or wrong answer, but this film explores the difficulties in making a decision.
WHO ARE WE?
As a collective our team has made various films before; good films (we think), important films, and films that we would say channel our voices onto the screen. Stories that have been be seen all over the world in festivals such as Palm Springs FF, MIFF, San Francisco FF, Raindance and many more. They are stories that are proving that young filmmakers today are breathing fresh life into the Aus Film Industry, and we are hungry to keep going.
In 2019 we will be working with a group of wonderful creatives, most of which are volunteering their time and incredible skill set, to create this beautiful, moving and sometimes very funny film.
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED:
I am reaching out for your support for this film. We are busy rifling into our savings, contacting larger organisations and pulling strings to get the funds.
This film is important, and we need to do it right. It requires hard working cast, crew, cameras, lights, sound, editing equipment, make up, costume, locations, catering, etc. After we have finished shooting we have to edit and master the film, and finally we need to get eyes on it. For you, your friends and the rest of the world.
We would love to have you or anyone you think might be interested on board as donors for this project. Support goes an incredibly long way in this industry, especially of this kind. And remember all donations are tax deductible!
(For those interested in investing, we have a number of incentives available and any way we can help you benefit from this would be our pleasure, please get in touch).