Film Details

Nomination Category

Best Youth Feature Film




Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaac


Rachel Perkins



It’s the summer of 1967 and young Willie is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome, in the North of Western Australia – fishing, hanging out with his mates, and when he can, his girl Rosie.

However his mother Theresa has great hopes for him and she returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home.

Loosely based on the popular Australian musical, Bran Nue Dae centres on the romantic adventures of a young aboriginal couple set against a spectacular Australian landscape.

2010 APSA Nominee – Bran Nue Dae – Trailer