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Genre: Drama Director: Ivan Sen Cast: Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards, Danieka Connors, Michael Connors, Dean Daley-Jones Writers: Ivan Sen Rating: MA15+ Run Time: 97 mins


Ivan Sen (Beneath Clouds) has crafted a deeply personal story, which intimately depicts mission life in contemporary Australia.

In the remote Indigenous community of Toomelah, Daniel - a sensitive, troubled 10 year old boy from a broken home - dreams of being a gangster. When he is kicked out of school he befriends a local gang leader, until a rival gangster arrives back from jail to reclaim his turf. A showdown ensues and Daniel is caught in the middle, leaving him with a choice to make about his uncertain future.

The film reveals the challenges facing the young Gamilaroi people of the Toomelah Community. Robbed of much of their traditional culture by Government policy, it is a community on a cultural edge, struggling for an identity. It is a provocative and yet comic story that transports audiences inside the community, creating an authentic world and way of life that is "Toomelah"

The film is set entirely in the remote Indigenous community of Toomelah, located on the NSW, QLD border. It was created as a mission during the 1930s, bringing together Gamilaroi and Bigambal people from the surrounding area.

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