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A new Australian Feature Film. There is no game plan for life.

FILM: BROKE (MA)

21 Apr 2016 | 6:30pm

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An ageing rail worker, Cec, finds his former footy hero turned washed up gambling addict, Ben “BK”
Kelly passed out late one evening and decides to take him in.

Through the love and support of Cec and his single parent daughter, Terri, BK finally finds the courage he
was once famous for on the field, off it, to tackle his demons head on and ultimately win back the respect
of the community he so deeply let down.

Bound to be a hit - 
Dov Kornits, Filmink
Steve Le Marquand shines as the lead - Matthew Eeles, Cinema Australia
A softly gritty and very real feeling film with morality and honesty at it’s coreIndiefest - Film Awards


MA (strong coarse language)

FILM REVIEWS :

Fairfield City Champion read here 
FILM INK read here  
NRL.COM read here
Sydney Morning Herald Entertainment Review read here
The Courier Mail read here 
The Iris – AU Review read here 
ABC Capricornia read here

THE CAST

Ben Kelly   STEVE LE MARQUAND
Cec   MAX CULLEN
Terri   CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM
Sherro   STEVE BASTONI
Dirk   BRENDAN COWELL
Abe   WILLIAM ZAPPA
Neck   JUSTIN ROSNIAK

THE FILMMAKERS

Director   HEATH DAVIS
Producer   LUKE GRAHAM
Co-Producers   CARMEL LEONARD and HEATH DAVIS
Written by  HEATH DAVIS
Executive Producers   JONATHAN PAGE, JOSHUA HODGE and JOSH POMERANZA
Cinematographer   CHRIS BLAND
Production Designer   ROGER WONG
Editor   MATT EVANS
Music   SAM LOCKWOOD and HEATHER SHANNON
Sound Designer   SASHA ZASTAVNIKOVIC

AWARDS AND SELECTIONS

AWARDS

Best Drama Kiwi International Film Festival
Best of Show Indiefest Film Awards
Award of Excellence Indiefest Film Awards
Outstanding Lead Actress Manchester Film Festival

SELECTIONS 

Official Selection Manchester Film Festival
Official Selection Kiwi International Film Festival
Official Selection Indiefest
Official Selection Los Angles Cinefest
Official Selection Soma Film Festival
Official Selection Lorne Film Festival
Official Selection Cardiff Film Festival
Official Selection Nodia International Film Festival
Official Selection Singapore World International Film Festival
Official Selection 34rd Uruguay International Film Festival
Official Selection Speechless Film Festival
Official Selection Ankara International Film Festival
Official Selection Gold Coast Film Festival
Official Selection Screenwave International Film Festival
Official Selection Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
Official Selection Ozark Foothills Film Festival
Official Selection Maryland International Film Festival
Official Selection Sene Film Music Art Festival
Official Selection Emerge Film Festival
Official Selection Arizona International Film Festival

SYNOPSIS

An old working class man named Cec stumbles upon his favourite footy star come gambling addict, Ben
“BK” Kelly, at the end of his shift. Taking pity on the one-time local legend, who he admired for his on
field fortitude, Cec offers to take the now homeless Ben home for the night where he resides with his
single mother daughter and fellow footy tragic, Terri.

Unable to resist his urge, Ben’s addiction gets the better of him when in the middle of the night he robs
the low income family of their modest possessions (even taking Cec’s dead wife’s urn) and hocks them to
the local pawnbroker/local crime lord, Neck.

BK is found by police, and Cec, spending the stolen goods money on the pokies at a local dive bar, where
he is known to frequent at all hours of the day. Just one more misdemeanour away from being sent to lock
up, BK is thrown a life line when Cec decides not to press charges but actually take him in permanently
and help the former Daly M Medallist turn his life around much to the detest of local cop and BK’s
former team-mate, Sherro.

Through Cec’s guidance and Terri’s love, Ben sets about winning back the respect of his family, friends,
community and himself.

However, his journey back to the winner’s circle is thwarted when he’s confronted by closed door after
closed door. Thus Ben is forced to dig deep and apply the courage and spirit he once displayed on the
field to his personal life.

Showing resolute determination and proving his good intentions are exactly that, BK slowly wins back
their trust and gets the townsfolk back onside when he’s invited to coach a junior footy team, gets a job
from an old nemesis, and seeks treatment for his gambling habit.

However, just when it seems BK’s life is about to get back on track his resolve is put to the biggest test
yet from Neck.

http://www.brokethefilm.net/

Event Information

LocationTheatre

Duration95 min

Ages15+
MA Strong coarse language

CostAdult $15
Conc $13
Child $10 (under 16)


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