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A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Bruce Williamson is a modern man out of time, whose simple plan of following his soulmate Daisy to the new land by getting arrested backfires severely, trapping him in a violent prison camp at the edge of the world. Rather than the love of his life, who knows their relationship can never work out here, Bruce is stuck in a tent with irrepressible bogan Garry - who claims to be Bruce’s “best mate”, and, despite what Bruce might hope, probably is - and Mick, a well-read, philosophical, and sensitive monolith of a man, who is also possibly a brutal serial killer.

The wider world is no friendlier, between the brutal marines, the incompetent leaders of the colony, and the mysterious local people who have had their way of life challenged.

"Bruce" rewrites Australia’s convict beginnings with a wry, deadpan comic voice, by taking historical facts and rubbing them up against the modern sensibilities of this ensemble of funny, flawed, and ultimately endearing characters.

DIRECTOR
Tony Rogers

Tony is the co-creator and director of the original short WILFRED and went on to develop and direct the SBS TV series of the same name, which was subsequently spun-off into the successful series on HBO in the US. His first foray into feature film was the highly acclaimed RATS AND CATS and he's also directed many award-winning TVC's of the last 20 years. Tony is also the director of hugely popular comedy web-series, HOW TO TALK AUSTRALIANS, which has millions of views and become a viral sensation. Along with BRUCE, he is working on his next feature FOURTH OF JULY (WON"T LAST) and the sitcom FUNT.

PRODUCER
Jason Byrne

Independent producer with numerous credits including feature films ONE PERFECT DAY, RATS AND CATS, SUCKER, documentary SHADOWPLAY and ABC Web Series HOW TO TALK AUSTRALIANS which garnering over 5 Million Views. He has produced many internationally recognised TV commercials and award-winning short films with Directors Rachel Griffiths (ROUNDABOUT), Clayton Jacobson (I LOVE U), Eron Sheehan (FISH), Edwin McGill (BOOTH STORY & IMPRINT) and Josh Whiteman (ONE MINUTE). Currently in production on the feature films THE GIRLS and NO PRISONERS, both of which have received development funding.


WRITER
Warwick Holt

A five-time AWGIE award-winning comedy screenwriter, Warwick is currently Writer and Web Producer for THE PROJECT. He has previously written for TV shows like GOOD NEWS WEEK, THE GLASS HOUSE, THE GREAT COMEDY DEBATE, GOOD NEWS WORLD, THE SIDESHOW, THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH and animated series MOB DOWNUNDER. He has received development funding for feature screenplays THE BUTTERFLY BALL (an animated musical) and THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS (an apocalyptic satire). He has also written, produced and directed several documentaries, most notably THE PHANDOM MENACE (which gained global DVD distribution), and received a gold record for his game design on Frenzal Rhomb’s A Man’s Not a Camel CD-RHOMB. In his spare time, he runs a media empire, Media Empire (http://media-empire.net).

WRITER
Mat Blackwell

Mat Blackwell is a multi-award-winning writer, a visual artist, a prolific chaos-musician, and a reclusive troglodyte who veers between feeling universal oneness with all living beings, and wishing that they'd all just hurry up and die. He has written jokes for performers as varied as Waleed Aly, Paul McDermott, Corinne Grant, Wil Anderson, Amanda Keller, and Barry Humphries. He wrote the funny bits of TV shows like THE GLASS HOUSE, THE SIDESHOW, GOOD NEWS WEEK, WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER, and ROOM 101, as well as the satirical speculative fiction novel BEEF. When he's not cranking out the gags for TV, or penning satirical novels for discerning adults, Mat writes philosophical essays on music, art, humour, and morality. He has too many cats and not enough beard.


DIRECTOR  TONY ROGERS    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  JASON BYRNE    WRITERS  WARWICK HOLT & MAT BLACKWELL
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  MARIN JOHNSON    EDITORS  RICHARD HAMER - HM CREATIVE & TIM PARRINGTON - THE BUTCHERY    COLOURIST  MARTIN GREER    PRODUCTION DESIGNER  BRIAN LANG (JAGGER)    COSTUME DESIGNER  STEPH HOOKE    HAIR and MAKEUP DESIGNER  HEATHER ROSS    CASTING  FIONA DANN - CASTING SUGAR    SOUND  PAUL SHANAHAN
COMPOSERS  ADNAN LAALA & TORI HOLLEMAN    ART DIRECTOR  MACGREGOR KNOX    PRODUCTION STILLS  JACKSON DAVIES    INDIGENOUS CONSULTANTS  GLENN SHEA & RICHARD GREEN    UNIT COMPANY  ANDY PAPPAS    "JB PRODUCTIONS" AND "GUILTY" PRODUCTION 2016
    PRINCIPAL INVESTOR          FINANCIERS      

           
           
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