What to watch: The Aussie Boys – a collection of short films from Down Under
The latest collection of short films from NQV Media is The Aussie Boys.
Taking us Down Under, the collection presents seven stories about the lives and loves of these men and boys from across Australia. From historical beginnings in the 1600’s all the way through to noughties truck stop dilemmas, present day road trip romancing and faces from the past returning for a final goodbye.
Burning Soul – dir. Cédric Desenfants
Australia, June 1727, a ship from the Dutch East India Company wrecked on the hostile coast. Pieter and Hendrick are friends like brothers – they grew up together, sailed together, survived together. But when Hendrick discovers the true nature of Pieter’s heart, the two men are taken in a storm where friendship and faith collapse.
- WRITTEN BY: Cédric Eugène Desenfants
- CAST: Teo Falck, Rasmus Hansen, Rasmus Callmer, Eddy Shore
Miles – dir. Christopher Sampson
Lifelong friends Edward, Michael and Ashley are involved in a love triangle but not all of them are aware of it. Embarking on a road trip, they start the process of untangling their feelings for one another.
- WRITTEN BY: Christopher Sampson
- CAST: Nathan Draman, Jye Whatson, Madi Jennings
Infidels – dir. Luke Marsden
An apartment at night. Three men cross paths, engaging in a dance of desire where words left unspoken bubble to the surface.
- WRITTEN BY: Luke Marsden
- CAST: Joel Horwood, Joshua Morton, Duncan Ragg
Eric – dir. Andrew Lee
Tucked away in a forgotten and isolated motel, a ‘lad’ meets a returning soldier coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. The brief encounter is a soft collision of two characters both lost and trying to find themselves within each other.
- WRITTEN BY: Andrew Lee
- CAST: Daniel Webber, Kallan Richards, Serena Coady
What Grown Ups Know – dir. Jonathan Wald
Teenage boy Roy and his ailing mother Elizabeth live an aimless life on the road, shuttling between gas stations, temp jobs and cheap motels. When they end up at a desolate caravan park, fractures begin to appear in Roy’s relationship with his mother as he starts to fall head over heels for park manager Maurice.
- WRITTEN BY: Alex Joseph, Jonathan Wald
- CAST: Stephen James King, Susie Lindeman, Daniel Roberts
All Good Things – dir. Simon Croker
Levi and his partner Isaac embark on a road-trip together before they break up. Along the way, Issac realises he isn’t prepared for his first romance to end.
- WRITTEN BY: Simon Croker, Jory Anast
- CAST: Joe Klocek, Jayden Byrne, Laurence Coy
The Dam – dir. Brendon McDonall
A lifelong friendship is under siege when two mature Australian men visit the monolithic dam that defined their young lives and are confronted by feelings that were impounded long ago, but cannot be contained any longer.
- WRITTEN BY: Brendon McDonall
- CAST: Chris Haywood, Martin Vaughan, Felix Haywood, Blake Bowden
The Aussie Boys is distributed by NQV Media