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Section: International Competition of Films for Children

Satellite Boy (2012) 12

Australia | 2012 | 90 min.

Abandoned by his mother, 12-year-old Aboriginal boy Pete lives with his elderly grandfather Jagamarra in a deserted outdoor cinema in the outback town Wyndham. When his Grandfather's home is threatened with demolition, Pete sees his world in jeopardy and with his best friend Kalmain, sets off for the city. Together the boys travel through epic Kimberley country and when they get lost in the bush, Pete and Kalmain find true friendship. Starving and thirsty, Pete must remember some of the traditional bush skills his grandfather has taught him to survive.

Duration90 min
SubtitleEnglish, simultanneous transla
Directed by Catriona McKenzie
Screenplay Catriona McKenzie
Director of Photography Geoffrey Simpson ACS
Music David Bridie
Edited by Henry Dangar ASE
Production Design Sam Hobbs
Production Satellite Films, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen West and ABC TV
Contact Pascale Ramonda