Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best ... See full summary »
Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline . When he adopts some orphaned Pelicans, he forms a close bond with one, Mr.Percival, and his life takes a new and unexpected turn.
Mr. Percival, one of the three pelican actors, died on 3 September 2009 at Adelaide Zoo. Mr. Percival was thirty-three years old when he passed away due to old age, having father seven chicks with partner Alto. Prior to living at the zoo, Mr. Percival lived at Marineland until it closed in 1988 and was also known under a zoo name of Gringo. See more »
When Tom and Mile and Fingerbone return to the Coorong as the boat, "Tern" leaves Goolwa harbour, they are not towing Mike's raft but when they arrive back at the jetty, they are. See more »
[to Mike as a pelican freshly hatches from its egg]
Mr. Percival all over again, a bird like him never dies.
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Perfect exploration of a child connecting to the world
There are so few opportunities these days for children to feel connected to their natural surroundings. The magically natural setting for "Storm Boy" lifts the soul and heightens the emotional responses to the issues of growing up, connecting, letting go. This film is an absolute treasure chest of discovery for children and former children alike.
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