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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dannielle Hall ...
Lena
Damian Pitt ...
Vaughn
Jenna Lee Connors ...
Ty
Terry Dahlstron ...
Man with headphones
Wayne Dargin ...
Boy at service station
Shane Dargin ...
Boy at service station
...
Boy at service station
Aaron Robinson ...
Boy at service station
Mundurra Weldon ...
Liam
Athol French ...
Kevy
Jamalla Carr ...
Girl with pram
Samuel Barker ...
Baby in pram
Ben Paparo ...
Male police officer
Lila Fisher ...
Female police officer
Kevin Pitt ...
Lena's stepdad (Smiley)
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport. To Lena, Vaughn represents the life she is running away from. To Vaughn, Lena embodies the society that has rejected him. And for a very short amount of time, they experience a rare true happiness together. Written by leask81 <leask81@hotmail.com>

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Actor Damian Pitt had no previous acting experience and was spotted by director Ivan Sen in Moree in a group of 20 boys. Sen said he "had the perfect look". See more »

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Streets of Tamworth
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Written by Harry Williams
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amazing cinematography, thoughtfull story
19 November 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

a story of a young half-caste aboriginal girl in australia who is on a journey from her broken home in the country to sydney where her father, an irishman, lives. On her journey she meets a young boy who is on his way home aswell, after escaping a youth detention camp in the outback. The theme of conflict between Australian aboriginals and whites is presented in the journey. The boy is heading towards a future of problems and she is on her way to hope. I saw this movie at the Australian international film festival in sydney and had a chance to talk with the director after. It was two years ago but when i sit down to start a new script i am always reminded of this films subtle beauty and perfect structure. an amazing piece of art, i highly recommend it


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