Release DateJanuary 24, 2010 (Sundance FF)
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Cast and Crew
ProducerBrendan Fletcher, David Jowsey, Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram
- Dean Daley-Jones
- Ngaire Pigram
- Greg Tait
- John Watson
- Lucas Yeeda
- Douglas Macale
TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother's house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make things right with his son. Grandpa Tex has lived a tough life, and now, as a local cop, he wants to change things for the men in his community.
Crosscutting between three generations, Mad Bastards is a raw look at the journey to becoming a man and the personal transformation one must make. Developed with local Aboriginal communities and fueled by a local cast, Mad Bastards draws from the rich tradition of storytelling inherent in Indigenous life. Using music from legendary Broome musicians the Pigram Brothers, writer/director Brendan Fletcher poetically fuses the harsh realities of violence, healing, and family.