Rebecca Coley |
Indonesia, Australia |
2023 |
91Min |
English, Indonesian
13 V
This compelling documentary with an original score composed by Academy Award-Winning composer Stephen Warbeck, follows two Australian surfers who leave the suffocating confines of conservative Australia in the 1970s to search for a mystical metaphoric island. Through a unique blend of unseen Super 8 archives, contemporary interviews and beautiful animation, they find it on Nias Island, Indonesia, a vast 5,600 square kilometre island off Sumatra. They find the perfect cylinders of Lagundri Bay, but something sinister lurks in the jungle, a legacy of a bygone age of megalithic stone age culture, where head-hunting was practised well into the 20th century.
Rebecca Coley
Philip Burgin, Martin McCabe, Mick Southworth, Rebecca Coley
Marek Mysicka and Chris Bryan
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Kevin Lovett and John Giesel


20 July 12:00 Gateway 9
23 July 17:00 Suncoast 8

Rebecca Coley

Rebecca Coley is an award-winning director, writer, and producer, who works in documentary and fiction and is interested in creative ways of storytelling. She enjoys challenging subjects and likes to explore the nuance and complexity of being human. Point of Change, her first feature documentary, received five awards at the first four festival screenings in 2023. Rebecca has made many award-winning short films, including narrative shorts Pretty Bitch, Hard to Say, Jack Blond + Pants, and the documentary Steamers, which was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of the cult late-night ‘Shooting Gallery’ screening platform for new talent. She previously worked for the Adjust Your Set Agency in London for five years, directing commercial content for big brands. Rebecca was mentored on the Directors UK Mentoring Scheme and was selected for the Stowe Story Labs with her next feature film and has several projects in development. She occasionally tutors at the London Met Film School.