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Mad Bastards

Mad Bastards cast real people with no acting experience to play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives. The stories are etched on their faces. Powerful. Moving. Bold.

Mad Bastards was officially selected to screen Sundance Film Festival 2011.

Type Feature
Company Bush Turkey Films
Director Brendan Fletcher
Producer Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram, Brendan Fletcher, David Jowsey

Dean Daley-Jones

Lucas Yeeda

Greg Tait

Ngaire Pigram

Douglas Macale


TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas... and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.