Shifting Sands - Tears: Mish

Shifting Sands - Tears: Mish
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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A long dirt road stretches ahead. A watch is held up. Lena (Jamilla Frail) is walking ahead of Vaughn (Luke Carroll). Vaughn on crutches wants to stop because it hurts. Lena doesn’t want to stop. Vaughn asks Lena what she is going to miss from the mission.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

A simple set-up to a story that is really an expose on the desires of two teenagers, their dreams and hopes, who hit the road in order to find a place that will offer more than their rural setting.

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