Storm Boy

Australia, 1976

Film

Three characters live in isolation amidst the coastal sand dunes of the Coorong in southern South Australia. In a shack on the beach live Tom, a fisherman, and his young son; out amongst the dunes lives an Indigenous man, ‘Fingerbone Bill’, who forms a friendship with the boy, naming him ‘Storm Boy’. The story is conveyed with simplicity, with events being left unspoken and undetailed. The relationships between the characters, and the scenes where the boy and his pet pelican play together are subtly sketched. Burton’s photography effectively captures the wild beauty of the Coorong.

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On display until:

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22 April 2019

Credits

producer

Matt Carroll

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Duration

01:34:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014953

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sea in motion pictures

Animals & Wildlife → Pelicans

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Race relations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Thiele, Colin, 1920-

People → Thiele, Colin, 1920-

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Collected

20 times

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