Shifting Sands - Tears: Crying

Title:
Shifting Sands - Tears: Crying
NFSA ID:
370994
Year:
1997
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Lena (Jamilla Frail) and Vaughn (Luke Carroll) walking on the road. A car pulls up. Vaughn talks to the driver, his friend (Allan Campbell). Lena stands a little distant, disinterested. She looks into the car to see a young mother (Anita Fernando) and a crying baby (Theresa Shields). The driver asks Vaughn if he wants a lift back to the mission – the mish. Vaughn rejects his offer.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

Lena (Jamilla Frail) and Vaughn (Luke Carroll) walking on the road. A car pulls up. Vaughn talks to the driver, his friend (Allan Campbell). Lena stands a little distant, disinterested. She looks into the car to see a young mother (Anita Fernando) and a crying baby (Theresa Shields). The driver asks Vaughn if he wants a lift back to the mission – the mish. Vaughn rejects his offer.

Tears Synopsis

A short drama from Ivan Sen about two teenagers Lena (Jamilla Frail) and Vaughn (Luke Carroll) who want to get off the 'mish’ – or the mission.

Tears Curator's Notes

Tears introduces two characters Lena (Jamilla Frail) and Vaughn (Luke Carroll) who were later to appear in Ivan Sen’s first feature film Beneath Clouds (2001). The elements that shaped the later feature film are presented here, though due to its format, as a restricted exposé. We are introduced to the teenagers who have made designs on getting off the mission.

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
Autumn Films
Producer:
Teresa-Jayne Hanlon
Supervising producer:
Graeme Isaac
Director:
Ivan Sen
Writer:
Ivan Sen
Cast:
Allan Campbell, Luke Carroll, Anita Fernando, Jamilla Frail, Trevor Hunt, Theresa Shields
Acknowledgements:
Produced with the assistance of the New South Wales Film and Television Office and the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission