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SHAUN GRANT

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NITRAM (2021)
Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Essie Davis, Judy Davis, Anthony Lapaglia and Sean Keenan. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Nitram lives with his mother and father in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen. However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.
PENGUIN BLOOM (2021)
Starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House, Gia Carides, Leeanna Walsman, Lisa Hensley, Randolph Fields, Felix Cameron and Abe Clifford-Barr. Directed by Glendyn Ivin.

Cameron and Sam Bloom and their three boys were an everyday family until a shocking, near fatal accident left Sam paralyzed. As the family struggled to adjust to her new situation, an unlikely ally entered their lives in the form of an injured Magpie chick. The family dubbed her 'Penguin.'

REVIEWS Penguin Bloom - An inspiring true Aussie film

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2020)
Starring George Mackay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie and Earl Cave. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good, and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.

REVIEWS True History of the Kelly Gang - A magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero

BERLIN SYNDROME (2017)
Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Lucie Aron, Emma Bading and Lara Marie Müller. Directed by Cate Shortland.

Clare is an Australian photojournalist alone and adrift in Berlin. One afternoon she meets Andi, a charismatic local. There is an instant attraction between them and a night of passion follows. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes up the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her leave, ever. Biding her time, Clare plots her escape as the walls of Andi’s apartment close in, all the while becoming drawn into a complex relationship with her captor.

REVIEWS Berlin Syndrome - A tense, adrenaline-filled thriller

JASPER JONES (2017)
Starring Levi Miller, Aaron L. McGrath, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette, Dan Wyllie, Hugo Weaving, Kevin Long, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard and Susan Prior. Directed by Rachel Perkins.

Over one eventful summer in 1965, bookish 14-year-old Charlie Bucktin navigates small-town racism, hypocrisy and the trials of teenage love to discover what it means be truly courageous.
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NITRAM (2021)
Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Essie Davis, Judy Davis, Anthony Lapaglia and Sean Keenan. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Nitram lives with his mother and father in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen. However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.
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