Why we love Storm Boy
Greg Rowe was 11 years old when he played Storm Boy and remembers the whole experience fondly. He says 'The film is timeless. The wilderness and overtones of native Australian culture give it a spiritual quality'.
Was it the beauty of the scenery? The childhood sense of freedom and endless possibilities? The melancholy that lurks behind Storm Boy's seemingly happy life?
It's hard to tell, but the film was a run-away success. It sold to 100 countries and grossed $2,645,000 in Australia alone (which is equivalent to over $14 million today).
As well as being popular with people of all ages, the film is a dream come true for educators who have used it as a way to ignite kids’ interest in studying the ocean.
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